AC Not Cold Due to Leak From Condenser on Chevrolet Venture

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 113,852 (38,000–220,000)
6 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005
28 people reported this problem
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Condenser leaks
Air conditioner would not work, tried recharging system, didnt work. Blower works fine, heater works fine. Was a leak in the system
Leak occurred in 2006 at 55K miles. Had to have the condenser replaced which costed me ~$800.
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.
Air condition blowing out warm 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.

Wayne Proudlove
ac stopped working
Had to replace the condenser & there was still a leak $600 + later
Totally failed air conditioner needs new condenser
I have replaced the condenser on this van once and I have to replace it again this year because again I have no air.
AC condenser was replaced twice. Once at 39000 miles by Chevrolet dealer in June 2005 and at 105000 miles in 2012
condensor leaks, air conditioning not workinf
ac condenser/had it replaced and now @100,000 it happened again.
AC stopped working. They replaced the refrigerant and it ran right out before finding the problem.
Noticed bright green dye on floor of garage. Turned out to be a condensor leak. Car was just out of warranty, so this cost me about $900 at the stealership to have repaired.
Bad condensor, Had to pay for Repairs, out of warranty, $1,200