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Air cond. just stopped today. Wife mad. PLS HELP

So the air cond. compressor does not go on. What could the problem be? Fuse? It worked great, nice and nothing. What do these Rendezvous's have in common regarding this? Did I mention my wife is mad?

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  • racedad Aug 01, 2008

    Thanks for the ideas. I'll post my findings.




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Most likely it is a crack in the condenser. The passenger side mount cracks due to weld at to high of a temperature. So it is destined to fail at some point. You can find this by installing a couple of shots of dye and adding enough r-134a to engage the compressor. With a black light you can see the drips near the passenger side front wheel.

Buick will not fix this even though this is a $1000 repair at the dealer. The replacement condenser uses rivets instead of welds to prevent this problem.

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It may be low on freon,blown compressor fuse ,low pressure switch gone bad.start by checking fuses,then check freon,if not low, low pressure switch,should be attached to dryer, unplug short wires with paper clip.if copressor comes on,its the switch.

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