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AC stops running when engine warms up

2003 civic ac works while engine is cold, then stops running and blows warm, damp air.

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  • mwright638 Jun 04, 2009

    emissionwiz: Sorry for the delay. Dumb question: How do I tell if the compressor is running? All I can tell you is the cold air turns warm and I can see/hear the two rad fans turning on and off. I have noticed a faint CLICK once or twice (could be in the dash or beyond the firewall, its too faint to tell for sure) just before the cold air stops.

    mrhappyface: I was told this is a sealed system. I have no idea if this is true.

    Other symptoms I have noticed: The blower is much less powerful than it was previously (50-75%, maybe) and I don't see any condensate dripping under car anymore. I get a musty smell a lot and in association with the lack of drip tend to think maybe its plugged? Possible? Thanks again.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    is the ac compressor running?

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Most likely low on freon

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