How would I know if it's the compressor I have to change or I just have to buy freon for my caprice car. Ac is not working properly

Camaro007
0

Asked by Sep 11, 2012 at 03:34 AM about the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

7 Answers

Rubie
1,045

Just put feon in. If it were the compressor, it wouldn;t blow air

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
John Saffrahn
26,335

The compressor doesn't blow air the compressor moves the freon in a completely sealed system. It leaves the compressor as a warm gas comes through the condensor and turns into a hot liquid goes through the valve that has many different names depending on the setup. When it leaves the valve its an ice cold liquid it enters the evaporator and leaves the evap as a Luke warm gas it enters the compressor and starts its journey all over again. Unless you are certified to work on air conditioning systems don't work on it. Take it to a certified tech, its against the law to let freon into the air and if you have a leak and add freon then you are wasting time money and destroying the ozone. If a part needs to be replaced then itwill end up in a shop to be evacuated and refilled. If it doesn't get evacuated then you will have again wasted money by putting freon into the vehicle.

Rubie
1,045

What baloney. Unless the freon escapes in a closed room no harm no foul. Try the freon it usually solves the problem and its cheap. But you may have to replace it frequently if the cooling system is getting older and on its last legs.

John Saffrahn
26,335

It is against the law for a reason and having to constantly add means there is a leak. People like you are the reason we have a hole in the ozone. http:// en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorofluorocarbon .

Rubie
1,045

No to constantly add can also mean its old and suffering from wear and tear. You add to save on the replacing it until it stops running at a functional level. Save the tree hugger tantrums. No one but no one has physically gone up to measure the ozone layer, ozone is so 90's. The environmentalists are the reason prices are out of sight, gas is close to 4 bucks a gallon, food prices are high because there is not enough corn to feed the livestock or the people because its all in the gas tanks. Its why people are poor and out of work. Face it, the closest you've been to an older car was sitting in a car seat in one. Reading a repair manual and looking at diagrams is not experience. It's better to be silent and thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt. Go sit in the corner you need a time out.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Chase Sutherland
5,515

rubie...it doesnt just vanish "cause its old"....it means theres a damn leak somewhere.

jeremym31
115

Adding freon isn't going to fix anything, you have a leak, and if there is air in the system it won't help. You have to find the leak, fix it, then use a freon exchange machine to evacuate the air from the system and create a negative pressure then fill it with freon and some ac oil. Unless you have your own shop, you should take it to a mechanic.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Camaro
Looking for a Used Camaro in your area?
CarGurus has 26,458 nationwide Camaro listings starting at $1,900.
ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Camaro Questions

Chevrolet Camaro Experts

#1 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,500
#2 carGrrl
carGrrl
Reputation 1,040
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 860
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang"
312 Great Deals out of 47,294 listings starting at $1,100
Used Dodge Challenger"
197 Great Deals out of 20,646 listings starting at $9,995
Used Dodge Charger"
429 Great Deals out of 33,517 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Corvette"
193 Great Deals out of 16,486 listings starting at $2,900
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500"
1,756 Great Deals out of 127,495 listings starting at $1,995
Used Jeep Wrangler"
623 Great Deals out of 55,689 listings starting at $3,795
Used Chevrolet Impala"
1,105 Great Deals out of 44,338 listings starting at $1,050
Used Chrysler 300"
387 Great Deals out of 23,239 listings starting at $1,900
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,027 Great Deals out of 41,291 listings starting at $1,350
Used Ford F-150"
2,347 Great Deals out of 197,995 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
541 Great Deals out of 31,342 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
699 Great Deals out of 56,838 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan 370Z"
46 Great Deals out of 3,184 listings starting at $12,890
Used Honda Accord"
586 Great Deals out of 73,550 listings starting at $1,495

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Chevrolet Camaro LS For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 220 listings starting at $16,895
2014 Chevrolet Camaro LS For Sale
142 listings starting at $14,995
2013 Chevrolet Camaro LS For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 125 listings starting at $13,994
2012 Chevrolet Camaro LS For Sale
100 listings starting at $11,995