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Old 03 Oct 2004, 04:39 pm
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Default 96 Passport AC Feels Humid

I just had the compressor replaced in my 96 Passport, and it's cooling
better than before, but the air still feels warm, or a little humid, and
seems like it takes a while to cool down after starting. I know it's
cooling off because I have a thermomator in the vent, and on a warm day at
noon (85 deg) it reads about 70 - 75 degrees. In the morning it will get
down to 50 deg. But the air coming out of the vent at about a foot away
doesn't feel cool. It kind of feels humid. Driving around town for 15 -
20 minutes, it doesn't seem to cool off. It doesn't seem to cool off until
I get on the expressway an am going 60MPH for about 5 minutes.

I had the compressor replaced at a Honda dealership, and have brought it
back once for them to look at, and they haven't been able to find anything.
They kept it for 3 days, all of which were overcast, and didn't give it a
chance to warm up.

A little history, I had the compressor replaced by a local shop a little
over a year ago with a rebuilt compressor. That one just died. Instead of
risking another rebuilt compressor going out, I decided to pay full price
for a new Honda part, installed by Honda techs. When Honda took off the
compressor, they said the inside looked like liquid metal, there were so
many fine shavings in it. They replaced the compressor, drier, and added
R134A and Lube. It seems like for the money I spent, I should see icicles
forming on the vents.

My wife just had her compressor replaced in a Chevy Cavilier 2 weeks after
mine, and she can't put the fan over half speed or she freezes out. Of
course it's a smaller volume, but I would think the air should be cooler.

If anyone has any suggestions, or things I should ask the dealer, I'd
appreciate it. I plan on taking it back to the dealer again Tuesday.

Thanks.
Mike

I also have a question about the suspension, which I will post in a new
thread.
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Old 03 Oct 2004, 05:36 pm
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Default Re: 96 Passport AC Feels Humid

The temperature in the center vent should be down around 40 degrees. It
isn't cooling. Did they check and clear the whole system when changing the
compressor? If the previous compressor failed there could be foreign
particles in the whole system.


"me" <me@mydomain.com> wrote in message
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>I just had the compressor replaced in my 96 Passport, and it's cooling
> better than before, but the air still feels warm, or a little humid, and
> seems like it takes a while to cool down after starting. I know it's
> cooling off because I have a thermomator in the vent, and on a warm day at
> noon (85 deg) it reads about 70 - 75 degrees. In the morning it will get
> down to 50 deg. But the air coming out of the vent at about a foot away
> doesn't feel cool. It kind of feels humid. Driving around town for 15 -
> 20 minutes, it doesn't seem to cool off. It doesn't seem to cool off
> until
> I get on the expressway an am going 60MPH for about 5 minutes.
>
> I had the compressor replaced at a Honda dealership, and have brought it
> back once for them to look at, and they haven't been able to find
> anything.
> They kept it for 3 days, all of which were overcast, and didn't give it a
> chance to warm up.
>
> A little history, I had the compressor replaced by a local shop a little
> over a year ago with a rebuilt compressor. That one just died. Instead
> of
> risking another rebuilt compressor going out, I decided to pay full price
> for a new Honda part, installed by Honda techs. When Honda took off the
> compressor, they said the inside looked like liquid metal, there were so
> many fine shavings in it. They replaced the compressor, drier, and added
> R134A and Lube. It seems like for the money I spent, I should see icicles
> forming on the vents.
>
> My wife just had her compressor replaced in a Chevy Cavilier 2 weeks after
> mine, and she can't put the fan over half speed or she freezes out. Of
> course it's a smaller volume, but I would think the air should be cooler.
>
> If anyone has any suggestions, or things I should ask the dealer, I'd
> appreciate it. I plan on taking it back to the dealer again Tuesday.
>
> Thanks.
> Mike
>
> I also have a question about the suspension, which I will post in a new
> thread.



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Old 04 Oct 2004, 10:12 am
Mike Arvay
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Default Re: 96 Passport AC Feels Humid

Woddy,
Thanks for your quick reply. This group is GREAT! Last night I took
it for a drive to check the suspension. 9:00pm, raining, and 80 degrees
out, got the temp down to 55 deg in the center vent. Even though it was
cold, it didn't have that crisp chill.

When I moved my wifes car into the garage from sitting outside for several
hours, I immediately got cold, and I felt that chill my air doesn't give.

I will ask them about clearing the system. I had hoped, this would be
standard procedure, but maybe I'm giving them too much benefit.

Thanks again.

Mike Arvay

"Woody" <TheDuck@pond.net> wrote in
news:m9%7d.6369$Rf1.700@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com :

> The temperature in the center vent should be down around 40 degrees.
> It isn't cooling. Did they check and clear the whole system when
> changing the compressor? If the previous compressor failed there could
> be foreign particles in the whole system.
>
>
> "me" <me@mydomain.com> wrote in message
> news:Xns9577A97329112none@24.93.44.119...
>>I just had the compressor replaced in my 96 Passport, and it's cooling
>> better than before, but the air still feels warm, or a little humid,
>> and seems like it takes a while to cool down after starting. I know
>> it's cooling off because I have a thermomator in the vent, and on a
>> warm day at noon (85 deg) it reads about 70 - 75 degrees. In the
>> morning it will get down to 50 deg. But the air coming out of the
>> vent at about a foot away doesn't feel cool. It kind of feels humid.
>> Driving around town for 15 - 20 minutes, it doesn't seem to cool
>> off. It doesn't seem to cool off until
>> I get on the expressway an am going 60MPH for about 5 minutes.
>>
>> I had the compressor replaced at a Honda dealership, and have brought
>> it back once for them to look at, and they haven't been able to find
>> anything.
>> They kept it for 3 days, all of which were overcast, and didn't give
>> it a chance to warm up.
>>
>> A little history, I had the compressor replaced by a local shop a
>> little over a year ago with a rebuilt compressor. That one just
>> died. Instead of
>> risking another rebuilt compressor going out, I decided to pay full
>> price for a new Honda part, installed by Honda techs. When Honda
>> took off the compressor, they said the inside looked like liquid
>> metal, there were so many fine shavings in it. They replaced the
>> compressor, drier, and added R134A and Lube. It seems like for the
>> money I spent, I should see icicles forming on the vents.
>>
>> My wife just had her compressor replaced in a Chevy Cavilier 2 weeks
>> after mine, and she can't put the fan over half speed or she freezes
>> out. Of course it's a smaller volume, but I would think the air
>> should be cooler.
>>
>> If anyone has any suggestions, or things I should ask the dealer,
>> I'd appreciate it. I plan on taking it back to the dealer again
>> Tuesday.
>>
>> Thanks.
>> Mike
>>
>> I also have a question about the suspension, which I will post in a
>> new thread.

>
>
>


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