1969 Pontiac Grand Prix Air Conditioning
Parts & Services
INFORMATION on the 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
|Factory A/C Specs||Overview||Stats & Specs|
About the OEM Factory Air Conditioning System Originally Installed on the 1969 Grand Prix
AC System Type:
Expansion & POA value/Filter-drier/Electric & vacuum controls. No safety switch in this factory system, which relied instead on discharge outlet on A6 compressor.
Single-groove, GM A6 compressor located on passenger side of engine. Learn more about GM compressors.
Tube and fin. Learn more about GM condensers.
Vacuum & electrically operated manual or automatic controls. Learn more about GM controls.
Located in engine compartment on the passenger side firewall. Learn more about GM evaporators.
Mounted next to condenser on passenger side. Note that the muffler built into the manifold is commonly mistaken for the filter-drier in this vehicle. Learn more about GM filter-driers.
Combination of hose clamps (suction and discharge), pre-crimped liquid hose, and one liquid line. Learn more about GM hoses-lines.
Expansion and 15-51 POA. Learn more about GM valves.
Grand Prix background and what was new in 1969
The Grand Prix as a model
The Pontiac Grand Prix was first introduced in 1962 as Pontiac’s answer to the Ford Thunderbird, slotted as a luxury, performance, mid-size car, between the larger Bonneville and the smaller Tempest in the Pontiac lineup.
The 1969 Grand Prix in context
The 1969 Grand Prix was the first of the “G-body” based 2nd Generation (1969-1972). 2nd Gen Grand Prix’s featured a Duesenberg inspired long hood/short deck design, marketed aggressively by Pontiac as the longest hood in the industry.
69 vs 68 Front
The front of the 1969 Grand Prix was markedly different from the 1968. The full-width, horizontal, egg-crate cross hatching was gone with the split grille now framed entirely within the chrome framed beak. Horizontal dual headlights were framed in square bezels and the “V” sculpting in the hood became more prominent. The front parking lights were integrated into the fender for the first time.
69 vs 68 Side
The “wasp-waisted” rear panels were eliminated in the 1969 Grand Prix. Full-length side molding remained but it was lower than on the 1968.
69 vs 68 Rear
The previously down swept rear deck was squared off with tailfins, and the wrap-around, L-shaped taillights were replaced by horizontal ones albeit still integrated into the bumper.
69 vs 68 Other
The dash of the 1969 Grand Prix had an airplane inspired, curved cockpit design with instrument panels angling toward the driver. The 1969 Grand Prix also featured a heated rear glass window defroster and a radio antenna laminated into the windshield. The significant redesign was popular and sales took off, almost 4 times higher than 1968. The 1969 Grand Prix was available in two trims, J and SJ. The SJ offered more luxury and more standard power. The 1969 Grand Prix continued to feature the 400 V8 350hp engine introduced in 1967 and the biggest standard engine ever offered on a Grand Prix. The 1969 Grand Prix received Car Life Magazine’s Excellence in Engineering award.
General Statistics & Specifications on the 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
2nd Gen (1969 — 1972)
“Std” Body Type:
Other Body Types:
400 V8 350 hp
400 V8 265 hp, 428 V8 390 hp
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Note: The “Std” body type, dimension, price, weight and engine is for the best selling base model. Production totals are for all models combined.
Air Conditioning Solutions for your 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
- S6 Replacement Compressor
- 1969 Grand Prix Condenser
- 1969 Grand Prix Air Condtioning Controls
- 1969 Grand Prix Evaporator
- 1969 Grand Prix Air Conditioning Hoses, Lines & Fittings
- 1969 Grand Prix Expansion Valve
- 1969 Grand Prix Air Conditioning POA Valve
- 1969 Grand Prix Filter-Drier
- 1969 Grand Prix Heater
- 1969 Grand Prix Air Conditioning Repair and Rebuild Services
- Other Replacement Parts?
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