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Feb 21, 2010 (3:51 am)
Hope you can help. 2002 Chevrolet Suburban LT 1500 4x4. For a couple of weeks now the A/C hasn't worked, on Friday I had it re-gassed, there was only 2lbs in the system when there should have been 3lbs. Tried to get the A/C to cut in but no joy. The engineer said he had no idea why. I've bridge the terminals at the pressure switch and checked all the fuses and checked the relays (all OK) and can't get the compressor clutch to "Click in". Then somebody said, "Maybe it's because over the last month the temperature here in the UK has not been higher than 4 degrees, and having "Computer Climate Control” the A/C won’t kick in because the ambient temperature is too cold”, they also suggested maybe I need to re-set something after re- charging”.
Any advice would be most welcome.
Mar 01, 2010 (11:14 am)
My suburban was squeeking really bad. So we replaced the the idler pulley and a new belt. It stopped queeking, but now it's making a terrible clicking sound. Sounds like something is stuck. We took the belt off and it didn't make the noise. put it back on and again it's clicking. Any ideas? I hate this car. We have replaced the water pump, radiator, battery, starter, plugs and wires. Fuel filter and air filter. New brakes and shocks. I don't know what else to do.
#963 of 1043 Re: Help [brandygump]
Mar 01, 2010 (11:29 am)
Take the belt off, and turn all of the accessories by hand, to find out what is clicking (with the engine turned off, of course).
Mar 03, 2010 (7:53 pm)
When we purchased our vehicle this past summer there were apparantly mouse droppings in it unknown to me though! Well I found some droppings in it this winter time in my sons stroller seat, where all the crumbs go. So I started setting traps. I have killed 6 of them so far and almost 7 but he got away last night. They are on the inside as far as I know. I'm not sure how they are getting in, if there are new ones coming in every night (we live in the country), or if there is a nest. I know they are coming in from the front of the vehicle, the firewall area. Other then taking the dash apart I do not know what to do other then just set the traps every night. Being that I have two small kids though I do not want something to happen to the wiring and that cause troubles while driving. If anyone has any tips or advice it would be greatly appreciated! My husband has done numerous amount of work on the engine but never seen anything, as far as a nest. So we think it is on the inside, if it is indeed a nest. The car sat for a while before we bought it so I believe that might be part of the problem. But if anyone could help out it would be wonderful! Thank you!
Mar 03, 2010 (8:03 pm)
We are at a loss so I figured I would ask here. We had a squeak noise start up here several months ago. I have a 99 Suburban if that matters. It's not a loud squeak just a little one. My husband has replaced the belt, and it stopped for a little while. Then it started back. My husband replaced the alternator just for the squeaking to stop and come back in a couple of days. He took it to a family mechanic who said he found nothing wrong with it but he replaced the belt. It was good for a couple of days and the squeaking started back yet again. If we travel in the vehicle for a while the squeaking subsides, like longer trips that last along 20-30 minutes. But just running from place to place around town the vehicle continues to squeak. We are at a loss now but my husband is thinking it may be a bearing. Any thoughts?
#966 of 1043 Re: Mice in 99 Suburban [jesicoastguard]
Mar 03, 2010 (8:37 pm)
Do you think they're coming in thru the air ductwork?
#967 of 1043 Re: Squeaking in Engine [jesicoastguard]
Mar 03, 2010 (8:40 pm)
Take the belt off (while the engine is off), and turn by hand each of the accessories. Turn them, as well as feel for front/back play or wobble. I've found I can usually detect which accessory or pulley is the culprit.
Many times it's the belt adjuster pulley, but have also had a waterpump and alternator bad on different vehicles.
#968 of 1043 Re: Mice in 99 Suburban [kiawah]
Mar 04, 2010 (6:26 am)
That was a possible thought. But they seem to be coming in down where the heater box is located on the base of the floor board.
#969 of 1043 Re: Squeaking in Engine [kiawah]
Mar 04, 2010 (6:30 am)
That is what my husband did before he replaced the belt the first time. He heard a clicking in the alternator and that is why when the squeaking started back up he replaced that. But he didn't hear anything else making a noise in there even listening to things with a stethoscope
#970 of 1043 Re: Mice in 99 Suburban [jesicoastguard]
Mar 04, 2010 (6:33 am)
That's the air ductwork I'm referencing.
In the engine compartment, the air comes in up by the windshield, goes in thru the HVAC ductwork thur the air blender doors, and then into the passenger compartment.
If you put your HVAC into re-circulate mode, it should close that fresh air inlet door (assuming they don't have some sort of nest or other garbage stopping that blender door from closing).