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Pontiac torrent / chevrolet equinox : a/c condenser – remove replace – Auto Repair Chat

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Come along and experience some déjà vu as I replace another A/C condenser. this time it is on a 2008 Pontiac Torrent. The customer diagnosed this one himself and asked if I would replace the condenser and then recharge his air conditioning and make sure it blows cold again.
Should be the same or very similar for the Chevrolet Equinox I believe too.
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50 thoughts on “Pontiac torrent / chevrolet equinox : a/c condenser – remove replace”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Edmund Wideman says:

    Do you work on any fog light problems on Chrysler 300c

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    I tend to use dykes and slotted screw driver also to remove plastic push pins and Christmas tree clips they tend to always work better then Clip tools I agree with you Eric O they get tons of dirt and mud in them around me that cakes on and the heat here makes them instantly brittle @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Retired Chief says:

    Is this South Main Auto or South Main Body Shop?

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alan Robison says:

    I unerstand about the dementia. My wife has Alzheimers and it is a devestating disease.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ernesto Cabrera says:

    Wow What a great video. I have the same Torrent with the same problem. I just don't think I have the tools and space to perform the replacement myself so I may need to take it to a local shop.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Schommer says:

    Those do have good A/C if everything is right. My 2005 Equinox and my parents 2005 Equinox both worked good.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Schommer says:

    Not quite like doing that on an Old GM B-body is it?

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Foulk says:

    A small rock took out my wife’s condenser grill on her 2016 Accord and yes it was a very pricey repair
    and worth every dollar spent when we’re driving a black car with a black interior during these 90° days….Very nice repair you were thorough and complete never losing or damaging anything.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars US Marine Patriot says:

    Eric I'm impressed. Seems you need to be a body and fender man to be an ace mechanic these days, great job. No extra parts I see.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob Smith says:

    Dang! Was the rear license plate in the way too?

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jason clay says:

    Eric come on man little tada on the radiator goes along way to a clean mechanic

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars asopw-_-uwu says:

    Good info, I might be doing this job on my mother in law's equinox next week.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MacGyver 2 says:

    Good job.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Topher D says:

    I know they’re expensive as hell but those ratcheting wrenches have saved my ass many a time. They’ve paid for themselves. I definitely would get a “truck brand” though.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hawk 1966 says:

    I really dig the color of this ride.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Yellow Jacket says:

    you got em lols

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Yellow Jacket says:

    looks like the fog lights were not reconnected Eric

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Knorr says:

    You should see a clean spot for the bolts to the latch. The fact that you take videos on many services, you have the proof on what you have done.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Knorr says:

    More proof that engineers don't work on cars.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Stabile says:

    You know Eric sometimes I find myself blowing the dirt off of or the whatever mechanics do on my phone..lol

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sam Pantiliano says:

    Been stuck home with Covid for the last two weeks luckily not sick worst symptom is loss of smell and taste. Just wanted to thank you for making the videos learned a lot.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg778 says:

    Was wondering
    What would Scotty say about that bolt ? 😂

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Wow chevy like a Pacifica wow who knew

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars aterack833 says:

    When people pull away like that from a shop or garage (or friends who works on cars) you have to get to wondering, do they drive like that always? Or do they just decide that if something is going to go wrong, they want it to go wrong near where it can be fixed?

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars aterack833 says:

    The only thing worse than leaving a design in such a way that requires a wrench for some part that could pretty easily be designed around it and not need one is having that but also having on the same job or worse yet the same part, steps that can’t be done with a wrench

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars aterack833 says:

    Those clips with the ears make good use of those flat nosed pliers

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars aterack833 says:

    You need two (or two sets) of those clip removal pry bars, one for doors and near paint, and the other thinner set for when you’re serious and want to get under things

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jorge fernandez says:

    These cars are built with no considerations for repairing them just some maintenance and then get rid of them. Like you have boat loads of money.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Kucic says:

    I see you Eric. Changing a a condenser on a torrent. Saw your last you tube on a ford doing the same on a Ford something. The son o a B was eroded by that fan thermohickey. They need ac but the car needs much more. That’s what I am used to. Very depressing. Want ac but they need a oil change. They’re only 6K over due. Oh what the hell.😳 Thats what I am used to. Anyway good work on your UTube shit. Hope you make some ching on it. You know what I mean.
    I hope people don’t fuck with you. You should not have had your phone number of your shop on U-Tube. I saw it . Now they are going call your shop. People suck.
    The sooner you realize it the better Eric. People Suck..

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Robertson says:

    Great job again

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Robertson says:

    Second time watching 7/2/2020

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alan Norman says:

    SMH. It amazes me how car companies assemble cars in such a way that it makes them more money in service. I once wanted fog lights installed and sled the dealer how much it would cost. They charged 2 hours labor. I had the parts and installed them myself in 1.5 hours. They were factory lights and worked as such, but I had to take front end off car to do it. However, I was not out $300.00 for installing them. And God help you if you have to replace headlight assemblies, because it also requires removing front fascia. There are brackets that hold headlights in below the bumper line. I got very proficient at it…I was fast without breaking anything.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Vincent Higgins says:

    whatever happened to the part 2 video of that Chrysler Pacifica?

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wes Gagnon says:

    Front pocket tip, another classic move.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stephen Neck says:

    You haven't lived until you change a condenser on a f250 diesel.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Reyes says:

    Hey when did you start building SUVs at your shop. Don't worry all new cars are a pain in the bum to work on one small thing turns into learning how build cars trucks SUVs in your own shop

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NU3Q says:

    Just curious – what is book time on this job?

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NU3Q says:

    "I know engineers – they love to change things!" – DeForest Kelley

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Cohen says:

    We have all said I would like to talk to the engineer