Question about 2004 Honda Accord
AC compressors are driven by the surpentien belt that drives all the other components, such as , alternater, water pump, power steering, etc. When the AC is not on it requires nearly no power. Only the pulley is retating. When the AC is on, an electric clutch drives the compressor through the pulley. When the engine is idleing you may notice a momentary slight change in speed when the AC is turned on. I'm told the compressor requires about 7 HP to drive it. So, yes it has an effect on the fuel consumption. However, the cost of running the AC may not be significant. Try checking your milage with and with out the AC. Be sure to drive in the same area and type of traffic when testing. You should know that the AC is on automaticly when you use the windshield defroster setting. Some cars have the AC on other times or even all the time.
Thanks for using FixYa.
Posted on May 19, 2011
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 23, 2017 | 2003 Honda Accord
Jan 23, 2012 | 2000 Honda Accord
Nov 28, 2011 | 2004 Honda Accord
Nov 27, 2010 | 2004 Honda Accord
Oct 18, 2009 | 2004 Honda Accord
Sep 21, 2009 | 2004 Honda Accord
Jun 01, 2009 | 2006 Honda Accord
May 15, 2009 | 2004 Honda Accord
Aug 28, 2008 | 1989 Honda Accord 4 Door
201 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!