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GMC Yukon XL, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#2 of 294 Re: Yukon XL automatic climate control problem. [lpfeifer]
Jul 15, 2006 (10:37 am)
I have the same problem in my 2003 Suburban. Has anyone any ideas?
#3 of 294 Re: Yukon XL automatic climate control problem. [faucett]
Jul 20, 2006 (5:40 pm)
I tracked it down to the wires that go from the fan motor to the resistor block. If you remove the plastic cover on the bottom of the fan unit, mine has 3 screws in it, one is just about the middle of the tunnel. The resistor block has 4 wires in and 2 out to the fan motor, the resistor block is about 2.5 inches by 2 inches and held in with 2 screws about 8 inches from the passenger side wall. Also, while you are there, you should probably change the central air filter, mine was really dirty. If I tap on the block or move the wires around, it will start up again. I need to trace the wires out and see if they are bad or the connector to the resistor block. Hope this helps you. I think the plastic cover pushes the wires up to tight and bends them to the point of breaking the wires or the connector to the block.
#4 of 294 Re: Yukon XL automatic climate control problem. [lpfeifer]
Jan 25, 2007 (1:12 pm)
I have a 2001 Suburban with auto climate control. It started acting differently at the end of summer . . . everything still works the same as normal, except that when the cabin temperature gets to where it should be, the system doesn't back off enough. The computer still controls the fan speed, directs the air to different vents, and blows hot or cold air as required. Now in winter, it eventually gets too hot in the car, but it's still blowing hot air. I turn the temperature control down to minimum and adjust the fan speed manually to the lowest setting, but the air temperature is too hot and the car keeps getting warmer. Same in summer - it would keep blowing cold air, and with the temperature control set to 82 and the fan on minimum, it still got colder in the car.
The thing is it's different from how it used to work, where it would control to the temperature that was set.
The dealer simply said that I need a new computer. But to me it seems like a sensor problem, because the computer is still doing everything that it normally does, except backing off when it reaches temperature. It's as if it can no longer sense the cabin temperature correctly.
Has anyone had any problem like this, and if so did you figure out how to fix it? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
#5 of 294 Re: Yukon XL automatic climate control problem. [ge_cco]
Feb 10, 2007 (1:54 am)
I believe if you look above your head and to the left while seated in the drivers seat, you will see a round plastic grill, about the size of a quarter. This should be your auto sensor. There is a fan in it that should have been making some noise for some time, almost like a sound over you speaker from the engine. I know I saw something on here about the part number and color code of this unit. I belive its about $25.00. Someone here took his out and cleaned and lubed it.
Update on my problem, it started again, not to work. I pulled the controller out and the plastic was somewhat melted again. It looks like the meatal tab that is suppose to come down hard and make good contact on the controler contacts was hanging up in the plug, creating a lot of resistance, causing the thing to heat at the contact point. I worked the metal contact down so it makes good contact, but the wires are now somewhat hard from the heat. Looks to have been a defective plug from the factory as I have never had this part out since new.
Good luck, Lyle
#7 of 294 Where is the ac water drain?
Aug 26, 2006 (1:32 pm)
On my 2000 Yukon the carpet on the passenger side is wet all the way to the back seat. I think it is the ac drain stopped up. Not engine water, no antifreeze.
I have crawled under it but cant find it.
#8 of 294 Re: Where is the ac water drain? [ccryder]
Oct 18, 2006 (3:27 pm)
I just got a 2001 Yukon XL with the same pblm. Did you ever get this fixed? I still have the warrenty so I WILL eventually get it fixed. Thx - Ed F.
#9 of 294 Re: Where is the ac water drain? [edfresh2]
Oct 19, 2006 (3:54 am)
It is in the back on the right. Behind the right rear wheel. THe one for the front is inside the right front wheel. Been a while now but I finally carried mine to a mechanic. THey had to take the cover off inside the car; to the right of the rear seats to get to it to unstop it. My front one was ok.
My problem was that I didn't know there were 2; one for the rear and one for the front. I thought everything worked from the front but there 2 complete systems, only one compressor tho.
#10 of 294 97 Yukon - AC & heat sporadically failing, for years...
Aug 03, 2007 (10:30 am)
I've got a 1997 GMC Yukon (bought in 2001). Anyways, it's always had this problem: the fan starts blowing, I can feel the faintest leak of hot or cold air out of the vents, but no air comes out of the vents. This is an intermittent problem. Sometimes it works fine, sometimes it doesn't. No telling when it will fail or when it will work.
Of course, over multiple trips to the mechanic it has worked every single time for them.
This is driving me nuts! At this point, if there's a part that's a likely culprit I'll just buy it, hand it to the mechanic and have him replace the !#$ thing. Does anybody have any ideas what could be failing that would keep that nice cool (or hot) air from getting all the way into the cabin ?
Thanks in advance,