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Up yours Mr. A/C Specialist

This is a discussion on Up yours Mr. A/C Specialist within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I took my car by one of those A/C specialist places and got my R134A checked. It was fine but ...

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    Up yours Mr. A/C Specialist

    I took my car by one of those A/C specialist places and got my R134A checked. It was fine but something hasn't seemed right with the air so he comes and says to me my compressor is bad and it needs to be changed. I said no thanks and that I would come back if I decided it really did need to be done. He gave me the I can't fit you in for another 2 weeks if we don't get started today but I still left wondering how I could come up with $1k to do the work. When I got back to work a coworker tells me to check the fan blower so I decided to pull the blower motor out and look at that, its full of leaves. LOADED full. I dumped it out, put the motor back in and bam my air blows harder and colder than it did before. +1 for the good guys.

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    And I bet he knew before he looked at your car. Gotta luv hacks who will use any excuse to get money off ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    And I bet he knew before he looked at your car.
    I see this happen in every skill trade. So sad.

    Good call OP!

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    My coworker is the man. I think I owe him a beer.

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    I've had a few leaves in mine before making noise. If yours was loaded it was restricting air flow through the vents, and probably causing a little icing of the evaporator.

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    Where is the a/c blower?

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    It's pathetic that people look for the scam/lie/bs for an easy buck. I am glad you had a friend with the right knowledge to keep this guy from getting any money from you.

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    Its under the passenger side dash. Its further back then where the glove box ends, look for two plastic tabs. Be careful removing them they are pretty fragile. One you get those out look that plastic piece will come out and in the back right corner you will see it sitting there. Looks like a mouse wheel. Mine was filled with trash.

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    Same thing here, My A/C was barely blowing , i checked my blower and it was full of leaves, where the fk did all those leaves come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    Where is the a/c blower?
    Quote Originally Posted by JHayesLS1 View Post
    Its under the passenger side dash. Its further back then where the glove box ends, look for two plastic tabs. Be careful removing them they are pretty fragile. One you get those out look that plastic piece will come out and in the back right corner you will see it sitting there. Looks like a mouse wheel. Mine was filled with trash.
    This..

    Also under that area is where your BCM (body control module), and a small vaccum block reside.. Becarefull not to damage or over handle the multi colored hoses that come out of the vac block or you may start having accessory setting issues.. The BCM is also a POS from the factory and could begin to act up if overly molested assuming you have not had it out to resolder it yet..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike171562 View Post
    Same thing here, My A/C was barely blowing , i checked my blower and it was full of leaves, where the fk did all those leaves come from?
    It baffled me as well. Once I find out you can bet your ass I'm putting a screen up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHayesLS1 View Post
    My coworker is the man. I think I owe him a beer.
    I'd say you owe him several beers. Saved you a ton of cash. Glad to hear you got it figured out the cheap way.

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    wasn't blower noisey as hell with a bunch of leaves in it??? Everytime I've seen that, they humm pretty loud.

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    go back to that "ac specialist" and tell him what the problem REALLY was...

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    we need a write up with pics here

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsingle1 View Post
    we need a write up with pics here
    sticky!

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    That is why alot of cars get cabin filters. They are designed to block the trash from getting in the blower motah. Idk why our cars didnt get them especially having the large exposed cowls. Hell my wifes lil pontiac vibe gt has a cabin filter

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    Okay here is what I'll do, today I'll get some pictures of what needs to be removed and how, then I'll post them up later tonight when I get home.

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    Unless it's raining or REALLY cold, my t-tops are always down and the a/c is off! It'll probably break down from lack of use before breaking from over-use!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmalgar View Post
    Unless it's raining or REALLY cold, my t-tops are always down and the a/c is off! It'll probably break down from lack of use before breaking from over-use!
    I like having the tops off more then I like running the air too.....

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