A/C compressor or blend door actuator problem

Tiny
TRIPP21
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  • 2013 CHEVROLET CAMARO
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 84,000 MILES
My A/C is blowing hot air, but towards end of winter season I noticed the heat wasn't getting really hot as usual and I was having problems with the defrost as well.

How do I know if this is an A/C compressor or blend door actuator problem?
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Thursday, May 13th, 2021 AT 3:39 AM

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Tiny
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You are correct that this could be either of these issues. So the best thing to do is check the compressor first.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-air-conditioner-not-working-or-is-weak

We need to turn the A/C on and see if the compressor is engaging under the hood.

We need to check the pressures next. Hook up a gauge set and test it with the A/C off engine running and then turn the A/C on and see what the pressures do.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/re-charge-an-air-conditioner-system

Once we know the pressures and that the compressor is engaging we will have a better idea if this is a compressor issue.

Here is a guide on blend door replacement if we have to go that way:

https://youtu.be/tY6M92fA2ug

Lastly below is a chart that will help with possible issues with the pressures. Let me know what you find with this and we can go from there. Thanks
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Friday, May 14th, 2021 AT 7:10 PM

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