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Old 10-18-2006, 09:39 PM   #1
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We've been gone for 3 1/2 months with the Bonneville sitting in the garage the entire time. The good news was that after I reconnected the battery, it started right up and ran perfectly. The bad news was that I noticed a very thick lime green fluid on the garage floor under the engine, towards the front and to the passenger side. I still run Dexcool so that isn't it and for the life of me, I can't think what this might be. For what it'* worth, there is no smell to it at all.
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Look up from under the car. See any wet spots? If so, what vicinity are they in?
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Quite possibly is the factory dye used in the A/C System.
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:57 AM   #4
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If I had to guess, it is CV grease.

Look like this?

http://www.intense-racing.com/pics/axle/DSC00262.JPG
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Now that there is more light in the garage and I have my old clothes on, I poked around some more. It appears that the AC compressor has a coat of this stuff on it so best guess would be that the oil and presumably the refrigerant have both leaked out.
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The verdict is in and it is in fact the compressor that died. Since not fixing isn't much of an option, I asked the repair shop if they had a recommendation on new versus rebuilt. In their opinion, new was the way to go(at $400 plus installation).
Does anyone have the part number so I can check GMPartsDirect?
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This is what I show for it.

Compressor HVAC
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Old 10-27-2006, 06:53 PM   #8
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Thanks for the information. GMPartsDirect shows a list of $600 and their price of $312 but with *&H it came to $380. I'm going to ask the mechanic if the price he gave me was for a GM compressor or for Brand X.
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