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jack31ca on Fri June 04, 2010 9:01 PM User is offline

Year: 2000
Make: pontiac
Model: montana
Engine Size: 3.4 l
Refrigerant Type: 134a
Ambient Temp: 80
Country of Origin: Canada

i have wired the compressor direct and it works , cools ect, i checked the fuses and relays and replaced the presure switch by the dryer it willnot workwhen the a/c button the dash is pressed its not getting elect to the compressor any idea what the problem could be thankyou

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jack31ca

GM Tech on Fri June 04, 2010 9:13 PM User is offline

Does the a/c relay have a ground on the negative side of the coil provided by the ecm? If so the ecm is commanding the a/c on and the problem is downstream-- if not the ecm says no to a/c command= and problem is an input to ecm-- as in pressure transducer reading too low.

Also reset the battery to reset any a/c codes....

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The number one A/C diagnostic tool there is- is to know how much refrigerant is in the system- this can only be done by recovering and weighing the refrigerant!!
Just a thought.... 65% of A/C failures in my 3200 car diagnostic database (GM vehicles) are due to loss of refrigerant due to a leak......

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