Question about Acura TSX
Hi - we're gonna need more than just "Acura" ---- model year and engine size, also 2WD/4WD and number of cylinders.
Engine code is 8th digit of VIN, and model year (I can do the translation) is the 10th digit of VIN.
Posted on Sep 07, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You should never connect a 12volt to the compressor solenoid.unless you unplug it first, because on some cars the ac solenoid is driven by an electronic circuit. Semiconductors are very sensitive to excessive current. I once had to repair the computer on a mercedes because the other mechanic did that. Luckily I know how to repair electronic circuits, or they would have bought a 500 dollars computer the little chip that blew only costed a dollar fifty cents at radio shack,.LOL. Anyways back to your problem, Have you checked if there is a leak, and all the refrigerant might have leaked out? This would prevent the compressor from coming on. Along the ac line there is a switch, sometimes by the reciever drier, when the system looses refrigerant the pressure inside drops and that pressure switch disable the compressor. , and the compressor wont come on. This is to protect the compressor, because it will be damaged if you run it without refrigerant. Ac clutch solenoid is usually is not driven by relay, because an ac solenoid don't really take much current to to kick in, unless of course it is shorted. It would either be directly from the inside switch usually in series with the fan control or driven by a small transistor in a circuit, and the electronic circuit is driven by the ac controls inside. I think the problem with your ac is that it has no refrigerant thats why the compressor wont come on.
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
Difficult to describe, but I will give it a try.
Inside the driver's side fender, close to the front of the car, there is a bracket that is held in place by one bolt, but which has a short horizontal bar as part of it which has two large clips encircling two cylinderical devices which have wires clipped into them at the bottoms. The one closest to the front (radiator) is the compressor clutch relay. The other one is the condenser fan relay.
Hope this helps you find it.
Posted on Oct 20, 2009
SOURCE: trying to find the ac relay
the A/C has an inhibit switch that prevents the compresor running without the correct gas pressure (the gas also carries its lubricant) there is one wire that goes to the front of the compressor, this should engage the magnetic clutch when energised, this bypasses all safety controls so do not run it like that. If this is what you tried then the clutch has failed.
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
Believe the AC compressor Relay is located on the left side of the Fuse block inside the passenger kick panel. Exact location is in your owners manual.
Fuel pump relay is inside of the Engine Fuse block under the hood on the passenger side. Locations are written inside of the lid.
Posted on May 15, 2010
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