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1999 Honda CRV A/C

The A/C compressor in my 1999 Honda CRV is cutting on and off when the A/C button is on. The compressor is fine when the car is running and the idle is up but when stopped at a traffic light you have to press the A/C button off because the compressor starts cutting on and off and the car idles too low. I've read several message boards with similar problems. At this point I am not running the air in fear that I will have metal fragments through the entire system. Do you think the compressor needs to be replaced or the clutch? I know the CRV's seem to have A/C problems but as far as I could tell it did not include the 1999 model.

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  • flowerkc Sep 10, 2008

    my honda 1999 crv makes the same noises when i am at a stop light. it sounds like it is cycling on and off, so i usually just turn off the ac

  • sjeji11 Dec 14, 2008

    when i stop at the traffic te a/c compressor starts to on - off its sounds like hummer knokking. tek -tok. continuously & it stays on when i raise the RPM above 1 .

    i guess it has low rpm!!

    how to fix this???



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The compressor is supposed to cycle on and off. The idle problem may not be the compressor but the solenoid that controls the idle when the compressor is engaged. A bad clutch would present in different ways, i.e. metallic scraping noise. I doubt at this point you are damaging the system by running the a/c.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008


I have this same problem. Took it to the shop. They said it's not the A/C but the distributor assembly needs to be replaced. It is causing the cylinders to mis-fire and thus the low idle.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008


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If you check the American boards you will find that the compressor has been a problem in the 99 model.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

I think this is a problem with the relay

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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