Convenient & Local 1988 Pontiac Grand Am A/C Repair

A/C Service for Pontiac Grand Am

There’s nothing worse than cranking your car air conditioner on a hot day — and discovering it’s broken. Is that a hot stove? Nope, just your steering wheel. Sweat soaks the driver's seat. You take a deep breath and ask yourself, “Who can fix my Pontiac Grand Am A/C?” Easy — Firestone Complete Auto Care! We know Pontiac vehicles, and our qualified technicians can diagnose and service the A/C system in your 1988 Pontiac. Bring your Pontiac Grand Am to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care

During this initial A/C performance check, we’ll look at the state of your 1988 Pontiac Grand Am’s A/C system to see if repair work is required. We’ll test overall system performance, check for any leaks, and measure the system pressure. If any signs point to a possible leak, we’ll send a special U/V dye through the system, or use something called a “sniffer.” A “sniffer” isn’t a technician with a good nose! It’s a machine that’s used on different parts of your Pontiac Grand Am A/C system to identify points where refrigerant fumes could be escaping the system. If there's a leak, we'll find it and fix it.

Recharge the A/C in Your Grand Am

Let's say we repair your 1988 Pontiac Grand Am A/C system. We will also perform an A/C evacuation and recharge. To do this, one of our technicians will remove the refrigerant in your A/C system (if there is even any left to remove). Then, they’ll use Pontiac’s specifications to evacuate the system. Finally, we’ll recharge the A/C system with new refrigerant and after one final test to be sure the system is cooling properly, you’re good to go. Our technicians are trained to efficiently perform 1988 Pontiac Grand Am A/C recharges.

Common Pontiac Grand Am A/C Problems

Warm air isn't the only Pontiac Grand Am A/C problem you may encounter. Another common A/C problem is weak airflow, which could mean you have a compromised seal, mildew or mold buildup, a loose or damaged hose, or a ventilation fan that needs to be replaced. If your A/C system blows cold air first but then it turns warm, this may be due to a clogged expansion valve, faulty compressor clutch, blown fuse, or leak. Are you breathing in some “interesting” new odors in your 1988 Pontiac Grand Am? This can mean you have mold in your evaporator case, or it may indicate that it’s time to change your cabin air filter. Technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care are ready to help you address your A/C problems. We’re here to help you get back on the road in your Grand Am — without all the sweat puddles!

1988 Pontiac Grand Am A/C System FAQs

  • How can I make my Grand Am air conditioner colder? Here are a few quick ideas. Shut the passenger air vents and point the other vents directly toward you. Park your car in the shade and use a window sun blocker. Then visit Firestone Complete Auto Care for an A/C performance check and recharge.
  • Why is my Grand Am A/C blowing hot air? An A/C blowing hot air has several possible root causes. There could be an issue with your compressor clutch, a blown fuse, a leak, or a clog in the expansion valve.
  • What can cause an A/C system leak? To put it simply, age and moisture are some of the main causes of leaks in your A/C. Over time, rubber gaskets and seals can wear out, which pushes much-needed refrigerant out of your Grand Am’s A/C system — and lets outside moisture get in, which can take a toll on internal A/C components.

Schedule an A/C Service Appointment for Your Pontiac Grand Am

When you’ve got car A/C problems, don’t sweat it. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, our technicians are qualified to diagnose issues and repair your 1988 Pontiac Grand Am A/C system. Beat the heat and come in today for a refreshingly easy A/C performance check.