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Have an 09 traverse. A/C isn’t working. Bought a can of

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refrigeratiant and plugged it in...
Have an 09 traverse. A/C isn’t working. Bought a can of refrigeratiant and plugged it in and the needle went into the red on the dial. I can hear a noise. It comes and goes and every few seconds
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It’s like a clicking on and off sound
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Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago
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Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago

Hey how are you ,I will Try to Help you with This Issue

did it take the can of Freon ? if it went into the red ,you are full of freeon , adding to much in it will make cut off to from high pressure switch

was it full and we have low pressure switch causing the cycling ?

the compressor will cycle if low on Freon, bad low pressure switch , bad ac clutch ?

If you do not mind me asking are you looking for the most possible causes and taking it to a repair shop or you are repairing it yourself and you need step by step instructions
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I didn’t even try putting any in. The instructions said that if the needle goes in the red when plugged in, not to add any and that the a/c needs to be serviced
Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago

click on link to view location of switch

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I was hoping to do it myself
Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago

i do not know what can u got , the red area is to much Freon or restriction ?

was ac working good prior ,did this happened suddenly or gradually ,ac compressor clicking or cycling ?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I actually just bought it used and totally whiffed on checking the a/c cause it was raining
Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago

first thing will be installing ac gauges and reading what is low and high pressure readings

then if good ,checking that switch i sent you

worst case needs compressor ,u can buy the whole kit now days $400 ,compressor ,dryer ,

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Any special tools too replace it?
Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago

with it of it is reading 36 psi , u looking at black needle correct

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
That was a pic off the internet. That’s just what the gauge looks like. Sorry should have been specific
Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago

no special tools, here is the RR for it

ok i see, but yours hit the red zone when measured correct ?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Correct
Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago

what is the mileage on it now ?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
150,000
Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago

I would take it and hook it up to ac machine ,like Firestone or local shop ,

recover, evacuate and pull vacuum system 45 min, see if it holds ,no leaks, if it does, recharge system and then see what are the pressures

low needs to be 25 to 45 when running compressor and high at 150 , if high is past that we have restriction,

if low on Freon and we have air in the system,so do that first, if low they will added to it using machine,

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
But if it was low would the needle be to left of the green on the gauge?
Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago

but my experience at 150 k, i replace ac kits on them all the time ,

buy a kit and install it, compressor, drier and expansion valves and all the o rings comes with it

use a machine to do the Freon charge ,u can install yourself to save on labor then take it and have it charge on machine

remember that low switch on compressor to could be bad

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
How much do they normally charge to to do that test you mentioned or to charge it after I replace it?
Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago

we do not know if that high pressure is AIR or Freon or restriction in system or too much Freon

with ac system , Freon level have to be exact

to much not good to little not good

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Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago

At my shop i charge $100 including freeon

takes an hour or so to do

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Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What kit would you recommend?
Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago

do you have like oreily or advance auto or auto zone ,there's comes with 2 year warranty

not gm ,but resonantly priced

or on ebay , i buy this one and then buy the drier separate

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-A-C-Compressor-Kit-KT-1187-15926085-Traverse-Enclave/162167462457?fits=Year%3A2009%7CModel%3ATraverse&epid=218467102&hash=item25c1ef1a39:g:JegAAOSwgZ1Xrjwo&vxp=mtr

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Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago

drier needed

on ebay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ACDelco-15-10713-A-C-Accumulator-Receiver-Drier/192330950503?fits=Year%3A2009%7CModel%3ATraverse&epid=75207534&hash=item2cc7d16767:g:MuwAAOSwgApW~sKq&vxp=mtr

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Drier is the condenser?
Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago

no condenser is the radiator looking like part in front of radiator , not needed usually unless we have a major clog and compressor locked up and was full of metal shavings then we replace in extreme situation

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Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago

CONDENSER LOCATION

CLICK ON LINK TO VIEW

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Isn’t that the drier in the one from eBay?
Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago

YES THAT IS THE DRIER I SENT YOU LINK FOR IT ON EBAY

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
In the condenser kit. Sorry
Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago

looking again at kit ,looks like comes with it ,so u good to go

i just gave you an example ,so search more for better deals and correct vin etc

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
How to drain system of Freon? From the port I used to add Freon?
Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago

you can from there ,or disconnect line ,

but watch your hands ,Freon burns like fire or worse

make sure you know what you doing here first

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Just use a Screwdriver?
Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago

yea push down on it and wear gloves and glasses

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok
Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago

ok , good luck with it

I m about to sign off for the night

you know how to get back in touch with me, i be back in morning if u have follow ups questions

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok. I think I’m just gonna replace it. Will be about $300 for the kit and get it recharged with a 1 year warranty
Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 4 months ago
This way you have a good working ac for this summer , I would too
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