Here's a problem which one reader had with his 93 Oldsmobile Ciera 3.3 liter V6 3 speed automatic transaxle 4 door family type car. He determined that a failure of his air conditioning was due to the transmission shifting cable rubbing against the air conditioning line and wearing a hole in it. It dumped all of his Freon and required a major piece of work and lots of money to repair the damage.

So if you have the above mentioned vehicle, check where the transmission shifting cable and the air conditioning line intersect. GM had put a piece of plastic there to prolong the failure mode - I suggest a short length of heater hose be split along the axis and tie wrapped onto both the transmission cable and the air conditioning hose to prevent the failure from happening to you.

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