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In this video we have a look at this 2003 Honda Civic 1.7 that came in with a complaint of no A/C or blowing warm air out of the vents when the a/c was turned on. It was a fun fix because it had a little twist at the end that almost got missed but ended up being a good fix. Some times it is a little more than just being low on refrigerant.
How Car AC Systems Work and How to Diagnose AC System Issues For Beginners BY: Ratchets And Wrenches - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtRZ5xTaIOI
How a Car AC System Works - For Beginners BY: Ratchets And Wrenches - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-INZ2sRrsuo
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49 thoughts on “Honda civic – no a/c”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Taylor says:

    Dude you are awesome 😎!!!

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Utku Goreke says:

    thanks for this guide! when I turn the ac on there was no change in rpm of my 09 civic, i tried the relay fix first, then tried cleaning the clutch disc, bam! it's cold again.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Vernon Bruce says:

    Learned something new today. Thanks Eric O.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Julio Torres says:

    I have been a mechanic for going on some 40yrs and I always consider myself as a servant to my community and there has been lots of horror stories about how we rip off the community but you and your diligent efforts to resolve people's problems gives us all the good name thank you Eric for being a hard-working smart and wise mechanic!!!!

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jd Deefo says:

    Hello, I picked up a 2004 Civic Si as a project car. The car hasn't been driven or started in 6 years. Is there anything I can do to help the AC unit operate when I hit the button? Also the car has about 4-5 gallons of old gas in the tank, do I have to remove it? I can't get a hose down the filler hole? Thanks, and I love your videos.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jd Deefo says:

    Wish my daughter in another town found a mechanic like you, sigh.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars darren posey says:

    I watched your video on A/C compressors, such a informative video. My question is:" why is their no videos on the importance of the (ORPHIS TUB)?" When changing out a compressor, condenser, dryer.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ramon Soto says:

    good video.keep on.thank you

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    There's your problem lady just needed to remove the clutch shim great work Eric O @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars what happened after I bought Used car says:

    Why you don't use pack oil ?

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Krispin says:

    "A thing of beauty" just like Mrs. O!

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cars says:

    My first and last Honda after just owning it for three years the AC would work until it got to 80 degrees then shut down. Went to the dealer and compressor had a bad thermal limit switch but of course = new compressor, took the day off and went back to the dealer four hours later they tell me they ordered the wrong compressor and they had to put the old one back on and I would have to come back a week later. New compressor lasted three years and failed exactly the same way. HONDA = JUNK !

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ronnie Westcott says:

    from nova scotia ,Canada my 2003 is doing the same thing ?

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ricky A. says:

    I want to start out by saying… That I love your video. I have an 03 Civic coupe Manual tranny. And the compressor does not turn on I think that it may be the same thing that you just got done explaining.
    🙁 I like your style, your experience and your very calm I like that. I tried looking up the address you have on your YouTube page… but you are too far from me. I am in Northern NJ Sucks for me haha. It would of been awesome if you could've seen my car for work. Thanks for your vid!

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jay X. says:

    Nice gal.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Julio Santos says:

    I'm a school bus mechanic but our compressors are not adjustable, so we have to pull the compressor. We do A LOT of AC work here in Texas so we get a lot of practice.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Julio Santos says:

    Mrs. O got back at you for messing with her.🤣

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Botero says:

    Eric, you are the master mechanic and above all very honest. Another crooked mechanic would have said to this customer, "you need a brand new compressor and everything that comes with it. "

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars martin moffitt says:

    I'm thankful guy like you! I also have a lovely Helper! Thanks for all your great videos! Be well!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rufus Connolly says:

    Love that you can fix the AC on these old D series by removing a shim. LOVE these old hoopties.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gayan Thotagamuwa says:

    Great video. I always Learn something new from you.. Thanks for Taking time to make these videos.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phil Maine says:

    Get vid Eric o always learn a lot from you 👍

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shaun says:

    Great video. You installed the chrome package with no chime? So what is the use of the chime, if it is not needed?

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Ryan Dailey says:

    Mrs.O became everyone's biggest fan after this one…

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SweatLaserXP says:

    I had that same exact Civic, black, '01 model, and the A/C broke shortly before I traded it in

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charles ButterfieldButterfield says:

    Great job miss oo

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg Hill says:

    i had this same problem that i fixed with my daughter on 07 civic but the compressor is on other side of car and harder to reach . took me a lot of videos on you tube to find problem pulled out one shim cleaned clutch with wire wheel lucky i had a impact wrench to get the nut off . the weird thing is the problem does not show up when it is not too hot out when it got hot the ac quit.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wreckeur says:

    I just did this exact same process with my 2010 Fit!
    Compressor wasn't kicking on and I needed to remove the shim. The clutch face was crusty so I ran it over the wire wheel (I did both faces)
    It was kind of exciting seeing you going through all the same steps (no recharge for me, don't have the equipment) to get the a/c working again. Excellent confirmation that I did it right.

    This was really a great example of "if Eric O can do it, you can do it"

    Thanks!

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hilmar Koerner says:

    Thank you Sir! Checked the pressure, replaced the fuse and relay and found this. Removed the "washer" and it's working. Cewl!

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roman Fisher says:

    On an 03 civic hybrid the compressor went out.. and I just found out my condenser is trash needs to be replaced.. now I'm going to bypass the compressor for now, and route the belt to just the CS, water pump and tensioner. I ordered the condenser and compressor and when they both come in I'll change them out. Question: can I replace the condenser and compressor until I get to a garage and have them evap and recharge the new parts then route the serpentine belt to OEM settings??

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dennis Geroux says:

    Good one Eric, I just happen to be working on a Honda clutch assembly now. The coil went bad so I’m doing the assembly.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Luis Parada says:

    To any one seeing this, what did that shim do?
    Like did it not allow the pulley to be perfectly positioned or
    The clutch didnt make enough contact with compressor? Etc
    Somebody please fill me in. Thanks

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jack Sparrow says:

    a thing of beauty is a joy forever. much respect for your work. integrity!

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wolf Duranti says:

    GOD bless you and make your life happy.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wolf Duranti says:

    Because you are an honest man, you will be poor the rest of your life 😁😁😁😁😁

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars M lez says:

    Eric people like you build America 🇺🇸…your best of the best

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars cycledcnva says:

    So, I tried exactly what was recommended and my AC came back to life. The clutch kicked in like a pro! The AC is ice cold now! Thanks!

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars KaneAkilla says:

    Awesome vid! Thanks man!

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DaKineGuy says:

    My mom has the same car. One day this is going to happen to her A/C clutch and now I'll know what I need to do 🙂

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Blake Messinger says:

    You said 12 to 24 ?

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dowsett says:

    I could not imagine being a mechanic; having to look past the other areas that need attention and not go crazy.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Deep River Bassin says:

    You're the man Eric!

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Tidaback says:

    I love the old videos with Eric just staring at the camera! You've come a long way!!

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Ian Linsangan says:

    This just helped me fix my girl’s cousins honda. They said the compressor was bad and I just check all the boxes from this video and it works. Saved em a whole lot of money. Thank you.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Trudeau Must go says:

    I like your wife lucky guy

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Staples says:

    How long can she go on? Lol!!!

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NightHawk J30 says:

    I subscribed as well

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NightHawk J30 says:

    Hey Eric i went to my machanic recently for my 04 Accord EXV6 Sedan only 69k and he checked the ac and both gauges read low for both pressures. And he says it need a new compressor and possibly Expansion valve. Im hoping it be the the compressor since i ordered the it plus dryer. What you thing.