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Honda-Man, Honda Mechanic
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Experience:  I have an Associates Degree in Automotive. 10 Years experience on all makes and models. 20 Years Honda only including factory training. Over 30 years total.
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Dead batt. first thing after charging and starting eng. ac

Customer Question

dead batt. first thing after charging and starting eng. ac compressor blow off valve opened and closed until no freon left
JA: Have you checked the Freon level?
Customer: system is empty
JA: What is the model/year of your Honda?
Customer: 2007 odyssey
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes and nothing yet
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: was very surprised batt was dead only 3 years old alt. less than 1
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 3 months ago.

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Your dead battery and A/C issues are actually a very common Honda problem. The compressor relay's stick on causing the battery to go dead. It will also cause the compressor pressure to exceed the limit of the pressure relief valve. The relay is in the under-hood fuse box. Under the fuse box lid the schematic(see diagram) shows the position of the compressor relay with a snow flake. The relay is approx $6 at O'Reilly. I am sure most auto pares stores also sell the compressor relay.

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Expert:  Honda-Man replied 3 months ago.

I would remove the relay(see image) until you have a replacement so the battery does not go dead again. The A/C will need to be recharged obviously after the new relay is installed.

Thank you again,