Join Date: May 2004
location: Morganville, NJ
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Honda compressors fail often enough.
Ask anyone with a 2002 to 2007 CRV. These are the worst by far as they have catastrophic blow ups.
The only way to know is to have someone who knows what they are doing put gauges on it, watch and record pressures. Recover the refrigerant to see if it was low, if it was, find a leak, repair the leak and recharge to see if it works.
If there is no leak, and the pressures are off, it can be any number of things, from a bad cooling fan, restricted airflow across the condenser, bad hose, bad expansion valve or bad compressor. A bad compressor could be a broken reed valve, worn scroll, etc.
Or worse, someone has DIY'd it and added sealer, too much dye or oil or some kind of "blend" refrigerant into the system.
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