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Ac compressor does not come on. I checked all recommended fuses. Pressure on low side is in red (High) Thank you

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Assuming something works can sometimes steer us in the wrong direction, but if the fans are working, this is either a high pressure issue or a bad coil on the compressor. Do you have a test light or volt meter? If so, we can test the compressor coil and narrow it down.

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

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    ZJ Limited Mar 23, 2011

    If the fans are working, this is either a high pressure issue or a bad coil on the compressor. Do you have a test light or volt meter? If so, we can test the compressor coil and narrow it down.

    Ok, the compressors are very troublesome on these, I thought it may have been replaced already. Without a test light or volt meter, it's impossible to troubleshoot it, but this is the first thing I would check if I had your vehicle in my shop.

    The next time this happens, pull over and see if when the compressor is cycling on and off if the fans are doing the same....if so, you most likely have either a blocked expansion valve or a bad high pressure switch.

    If the fans are normal and the compressor is turning off and on, that leaves either a bad compressor coil or compressor relay...usually the coil.

    The easiest way to narrow down the coil is pick up a cheap test light at an auto parts store (around $5) At your compressor, you will see one wire. Wait until the compressor is turning off and on....if you have continuous voltage on this wire at this time...replace the compressor coil.



    1. Check the Freon pressure. (you can do it yourself by buying a gauge
    at AutoZone) they can help you connect it to check. If the pressure is
    low the A/C won’t work.
    If that does not work.
    2. Have a mechanic vacuum and refill the Freon. (basically service the
    A/C)
    if that does not work
    3. it could be you A/C compressor going out.
    4.It could be you temp control panel.

    My father in-law has a 2003 Honda Element EX and so do I
    His A/C started blowing regular air. We went through the steps and found
    out that the Compressor was out.

    Good luck.

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