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2006 Chevy Equinox A/C freezes up and stops blowing cold air...Has been to the shop 3 times twice they evacuated and recharged the freon. Last time they recalibrated the BCM and did the freon again. Still Freezing, sometimes blows snow, kind of wierd...

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    My 2006 Lt did this, too. The dealership finally found out that GM puts two relay switches in the AC unit. You have to have both replaced. It will work for about a year, then guess what...do it again. Part is only about $8.00 but the headache is months...



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Actually there is a evaporator tempature sensor that has gone bad that is causing it to freeze up like that because it cycles the compressor on and off to prevent this freezup and vwhen the sensor goes badf the compressor will continuasly run all the time. $4e0.00 part.

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