Problem Description and Possible Solution
The AC may stop working due to a refrigerant leak from the condenser. GM has developed and updated condenser and mounting bracket to help prevent the replacement condenser from failing in the same manner.
Average mileage: 113,852 (38,000–220,000)
25 people reported this problem
Air conditioner would not work, tried recharging system, didnt work. Blower works fine, heater works fine. Was a leak in the system
I bought this van in February 2016 from the original owner and he said it was well taken care of and had no problems. Well it was cold when I bought it so didn't check AC. Summertime came and noticed it blows hot air. Took it to the hometown shop and spent $40 on freeon same night it leaked out and no longer blows cold air.
Tried to recharge system with the only fitting that looked to be correct size on front of engine, below & centered between the radiators?
This was evidently a mistake as the fitting on the radiator lifted & blew gas out??? Shut down the vehicle planning to flush out the radiator tomorrow to see if my problem is fixed???? " FOR A/C " connection for this vehicle---- where is the proper connection located? I could not locate any other fitting of the proper size.
Bad condensor, Had to pay for Repairs, out of warranty, $1,200