In this video I remove and install a new OEM compressor on a customers 2009 Honda FIT with the big 1.5L. The compressor on the car is still good but the magnetic clutch has started to fail and the customer requested a whole new compressor.
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98 thoughts on “Honda fit – a/c compressor replacement”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @eric_seguin says:

    Worked in a shop that charged 10% over cost and showed list. Worked my butt off for these people. Lots of return customers. Till the owner died. Next shop I worked at charged list and put in the cheapest parts. Had to quit them. They thought I would warranty labor myself on garbage parts. I don't work for free. Those people went belly up real fast. A dealership tried to hire me for $7 an hour. I went to the mans office and told him straight up where to go and it wasn't up. I did my apprenticeship on Rolls and Shelby and Alphas and Jensens. Now I work on old lawnmowers. lol

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @karencary3312 says:

    Glad you are out of your funk. I missed you. ❤❤

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @winch1587 says:

    Had the evaporator replaced on my car a couple of months ago. A week after replacement I started to smell gas again inside the car, although it was very faint. It gradually cooled less and less. Went back to the ac guy and he fixed it for free. The o-rings that came with the evap were not good. After changing those it is good as new again. On a 20 year old car.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @damienhill6383 says:

    It's a Honda Jazz in Ireland if sold new by a Honda dealer, Honda Fit if second-hand Jap Import …

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @raykaufman7156 says:

    Hell, just call them jizz screws. That would be fun, too…😂

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @devenmellor says:

    I had a 2018 Civic and the AC went completely out at 25k miles. I bought the car at 12k miles. The dealership diagnosed it for $150 and said that the front shaft seal on the compressor was faulty and caused the refrigerant to leak out. Instead of honoring the extended warranty on the front shaft seal, they insisted on replacing the whole compressor, clutch and coil for $1900. I called some other local shops in my area and I was told every time that only the Honda dealership can do it. I had enough BS and sold the car back to the dealership with broken AC at 29k miles, getting $15,500 for it. I paid $19,000 for it 2.5 years earlier.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @nighthawkj30A4 says:

    Glad honda stop making the Fit its cheap tiny little car. Im Honda/Acura person but in my opinion the fit was crappy.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @TheSkysteve says:

    another good video

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @weshawkins7165 says:

    The back and forth with Mrs O over the size of the funnel with her final comment of it’s never to big, lol. Ranshu parts, good call, their right over the summit from me in Sparks Nevada, thanks Eric.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @darkerbinding6933 says:

    "This is a two-handed job."
    That's what she said 😛

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @landsharkd says:

    My wife says thank you for the hey there viewers she is so happy

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @tomstelling8440 says:

    LOL.. Remember the wife is always correct.😊

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @chrisforker7487 says:

    You make this look so easy! I need to replace my compressor on my truck and not looking forward to it!

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @davidfoulk3078 says:

    Hi Mr. O, I was wondering shouldn’t the in-line filter next to the accumulator been replaced??

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @chrissmith513 says:

    L o L Gotta like your lingo 😊😊😊

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @iainkinsella4708 says:

    Andy's Name was on the cool tech gauge….

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @RenegadesGarage says:

    South Main Auto.. When you switched funnels and Mrs. O said that's not that much bigger, that was funny. But when you said the other funnel is too big and Mrs. O said it's never too big, I laughed so hard my side started hurting. The commentary between you two is awesome!! Oh yeah nice job on the A/C work too. That looked like an easy one to do. Some can be a PITA.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @nickinflorida777 says:

    Move to Florida!

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @tadseipel1731 says:

    That's cold 🥶

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @dc5723 says:

    I'm glad everyday is your first day. Don't make me feel bad when I'm the same way, daily first rodeo.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @sambell385 says:

    I agree with you because replacing O-rings on certain parts on cars tend to make them leak the old ones 80% of the time work better than the replacement ones

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @sambell385 says:

    I love Mrs.O! She is a darling you’re a blessed man you found a real woman right there Brother ! the best to you and your family

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @dalelock2290 says:

    Awesome!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @JeffWinter1 says:

    Those Honda Fits will run forever if you undercoat them and do all the required maintenance. 👍

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @johnhufnagel says:

    all the shops in a 5 mile radius of my house, won't do a recover/recharge. they look at me funny when I ask and explain to them what i'm doing. mind you they ALSO don't want to do the work I'm trying to do, most of the time, since it's not "profitable".

    I guess at that age requesting the compressor to be changed isn't that odd. I did the clutch replacement on my jeep's compressor last year, and it wasn't too bad a job, minus getting the clutch shimmed correctly.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @nubs1978 says:

    Mr. O getting a little salty with the Mrs. then proceeds to sweet talk her! If you're scared just say you're scared, no shame!😂😂😂

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @peterd314 says:

    Thanks for the video!

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @edbernier5513 says:

    Calling the screws “Phillips” is like
    garlic to a vampire. Watch them
    blow away to dust…

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @BruceLyeg says:

    Not that it matters for those clips, but get yourself a nice Vessel JIS. It's nice when you work on a lot of Japanese stuff. Also, I gotta say that you have the second best wife in the world

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @jasonremer313 says:

    am i the only one that hates the sound rubber gloves make? lol 😀😖

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @stevencox75 says:

    why doesn't company use 18mm fasteners?

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @willemstreutgers1154 says:

    Lets get a bigger funnel!! At the end you will obey the woman LOL

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @Ilovetittiesandbeer says:

    Since I only replace one of these every five years or so, I just vent it to atmosphere. There are hundreds of thousands of cars running around with known Freon leaks. Those people are the real problem. Well, and SpaceX punching holes in the ozone layer.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @jsblusmokebbq4343 says:

    Good thing you had plenty of room to work with😅

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @bismarcksandiego6539 says:

    Mr O. If I could make a suggestion? If you have an old, spare hard drive, you can remove the rare earth magnets and plop it on your extension. pulls nuts no prob

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @mailmanjoe says:

    So the original compressor was working?? Why did they want it replaced?? It's not like an AC compressor is a maintenance item. You just keep it properly charged with the correct weight of refrigerant and it should be fine! That is the "maintenance". Almost every time compressors burn out or go is because it was ran low on refrigerant.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @inlukk says:

    The 2 finger tickler.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @sidvis7235 says:

    I don't often comment, but, as always, I enjoy your videos and appreciate your code of ethics! Thanks for another greta video.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @davidnull5590 says:

    The word "graduate" — For more than 150 years the word 'graduate' had only one usage, just one. Schools graduated students. "I was graduated by the Bath Area High School". "She was graduated by Harvard University".
    It changed about 20-years ago, some special flowers thought they should graduate from schools, not the other way around; a secondary definition was added to many dictionaries, the addition allows students to graduate schools. "He graduated from Bath Area High School", ."She graduated from Harvard University". These people never knew what the definition of graduate was, so they just made it up. It is just wrong.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @gregjohnson2073 says:

    You sure have a long extension.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @jonminer9891 says:

    IMHO, Honda makes geat engines. Thanks for sharing! Stay Healthy!

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @johndickerson9328 says:

    You mentioned that the A/C bolts sometimes break inside the compressor. I was wondering 🤔 if you ever considered applying a little bit of anti-sieze on the non-threaded shanks of the bolts 🔩?

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @Randy245850 says:

    Loved this video!!!! Hilarious !!!!

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @hasletjoe5984 says:

    Sure looks like that Honda is in much better shape than the typical Chevy/Ford vehicles. Thanks for the video and the cameo by Mrs. "O"..

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @drunkingsailor2359 says:

    I thought it was cow farts?

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @Ilovetittiesandbeer says:

    I’m a Honda-fanboi. I didn’t even know about the JIS thing. 😂

    This Fit owner is NOT a Honda guy. No blue, OEM oil filter. Shame!!

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @ronallen6578 says:

    One question. Can a RE-manufactured compressor be NEW as well. Sounds a little like an oxymoron to me. What do I know. I drive a Silverado and never need to work about this 😂😂😂

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @bennyblanko3 says:

    312k on my old 98 ford windstar with original compressor, and never touched ac system (I did change the clutch disk at about 290). Can't believe it still blows cold air, and hasn't seized. Bought the car new a long time ago, and never needed to add refrigerant yet. But, I'm sure it is getting close to the end for that compressor, the water pump, accessories, tensioner, etc. She is a fat old cow, but gets you there.

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars @thomaschristensen755 says:

    I like your content. It has a nice balance of information and humour. Thanks for posting. BTW, thanks for acknowledging your Canadian viewers like myself.