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K. Wiggins
K. Wiggins, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Honda
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Experience:  AA in automotive Technology, 15+ years in the trade
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2003 Honda civic lx customer installed new a/c compressor.

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2003 Honda civic lx customer installed new a/c compressor. reason stated for changing compressor is clutch was not engaging. a/c clutch both fans are not coming on
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can jump clutch and fans to run
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 1 year ago.
Hello, is there power on the red wire of the A/C pressure switch with it unplugged?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
its plugged in
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
miss read thatyes power with it unplugged
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 1 year ago.
That's good we now the thermo sensor is working. With the sensor unplugged still push the ac switch on and check for continuity to ground on the blue wire.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
blue wire on switch
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yes we have continuity
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 1 year ago.
I imagine you've already tried this, but if you jump red to blue at that switch with the button on does the clutch kick in?
PS I apologize if there's a little delay in my replies. I'm not getting email notices of your reply so I'm checking back every few minutes.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no will not kick in
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
customer tried to do repair him self installed new compressor, drier & a/c control head ( on/off switches )
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 1 year ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** to test is going to be the evaporator temperature sensor as this being faulty will also not let the A/C work.
I'll post a link below to pulling it and the test procedure.
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https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/103900598/evapsens%20test.pdf
It's on the opposite end of the HVAC box from the blower motor.
Let me know what you find and we can work further if needed.
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 1 year ago.
You could also leave it in the evap box and check resistance against the ambient air temp, since it's not coming on at all vs coming on for a while then blowing warm
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
have to try it tomorrow thanks
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 1 year ago.
Sounds good, talk to you then