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Ac Or Heater Robs Car Of Power


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
75,250 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 292007

(reported on)

Grand Prix SE 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,250 miles


For some reason when I turn my AC or Heater on, it robs a lot of power. I have it looked at a few different times and none of the mechanics have ever heard of it, and couldn't even come up with an idea for troubleshooting. Someone help me! Could this be a vacuum leak? Once the AC or Heater are on they work fine, and being on low or high doesn't seem to make a difference-if it's on, it robs power. Also, the air conditioning smells like dirty feet. It's hot and I'm tired of it.

- , Penn Valley, CA, USA

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