HVAC Replacement Air con Compressor, cheapest new/recon?

Discussion in '1st Generation (2004-2011)' started by Paulcornwall, Friday 26th Jun, 2015.

  1. Paulcornwall Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    So with the kind help of members I have narrowed by air con issue down to the Compressor. I'm in a bit of tug of war between buying new or a secondhand unit. In order to make a decision I'm trying to source the best price for a new/recon unit. Any recommendations on suppliers?
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I would get a second opinion from a qualified aircon chap to see if the compressor has actually failed before you do open wallet surgery.
     
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  3. John William Hickmott New Member Getting Started

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    Hi just had mine done by visiting air on specialist cost £850 for compressor and condenser fully Fitted. Fitter said no patern compressor available and recon too risky. So went along with him. My FR-V 2005 2.2 diesel.
     
  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Hefty cost but at least it's a proper job.

    Hi @John William Hickmott I see this is your first, please do drop by the Introduce Yourself section and say a few words about yourself and your car :Smile:
     
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  5. Leepolam Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Paulcornwall,

    Did you managed to sort out your A/C compressor issue?

    I think I might need one as there is a whining noise every time I throttle and A/C not blowing much cold air.
     
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  6. Merk1981 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Is this a common fault with the FR-V? My compressor went caput. Thankfully I was still within my approved used warrenty period and it was replaced FOC.

     
  7. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Aren't a lot of 'compressor' problems simply the solenoid clutch burning out?
     
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  8. Merk1981 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    My whole unit was replaced. The system was full of swarf.
     
  9. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Where would the swarf have come from ?
     
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  10. Merk1981 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I have no idea. That's what the dealer told me. They had my car for 2 weeks. Honda paid Enterprise to provide me with Ford C Max while it was fixed. I'm so glad I was still under warranty.