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Old 30 May 2010, 07:01 pm
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Default My 2006 Acura TL's A/C is not working even with Freon in it. Any advice?

I just bought my 2006 Acura TL two weeks ago & noticed that when I run my A/C fan on HIGH with its temperature as COLD as it will go that my air compressor will start sounding/making like this clicking sound. It sounds like it wants to turn over but its not. When it does this noise I can smell the rubber hose that the A/C is fed through come out my vents. So what did I do, I thought it needed more ''Freon''& bought the recommended Freon & put 14OZ. of it in the ''Low Flow'' line of my A/C. But it still has this problem.

Here's the kicker, when I turn down the setting of the fan from HIGH to MEDIUM or even LOW the A/C starts working again after about 3 minutes of it blowing warm/hot air.

I look underneath my car where the condensation excess comes out when the A/C is acting up & nothing comes out, BUT sometimes it is POURING OUT the bottom of my car. So in other words, it's not doing this: drip...drip...drip...drip. Instead, it is one stream line coming out.

My car only has 34,000 miles & runs great. All except for this function. I am also a traveling sales rep & this is not making me look good when I go into offices looking sweaty. CAN ANY ONE PLEASE HELP ME????
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Old 30 May 2010, 07:16 pm
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Freon does not even exist anymore, however there are two types of refrigerants vehicles use now days and most likely you got one of them because I doubt someone will sell freon, as is illegal. Your problem here though is that you overfilled your compressor and probably damaged it. Before you fill any a/c system there are procedures to measure how much refrigerant and how much lubricant is in the system. Now you got your self a nice half a thousand dollar job when it could of cost you 10 bucks to get a testing kit, the refrigerant with the lubricant, and a seal replacement kit all in all for about 70 bucks. Next time inform your self. You should of also taking it to a garage the garage would of charge you about 200 bucks, and though a bit much, but if you don't know how to do something or care to inform your self they still save you 300 bucks, and would of empty the system, replace the seals, refill it with both lubricant, and refrigerant.
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