Mechanics

AC BLOWS HOT AIR.

1997 Honda Accord

Air Conditioning problem
1997 Honda Accord 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 189388 miles

I'm have an AC problem on my car where it just blows hot air. Initially I thought it ran out of freon, but I went to Sears Automotive to get it refill they were not able to get it to charge. I wasn't sure what they said, but they mention when they went to charge AC the compressor would not kick on. Please can you direct me in the right directions for troubleshooting.

Thanks,
Tim
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Visions916
April 19, 2009.



Hi Tim,

Thank you for the donation.

You need to check if power is being supplied to the AC compressor when when AC is turned on.

Does the cooling fans comes on when the Ac is turned ON? If no, you need to check the AC compressor relay and fuse.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_ACrelay97Accord_1.jpg



Fuse # 34.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_FuseHood97Accord4cyl_1.jpg



If fans comes on without the compressor working, the compressor clutch could be faulty. Disconnect clutch wire and apply battery voltage, clutch should click.

KHLow2008
Apr 20, 2009.
Yes, your information help me diagnosed that the AC Relay was bad. I replaced the Relay and now I have AC. Thanks 2CarPros you were a great!

Tiny
Visions916
Apr 22, 2009.
You are welcomed and glad to be of service.

Thank you for using 2carpros : )

Have a nice day.

KHLow2008
Apr 23, 2009.