Join Date: Jan 2012
Strange A/C issue
I finished up my work week Thursday afternoon,and I got paid the same day. NICE paycheck too. I was going to put the O/T towards some new tires for my wife's G8.
I had just gotten home,and was outside with our Corgi. My cellphone rings,and it is my wife who tells me the air in her car is not working at all. She was not amused,and neither was I. It had been over a year since we had a mechanical issue,but there have been quite a few with this car.
Before she could even get out of the car we were both dead set on getting rid of the thing,and her just getting an appliance to drive and not have to worry about being particular or anything. I mean we were MAD. Everytime I get a good check something happens with a car,or the house. Usually the furnace or central air.
I tinkered with all the controls,and opened up the hood and took a look and listened. Everything looked and sounded ok. Couldn't get anything but hot air to come out of the vents. We have had the actuator groan behind the radio for a long time. My wife had somehow never noticed it though! I THOUGHT it might be the actuator not working right since we had the same issue with her old Grand Prix. Another time with the same Grand Prix the air or controls stopped working. I got mad and slapped the side of the controls,and the air started working like a charm again.
I guess at some point I just got aggravated at the whole situation. I was hot and tired,and agitated. It just came over me to rev the crap out of the engine due to my frustration over something being wrong seemingly all the time,and with the G8 in general. I had never heard the Spectre intake with the hood open. It sounded real nice so I gave her another rev or two.
After all that the air started working again. I turned the car and the controls off and on several times,and it worked. My wife drove the car to work today,and it was fine.
Uh,what in the world? Any ideas? I know things don't fix themselves,but the a/c started working again after the redneck tune-up.
2009 Liquid Red GT