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Experience:  ASE certified in Brakes, Electrical, HVAC, and Engine Performance. Currently a lead diagnostic Technician.
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Trouble w/ ac. air blows, just doesn't cool. Tried

Customer Question

trouble w/ ac. air blows, just doesn't cool. Tried refridgerant, didn;t work
JA: Have you checked the coolant level? Have you checked for a leak in the radiator?
Customer: No
JA: What is the model/year of your Honda?
Customer: 2009 Honda accord
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes. Just refridgerant
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: The steering has a sound in the column
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  justinsbg replied 1 year ago.


My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to help. Please check something for me. Pop the hood and go inside the vehicle to turn the a/c switch ON. If the switch is already on, turn it back off and on again. Notice if the radiator cooling fans come one when the a/c switch is pressed on. Let me know what you find. Thanks

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
they do
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No trouble w/ blower or fans nder hood
Expert:  justinsbg replied 1 year ago.

Great, thanks for that information. Is this a V6 or 4 cylinder?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
4 cy
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
R U still there?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  justinsbg replied 1 year ago.
I am currently driving home from work. I will respond back with in the next 30 minutes. Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK Be safe
Expert:  justinsbg replied 1 year ago.

Reminder, I have not been paid at this point and won't be until I receive a positive rating from you. At that point I will receive a portion of what you've already paid Just Answer.

The problem here is either a faulty compressor clutch relay or a faulty compressor clutch coil. I am a Honda/Acura only technician and have been for nearly 10 years so I know the brand well. I would first replace the relay. If you replace the relay and it still doesn't operate this means the coil is faulty. If the radiator fans run when the a/c switch is commanded ON this tells me there is sufficient refrigerant in the system and the computer is providing a ground for the compressor clutch relay. This indicates there is power going to the compressor clutch, but the coil isn't pulling the clutch in due to high resistance. I have replaced countless coils, so I feel confident that this is the problem. I will include a picture of the coil and relay as well as a link to view the part, part number, and pricing. The coil is letter F in the picture. If you have any additional questions about this just let me know. Thanks.

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Link to view compressor coil:

Link to view compressor relay:

Expert:  justinsbg replied 1 year ago.;et=2%2c3)&SubCategoryUrl=a-c-air-conditioner-compressor-1-8l&Diagram=&PartNumbers=

Expert:  justinsbg replied 1 year ago.

Please remember to rate me positively so I get credit for my advice. If you have any additional questions just let me know. Thanks!