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A/C clutch will not engage...
A/C clutch will not engage, unless i bypass the Clutch Relay.
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Mechanic for Honda: MASTER TECH, Honda Technician replied 3 years ago
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hello I am master tech, can you tell me what year and model this car is ?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
1998 Honda CR-V LX AWD Automatic
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I have replaced the AC Clutch fuse, the AC clutch relay, I have manually turned the clutch and it turns, when I hook a freon canister up to the low pressure port it reads really high PSI
Mechanic for Honda: MASTER TECH, Honda Technician replied 3 years ago
ok so sounds like their is a signal problem from the hvac control panel to the compressor. do you have a dvom so I can send you some trouble shooting material ?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
DVOM? like a voltmeter?
Mechanic for Honda: MASTER TECH, Honda Technician replied 3 years ago
yes this is correct
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Mechanic for Honda: MASTER TECH, Honda Technician replied 3 years ago
does the condenser fan come on but just not the compressor correct .
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Correct. fan engages but compressor does not
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
update. The A/C does not engage when I turn the AC button on, the condensing fan turns on but the cooling fan does not turn on.does that help?
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Hello?
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
how can i test the HVAC control panel? or do you have any other suggestions?
Mechanic for Honda: MASTER TECH, Honda Technician replied 3 years ago
ok sorry for the delay I was slammed at work yesterday . here is the testing info.
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Mechanic for Honda: MASTER TECH, Honda Technician replied 3 years ago
here is the link to self diag the hvac system
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ranekadm2bvdtk/SELF%20DIAG.pdf?dl=0
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