Car: '07 1.8 I-VTEC I-Shift SE 5D
Join Date: 26th September 2015
Location: Norwich, UK
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£776 quote for A/C clutch?!
Firstly, moderators forgive me if I've not posted correctly, happy to adjust.
Just come back from my 2nd diagnostic on my Air con on my 8th gen Fn2 1.8 SE ishift Civic. I thought this was a test to blacklight check any leaks from dye left from previous regas. My aircon died 2 days after that regas, 5 months ago. The exact wording from the Honda dealer is: "ac clutch looks to be overheated, advise replacing clutch, electro magnet and thermal cut. Had old style relay, advise replacing also, quote £776.“
So, the relay I've seen on part websites, £20, clutch £40, I cannot find anything about a electro magnet or thermal cut...?
Am I being conned? Why was there no mention of a leak. I understand the ac was trying to run on empty and overheated. I still don't know the source of the leak. Meh.
Please could someone advise. No idea. Probably worth taking to a small independent mechanic for a 2nd opinion? I understand the compressor would be an expensive replacement but not the parts mentioned...
Thanks in advance... 😁