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Old 06-02-2013, 10:49 PM   #1
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Question NEWBIE with an A/C Problem

I am posting a new thread because I have searched A/C problems on 2010 2SS and have found many with similar descriptions at first glance, but they are not the same when you get deeper into the problem. Currently my A/C works perfect except on days when the temp is above 85 degrees outside. ON these hot days, the A/C starts out blowing nice and cold and as I sit in traffic and second electric fan kicks on the A/C begins to blow hot air. It continues to blow hot until the second electric fan kicks off, then the A/C starts blowing cold again. I can tell when the A/C clutch disengages, because there is a musty smell as the warm air starts blowing. When I am driving on the interstate at highway speeds, the air moving thru the grill seems to keep the engine bay cool enough that the second fan does not come on and the A/C works fine. Has anyone else experienced this issue or have any suggestions? Or does anyone have the A/C wiring schematic? I am starting to think that the second fan is drawing too much current causing the A/C Clutch Relay circuit to loose power, but I can't confirm unless I can get into the circuit and get some readings. Any help you guys can provide would be awesome.

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Old 06-03-2013, 04:32 PM   #2
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I am posting a new thread because I have searched A/C problems on 2010 2SS and have found many with similar descriptions at first glance, but they are not the same when you get deeper into the problem. Currently my A/C works perfect except on days when the temp is above 85 degrees outside. ON these hot days, the A/C starts out blowing nice and cold and as I sit in traffic and second electric fan kicks on the A/C begins to blow hot air. It continues to blow hot until the second electric fan kicks off, then the A/C starts blowing cold again. I can tell when the A/C clutch disengages, because there is a musty smell as the warm air starts blowing. When I am driving on the interstate at highway speeds, the air moving thru the grill seems to keep the engine bay cool enough that the second fan does not come on and the A/C works fine. Has anyone else experienced this issue or have any suggestions? Or does anyone have the A/C wiring schematic? I am starting to think that the second fan is drawing too much current causing the A/C Clutch Relay circuit to loose power, but I can't confirm unless I can get into the circuit and get some readings. Any help you guys can provide would be awesome.

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Hello JackGas,

Truly sorry to hear about the A/C concerns. I know that must be frustrating for you and we're here to help if possible. Feel free to send me a PM and reference this thread if you choose to do so. I look forward to your contact.

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Old 06-04-2013, 11:55 AM   #3
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Yep, I had the same exact problem, the compressor would cut out and cycle too frequently. I added just a small amount of 134A and it seemed to help out. I no longer experience that problem. I don`t think the fans had anything to do with my problem.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:57 AM   #4
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Also make sure the recirculate button is on to get maximum cooling.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:31 AM   #5
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I had a bad high pressure switch. Replaced that and recharged the system. I have had no issues since.

I had the system level checked twice before I spent the money to replace the switch.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:48 AM   #6
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I have the exact same issue,dealer was "unable"to figure out issue last year.Fast forward to this week,were in a heat wave and no AC! Have service app. next week,any suggestions?
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I have the exact same issue,dealer was "unable"to figure out issue last year.Fast forward to this week,were in a heat wave and no AC! Have service app. next week,any suggestions?

Hello northshore2ss,

Sorry you're having some issues with your A/C currently and especially during a heat wave, our apologies again. I see you are scheduled for a visit soon. Please keep us informed on the outcome of that visit. In the meantime, please private message me your VIN and current mileage. I will investigate for any information I may be able to provide you on this issue as well.

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Old 06-27-2013, 06:42 AM   #8
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Sorry you're having some issues with your A/C currently and especially during a heat wave, our apologies again. I see you are scheduled for a visit soon. Please keep us informed on the outcome of that visit. In the meantime, please private message me your VIN and current mileage. I will investigate for any information I may be able to provide you on this issue as well.

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PM sent.Only seems to be issue when sun is out,and temp over 85.AC works fine at night.Bringing in for warranty service 7/2 and I want to have some "info" for them Thanks!
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PM sent.Only seems to be issue when sun is out,and temp over 85.AC works fine at night.Bringing in for warranty service 7/2 and I want to have some "info" for them Thanks!

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I'll see what information I can provide you for your visit. I will update you in the private message.

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Old 06-27-2013, 11:28 AM   #10
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Reggie, I've pm'd you a few times now with no response?
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:29 PM   #11
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I am posting a new thread because I have searched A/C problems on 2010 2SS and have found many with similar descriptions at first glance, but they are not the same when you get deeper into the problem. Currently my A/C works perfect except on days when the temp is above 85 degrees outside. ON these hot days, the A/C starts out blowing nice and cold and as I sit in traffic and second electric fan kicks on the A/C begins to blow hot air. It continues to blow hot until the second electric fan kicks off, then the A/C starts blowing cold again. I can tell when the A/C clutch disengages, because there is a musty smell as the warm air starts blowing. When I am driving on the interstate at highway speeds, the air moving thru the grill seems to keep the engine bay cool enough that the second fan does not come on and the A/C works fine. Has anyone else experienced this issue or have any suggestions? Or does anyone have the A/C wiring schematic? I am starting to think that the second fan is drawing too much current causing the A/C Clutch Relay circuit to loose power, but I can't confirm unless I can get into the circuit and get some readings. Any help you guys can provide would be awesome.

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I recently am having a very similar issue. A/C works great while moving. As soon as I stop at a light or stop sign, or just sitting, it starts blowing warmer and warmer air.

What did you find out?
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Reggie, I've pm'd you a few times now with no response?
Hello streetjudge79,

Sorry, there must be some sort of issue I am not aware of. I sent a response to you two days ago. I also don't have any other pm's from you aside from your initial. No worries, would you mind private messaging me your current issue and status please? I will assist you right away.

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I recently am having a very similar issue. A/C works great while moving. As soon as I stop at a light or stop sign, or just sitting, it starts blowing warmer and warmer air.

What did you find out?

Hello TLSTWIN,

Sorry you are also having an issue with your AC. Have you had the opportunity to speak with your dealer regarding this issue? You are welcome to private message me your VIN and current mileage and I will investigate this further for you.

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I recently am having a very similar issue. A/C works great while moving. As soon as I stop at a light or stop sign, or just sitting, it starts blowing warmer and warmer air.

What did you find out?
I've had the compressor,condensor and a seal replaced. Problem still kept happening. Right now they are replacing the evaporator core. Problem is its under the dash. Windshield has to come out,dash out as well. To me its just replace this or that and hope it works. Car has been in the dealerships (3 of them) on and off since I bought the car. Six times total now. If it still has problems when I get it back,I'm calling a lawyer.
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Sorry you are also having an issue with your AC. Have you had the opportunity to speak with your dealer regarding this issue? You are welcome to private message me your VIN and current mileage and I will investigate this further for you.

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Not yet, I am hoping to go tomorrow. I was just hoping to go in with a possible solution to point them in the right direction. Also, my car is now 4yrs old, but only 23,000 miles. one of the first 3,000 cars made. I am not sure if this is part of the 3/36 or the 5/100, so I didn't want to go in and have to pay for something I might be able to do myself.

I will let you know if I need help from you. Thank you for your offer. I think it is great what you are doing on here.

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I've had the compressor,condensor and a seal replaced. Problem still kept happening. Right now they are replacing the evaporator core. Problem is its under the dash. Windshield has to come out,dash out as well. To me its just replace this or that and hope it works. Car has been in the dealerships (3 of them) on and off since I bought the car. Six times total now. If it still has problems when I get it back,I'm calling a lawyer.
Part of your problem might be jumping from dealership to dealership. None of them have heard or seen the same problem.
I understand your frustration, but threats will only shut down any help they are willing to offer. Kill them with kindness, you can be firm, but no reason to be rude. I am not saying you did, just a little helpful advice.
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Not yet, I am hoping to go tomorrow. I was just hoping to go in with a possible solution to point them in the right direction. Also, my car is now 4yrs old, but only 23,000 miles. one of the first 3,000 cars made. I am not sure if this is part of the 3/36 or the 5/100, so I didn't want to go in and have to pay for something I might be able to do myself.

I will let you know if I need help from you. Thank you for your offer. I think it is great what you are doing on here.


Part of your problem might be jumping from dealership to dealership. None of them have heard or seen the same problem.
I understand your frustration, but threats will only shut down any help they are willing to offer. Kill them with kindness, you can be firm, but no reason to be rude. I am not saying you did, just a little helpful advice.

TLSTWIN,

It's no problem at all, I am happy to help where possible. I definitely understand you thinking in this situation. What I can do for now to help, is see what warranty you currently are still eligible for. I would need you to private message me you VIN and current mileage. You will then know a bit more of what to expect going to your visit.

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