I have an RSX Type S 2002. The air conditioner works okay when the temp. outside is about 75 to 80. It shuts off too often. The hotter it gets outside the more often it shuts off or cycles off. My guess is some sort of sensor that is controled by the temp. Today it was 100 outside and the AC would not come on at all. Then this evening when I drove the car and the temp. had dropped the AC came on. I had a mechanic check the freon and he said it was good.
Country: United StatesMake: AcuraModel: RSX Type-SYear: 2002Engine: 2.0
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what were the high and low side pressures ?
was the condenser fan working ?
I dont know what the preasures were.
ok this makes a difference on the performance of the system.
when the freon is low the system will not cool correctly and the compressure will not sytem will not cycle.
can you find out this info /
The condenser fan comes on and blows cold very cold but it cycles off for long periods when it gets hot outside and less to not coming on when it's hot outside
I think it's some sensor. Finding the preasure high and low is costly.
ok the gauge readings will tell the whole story with the system, so this could be low on charge or a a/c clutch stator failing.
both very common items we see at my dealer.
The mechanic told me the preasures where good.
ok this is the issue good by which standards while cycling or static pressure.
see how the difference can be
this is why im asking about the pressures.
I work for acura a/c is a big area for me at my dealer .Im central california and we see regualr temps of 105 + in the summer time so I have to be sharp with my customers and their a/c systems
I have seen online that this is a common problem with the RSX
yes we have lot's of common issues
the a/c systems actually destroy the a/c system and then the replacement to the tune of about 3k
we so many of these systems my dealer actually stocks all the parts to do a complete system.
yes so as you can see why im so persistant on the pressures
How expensive and difficult is it to replace a/c clutch stator?
and if they were static or while cycling.
the a/c compressor will have to be removed off the car.
it's a bit extensive.
the a/c condenser fan has to be removed.
and the center radiator support
then unmount it from the engine. but you will have to have the a/c system evacuated first with a machine
that's more than i want to do - remove a/c compressor
its not to easy
for the average home mechanic
So there's no sensor that can be replaced that fits this problem?
it takes me about 3 hours to replace the entire system when I do them, but I have done countless of these so it's like changing oil ..
this needs to be professionally diagnosed.
I could tell you to replace the sun sensor or the evap temp sensor but this does me or you any good
Well the a/c works well at mild temps which I have owned several cars and never really had that problem.
because the system is not diagnosed and you would be wasting your hard earned money. which would make you mad and as a professional I would fell very bad. I would not tell anyone to just replace something unless I was 100% positive
I honestly think the system is low on a charge and has moisture in the system.
or a a/c hose is leaking.
the hose that leaks is the discharge hose from the a/c compressor to the condenser
I guess that's all.
see what I mean a lot can be related to this problem so it's not just one sensor
I'm just been 100% honest with you. now if you told me the pressures we could get a better idea on whats going on.
26 YEARS of real world experience.