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Chevrolet Cavalier, Heating / Cooling, Sedan
#17 of 86 Re: 1996 Chevy Cavalier...Air Conditioning Problem [halsca]
Mar 18, 2006 (11:37 pm)
Thanks for your reply.
You are probably right...when you say that getting a remanufactured unit put in my car...would be better in the long run than having my old compressor fixed. I noticed that you used the words remanufactured...So...they are not NEW compressors that the repair shops put in?
I suppose...they will then take my old compressor...and turn it in somewhere and get some money for that...and then that place will work it over...and resell it again.
#18 of 86 Re: 1996 Chevy Cavalier...Air Conditioning Problem [mtandst]
Mar 19, 2006 (1:01 am)
Yes they turn it in to cover the 'core' charge. Places that rebuild auto parts charge more if you don't have a core or turn in a unit so trashed they can't use it.
I worked for years as a mechanic this is standard practice. Most mechanics don't have the stuff or don't want take the time to rebuild precision parts like A/C compressors, alternators or starters UNLESS they come from really rare autos. There are lots of places that specialize in rebuilding auto parts and MOST stand behind their work.
#19 of 86 Air condition problem
Jul 25, 2006 (6:36 am)
Hi all. I am a new member here. I logged in to share my problem with you guyz and get some feedback. I have a 1999 Cavalier-automatic-2.2 ltr engine. Recently i started feeling a kind of choking in my engine when i switch on the AC. When the compressor is on, the engine becomes very heavy and there is a huge noise when i press the gas, if i switch off the AC, the engine is as smooth as it was earlier. What could be the reason? The dealer says there is no much diff...but i feel it while driving. Any suggestions guys? May be the compressor is weak? Thanks
#20 of 86 Strange electrical issue - ecm or alternator related?
Aug 18, 2006 (6:54 am)
I have a 2000 Z24 convert., purchased used in 2002 with 10K mile, now has 67K miles. Have always noticed brightening/dimming of lights with concurrent speed changes in blower motor fan speed since we have owned the car, but it did not seem to affect anything other than to be slightly annoying. Yesterday my daughter was driving the car and noticed that the speedometer went to 0 [she was doing about 35 at the time], all the warning lights started flashing on the dashboard and the engine cut off. I had it towed home. It now starts and runs fine, the alternator puts ~14V across the battery. I am unable to recreate the 'surge/sag' observation with the car sitting in the driveway so I can't see if the alternator is cutting out. Battery is ~1 year old. Anybody have any ideas regarding where I should look next? Does anyone think ECM is involved? ---Thanks!
#21 of 86 2003 Cavalier heating and cooling issue
Sep 06, 2006 (11:17 am)
I'm having the same problem as mentioned above with the vent cable. Last winter the cable froze and when I tried to turn the knob the cable kinked and slipped off the control arm. I have managed to get the vent into the defrost position but would like to change out the cable. Does anyone know the best way to access this cable without pulling the entire dashboard out? Thank you.
#22 of 86 Re: 2003 Cavalier heating and cooling issue [cav03]
Sep 13, 2006 (2:38 am)
Unfortunately, for ease, you will need to remove the dash.
Sep 11, 2006 (3:09 pm)
Hello again. A/C isn't quite up to snuff. Filled AC with refrigerant correctly after illing it a month earlier and was only able to fill it midway into the blue and will not go further up even after using a whole can. A day later the AC is still at the same spot on the guage but isn't really cold but makes it bearable. My father's Chevy Blazer (same year) had the same problem but eventually fixed itself. I'm going to use the refrigerant with stop leak to fill it again but I'm a little cautious. Advice or Green light would be a great help. Thanks for the help about the mildew.
#24 of 86 Re: A/C crappy [ramanexodus]
Sep 12, 2006 (8:00 am)
DON'T use stop leak, to get it going after that will cost you thousands. Only put in straight 134a or with dye so you can find the leak. The mostly likely place for a Cavalier to leak is the shaft seal on the V-5 compressor.
#25 of 86 Re: 2004 Cavalier heating and cooling issue [goddude]
Oct 15, 2006 (8:34 am)
Chris I had the same problem. The cable that is connected to the back side of the control knob is kinked. Take the cover that is located to the right of the gas pedal off and the cover that is just above the break pedal off. You will have to lay on your back to reach the cable. The cable is located behind the knob. It helps to turn the knob back and forth to locate it. Pull the cable up and off of the back of the control knob and straighten it with a pair of pliers and snap back on to the control knob. You may have to follow the cable up to where it connects to the vent control and manualy move the vent control up and down a couple of times to get the cable moving freely. Good luck. It took me about 15 min to complete the repair.
#26 of 86 Overheating!!!!
Oct 17, 2006 (9:01 am)
My 2000 cavalier is overheating when i have the heat on. IT blows out cold air unless it is on defrost then it still blows out warm air. But it still runs hot. WHat is going on?