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09-01-2005, 02:05 PM
ok i know this sounds like a very dumb question but my ac doesnt work anymore.. do i need like ac fluid or something? or is it the ac unit itself?
97 grand am gt.


09-01-2005, 03:45 PM
ok first off its not a fluid or just a single unit. What you have is a leak somewhere in the system. You need to have your local mechanic, or whoever works on your car for you suck the system into a vacuum, then they'll add some dyestercool (sp) oil and refill the system with free-on. Then they let the car sit and run for about 1-1.5 hours and check for a leak. if they find an obvious leak then your in luck and you can have it fixed no prob. If they dont see the oil anywhere then most likely its your evaporator, and thats inside the dash, and is a complete pain in the ass to fix, and is not cheap. Hope this helps!!!

09-01-2005, 11:57 PM
Actually I've been seeing alot of leaks from the service ports themselves, lately. Something about a sneaky gorilla that comes along and tightens the caps when you aren't looking..