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Old 07-03-2017, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yet another AC Problem. Please help! :)

Hello Everyone. As I can see, about everyone is having a problem with the AC on the civic. My civic is a 2006 LX. About 2 years ago it started giving up on me (loss of cold air). I went to the garage and they said it was the Mag clutch that was faulty. They offered to fix it at a price way too high (around 1000 CAD). I instead opted to bypass it by using the belt of the model without the AC.

Now that summer is here again, it is way too hot to endure the life without the AC. This weekend I changed the magnetic clutch myself, only to find out that my problem was something else.

When I press the AC button on the dash, the light comes up, but the clutch does not engage, and the fans aren't spinning either. Now I have seen that it may be the pressure switch that is opening the circuit if there is not enough pressure. Before going to the garage to fill it, I would like to see what my other options are. Anything I could troubleshoot before going to the garage?

Thank you a lot!

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Check fuse 36 of the interior fuse block. This is a very finicky fuse, it blows easily.

Check fuses 6, 7, 9, 15 & 20 under hood fuse block.

AC clutch relay, it's been revised - has yours been replaced?

Check under hood relays for blower motor, ac condenser fan, radiator fan relay, fan control relay. These relays have also been revised but aren't as important to replace as the ac clutch relay is.

Thermal protector from ac clutch to compressor to alternator. Did you mess it up when disconnected or reinstalled it?

AC pressure sensor switch - are the wires damaged and is it plugged in?

HVAC panel - Run the HVAC panel self diagnostic check.

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I couldn't ask for a better answer! Thank you, I will try this out tonight!
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I couldn't ask for a better answer! Thank you, I will try this out tonight!
Do you have an update on this. I'm in the same boat
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I would suggest buying a new compressor. Honda compressor brand is the same one used in fords and other car companies. My oem compressor clutch went bad. I got a used one from the junkyard. Then the bearing went bad. These are very common problems likely to repeat. I suggest Nissen or Denso. No compressor is perfect but quality goes a long way
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