Question about 1996 Chevrolet Lumina Mini
Compressor clutches go bad sometimes.. it is an electromagnetic device on front of compressor. You may also need shot of refrigerant. Level may be at point where it is on brink of being low.
Posted on May 15, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You need to have your mechanic flush and refill your system because the do it yourself kits do not vaccuum the system to a negative pressure or add the proper oil to the lines.
Posted on May 27, 2009
Your A/C pressure switch may have gone bad or the wire harness to it may have gone bad. The switch is along the low pressure line or on the A/C Accumulator ( looks like a silver canister) , Unplug the wire and you can jump it there and see if the clutch comes on, if it does try spreading the two tabs apart on the switch and clipping the wire back on. If it does not come back on you need to replace the switch, you can do it with out loosing to much R134A. Just got to be quick when you remove the old one and placing the new one. The low side should have a reading of 30PSI to 50PSI and the high side should have 150PSI to 200PSI. Any other reading will give you poor A/C performance. Good luck and hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
A common problem with those s-10's was the heater core. there could be a crack in the line. It's a tough replacement, you have to take apart the dash if I'm not mistaken. hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
On that model,it will cycle on and off while you add freon.If it does not ,then the ac system might have a problem.The low side pressure switch is located on,or near the accumulator .Unplug the switch and take the wire end plug and connect the two plug in`s together(cross it out on the wire).This will make the ac compressor engage and you can charge the system,do not leave the wire connected,plug it back up to switch.If the ac compressor does not come on ,then have the system checked out.
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
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