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Old 23 May 2004, 11:21 am
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Default 1989 Accord AC Problem

About a year ago, I replaced the Clutch on the Keihin compressor that
was in the car, it was making noise. I purchased one from Honda and but
it in without opening the system. This year I developed a slow leak (3
weeks), which turned into a large leak in the condesnser. I replaced
the condenser, evacuated the system and re-charged. I still have a
leak. I tried a can of UV dye and cannot see anything leaking. With a
halogen leak detector, when I go near the compressor, it indicates
refigerant loss. Prior to me replacing the Condensor, I had no problems
with the compressor. I have read in the past that when the clutch
bearing goes, it is a sign that the shaft seal on the compressor is
about to go, is this true ? I am thinking that the leak is now at the
shaft seal of the compressor. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 23 May 2004, 04:33 pm
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Default Re: 1989 Accord AC Problem

This is a big problem with these compressors. Such a problem that Honda
will not sell you one. If you have one go bad, Honda will sell you a
conversion kit to the ND compressor. I would probably try to form my own
conversion kit with a stop at a local salvage yard.

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> About a year ago, I replaced the Clutch on the Keihin compressor that
> was in the car, it was making noise. I purchased one from Honda and but
> it in without opening the system. This year I developed a slow leak (3
> weeks), which turned into a large leak in the condesnser. I replaced
> the condenser, evacuated the system and re-charged. I still have a
> leak. I tried a can of UV dye and cannot see anything leaking. With a
> halogen leak detector, when I go near the compressor, it indicates
> refigerant loss. Prior to me replacing the Condensor, I had no problems
> with the compressor. I have read in the past that when the clutch
> bearing goes, it is a sign that the shaft seal on the compressor is
> about to go, is this true ? I am thinking that the leak is now at the
> shaft seal of the compressor. Any help would be appreciated.
>



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Old 23 May 2004, 10:28 pm
Charlie S
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Default Re: 1989 Accord AC Problem

When you replaced the refrigerent did you replace the refrigerent oil?
No oil in the refrigerent, could dry out the seal and cause a leak at
the compressor.
Sometimes refrigerent comes mixed with oil and sometimes it is in a
seperate container.
The lubricant type is spelled out in your owners manual.

On Sun, 23 May 2004 16:21:29 GMT, nospam <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:

>About a year ago, I replaced the Clutch on the Keihin compressor that
>was in the car, it was making noise. I purchased one from Honda and but
>it in without opening the system. This year I developed a slow leak (3
>weeks), which turned into a large leak in the condesnser. I replaced
>the condenser, evacuated the system and re-charged. I still have a
>leak. I tried a can of UV dye and cannot see anything leaking. With a
>halogen leak detector, when I go near the compressor, it indicates
>refigerant loss. Prior to me replacing the Condensor, I had no problems
>with the compressor. I have read in the past that when the clutch
>bearing goes, it is a sign that the shaft seal on the compressor is
>about to go, is this true ? I am thinking that the leak is now at the
>shaft seal of the compressor. Any help would be appreciated.


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