1972 Pontiac Grand Prix Air Conditioning
Parts & Services
INFORMATION on the 1972 Pontiac Grand Prix
|Factory A/C Specs||Overview||Stats & Specs|
About the OEM Factory Air Conditioning System Originally Installed on the 1972 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 15-52 POA. Learn more about GM valves.
Grand Prix background and what was new in 1972
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 1972 Grand Prix in context
The 1972 Grand Prix was the fourth and last 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. Planned major changes were set back by the UAW strike in the fall of 1970 and so the 1972 Grand Prix ended up having few changes from the 1971.
72 vs 71 Front
The only change in the front of the 1972 Grand Prix was the addition of an egg crate cross hatch pattern in the front grille.
72 vs 71 Side
The side panels on the 1972 Grand Prix remained very similar to those on the 1971.
72 vs 71 Rear
The rear of the 1972 Grand Prix was also very similar to that on the 1971. The only changes were a slightly less pronounced “V” sculpted deck and two vertical taillight struts in each taillight section.
72 vs 71 Other
The larger engine was standard on the higher end SJ.
General Statistics & Specifications on the 1972 Pontiac Grand Prix
2nd Gen (1969 — 1972)
“Std” Body Type:
Other Body Types:
400 V8 200 hp
400 V8 250 hp, 455 V8 250 hp
SJ, SSJ (Hurst)
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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 1972 Pontiac Grand Prix
- S6 Replacement Compressor
- 1972 Grand Prix Condenser
- 1972 Grand Prix Air Condtioning Controls
- 1972 Grand Prix Evaporator
- 1972 Grand Prix Air Conditioning Hoses, Lines & Fittings
- 1972 Grand Prix Expansion Valve
- 1972 Grand Prix Air Conditioning POA Valve
- 1972 Grand Prix Filter-Drier
- 1972 Grand Prix Heater
- 1972 Grand Prix Air Conditioning Repair and Rebuild Services
- Other Replacement Parts?
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