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    JLay is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    2000 Catera Air Conditioner

    Would someone please explain to me the problem with the Air Conditioning System in the 2000 Catera. I recently purchased the car and can't
    seem to get the AC working properly. It never gets cold enough.
    It seems to be ok when you use it at lower temps early in the
    morning but as the day goes on it warms up here in Mississippi
    but the AC doesn't seem to catch up with the heat. It will blow
    cool air but not cold and seems to stay on high all the time trying
    to cool. The dealership says nothing is wrong with the AC,
    I know better. It's also full of freon. I would appreciate any
    help I can get.

    Thanks,

    JLay
    jlay@jam.rr.com

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    Re: 2000 Catera Air Conditioner

    We purchased our 2000 in December, and we have the same problem. It blows cool but not cold. The dealer claims to have found a leak in our compressor and replaced it under warranty. There doesn't seem to be any difference from the old compressor and I am wondering if we should be looking for another problem. Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Jay

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    Seek_Low is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: 2000 Catera Air Conditioner

    Having same problem Any suggestions ?

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    Greg_Zeboray is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: 2000 Catera Air Conditioner

    Here's all I can offer: after my compressor went out I had a new one (along with dryer) put in ... within two weeks I experienced the same as you, and my guy determinted some sensor had gone bad (can't recall the name). $80.00 later I've had the best A/C I've ever had! Been over a month so that must have been it.

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    Seek_Low is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: 2000 Catera Air Conditioner

    Any one else - Pulled the EBTCM, the rebuilder was closed for 10 days vacation, then the post office lost the package back for 10 days, the car was disassembled - radiator drained, hose missing, battery out, power plugs disassembled and power steering reservoir removed for four weeks. When I put it all back together the air didn't' work

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    Seek_Low is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: 2000 Catera Air Conditioner

    Since I was able to determine the compressor was engaging - Purchased some R134A recharge - So far it seems better, haven't had occasion to drive it except to find a replacement "dust cover" since it was leaking around the Schrader valve.

    Other sights suggest just letting the "dust cover" do the work - Not sure if I want to invest $ 40 in a tool to change a $ 2.00 part

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    kaustein is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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    Re: 2000 Catera Air Conditioner

    Ours air flow plenum stopped working in the winter. So the passenger side blew cold air all winter long while driver side was just warm. Maybe the airflow plenum isn't closing and all that nice humid air is being sucked into the car and it can't cool it enough.

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    makeitsnappy is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: 2000 Catera Air Conditioner

    Have you tried the air cabin recirculation button that has the two arrows pointing to each other. This button closes a damper door that allows fresh filtered uncooled air constantly into the cabin, with it activated it closes the door allowing your system too more efficiently cool the cabin. Just a thought it could be something different altogether.

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    I have same thing. Getting ready to by changing gauge to see how is my pressure doing. And today my gf find out that vent on passenger side close to the door almost not blowing ......

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