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Air not working in my 2000 Civic

jbander on Wed June 03, 2015 12:57 PM User is offline

Year: 2000
Make: Civic
Model: EX
Refrigerant Type: r134

No cold, So I turned the air on in the car and turned the fan on, the motor was dragged down. Opened the hood and checked the clutch and fan both were running. But the clutch didn't cycle, but stayed on. So I felt the high and low pressure lines and of course they were hot. So I had a hose and adapter with a pressure gauge on it for the air . I connected it without a can of refrigerant on it, if that makes a difference. It showed no pressure. So I pushed the air release in the fitting that you use to put refrigerant in and it made no noise and nothing came out. So I pushed the one on the high pressure side and it sprayed florescent lime green liquid and release some pressure. First shouldn't the clutch be off if there is no refrigerant or at least cycling. The green liquid I assume is die to find leaks , so I looked around but didn't see any green coming out of the system. I have a can of refrigerant , it came with it's own hose without a valve. It has sealer and dye in it. Where am I and what do I do next?? Any help will be appreciated.

Edited: Wed June 03, 2015 at 6:18 PM by jbander

Cussboy on Wed June 03, 2015 2:30 PM User is offline

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Originally posted by: jbander
I have a can of refrigerant , it came with it's own hose without a valve. It has sealer and dye in it. Where am I and what do I do next?? Any help will be appreciated.


You have a can of refrigerant, it came with it's own hose without a valve. It has sealer and dye in it. Great - but throw it in the trash or return it - NEVER USE ANYTHING WITH A SEALER
I'll assume that you can actually see the compressor turning. So first thing would be to use a real service gauge set and measure/report both high and low pressures at about 200 rpm. Or take it to a real AC shop, not the neighborhood brake or speedy lube place.

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