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post #1 of 13 Old 09-30-2009, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Compressor Stator

138K my compressor stator has gone out. At $124.17 shipped it isn't cheap, from hondaautomotiveparts.com. Another option would be eBay. I can get an entire new compressor with clutch and stator and all for less than $200 shipped. So I am trying to weight my options. The factory manual shows the compressor removed to replace the stator. If I have to remove the compressor to replace the stator why not just an entire new compressor. Also with the miles if the clutch needs to be replaced that is another $100+. So what do you guys think? A reputable local A/C shop said the stator going out is a common problem on Honda's, but I cannot find evidence of this.





Also curious if the aftermarket compressor's stator can be used in the Honda factory compressor.

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what is stator?


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what is stator?
#12, its the electromagnetic device that "engages" the compressor clutch.

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Interesting. I might have the same problem.

What makes you think that your compressor stator is not working anymore?

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Interesting. I might have the same problem.

What makes you think that your compressor stator is not working anymore?
I have factory repair manual and it has very detailed troubleshooting flow charts and this is where it ended. A short/open through the stator. Before it went totally out it would work for 5 to 15 minutes then it would go out longer and longer until no more.
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Get a new or rebuild unit with warranty, you don't want to have to go through the evacuating and charging process/expense again should some portion of the rest of the compressor fails shortly after you've changed out just the stator......

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I was going to see if the stator could be replaced while on the car. It cannot be done from the top but I am going to go under and see if it is accessible. If the aftermarket compressor's stator is interchangeable with the factory one I can switch them and still have the compressor and clutch if anything else was ever to fail. I would like to avoid removing the compressor and paying to evacuate and refill the system. If I do remove the compressor I might as well replace the dryer and expansion valve.
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I had a similar problem - open circuit on the AC clutch, when previously the AC was working. First, it was *hard* to get the clutch(stator) off the compressor shaft - took 2 hours (I was trying to leave the hoses connected so I didn't have to evac the system.) After I got it off, I realized the compressor was seized, so I ended up buying a new unit. Anyway, your compressor may be good, but may be going in the future - your call, but I agree with Aviography.

If you decide to buy, from what I read said *NEW* is preferred to *rebuilt* because it is only a few bucks more and is not worn internals. I got mine at discountcompressor.com. Not OEM, but looks identical. Their kit includes the dryer, oil, expansion valve. Unfortunately, since I open the system, I had to pay to get it leak tested, evacuated and recharged.

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I could not get it from the bottom (at least on the V6. ) Sub frame is in the way.
I was able to remove the passenger side elec fan, the alternator(leave connected), the AC hose fasteners, and unbolt the ac and pull it up (helps if you have another set of hands.)

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I could not get it from the bottom (at least on the V6. ) Sub frame is in the way.
I was able to remove the passenger side elec fan, the alternator(leave connected), the AC hose fasteners, and unbolt the ac and pull it up (helps if you have another set of hands.)
Jesus, I hope this never happens to me!

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I could not get it from the bottom (at least on the V6. ) Sub frame is in the way.
I was able to remove the passenger side elec fan, the alternator(leave connected), the AC hose fasteners, and unbolt the ac and pull it up (helps if you have another set of hands.)
Sub frame seems to be in the way of a lot of things on these cars...
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If you decide to replace the entire compressor, don't go with rebuilt, ever.

You can get new compressors from places at prices that are less than reman.

BTDT, and it's not pretty when the reman compressor blows up and then requires total system replacement. Very similar to what happens when a CRV lunches a compressor.

If your's was quiet and worked well, I'd put a clutch assembly on it. (all parts including coil)

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Local reputable shop said also said remans were garbage.
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