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Old 07-23-2005, 09:46 PM
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I hope someone has had my problem before and can help. I have a 1993 civic LX automatic and I believe 1.5 engine with 140000 miles. I bought this car new in 1993 and has never really gave any trouble until about 5 weeks ago. Release valve on ac compressor blew. I thought I would put a new ac compressor and dryer and see if I could fix it I ended up with a leak so I took it to a garage told them everything I knew ( old compressor blew, I changed dryer and compressor and got a leak, stopped took it to them) They put it on the machine said pressure were too high ( low side approx 75 and high side 300-350) They said it was expansion valve $350. I told them to fix it they called me next day and said it needed a evaporator core total $700. I told them to go ahead. I call the next day and it was the same high pressures and no ac. They said it was my fault because the old compressor had blew metal thru the system. I took the old compressor apart down to reed valves and took it to them in a box to prove there was no damaged parts internally on old compressor.
They decided to change ac condenser and at no charge. Long story short the car has had
3 ac compressors
3 expansion valves
1 condenser
2 dryers
1 evaporator core

There is no change the last time they had it working it was 41 deg coming out of vents but if you reved engine to 2000 rpm high side pressure would go to 390. the car has been at his garage for 4 weeks and they sent it to honda dealer. dealership kept car for 4 days and has no idea. it has been 5 weeks and $900 if someone has any idea what is wrong please let me know.
Randy
 
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Old 07-24-2005, 10:40 PM
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Default RE: 93 civic ac

dude first off, youve been ripped off... an entire a/c system with labor would run you no more than $1100....The expansion valve at the dealership runs about $42-$52....i know this because i just replaced mine about a month ago....a condenser is not that expensive either....you need to call the better business bureau...thats some bull****.....youve been owned by that shop and that just isnt right....do yourself a favor and get your car back...find out what you can do to recover some of your money...
 
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Old 07-25-2005, 02:12 AM
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Speaking of ac compressor last week while I was recharging my 94 ex ac the valve also blew off (Think i may have over charge). All I did was went to the salvage yard bought another compressor for $85 and went home and install it myself. Which is a little hard if ur changing it buy urself.
 

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