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2002 Honda CR-V DIY questions

mentalmadness on Sun February 01, 2009 9:15 PM User is offline

Year: 2002
Make: Honda
Model: CRV ex
Engine Size: 2.?
Refrigerant Type: r-134
Country of Origin: United States

Hello everyone and thank you for reading,

I have a 2002 crv and I have read alot about this subject and I am 98% positive my pump has had the failure and has contaminated my system. Now as with most everyone else I have to figure out how to save every penny I can. I have heard rumor of Honda offering a "goodwill warranty" on this ordeal and they will pay anywhere from 0-100% with 50% being the most common. My problem with that is the cost to "replace" everything at the dealer is quoted to range around 3000 and that means that 50% is 1500.

I am very handy and I have been a mechanic before and have a general knowledge of how the a/c system works. I quess what I am asking is if I was to buy the basic parts how could I flush the system, I have alot of tools but nothing for a/c systems. I do have a air compressor if that would help. I have gathered that the compressor expansion value and condenser would all have to be replaced. Now with the remaining parts left in place could I rinse or flush them clean?

Also if I was to get everything all sealed up again I could just take it to a shop to have it vacuumed and charged or are they going to have a fit? because I performed my own labor?

Any and all help is needed here and much appreciated,

Thank you

TRB on Sun February 01, 2009 10:22 PM User is offlineView users profile

Flushing by Hecat.


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HECAT on Mon February 02, 2009 10:00 AM User is offline

Its not a rumor, I would do more research on this topic. The dealer repair is a total system replacement.

The dash has to come out to access the TXV. I would put a new evap in it, while I was there.

I have seen cases of this scenario as an explosive scroll failure that packs the condenser with metal and backs large debris into the evap. We have been able to clean up the condenser and even flush the evap through the TXV; but it takes one of these...



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mentalmadness on Tue February 10, 2009 7:21 PM User is offline

wow guys, thats not really what I wanted or needed to

Whats a TXV?

HECAT on Wed February 11, 2009 5:47 AM User is offline

Thermal Expansion Valve. It is the refrigerant flow control valve mounted to the ports of the evaporator inside the evap case.


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Chick on Wed February 11, 2009 6:42 AM User is offlineView users profile

here is a link to quality parts and if you don't want to flush, change the condenser (desiccant bag is inside rather than an external drier) If the oil isn't black or badly discolored you might be able to flush the lines and "hope for the best" with the evaporator and TXV.. Use a quality double end capped oil pull a deep vacuum and recharge with virgin R134a and you might just be lucky.. I would do it myself rather than give the dealer that kind of money, and remember, any tools you buy can be used on future cars, and you'll be fixing family members, neighbors cars and make your money right back. Check out starter kits and remember that tools only make the job easier, and you make that money back fixings friends cars... hope this helps..

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mentalmadness on Fri February 20, 2009 11:05 PM User is offline

I dumped this CRV off, poo on trying to fix it, I just got a new trailblazer.

Edited: Fri February 20, 2009 at 11:06 PM by mentalmadness

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