How To: Troubleshoot the air conditioner in a Saturn S-Series

Troubleshoot the air conditioner in a Saturn S-Series

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This two-part video will show you how to troubleshoot the air conditioner in a Saturn S-Series car. Before you start troubleshooting the AC, you'll want to make sure that the outside temperature is above forty degrees. Then start the car, put the fan switch on, and push the AC button in. Now you should see the compressor clutch in the AC system spinning. If it isn't, you need to find out why not. Saturn air conditioner systems don't last forever, so you'll have to do this sooner or later.

(1) Part 1 of 2 - How to Troubleshoot the air conditioner in a Saturn S-Series, (2) Part 2 of 2 - How to Troubleshoot the air conditioner in a Saturn S-Series

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Hands on instruction - just what I needed!

I need to find the AC drain line and the pan, the pan is plugged and water is leaking into the car near the firewall. The car is a 98 Saturn sl2

I have three Saturn's and if I knew I was going to have the trouble that I've had I would have never bought them No wonder they went out of Business!!!!! You would hear how good they were and they would last 203,000 miles and I have 98'000 and every things going wrong payed $22,000. And it's worth 2,000 GM Sucks!!!!

I have a 2002 saturn sl. When i start the engine an turn the ac on it works perfect but when i take off or rise the rpm,s. Up past 2 are so the ac starts turnning off and on and the fan also. Just started doing 2 days ago .but if im just sitting at a idle it works perfect. Can you please help me with this strange problem?*

This sounds like the fan resistor check that it should be right under the fan

Really good how-to videos!!!!!

Hi I have a 2002 saturn sl and my account is not working. I went and Baugh the freon but they guy said that the compressor wasn't kicking on. I ran some speaker wire from battery to what I think is the tactics compressor switch. Didn't do anything. I would really like my account. Saying that summer is coming. Please help. I need detailed instructions pertaining to my vehicle. I'm not that bright when it comes to cars.

I have an 02 sl1....the compressor engages when you turn on the ac but the radiator fan doesn't start and it blows no cold air, just same as outside air, the charge is fine checked the relays for both ac and fan they were fine as well as fuses and replaced the engine coolant temp sensor. Prior to the car would overheat at idle after awhile no fan kick on. The air conditioner doesn't cool even at highway speeds, would the fan motor not working cause the ac not to cool at all? Not really sure what direction to head next aside from the fan motor but I'm kinda feeling like that's not gonna fix the ac.

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