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MASTER TECH, Honda Service Technician
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Experience:  28 years of Honda training and a master Honda tech
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The AC stopped working. It's just blowing hot air? I added

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The AC stopped working. It's just blowing hot air?
JA: Have you checked the coolant level? Have you checked the hoses for leaks?
Customer: I added coolant it worked for about 30 minutes, blowing steam through the vent. I am thinking it may be a leak being that it cooled for a little while. What do you think?
JA: What is the model/year of your Honda?
Customer: 2009 Honda Fit
JA: Are you fixing your Fit yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: The only thing I did was add coolant that comes in a can, it worked for a short while. I would like to try to fix myself, but would like to diagonose as best as I can before I take to shop.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I cant think of anything?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 1 year ago.

Hello welcome to just answer I am master tech and will be able to assist you.

the fact you added freon tells me their is a pretty sizable leak in the system if this only lasted 30 minutes.

so a shop will need to add dye to the system unless they can see the leaks right away which I think they can .

but this will have to be pressurized to pin point the leak.

unless you can look at the a/c condenser and see if it's wet from the freon/oil

Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 1 year ago.

or if you have a halogen leak detector then you can use it to look for the leak also.

but you may need to add some more freon to pin point it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thanks.
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 1 year ago.

do you have access or own this tool ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I'm an accountant just learning little things when I can and feel comfortable. I have been ripped off so many times by mechanics. I have little trust. Last time had a problem with my sons car they wanted to replace radiator and resavior $900+ and it was the water pump... Thanks for your help. Is there any way I can determine it not the compressor
Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 1 year ago.

not until it's pressurized.

not the fact it worked the compressor is working and would not suspect a issue their.

if you look for a shop or even Honda to look at this im sure it will be safe.

cause I havea suspicion it's a a/c condenser, reason been is the unit is mounted in the front of the car and rocks debris always make contact so this would be my first area to inspect.

Expert:  MASTER TECH replied 1 year ago.

any word on your a/c condition.