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Honda fit 2008 air conditioner dooling intermiitantly

Customer Question

Honda fit 2008 air conditioner dooling intermiitantly checked fluid refrigerant...over 200 psi and no leak
JA: What color is the fluid? What part of the car is the leak coming from?
Customer: there is no leak just high 220 psi pressure and no cooling now
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: internal fan running....not hearing compressor change with power off and on
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: just trying to troubleshoot at moment and do have 2008 manual2
JA: Is there anything else the Honda Mechanic should be aware of about your Honda?
Customer: no in perfect shape otherwise well cared for
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Honda
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
cabin fan blows hot air even when closed cabin to cabin, feel like the cooling side isn't getting to the cabin air. compression side seems to work since low side pressure was 200psi
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
secure page form filled out and submitted
Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 6 months ago.

hello I will assist you , this is Kevin .

Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 6 months ago.

can you check the temperature of the suction hose when engine is running and the A/C is turned on ? Is it cool/cold ?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hi Kevin, Steve has gone out to check this
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Low side pipe hot. High side pipe cooler
Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 6 months ago.

okay . so we are clear , the " larger " pipe is cool , correct ?

Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 6 months ago.

just FYI the Large pipe is the " Low " side ( smaller fitting ) and the Small pipe ( larger fitting ) is the High side .

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Low side large is hot to ouch. High side thin pipe cooler but near air to airtemp
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Large pipe has l cap. Small has h cap
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Temp
Now equal
Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 6 months ago.

yes . that denotes Hi and Lo

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Cabin air warmer than outside at vent
Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 6 months ago.

with the engine running and the A/c on , if you look under the hood at the A/C compressor is the Cluthch plate locked and turning with the pulley ?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
All
3 pulleys on belt rotate freely
Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 6 months ago.

okay but is the front " shoe " , the plate on the compressor locked and spinning when the A/C is on and the engine running ?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Pulley and part extending out and bolted spinning
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Also checked fan for coolantradiator is spining
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
bolted plate spinnig
Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 6 months ago.

okay is there bubbles in the sight glass in the receiver drier ?

Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 6 months ago.

can you pinch off the 2 heater hoses at the firewall ?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Both hoses at fire wall meralic
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Metal
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Loosing sun will call again tomorrow
Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 6 months ago.

okay . Will try again tomorrow ! :-)