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Old 06-13-2018, 07:20 PM
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Air conditioning issues

Hey guys and gals,

​​​​​I am having problems with my Ac. I had my compressor replaced a few years ago. The other day randomly my ac clutch won't turn on. I was hoping I would be lucky enough for it to just be a common relay switch replacement. Unfortunately it was not. So I have 2 questions: 1st where is the ac pressure switch located on the fit (can't seem to find it in my Hanes manual), and 2nd where is my ac grounded, as maybe the ground broke loose. I understand that it could be the Condenser is leaking refrigerant. How hard are the Condensers to replace? I definitely won't spend the money on a new Condenser, but I'm hoping it may just be a bad ground. Thanks in advance for any input and help!

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Old 06-14-2018, 10:35 AM
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Get a gage from Pep Boys (Pencil Gage) https://www.pepboys.com/product/deta...745?quantity=1
and measure pressure at low side with engine is not running (it should read above the scale, approx 80 PSI)
If it reads low there is a leak.
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:24 PM
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Get a gage from Pep Boys (Pencil Gage) https://www.pepboys.com/product/deta...745?quantity=1
and measure pressure at low side with engine is not running (it should read above the scale, approx 80 PSI)
If it reads low there is a leak.
Thanks That's my next step!
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Old 06-16-2018, 03:03 PM
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Did you need to recharge the system before positive diagnosis on the compressor?

Sorry. Hijacking your thread for my own issue with AC.
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Old 06-17-2018, 07:46 AM
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Push on clutch plate with a stick when it is on and see if it will engage.
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:27 AM
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A long shot guess, but did you have a lot of weight in the car? I ask because last month the A/C in our GE (Gen2) Fit quit while driving home from college with a very heavy load of stuff.

After unloading the car the next day, I was stumped because the A/C worked fine and it's since been perfect everyday.

Friends on FitFreak suggested the heavy engine load was the culprit and they appear to have been correct. I read elsewhere a passionate argument that the Fit is not equipped with a system that cuts off the A/C under heavy engine load, but I can think of no other reason for the reaction of our Fit.
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:41 PM
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Alco -- the GE, at least, ARE equipped with a system that cuts AC if you floor the pedal. Rationale is that wee engine of ours needs every last hp (and AC drag is not small on an engine with 115hp!). I don't know how the system is managed. I find it's not good enough and the car feels generally sluggish with the AC on. I'm not surprised that driving with a really heavy load, the car might keep the AC clutch off more of the time. Cool anecdote.
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Old 06-19-2018, 11:25 AM
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Thank you for your post confirming the feature fujisawa. At the time I was expecting that a high dollar repair was in my future and it was nice to find that all was well.
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