2005 Chevy Equinox A/C Problems from car purchased 7 months

Tiny
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET EQUINOX
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 41,000 MILES
Hey folks. Newbie here. I have a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox with 3.4L V6 I purchased from a new/used car dealer here in Kansas City. I say that primarily so that you know that I purchased it from a dealer that not only sells used GM cars, but new ones as well (and they haven't been ordered closed). I purchased it with 32,000 miles on it back in November 2008, but out of factory warranty as I now have 41,000 miles and it's older than 3 years. I also have since passed the 3 month/3,000 mile warranty the dealer provides. As summer has come on. I noticed a strange occurrence as I've begun using the A/C. On the passenger side of the car, the two vents were blowing pretty cold air, but the driver side two vents were blowing warmer air. I noticed this a couple of weeks ago after I started using the A/C. I thought it was odd, and I jumped out of the car and looked under the hood. (I know nothing about cars, so bare with me here), I could see the metal hose with, what appeared to be the freon filler nozzle, and it was dripping from condensation and was cold to the touch (I assume that is the way it is supposed to be). Fast forward a week or two, and it's been really pretty hot the past couple of days, and it hasn't seemingly been working as wel, but that's partly probably because it's so hot, but it still is blowing cooler air on the passenger side of the car than it is on the drivers side. I also noticed today, that metal line that was dripping because of condensation, was no longer cold today with the engine running and the a/c going. I could, however, hear the compressor kick on and off when I turned the A/C on and off. Does that sound like I have two problems? My friend told me he thought perhaps teh doors that controlled where the air was blowing from behind the dash was faulty, and that was why half teh vents were cool, and half weren't. But I also assume that metal hose is supposed to be cold, and it's not. Please don't tell me I have two problems Sad EEK!

In addition, how do you think I should handle it with the dealer. Again, this wasn't some corner car lot, this was a major dealership that has several different dealerships here in the KC Metro that sell everything from Nissan's, Acura's, etc. To Chevrolets that I only purchased it from 7 months ago in the dead of winter when I wouldn't have been aware of an A/C problem. They apparently went through some 150 point inspection, but you know how that goes. Don't you think the dealership should work with me, and perhaps pay for at least the labor, if I pay for the parts? Any help/input/advice is appreciated on this matter.

thanks in advance.
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Sunday, June 7th, 2009 AT 11:48 AM

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Tiny
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Did you ever find out what the problem was?I have one doing the samething.
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Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 AT 6:57 PM
Tiny
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I did. It was low on freon. I had them pressure check it. And it didn't lose any pressure. The dealer recharged and it's been fine every since blowing very cold air.
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Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 AT 10:47 PM

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