Air Conditioning problem
2004 Chevy Venture 4 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 98,000 miles
For the third summer in a row, our air conditioning has stopped working. When it stopped working the first time (2 years ago), the repair garage attempted to recharge the system, which was unsuccesful, so they replaced the compresor. Last summer when it stopped working again, the part was still under warranty so they replaced it again and graciously only charged us for 1/2 the labor. Currently it is at the garage and we are waiting to hear what the diagnosis is this time.
We have also had problems with heat not working in the winter. (We live in upsatate NY, so we need heat!) The system will blow cold air, and occasionally it will heat, but only after we have driven the car for about 10 minutes. It will not heat up if we just let the car idle, only if we are actually driving. Our mechanic (not the same person as the repair garage that has worked on the AC), has looked at it, but cannot find any serious problems and it seems to go back to working just fine.
Also this past spring, we had a problem suddenly with car overheating and low coolant levels. Again, our mechanic looked things over but could only find a few small leaks, so he put some stop leak in and the vehicle is fine. Are these problems related or just a coincidence? We have had a good relationship with our repair garage here in town, but I think they are getting a bit frustrated. Any help you could provide would be very much appreciated - especially since we are due to leave on our family vacation in 3 more days! Thank you.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 AT 12:12 PM