Having an air conditioner issue, especially in summer, will likely be a small but very constraining detail. In the city centre, you willingly open the windows of your Honda Civic to let in air, but when you get on fast roads, it almost instantly becomes complicated.
It can sometimes blow hot air even though you asked it cold air, or it may well work intermittently.
You might not wish to pay repair costs without finding out if you may possibly do it by yourself to repair your Honda Civic.
The aim of this article is to make it possible for you detect these possible problems in order to fix them as promptly as possible.
First, we will try to target the symptoms you figure out on the air conditioning failure of your Honda Civic.
Different symptoms on your Honda Civic air conditioner
You realize that it is not any longer effective, for example:
It works initially to finally only give back moisture and run out very very fast, or it works yet with a particularly long time to cool effectively. Or also simpler, it basically does not cool down anymore.
First thing to think about at this point on your Honda Civic, it is very likely that the gas charge is too limited. This could mean that there is a potential leak in the circuit. If this were the case, we really encourage you to seek the advice of a specialist and not do this on your own, it carries great risks for your Honda Civic and more essentially your own health.
This factor is partly owing to the wear and tear of time, but also to the quality of your air conditioning system. To put it plainly, if you have a high-end car, you are in theory much less bothered with this type of problem.
Also ensure that you keep the air conditioning in good state all year round.
What does that mean? Plainly use it every once in awhile for short moments throughout the year, which helps to avoid a “rust” of the system on your Honda Civic. It consumes slightly more fuel, but as replacing your air conditioning system is much more expensive, you profit in the long run.
Different problems on your Honda Civic air conditioner
Next let’s look at some of the problems you may face on your Honda Civic. Remember that your air conditioner system is a very elaborate system, made up of a multitude of parts that can potentially lead to failure.
First, as mentioned above, you may have a gas leak and as a result no pressure in the system.
Also, it is therefore possible that your compressor is out of order. Same observation as above, it is no longer possible to compress the gas, as a result no more pressure in the system.
Attached to this compressor of your Honda Civic, a pulley allows it to rotate. If this one were to stop working, a chain reaction would occur with the compressor stopping, and therefore as mentioned above, no gas compression, no pressure…
We realize here that everything is linked and that each piece has a essential importance, just like a chain work, a single missing link and the complete chain is stopped.
Another sensitive point, still on the theme of pressure, if by chance a too great pressure was felt in the circuit, a sensor will then be triggered in order to stop the operation for basic safety. We can imagine here the work of a protection fuse on the electrical circuit of your Honda Civic.
Regarding the temperature sensor, there may also be a failure. Just imagine that it is no longer able to determine the temperature of the inside of your Honda Civic. As a result, it does not know what to give the computer as information, which will lead to the air conditioning being switched off due to the lack of consistent data to be processed. Here again the air conditioning will have been turned off by the computer for security reasons in order in order to avoid improbable situations, for example, where it is considered hot in your Honda Civic and sends cold when it is the opposite.
If you were to employ a professional, here is an idea of the prices you would have to pay:
Let’s imagine that you reload your air conditioning with gas, it varies from 40 to 60€.
If, on the other hand, you had to replace your compressor, it would cost about 350€ new, much more affordable second-hand, around 150€.
So here is a set of problems you might face on your Honda Civic, as you guessed, in most cases it is better to call on an expert to avoid potentially major accidents. Remember that in the case of air conditioning, you handle compressed gas that is dangerous if you are not careful.
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