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AC Issue FIXED! Thanx LCR!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rem7600, May 16, 2000.

  1. rem7600

    rem7600 1/2 ton status

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    Just wanted to make a plug for the shop I visited
    today. Before buying my rig the previous owner
    told me the AC compressor was toasted. I took it on
    authority and looked at what it would cost to fix.
    Needless to say I was a bit taken aback that it was a
    $400+ proposition. The GMC dealer in town quoted
    over $500 based on my info.I have been putting it
    off since.

    Yesterday a buddy of mine who "knows some people"
    found a way to get an AC Delco compressor for $159
    so i figured I'd check with the local AC shop to
    see what they'd charge to put it in... The guy
    had me start it and grabbed a wood handled wire
    brush. He gave the AC clutch a good hard shove with
    the handle and presto... Everything working like
    a charm! He said "You don't need a compresssor...
    it's just way outside of specs!" It was about a
    1/4" between the clutch and the compressor and
    should be measured in thousandths I think.

    I believe that maybe the previous owner was
    snowballed into thinking that the Compressor was
    bad so that someone(crook) could make another couple
    hundred dollars.

    So this is my Kudo's to "Lake City Radiator in
    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho". Thanks for being an honest
    shop. They could've just as easily played along and
    gone with a new compressor.

    Now I'm COOL as a cucumber in my newfound '89 Icebox!


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    <font color=purple>REM7600 - '89 Jimmy</font color=purple>
     
  2. 73Jimmy

    73Jimmy Registered Member

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    Hey!

    It is good to find an honest mechanic!

    But I have to kid you a little bit: Why do you need A/C in CDA?
    Down south in Moscow, ID myself. We get a couple weeks of 90+ but that is usually it.
    Heck, we had a couple inches of SNOW last week! Now, it is time to take the top off!
    Man it has been beautiful the last few days!

    If I breakdown on a road trip north, I will keep Lake City Rad in mind!
    Thanks for the tip.

    73Jimmy
     
  3. rem7600

    rem7600 1/2 ton status

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    DUDE! I hope you're kidding! :-) AC in CDA, Yes Sir!

    I grew up in Northern Maine where it stayed much cooler.
    When it gets to 75 here in CDA the AC is normally on. I
    can't stand the heat... Snowmobiling is more my temp! I
    get ribbed alot about not liking the heat here so I know
    where you're coming from. :-) All 4 now, work awaits!


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