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Hi guys,

First time I've wanted to use the AC due to the lovely weather today and even on the lowest setting, it felt like the AC was pumping out warm air. I know the heating works because the car was nice and warm during the winter.

Is there a way to fix this or am I going to have to take it to a garage? Maybe something needs topping up?

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You need a gas refill pal, any good garage can do it and price vary from 40 to around 70.. Some places may charge more but i wouldnt bother with paying that much
 

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Mine does the same thing... But bought it knowing it was faulty. (Extra pennies off)

Anyway... I thought it was just in need of a regas, so took it to Kwik Fit. Only because they do (or did) a deal. If they couldn't gaurantee that the car got colder after the regas... It was free.

As it turned out, the fault on mine wasn't it needing the regas, but a new compressor. (Having it fitted tomorrow, but NOT by Kwik Fit!). So thankfully didn't have to pay a bean.

Might be worth a gamble?
 

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As a word of warning I took my car to kwikfit where they filled my broken air con for free.

Because they couldn't get it to work they completely over filled the system.
 

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When mine was blowing warm I got gas refilled which didn't work, but I changed the relay and it sorted the problem. When you switch on the aircon can you hear it click on? If not there is a good chance it will be that. A common problem apparently.
 

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Thanks for the responses lads. I'm having some work done on her soon anyway so I'll see if they can have a look at the AC too.
 

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Don't get it "regassed". AC systems shouldn't lose coolant unless there is an obvious leak. More typically, especially on these cars, it's either the relay (cheap) or the compressor (not so cheap).
 

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Might as well just be the condenser leaking, had to change my condenser two times in 2 years, sadly had no warranty on the first one I got changed, so it has been a expensive couple of AC years for me.
 

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Hi guys, just to update.

Had my guy look at it with my clutch/dmf change. He topped it up with gas and now it's working perfectly.

Cheers guys
 

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How old is the car? Topping off will help temporarily if there is a leak and could last for X hours, days, months depending on the leak situations and size.
But if the car got some years on the road it could be possible there was only the normal small leak you get each year.
 

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Mine had the same

Take it to air con specialists not cheap garages that just have the machine!

The machine should perform a leak test prior to refilling if it fails the leak test it will not fill up then the guy will help you locate the leak or issue!
Mine passed the leak test auto refilled and it's fine now

If theres an issue it will be the relay ;Relays can be bought by Honda from around 28 quid

Or the compressor which is bad luck
 

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The leak in my condenser worked okey when being refilled, it lasted 3-4 months. But the last time it was checked it was a massive leak and the gas would escape immediately, you could also see a big ring around the area where the leak was. I can also vouch for doing AC work at AC specialist, they usually have more advanced gear to check for leaks, like a "sniffer" and also the standard UV light with the special fluid they put in with the gas.

But lets cross our fingers that OP car is earlie 8G, than it could be perfectly normal to have to refill the gas.
 
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