Wouldn't that be the workings of a heat pump vs liquid heater core? We were told to not call it freon but our instructors would shorten the word refrigerant to reefer. "Use the reefer wrench on the king valve."Sure sign of low refrigerant, very common. Not called free-on anymore, but R-134a. DuPont's trade name for this new stuff is called Suva, don't asked me where they came up with this name.
Freon is also a DuPont trade name for R-12, but not even close to being free anymore. Namely thanks to Al Gore that doesn't know crap about anything.
No, but I believe it does have the same dual-duct system that the Verano uses (dual climate control). But the Cruse just has it's doors controlled by a common control rather than dual activators like the Verano.The Cruze has separate heater cores for each side of the car?!
Hello ctrider,I know this thread is a few months old, but I'm having the same issue and want to see if there are any updates. My 2013 ECO has been at the dealer since last Friday. The heater blows cold air on the passenger's side and hot on the drivers. I've also been losing coolant and having fogged windows/windshield.
They replaced the water pump under warranty and told me it needed a heater core. I agreed to pay for it, as I'm at 96K. They replaced it yesterday, had issues with getting the system purged and called today and said it didn't fix the problem. They said they need to remove the HVAC box which could run $7-800 dollars just to find out what the problem is. About 6 months ago, they replace the coolant tube.
It seems to me that they could tell whether the actuator doors are opening or not from the computer, can't they?
I'm just getting frustrated with all of this coolant, fogging windshield issue. I often wonder how it's affecting my health, breathing all of that crap all the time.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Pretty clear indication of a leak. Leaks on the inside can cause fogged windows, but there would be a strong odor of coolant. Lack of fresh air will cause fogging issues.I've also been losing coolant and having fogged windows/windshield.