Air Conditioning problem
2001 Honda Civic 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 83000 miles
I have a 2001 Civic EX Coupe 5spd and the AC doesnt work. I did some research and came accross similar threads but I didn't find them very helpful for my situation.
Here's what happens: When I press the AC button inside the car, the green light comes on, but the air coming out of the vents is the same temp (really warm). The engine idle remains the same (I saw somebody ask if it increases slightly in another thread). The condenser fan does NOT come on, however if I let the car run a while with the AC on it will spin up for about 15-20 seconds and then stop. I checked all of the related fuses and relays in the fuse box under the hood and the fuse box under the dash and they were fine (I tested the relays with a 12V source).
Also, when the AC is off and I start my car, my radiator fan doesn't spin. The only time I've seen it spin is during that 15-20 second time period when I have the AC on and the condenser fan spins. Then they both stop. Is this normal?
I did the steps to retreive a DTC that I saw posted on another thread and it didn't return anything. The recirculation indicator just turns off and stays off.
Does anybody have any idea what this could be, or what else I should check to help diagnose this problem? I'm kind of a newb (I just got this civic about a month ago) so you might have to tell me where certain things are or what they look like. Thanks!
have the same problem?
Thursday, July 17th, 2008 AT 11:33 AM