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    In a typical fashion, the AC comp in my mothers 02 weakotec L-series seized up. The clutch itself cannot be spun by hand. The pulley also seized. Thankfully I had left a compressor bypass sized belt in that car for such the occasion - this is not the first time the AC system fucked up. (last time was the clutch). Anyhow - I know to replace the dryer and the expansion valve, is this unheard of for those cars? Comments are welcome.
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    I've never had to do it, so I can't say for all L's, I've only had one problem with the a/c and it was the condenser.

    2002 LOL200 113HP/122TQ
    2012 Chevy Cruze LT/RS

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    • #3
      Just for a verification, you can spin the AC compressor by hand (not the pulley, but the clutch part)?
      I can on the S-series, and I doubt the L-series is much different, just want to make sure.

      Also I am curious if the condenser can be flushed out successfully, or if its better off being replaced. Im hoping some of those guys that worked at stealerships will get in here.
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      • #4
        I am interested, as my A/C isn't working in both my L or my SC.

        And it's getting warmer outside...
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        • #5
          Going to go ahead and order a new compressor, drier, valve, and orings.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by slipstreamconversion View Post
            I am interested, as my A/C isn't working in both my L or my SC.

            And it's getting warmer outside...
            You use a/c up there?
            -6S Resident Mechanical Forensics member #001.
            1995 SC2 Turbo 3.6L DOHC, 6sp manual, Ford 8.8 rearend running on MS3x.
            1998 F-250 5.4L triton...stock.

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            • #7
              Has anyone ever flushed the evap and or condenser on an l-series? I am doing this with as much of the ac disconnected (no comp drier or exp valve). Looks like Acetone is a good (but dangerous ) solvent, as it apparently does not leave a residue and evaporates.
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              • #8
                a/c flush machines use the refrigerant (r-134) in liquid form to "flush" out the lines.

                I would not use acetone.


                PS: 3.0's are stupid..put a 3.6 turbo in it and call it a day ( or years).
                -6S Resident Mechanical Forensics member #001.
                1995 SC2 Turbo 3.6L DOHC, 6sp manual, Ford 8.8 rearend running on MS3x.
                1998 F-250 5.4L triton...stock.

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                • #9
                  Yea so fuck L-series expansion valve
                  hurr lets hide it inside the fucknig firewall where you cant access it . fucking bitchass GM influence. disgusting.

                  also this lseries is 2.2
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                  • #10
                    Well, we got the ol girl fixed.
                    http://www.sixthsphere.com/smf/index.php?topic=62687.0

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                    • #11
                      I was searching for something unrelated and came across this post. the L series in question is still alive and well. I barely remember working on it ... anyway, the AC DOES still work. although even though the AC system seems leak out once in a while. for the life of me I cannot remember replacing the O-rings (i hope we did). anyway, the car itself runs and drives great. i think its almost to 300k miles. missing / damaged B and C pillar appliques of course.
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