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Old 04-30-2019, 04:27 PM   #1
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Default Aircon not working

I need help.. Driving back from MI my aircon started acting weird. It would kick on then it would stop then it would kick back in for a bit.. I also noticed it felt like the engin is searching when the aircon kicks in. I pulled it in my garage and checked the Aircon. I had to fill it up as it was pretty low. Now it shows that it is filled up, but the engine is still searching.. Feels like a hybrid system. and by that i mean that when the aircon kicks in the engine refs up for a bit and then the refs drops and the aircon does not blow cold air..
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:53 AM   #2
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Without specific inside and outside temperatures and high and low gauge readings we would only be guessing.

If your shop filled your A/C system, that obviously infers there was a leak. What did they do to repair the leak?
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:12 PM   #3
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Mine was completely replaced under warranty last summer, check that it may still be covered, I have a 2011.
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Old 05-04-2019, 12:12 PM   #4
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This may not have been your issue, but I'm posting because others may encounter at some point. I have a 2011 EXL AWD V6 (now with about 70K miles), and when traveling across the country in June 2015, my AC quit working about the time I hit the hot and humid southeast. I was able to cruise into a Honda dealer around closing time and they checked the system out. Lo and behold, they correctly diagnosed (after checking all the mechanical parts and pieces) that I had blocked (with boxes and clothing) the air flow (intake) on the passenger front side, which resulted in system malfunction. I'm 98% certain this was the issue, and have never had a problem since then. Have fun. And don't drive like my brother!
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:37 AM   #5
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I'm not sold on that being the problem. There is another thread on here about the same issue. I have now experienced it three times. All three times are on long drives with no breaks. The first two were consistant location, temperature, and distance driven. This weekend I was in 90-degree temps and in the Mississippi Delta. Those vents were not covered and my air filters are new.
In all three of my cases, I turned the AC off and ran vent for as long as I could stand it. Then I hit that auto button and it was blowing cold air again. I honestly believe it has to do with low coolant. Either way, it is not my experience with Honda AC (this is my 3rd Honda).

I have an appointment with my service center for Friday, May 17 (under Carmax warranty). I need this Honda to be a fridge on wheels like the other two were.
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:45 PM   #6
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So I responded to the other thread with the results of today's visit so I thought I would here also.

The outcome of today's visit was ordering a new expansion valve. It seems everyone has gotten a different answer to the same complaint.
I should have my Crosstour back on Tuesday and will make a drive to Savannah in June. I plan to not stop going there and will do the same on my return drive to see if that fixed the issue.
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