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Old 26-May-2010, 03:28 PM
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A/c not working

i turned on my a/c for the first time today casue its so damm hot out but it didnt even get any colder after 15min. i checked the fuses for all a/c equitment and everything is ok also i hear the condensor kick in when i hit the button and also the fans so im out of options.....wondering if anyone else has any ideas


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Old 26-May-2010, 04:08 PM
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Sounds like the system has lost it's pressure/gas... Check the lines for any visible cracks/holes/leaks/breaks....

You may have to take it into a shop that can diagnose and fix a/c systems.
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which shop would u reccomend for somthing like this .....
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Old 26-May-2010, 06:01 PM
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its got to be the AC compressor
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Old 27-May-2010, 09:52 AM
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^^Could be... Could also be a number of other things...
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Old 19-Jun-2010, 09:18 AM
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could be the system pressure, or it could be the thermal switch.

the thermal switch is an easy fix.

you could find out if either is the problem by jumpering the appropriate cables.
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Old 25-Jun-2010, 09:50 AM
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Sounds like the system has lost it's pressure/gas... Check the lines for any visible cracks/holes/leaks/breaks....

You may have to take it into a shop that can diagnose and fix a/c systems.
I would second this if you havent had it fixed yet if there is a freon leak in the system and its lost pressure you wont get cold air.
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Old 25-Jun-2010, 10:04 AM
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could be that you just need it to be refilled with new freon and leak sealent. Ive used and had great success with these kits :

RED TEK 22a Replacement and Retrofit Kit | Canadian Tire

usually you can find them on sale and get yourself a good deal. If you know someone who has the kit already, then you only need the cans, which are 10-14$ each.
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Old 29-Jul-2010, 09:10 PM
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If you hear the compressor kick in the and revs bog a little when you turn it on, it could be the thermal switch. I think read a long time ago that 01-05 Civics have issues with AC switches.

If the compressor kicks in, I don't think there's a leak b/c most AC compressors are designed to not kick on if freon is low in the system in order to protect itself.

Have you got it checked out yet? Most times it's better to take it to an AC mechanic so they can pressurize the system and pump in a dye to check for leaks, but again, in your case, with the compressor kicking in yet no cold air, I don't thik you have any leaks.

Back when I lived in the east end, I had a great mechanic who did a few AC repairs for me. The shop is called Westgate Automotive, and it's on Woodbine/Hwy 7 in Markham. Good luck.
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wow that was very informative thanks so much CAMELTOE lol ihavent fixed it actually i just have left it and just had my windows open like i usaually do but on those really muggy days its nice to have a/c . u dont happen to know where the thermal swich is do ya?
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