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    So my A/C decided that it would like to blow hot air today when it was a scorcher. The A/C has worked like a beauty up until now and I am fairly certain it was working when I drove the car about 1-2 weeks ago.

    When I turn the HVAC switch on and off of the A/C modes I can only hear a minor hiss where as I used to hear a big one. I checked all fuses and everything appears ok. My guess is it must be a leak somewhere, but how can I start narrowing it down?

    2002 SOM Z28 Camaro - 12.9 @ 104 mph
    1996 3800 Camaro - 13.43 @ 100.77 mph


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  • #2
    Anyone ever use this stuff to recharge your A/C? https://www.amazon.ca/Refrigerant-re...c+rech&sr=8-12

    It seems cheap and says it is suitable for replacing ceing 12a and r134?

    2002 SOM Z28 Camaro - 12.9 @ 104 mph
    1996 3800 Camaro - 13.43 @ 100.77 mph


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    • #3
      My A/C stopped working about a couple of months ago, small leak since it was charged 3 years ago. Stuff I bought says it fixes leaks when charged. Haven’t recharged it yet since I been thinking of installing the turbo and that makes me delete the A/C. Even though Amazon wouldn’t let me pull up the link I know what your talking about, mine was $40. I’d try it and see if it works.
      08' L76 6.0L 4X4 Chevy EXT.Cab LTZ Vortec MAX with Snug top cover, Dynomax exhaust,Hptuners& K&N intake
      96' Camaro M5 to A4 conversion, alot of mods ,see Homepage. GT35R Turbo http://www.cardomain.com/ride/244123...vrolet-camaro/
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      • #4
        Finally got the link to work, yeah kinda looks like the stuff I bought except mine says stop leak on it.
        08' L76 6.0L 4X4 Chevy EXT.Cab LTZ Vortec MAX with Snug top cover, Dynomax exhaust,Hptuners& K&N intake
        96' Camaro M5 to A4 conversion, alot of mods ,see Homepage. GT35R Turbo http://www.cardomain.com/ride/244123...vrolet-camaro/
        https://www.facebook.com/steve.starcher.18

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        • #5
          Found out the leak is on condensor from the trans cooler I have sitting loosely against it. I need to sort that out soon. Move the trans cooler somewhere else and order in a new condenser...

          2002 SOM Z28 Camaro - 12.9 @ 104 mph
          1996 3800 Camaro - 13.43 @ 100.77 mph


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          • #6
            Glad you figured it out.
            08' L76 6.0L 4X4 Chevy EXT.Cab LTZ Vortec MAX with Snug top cover, Dynomax exhaust,Hptuners& K&N intake
            96' Camaro M5 to A4 conversion, alot of mods ,see Homepage. GT35R Turbo http://www.cardomain.com/ride/244123...vrolet-camaro/
            https://www.facebook.com/steve.starcher.18

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            • #7
              Hey Mike I think I have a new condenser if their the same through the years. Let me know and I’ll dig it out of storage.
              08' L76 6.0L 4X4 Chevy EXT.Cab LTZ Vortec MAX with Snug top cover, Dynomax exhaust,Hptuners& K&N intake
              96' Camaro M5 to A4 conversion, alot of mods ,see Homepage. GT35R Turbo http://www.cardomain.com/ride/244123...vrolet-camaro/
              https://www.facebook.com/steve.starcher.18

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ssms5411 View Post
                Hey Mike I think I have a new condenser if their the same through the years. Let me know and I’ll dig it out of storage.
                Let me check the part numbers when I get home!

                2002 SOM Z28 Camaro - 12.9 @ 104 mph
                1996 3800 Camaro - 13.43 @ 100.77 mph


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                • #9
                  Yeah hopefully it will work, deleting my A/C when the turbo goes on so I’d rather see it gets used.
                  08' L76 6.0L 4X4 Chevy EXT.Cab LTZ Vortec MAX with Snug top cover, Dynomax exhaust,Hptuners& K&N intake
                  96' Camaro M5 to A4 conversion, alot of mods ,see Homepage. GT35R Turbo http://www.cardomain.com/ride/244123...vrolet-camaro/
                  https://www.facebook.com/steve.starcher.18

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ssms5411 View Post
                    Yeah hopefully it will work, deleting my A/C when the turbo goes on so I’d rather see it gets used.
                    Finally had a chance to look into this- I have been just non stop these past few days.

                    Looks like 1998-2002 v8 and v6 A/C condensers are the same and I think Steve your car is a 1997, so unfortunately it won’t work for me. Thanks though!

                    2002 SOM Z28 Camaro - 12.9 @ 104 mph
                    1996 3800 Camaro - 13.43 @ 100.77 mph


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                    • #11
                      Yeah 1996, no problem.
                      08' L76 6.0L 4X4 Chevy EXT.Cab LTZ Vortec MAX with Snug top cover, Dynomax exhaust,Hptuners& K&N intake
                      96' Camaro M5 to A4 conversion, alot of mods ,see Homepage. GT35R Turbo http://www.cardomain.com/ride/244123...vrolet-camaro/
                      https://www.facebook.com/steve.starcher.18

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