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Old 21st October 2011, 19:17   #2506
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My civic has a problem with the Air Conditioning. It seems, after 30/40 mins of driving with the AC ON, it stops working. I can only hear sound of Air gushing out but the volume of air is reduced almost to 10-15% of what it should be! If I stop the AC for sometime, say after 5/10 minutes, it once again becomes the same old chilling experience!
I have not yet taken the car to service centre. I have noticed and have been able to replicate this problem couple of times also.
It is the compressor relay. It is failing. So when you use the AC it overheats after some time and fails to function. Once it cools down, it works again. It needs to be replaced. Cost me about Rs. 1,100/-.

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Guys

got a problem,
whenever i drive enthusiastically with AC on, after 3.5k RPM the ac compressor cuts off and chilled air stops coming out of the air vents.
But if i drive between 900-3500 rpm it keeps on throwing chilled air.

Car is 07 V A/T done 46k kms

Can someone help ?
recently AC gas was topped up, Honda and also my mechanic said that AC service was not required only gas top up was required.
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Old 21st October 2011, 23:28   #2508
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@Sandeep108 does it come under warranty replacement? My car is still under extended warranty.
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Old 22nd October 2011, 16:41   #2509
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Guys please can anyone help me out?

today while going to my native place in gujrat my dad was driving and i was not there, the ac stopped cooling intermittently and after a while no cooling. and after sometime it started working again but not in a constant and required manner but in a ON-OFF manner and hence not cooling the car.

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She gave me a staggering 26.9 KMPL (Oil was changed recently) today (day time run) without A/C and 2 people + lots of luggage.The figure is as per the trip meter over 150 KM distance.How reliable is the reading from Trip meter? I will also check and post the mileage after filling up the tank.

But I must admit that it was a super boring feat driving at those speeds for a long time.

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@Sandeep108 does it come under warranty replacement? My car is still under extended warranty.
In my view it should be under extended warranty.

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Guys please can anyone help me out?

today while going to my native place in gujrat my dad was driving and i was not there, the ac stopped cooling intermittently and after a while no cooling. and after sometime it started working again but not in a constant and required manner but in a ON-OFF manner and hence not cooling the car.

can anyone help?
See my post about the compressor relay. It's life is over. When it overheats, it fails, so it does not function when required. When cold, it works fine but after a few minutes it overheats and fails. It needs to be replaced.
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See my post about the compressor relay. It's life is over. When it overheats, it fails, so it does not function when required. When cold, it works fine but after a few minutes it overheats and fails. It needs to be replaced.
When the relay starts to overheat, does it also makes more noise than usual?
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When the relay starts to overheat, does it also makes more noise than usual?
Not that I noticed. It simply does not work, so the compressor does not switch on. Maybe when it tries again and again there may be some noise.
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@sandeep

How and who traced your problem ?
Local mechanic or Honda A.S.S

If Honda A.s.s what did you tell them specifically to check?
where is the relay located?
and the cost you have mentioned above is it a Honda Price?
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Hey guys, need your help! I had gone to my vendor to get the final element of my ICE installed ( a Focal monobloack amp)! everything was going as per plan and the amp was successfully installed when suddenly out of nowhere the dash shows an "engine check" light! A few unofficial calls to the Honda people convinced me to drive it back home (I was told it's a minor thing and will be rectified through a scan on Monday)! However, barely 5 minutes of drive later, the car throttle became unresponsive and completely died within 10 mins! Had to call the road side assistance and had the vehicle towed over to Arya service! What could have possibly gone wrong?? the car is 2 years old with insurance and extended warranty! This is the first ever such case with this car and i really cant figure out what could have possibly gone wrong!
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Check for the loose battery terminal or loose earth earthing of the amp. Did they cut any OEM wiring harness ?
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the amp was successfully installed when suddenly out of nowhere the dash shows an "engine check" light

the car throttle became unresponsive and completely died within 10 mins
I agree with dip27in here. It is possible that the ground or one of the battery cables is cut/loose. Maybe some other wiring harness like the MAF is left open. I doubt that the installers could have cut any other cable or wiring harness. Do let us know what had happened and what code was logged in the OBD.
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@sandeep

How and who traced your problem ?
Local mechanic or Honda A.S.S

If Honda A.s.s what did you tell them specifically to check?
where is the relay located?
and the cost you have mentioned above is it a Honda Price?
Honda A.s.s. Relay located in fuse /relay box.
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Check for the loose battery terminal or loose earth earthing of the amp. Did they cut any OEM wiring harness ?
The installer checked the entire wiring but no loose connections! No OEM wiring harness was touched!

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I agree with dip27in here. It is possible that the ground or one of the battery cables is cut/loose. Maybe some other wiring harness like the MAF is left open. I doubt that the installers could have cut any other cable or wiring harness. Do let us know what had happened and what code was logged in the OBD.
Will let you know the code and remedies!

Still can't understand what could possibly affect the throttle control??
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@rohan

probably a busted throttle pedal position sensor, as this is the sensor which communicates ur throttle pedal position to ecm which inturn controls the amount of actuation of the throttle valve.
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