hard start/ ac problem


Asked by Sep 08, 2016 at 01:40 AM about the 1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 98 Malibu LS v6 3.1 will start up (from cold) completely fine sometimes and sometimes a bit rough and then sometimes if I drive it for no certain amount of time, usually 10 to 30max, shut it off for a few mins and come back maybe 10 to 45mins sometimes and start it again.. it starts a bit rough, usually pretty quick, no more than 5seconds of cranking, just not like it use to an I wanna get it fixed before it gets bad.. It did sit for a year and I put all new gas in it and am about to do oil change as soon as I get spark plugs.. Oil looks clean tho, ita not to brown yet but still needs it.. Also my ac won't come on, well it comes "on" but no cold air now.. it worked awesome when parked a year ago, now the ac light will flash sometimes, never gets cold and I can see the compressor kick in and out so not sure what's up.? I've tried the method of taking out the control head and cleaning and it made absolutely no difference.

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