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2013 Air Conditioning Not Working

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Hey everyone,
I drive a 2013 Gen1 Chevy Volt and have been having some problems with my A/C. Recently I was not getting any cold air from my eco or comfort settings. The fan still blew air, the heater still blew hot air, and the heated seats still worked. The check engine light came on the other day so I plugged into the OBDII port to learn I was low on refrigerant. I topped it off with R134a and made sure the gauge was within the recommended levels when the engine was running. After checking it held pressure I deleted the error code and it has not returned since. However, nothing has changed; I still am not getting cold air from eco or comfort settings. The screen says the A/C is "on" and it does not flicker on and off like other posts I have read. I have tried going from "High" (>90) to "Low" (<60 degrees) and while the air heats up, it never cools below ambient air temperatures. I can definitely hear something when eco/comfort is chosen, though I can't describe the sound. Kind of like a higher pitched sound of air flowing.

I also tried resetting the fuse on the air conditioning control module. Fuse looks good.

Please let me know your thoughts. I'm at 96000 miles so I'm hoping the compressor is under warranty if that's the cause, but again no error codes so I don't even know if this is equipment failure.
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I hope you have had better luck than I with your a/c problem. Took my 2013 Volt to dealer with Check Engine Light and a/c blowing warmer. I was wondering about that strange smell in the car (before the CEL)but choose to ignore it. When I took the car in (after reading the forums) I had an idea....I had a leak. I got quoted $1900 bucks. Damn! I love my Volts ()this is my 3rd) but why can't the cost of repair be cheaper?????
I am not a stranger to seemingly high cost Volt repairs. The evaporator core @ GM site prices out between 250-400 bucks or so. To get at the part they have to tear the dash apart. I assume the bulk of the $1900 dollar tab is labor. The Volt Tech at Van Gannaway in Eustis did my last Volt (section #3 battery replacement) in a timely fashion and RIGHT! If I had to pay that kinda money and get ****ty work........would make me crazy! Car is at dealer.....waiting for part to arrive and repairs to take place. Stay tuned............
Got my Volt back today.....and yes the evaporator core was $258 and the rest was labor and freon. Riding cool again....happy till the next major catastrophe.....LMAO!
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