'02 GC Overland, AC not turn on in the cold?
Good morning, all,
Looking at an '02 GC Overland to purchase. Test drove it yesterday. As I was testing everything inside of the truck, the A/C wouldn't kick on. I would turn temp knob to cold/blue, and push the A/C button, but the A/C light would come on for a second then turn off. The guy showing me the car said that he believes these models have a sensor that won't engage the AC when the outside temp is below a certain temp. It was in the high 30's F yesterday so it was cold.
Is there any truth to this or does it sound like an issue that they were hoping I would overlook?
Also, are there any things I should check that are particular to the 4.7 HO motors/trans/quadadrive system? I did the basic stuff; hard braking, hard accel, listened for ticking & knocking, oil looked clean/free of metal shavings, drove straight, clean carfax w/ exception of one open recall - #M35 ORC FILTER CIRCUIT from 01/13. I assume it hasn't been resolved since it's showing on the carfax. If there are any known issues that I should go back to check out before purchasing, please advise.