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I am in need of some serious help in hopes this forum will give me the answers I need, I have been on this site for months and decided to join so I can communicate with others like minded and also to see pictures, initially due to not being a member they wouldn't link you to a image unless you join

I have surfed the forum site about this problem with no avail and would like to have a step by step guide on how to inspect/fix this, I am good with decor/aesthetic side of the vehicle and happy to help however I'm no mechanic!

I've done some research and I will try to be as informative about my circumstance as possible...




Honda Civic 2006 1.8 ES 5d

When I purchased this is vehicle I never tested the AC only to find out it blows no cold air out on further inspection the air con relay is Masuba! I think the guy who sold me this knew of this problem and tried to replace the fuse and it didn't work and he did not try to fix the problem OR it has been replaced in the past and blew seeing this is a 2006 but even so I did purchase a Omron fuse and tried that but with no avail.

The big front fan does spin when I turn on the car from time to time, I heard there are other clues I could check like belts? but I have no clue which one that is unless I see a picture




I hope this is enough information, any guidance will be much appreciated and I hope to deal with this as soon as and hope its not a major problem which requires £££ to fix. I am happy to do any steps from civic members.

Thank you for reading my post and hope to hear from the civic members
 

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when my a/c stopped working I bought a new relay that didn't fix my issue.
so I went ATS and had them check if there was gas in the system and was told if there isn't enough gas the compressor wont kick in.had it regassed and still wouldn't work so didn't have to pay, I went to honda and was told the a/c clutch was at fault and it would cost £550 to sort(i laughed), so i ordered a complete guaranteed second hand unit off ebay had it fitted and regassed and its been fine total cost £120.

if you have yours regassed and it works for a while then stops working it could be you have a leak, usually the condensor at fault but if that turns out to be fine then you will need to follow the same route I did.. good luck
 

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I've said this before but for all of you out there that think Climate Control or A/C is for the hot summer weather only, think again. If it never gets used all year round the seals will dry up and the Gas will escape.. I run mine all year at 21c and only had problems in my 8G after 4yrs is where it worked intermittently and then finally gave up last week but luck behold, was trading it in Monday past.
 

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Take it to an AC specialist. They'll be able to diagnose what's wrong with it.
 

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Thanks for your response I forgot to mention I did take it to a garage and they tested it and it didn't work he said he would charge me £40 for a diagnostic I thought surely it could be something common and fixable like you said get the parts I will investigate further into the "a/c clutch" thanks that might be it till I investigate
 

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Yes it has had 3 owners so one of them or all of them bums never considered using it only when they had to so its a possibility its a leak but then again it refused to even work when it was tested with gas
 

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when my a/c stopped working I bought a new relay that didn't fix my issue.
so I went ATS and had them check if there was gas in the system and was told if there isn't enough gas the compressor wont kick in.had it regassed and still wouldn't work so didn't have to pay, I went to honda and was told the a/c clutch was at fault and it would cost £550 to sort(i laughed), so i ordered a complete guaranteed second hand unit off ebay had it fitted and regassed and its been fine total cost £120.

if you have yours regassed and it works for a while then stops working it could be you have a leak, usually the condensor at fault but if that turns out to be fine then you will need to follow the same route I did.. good luck
Thanks for your response I forgot to mention I did take it to a garage and they tested it and it didn't work (no charge) he said he would charge me £40 for a diagnostic I thought surely it could be something common and fixable like you said get the parts I will investigate further into the "a/c clutch" thanks that might be it till I investigate
 

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I've said this before but for all of you out there that think Climate Control or A/C is for the hot summer weather only, think again. If it never gets used all year round the seals will dry up and the Gas will escape.. I run mine all year at 21c and only had problems in my 8G after 4yrs is where it worked intermittently and then finally gave up last week but luck behold, was trading it in Monday past.
Yes it has had 3 owners so one of them or all of them bums never considered using it only when they had to so its a possibility its a leak but then again it refused to even work when it was tested with gas
 

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I am going to go and see if the belt spins and all of those things but I watched your video and it is informative however I dont know what switch your talking about? You mean the holes that let the air out? You want me to press on it? Theres a switch? Where? :surprise:
 

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The belt will always run and turn the pulley. The compressor is acutated by an electromagnetic clutch. Does the pressure switch have continuity? (Would indicate the system has enough pressure). Are you getting 12v to the coil on the AC compressor when the AC is turned on?


Seriously, if you don't know what you're looking at, take it to a specialist. Doesn't have to be a Honda dealer.
 

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Hi highly recommend this guy...

We Chill Any Car.Com, Mobile air con service, London & Home Counties

Came to sort my partners 2005 mini... it had stopped providing cool air and was making strange noises, luckily it just needed a re-gas.

He is honest, knows his stuff and will not rip you off. Mobile service too.

He will tell you whats wrong (leak, faulty part etc) and advise how to fix. Might save you some cash.. no point throwing money at it to try and eliminate the issue.
 

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I am going to go and see if the belt spins and all of those things but I watched your video and it is informative however I dont know what switch your talking about? You mean the holes that let the air out? You want me to press on it? Theres a switch? Where? :surprise:
On the high pressure side if you follow it down behind the headlight there is a plug , that's the pressure switch , if they go faulty they won't let the compressor or fan run so even if your relay is fine and you have gas the system will not work , if it needs replacing you have to degas the system anyway ,so maybe get a specialist to look at it but you can point them in the right direction .
 

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On the high pressure side if you follow it down behind the headlight there is a plug , that's the pressure switch , if they go faulty they won't let the compressor or fan run so even if your relay is fine and you have gas the system will not work , if it needs replacing you have to degas the system anyway ,so maybe get a specialist to look at it but you can point them in the right direction .
I have had a look and found the switch, it does not look like its damaged is there someway I can see if it is?:frown2:
 

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The belt will always run and turn the pulley. The compressor is acutated by an electromagnetic clutch. Does the pressure switch have continuity? (Would indicate the system has enough pressure). Are you getting 12v to the coil on the AC compressor when the AC is turned on?


Seriously, if you don't know what you're looking at, take it to a specialist. Doesn't have to be a Honda dealer.
I dont know what im looking at lol! I can confirm it does spin AC/Clutch however the bearings on the side don't spin are they suppose to be at a standstill? I watch another video and the entire circle thing spins? Am I missing something? :crying:
 
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