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justinsbg, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Honda
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Experience:  ASE certified in Brakes, Electrical, HVAC, and Engine Performance. Currently a lead diagnostic Technician.
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Pearl the ac relay was stuck on and I pulled the fuse. a day

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pearl the ac relay was stuck on and I pulled the fuse. a day ago the ac relief valve unloaded the refridgeerant. 2009 crv
JA: How many miles are on the car? Has the car been starting normally?
Customer: starts fine 175000 well maintained. at first I thought it was the compressor self destructing but found the electric clutch asways on - haven't tested the ac relay but I'm leaning to that
JA: Are you fixing your CR-V yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes I'm decent with cars. thinking of replacing the ac clutch relay since the circuit was drawing 3 amps with the car shutoff.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: just the pressure relief went off
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  justinsbg replied 1 month ago.


My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to help. Give me a moment while I upload some information.

Expert:  justinsbg replied 1 month ago.

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I am a Honda/Acura only technician and have been for nearly 10 years so I know the brand well. The problem here is most likely a stuck compressor clutch relay. The relay contacts internally make intermittent connection or stick closed. This is a very common failure on this and several other Honda/Acura models. I will include a picture of the relay location as well as a link to view the factory part, part number, and pricing. If you have any additional questions about this just let me know.

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