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New Condenser - AC not working

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Apr 21, 2021, 4:30 AM

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I have a 2014 Chevy Sonic that I took to the dealer due to the AC blowing hot air. I needed a new condenser & radiator. I got it back & noticed on warm days the AC was blowing cool air but never really gets cold. Yesterday it was 75 degrees out and after driving the car in the afternoon, when I left work, it was only blowing hot air again. This morning (a chilly 57 morning temp) it's blowing cool again.

I plan to take it back but curious if anyone has any ideas what could be wrong? Worried if it's cool out the day of my appt they won't be able to tell what is wrong.

Hammer Time
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Apr 21, 2021, 5:35 AM

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Ignore today's finding. That's the weather.

The gradual loss of cooling points to a leak in the system. You need to bring it back to the dealer and they should repair it for free.


We offer help in answering questions, clarifying things or giving advice but we are not a substitute for an on-site inspection by a professional.

Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 21, 2021, 10:01 AM

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Ditto - bring it back.
BTW, looking at my own real memory thermos today alone so far has been 39F and 74F. It does that. For A/C you need to know if it's really trying when cold or TOO cold for a system to actually operate. It's not your job now it's theirs,


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