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Bench on Sat May 24, 2008 9:51 PM User is offlineView users profile

Year: 95
Make: honda
Model: civic
Engine Size: 1.5 lite
Refrigerant Type: 134
Country of Origin: United States

in my 95 civic, i replaced all the a/c components last summer, except for the hoses. the a/c was not working before i replaced everything.
when the company charged the system, they pulled a vacuum for 20 minutes, then charged it, but it never really blew that cold after charging the system. in the afternoons when it was good and hot, you can park it, and come back out and it will cool a little but not as cold as it was before you shut it off. i took it to another company, and they pulled a vacuum, and charged the system, but still the same problem. when you turn on the a/c you can hear a whistling sound for just a few seconds coming from the evaporator area.

i did a search on here, and one of the problems was the heater door not closing all the way letting hot air mix with the cold air. mine closes as it should.

now my question. could the local parts store compressor just not be putting out the pressure needed to cool the air?

this is my fourth honda, and the others a/c would just about freeze meat.


thanks, robert

Chick on Sat May 24, 2008 10:22 PM User is offlineView users profile

You are going to need the pressures and the outside temp taken at, otherwise we can guess all day. Knowing that it's fully charged is also important. Did the shops happen to tell you the pressures when they finished the job?

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Bench on Sat May 24, 2008 10:26 PM User is offlineView users profile

no, they didn't tell me the specs.
i am new to this a/c repair, but are there specs set by the car manufacture that repairs shops follow?
my brother has a set of gauges, i will have him check the pressure monday, and get back to you. no need in guessing.
thanks, robert.

mk378 on Sun May 25, 2008 8:40 PM User is offline

Check the water valve under the hood as well. The heater core should not get hot at all with the temperature lever on the dash all the way at full cold.

Edited: Sun May 25, 2008 at 8:42 PM by mk378

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