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The other day I got in my truck and no AC (at least the first time I noticed). Today I took a look at my condenser throught the grill and saw the attached picture.... can someone please chime in and tell me if that is a leak or the row in the condendser is designed to have that gap.
Looks to me to be the source of my leak, but I have no idea how that would have happened and it looks like it would have taken a signficant event to cause that. This is on the passenger side.
UPDATE: Link for the transmission shudder issue from GM techlink publication.
Well its been only four months and 2,300 miles and I'm already at the dealership service department with two major issues.
1) AC stopped blowing cold air a few days ago, WTF!
2) I've have the infamous 8-speed transmission shudder from takeoff to second gear since day one.
Here's the news I got from the service department today:
The AC system is leaking at the evaporator and the console and the entire dash will have to be removed to replace the evaporator coil.
For the transmission issue, they have a TSB that has them flushing out the transmission and Torque Converter and replacing with a Mobil 1 product (was hoping for a software update but no luck there).
Best part (sarcasm here) is they have asked me to take back possession of the truck until July 9th before they can get to both issues!
I cannot imagine the amount of broken plastic clips I'm going to wind up with once they get the dash back in.
Oh my ache'n ass!
More to follow...
Desperate for help! Long-time lurker...
I have a '15 Sierra 5.3L with some A/C problems and I can't take the heat! Last summer it wouldn't hold any refrigerant and I didn't fix it right away because I would be gone overseas for 9 months. When I got back, I replaced the infamous condenser that displayed huge amounts of leakage in the same upper right corner. Pulled a vacuum, charged it, PAG oil, etc... it worked perfectly for about 5 months. NOW.... out of nowhere, it's blowing hot air again. I hooked up gauges and initially before doing anything else it showed 100PSI on the low and 150PSI on the high with the compressor refusing to engage. I've replaced the pressure sensor hoping for a cheap fix to no success. Pulled a vacuum (vacuum held for 15 minutes) and attempted to refill, but the compressor refuses to engage. Upon starting the engine the clutch face looks like it is engaging and stops after a few seconds. With the A/C on, the clutch face IS magnetized and seems like it is attempting to engage spinning slowly and making half turns every so often. It doesn't make any weird noises and is free spinning while "engaged". I have read about trying to jump the clutch coil directly with battery power to see if it engages, but I don't know if there is an easier way (i.e. relay) than reaching down to the harness on the compressor.
Do I need a new compressor? Or a new clutch? Or can someone smarter than me tell me what I'm doing wrong haha
Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum. But I came here because I know I can get good info from this site. So let's get to it. I have a 1990 Chevy C1500. It didn't come with A/C. It's getting hot out. I know it's possible to add A/C. I just don't know where to start. I also know that there are under dash units that will not fit my truck. I also know that auto A/C shops can get kits for specific vehicles, however I can't find one for my exact year, make, and model anywhere. Would anyone be able to put me in the right direction for one of these kits or help me with my problem? Thanks so much, everyone.
The a/c on/off and blower position display on the mylink screen started rapidly flashing on and off. The air won’t turn on, it just acts as though it’s turning off and on very fast but on screen only. What would cause this? Any ideas what it might be? Thanks. (See video)
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