Honda Civic Ac Condenser
Reasons behind Honda Civic AC Condenser Headaches
Imagine this: the sun is glaring at you; you are stuck in traffic; the only source of comfort you have is the cool breeze coming out of your car's air-conditioning system. Suddenly, fate decides to make fun of you by breaking your AC and you have no choice but blame all the gods you know. But a broken AC may not be the doing of the gods at all; it may be caused by the AC condenser. Here are some of the common issues with the AC condenser that may cause your AC system to fail.
The condenser fan is not moving
This is actually a problem that is irritating to diagnose. Why? There are a lot on the list of parts that can cause the fan not to move. In a suggested order of which one you should check first, here are the usual culprits behind a frozen condenser fan.
First, look at the fuses; they should be properly intact and have not worn out. Second, check if the fan and the compressor are in working condition. You can do this by connecting them separately to the battery. And third, inspect the relay wirings of the fan and the condenser.
The most common cause would be the wirings; they are more prone to damage and breaking because of the belts.
The condenser is leaking
If your AC system is leaking, you may very well suspect the condenser. The possible problematic parts are: the bottom grille of the condenser and the seals on the pipes. If the problem is with the former, you should be able to see a considerable space at the bottom part-this is where the leak occurs. Problem with the seals are unlikely, but a quick look at them (if there are holes) would be enough to know whether or not they cause the leaking.
The condenser has holes
After seeing that they have a leak in their Honda's condenser, car owners often find that the condenser has holes on it. This is actually not a simple matter of blaming the part's brand.
Perhaps an act questionable from Honda is that they placed the AC conditioner condenser at the front of most of its vehicles. Though this set-up makes it easier to get cold air, this makes the condenser an easy target for the road's pebbles, dust, and dirt to enter. This, then, could cause holes in the condenser's tube and an eventual buildup inside the assembly.