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2003 suburban keeps breaking a/c tensioner


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drwhita
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Aug 3, 2012, 10:18 PM

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2003 suburban keeps breaking a/c tensioner Sign In

My a/c in a 2003 suburban with a 5.3 gas motor started making strange noise then the belt broke a friend suggeted replacing tensioner. (A/C has its own belt and tensioner)
I replaced the tensioner and the tensioner broke. Then I replaced the compressor dryer orphis everything.
The a/c cooled great for a very hot day.next day wife gets in it turns on the air and the tensioner breaks again whats the deal?


(This post was edited by drwhita on Aug 3, 2012, 10:53 PM)


Discretesignals
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Aug 3, 2012, 10:55 PM

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Re: 2003 suburban keeps breaking a/c tensioner Sign In

Sounds like you have the old liquid slugging in the compressor going on and breaking the tensioner.

There is a TSB (technical service bulletin) on this you might want to check it out.

/gforum.cgi?url=http:///gforum.cgi?url=http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/tsb/data/03-01-38-019a.pdf

GM supposedly redesigned the replacement compressor so it doesn't basically hydrolock on oil, so you might want to make sure the compressor you installed is the updated version.





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Aug 3, 2012, 11:12 PM)


drwhita
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Aug 5, 2012, 3:43 AM

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Re: 2003 suburban keeps breaking a/c tensioner Sign In

Can you send the link again I couldnt get that one to work
Thanks for the help I have never seen anything like this before


(This post was edited by drwhita on Aug 5, 2012, 3:48 AM)


drwhita
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Aug 5, 2012, 3:49 AM

Post #4 of 5 (4245 views)
Re: 2003 suburban keeps breaking a/c tensioner Sign In

Can you send the link again I couldnt get that one to work
Thanks for the help I have never seen anything like this before


Discretesignals
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Aug 5, 2012, 9:21 AM

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Re: 2003 suburban keeps breaking a/c tensioner Sign In

Try this one:
http://www.cadillacfaq.com/...ta/03-01-38-019a.pdf





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