Question about 2004 Honda Accord
Did they check the charge on the system? If not, it just may need a top up of freon. The compressor will not come on if the freon is low. I'd check this out first before you change the compressor. Good luck!
Posted on Sep 04, 2010
Did you use a single gauge on the low side to check the pressure? This only tells you if there's enough refrigerant (although under
certain conditions, it can read inaccurately, like with a bad expansion
valve). You need to install a gauge in each line accurately diagnose a problem.
For example, if you have a blockage somewhere on the discharge (high) side, the suction (low) side will read correctly, but the high side will be extremely high. When that happens, the pressure switch opens and cuts the compressor off till the pressure drops to a safe level. Then the compressor will come back on and the same things happens over and over (NOTE: you'd never find this out with just one gauge).
About pressure specs, this is so hard to specify because it depends on various conditions such as ambient temp, humidity, state of charge, etc. A ballpark figure could be 40 psi on the low side, and 210 psi on the high side.
If you have an automatic climate control system, it should be using a relay/transistor combo, but manual systems would have a resistor in place of the transistor and lack a high motor relay. Be specific, even though it sounds like you will get to the bottom of this before we do.
Keep in mind, regardless of which system you have, the failure of the motor itself tends to be inconsistent, see here. I was always able to get the motor to run if the current was high enough, but when the power was limited to 30A, it would come on sometimes and sometimes would stay off.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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