Nearest A/C Repair for Your 1996 Pontiac Grand Am

Pontiac Grand Am A/C Repair

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. That puddle in the driver’s seat? Sweat. Ugh. You take a deep breath and ask yourself, “Who can fix my Pontiac Grand Am A/C?” Firestone Complete Auto Care can! We know our way around Pontiac vehicles, and our qualified technicians can diagnose and service the A/C system in your 1996 Pontiac. Come to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care in your Pontiac Grand Am

During an A/C performance check, we'll determine the condition of your 1996 Pontiac Grand Am A/C system to see if repair work is required. This check will include an examination of system pressure, a visual inspection, and a leak test. 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.” What’s a “sniffer,” you ask? It’s a specially designed machine that’s used on 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.

Grand Am A/C Recharge

When we perform an A/C repair on your 1996 Pontiac Grand Am, we’ll also do an A/C evacuation and recharge. During this process, a technician will remove the old refrigerant from the A/C system. Then, they’ll perform an evacuation (also known as a discharge) on the entire system per Pontiac guidelines. 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 ready to get back on the road. We want you to be comfortable in your car, so we train our technicians to perform 1996 Pontiac Grand Am A/C recharges.

Other Pontiac Grand Am A/C Problems

You may think warm air is the only potential Pontiac Grand Am A/C problem you’ll have, but you may notice other issues, too. Other common A/C problems include weak airflow, which could be caused by mold or mildew buildup, a loose hose, an old ventilation fan, or a compromised seal. An A/C system that starts off blowing cold air but then turns warm may suggest a leak, a blown fuse, or a damaged compressor clutch. What about those (somewhat unpleasant!) smells coming through the A/C vents in your 1996 Pontiac Grand Am? That could be the result of a dirty cabin air filter (an easy fix!) or a moldy evaporator case. Technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care are ready to help you address your A/C problems. So, chill out. We're here to help you get the blast back in your Grand Am’s A/C!

1996 Pontiac Grand Am A/C System FAQs

  • How do I make my Grand Am air conditioning 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 causes A/C system leaks? Over the years, the rubber seals and gaskets in your Grand Am’s A/C system naturally degrade. Moisture can get into the system and cause a malfunction, or parts can simply wear out so that your system no longer seals properly.

Schedule Your Pontiac Grand Am A/C Service

Feeling the heat from your A/C? Our trained technicians can take a look at your 1996 Pontiac Grand Am A/C system and recommend a repair plan. Schedule A/C service today and get ready to chill out.