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    AC Doesn't Blow Cold Air

    You can also check the gap with a couple index cards or such (or feeler gauges if you have a set) You don't want it too close. I posted a note on where I got a clutch. should be able to search and find it. http://gmtnation.com/forums/topic/7652-ac-clutch-replacement/ might be of interest...
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    AC Doesn't Blow Cold Air

    the clutch has some thin washers that act as shims. some folks have been able to remove one or more and have it work. you would have to remove the belt, and take out the bolt that holds the clutch plate on. then in some cases removing one of the washers lets it stay closer and the weak magnet...
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    AC Doesn't Blow Cold Air

    Sometimes the clutch coil gets old and weak. you know how to look at it and see if the clutch is engaged or not? sometimes they just quit when it is hot. (and you want it to work the most)
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    Recharging AC - What pressure?

    manuals posted someplace for download should explain the test conditions. I sold my paper manuals. all the variations is why the real spec is to fill by weight. if you really wanted to check, you would have to use high and low gauges, and check the temperatures in a couple places...
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    Recharging AC - What pressure?

    http://gmtnation.com/forums/gallery/image/215-photo419/ Here is the chart from the manual for the '03. you are on the right track that the test conditions are parked in the shade, windows open, system on max cool and full fan. then wait for five minutes or so for stability. there is a range...
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    Recharging AC - What pressure?

    you risk too much if you put more in. (and damage to the system, and if you are unlucky, pain for yourself----I watched the guy across the street do a DIY R134a add to his car, and the hose blew. just lucky he was not looking at it when it blew. oil everywhere.) you need at a minimum, a...
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    Anyone here work for GM or know someone who does?

    why would you think that a vehicle made for export would meet us regulations, instead of those in place for the intended market? My advice would be to sell the car where it is, and buy a US spec car or truck.
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    Won't stay running

    if you have over 100k and have not changed the spark plugs, or have something other than the specified Delco plugs, that is one item to consider. seems similar to what I had happen a few years ago. these do not like anything else than the ACDelco 41-103...
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    Fuel leak top of tank, but where?

    You can always have it towed to the dealer, they will do it for a couple grand.
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    A/C stopped working, excessive pressure on low pressure side

    http://gmtnation.com/forums/topic/7652-ac-clutch-replacement/ found the info I posted before. you can also call airpartsinc at 800-223-7167
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    A/C stopped working, excessive pressure on low pressure side

    http://myworld.ebay.com/airpartsinc login with your ebay account, and send a message to airpartsinc, tell them what you are looking for, and they will provide a price and make a lising for you to use to buy it now. just let them know model year and style truck (and if it is an ext with rear...
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    Transmission Fluid Quantity

    I want to add a couple free hints on the pan. you can screw the tranny pan bolts into the rubber gasket, which will hold it on, without using any gasket sealant (no issue with using some, just not required if you pop a couple bolts into the gasket) and be sure to start all the tranny pan bolts...
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    A/C stopped working, excessive pressure on low pressure side

    a few photos to help. http://gmtnation.com/forums/uploads/gallery/album_36/med_gallery_8039_36_318567.jpg http://gmtnation.com/forums/uploads/gallery/album_36/sml_gallery_8039_36_126127.jpg http://gmtnation.com/forums/uploads/gallery/album_36/med_gallery_8039_36_679249.jpg and...
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    A/C stopped working, excessive pressure on low pressure side

    agree the compressor clutch coil seems a little weak, and R134a could be a little low. I got my AC clutch repair kit from airpartsinc, on e-bay. process was to contact via e-mail, and they posted a kit for sale on e-bay, very smooth, and the replacement was possible, but a little tricky to...
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    Inner tie-rod ends

    I actually ordered the lisle 46800 came with a nice plastic case that looks good on the shelf.

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