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2003 Honda Pilot a/c compressor stopping after 2 secs.

My 2003 Pilot is doing the exact same thing. Compressor comes on for 2 secs then shuts off. Warm air will blow out of the back but nothing coming from the front. Ugh!

If I leave the vehicle running after the compressor has shut off (2 secs), and then switch the air off and back on again, the compressor will not come on. However, If I turn the car off and then back on again, the compressor will come on for 2 secs and shut down. Baffling - I know. Several different shops have looked at it and scratched their heads only to tell me they have no idea what's going on.

I've dropped it off at Honda this evening to see what's going on. Unfortunately my extended warranty just ran out so I hope this won't set me back to much - I'm suspicious it will. A/C problems are never inexpensive. In the meantime, I'm going to research and see if this is the same compressor that is on the CRV. I've heard of major issues quite similar to this on the 03' CRV.

I'll let you know after Honda has had the opportunity to look at it tomorrow. Good luck!

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If i was guessing on this problem i would say that the pressure switch is malfunctioning and telling the computer to shut the a/c down. It could be a power stearing or a throttle switch as well.

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