A/C compressor/clutch works sometimes but not all the time

Tiny
JAKE WYMER
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  • 2007 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180,000 MILES
At first we changed the relays thinking it as an electrical problem, the A/C works for the first five minutes or so and then it turns off and blows warm air cause the compressor quits spinning. Freon levels are good and all that. I just have no clue what the problem is, the compressor engages so it is not stuck but it will shut off after so long. Then after driving for awhile it will sometimes come back on but not all the time. Please help and I will answer more questions if you have them to ask.
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 AT 7:02 PM

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Tiny
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Hi, and thank you for using 2CarPros. I would recommend you check the clutch plate clearance to see if it is worn out. Attached specs and procedure. Let us know what you measure please.

Measure the clearance between the rotor pulley (A) and the armature plate (B) all the way around. If the clearance is not within specified limits, remove the armature plate and add or remove shims as needed to increase or decrease clearance.

Clearance: 0.35 - 0.65 mm (0.014 - 0.026 in.)

Note: The shims are available in four thicknesses: 0.1 mm, 0.2 mm, 0.4 mm, and 0.5 mm.
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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 AT 12:41 AM

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