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Amedee, GMC Technician
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My daughter's 2002 Alero a/c isn't working. The freon is

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My daughter's 2002 Alero a/c isn't working. The freon is full the compressor clutch is engaging, but the a/c isn't cooling. A mechanic said it is more than likely the orifice tube.
JA: How many miles on the car? Is it the original transmission?
Customer: 98,000 miles What does the transmission got to do with the a/c? Yes original trans.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Checked freon--full. Checked compressor clutch--engaging . Fans working.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the GM Mechanic should know about your GM?
Customer: Not that I can think of.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: GM
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question. YES, if the AC clutch is activating but the AC is not cooling properly, this is likley to be a plug or restriction in the AC system or a bad/weak AC compressor.