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#350 of 2264 when do u have to recharge/ add freon to your A/C
Jul 01, 2006 (1:37 pm)
i was wondering how do you know when is it time to recharge your a/c . when i turn my a/c on i notice that it kinda shake a little then when you start drive the shaking kinda goes away but after a while it would come back.... is that a sign telling me to recharge or add freon to my car.????
#351 of 2264 Re: when do u have to recharge/ add freon to your A/C [htran]
Jul 01, 2006 (2:12 pm)
There is no need to recharge an A/C system because of age. Refrigerant will last the life of the system.
The only time you would need to recharge the system would be if a leak developes, and/or a component fails and the system needs to be repaired.
If the A/C seems to be cooling as well as it always has, then it should be OK. If it doesn't seem to be working well, then maybe it's low on refrigerant.
I'm guessing the shaking you feel is the compressor kicking on/off. Low refrigerant should not shake the system anymore then a full system. There is always the possibility of something else has worn (motor mount) that's allowing the engine to shake more then before.
#352 of 2264 Re: when do u have to recharge/ add freon to your A/C [mrbill1957]
Jul 01, 2006 (3:33 pm)
thanks for the info...
#353 of 2264 Re: Burning oil [bolivar]
Jul 02, 2006 (6:28 am)
Anyone here know who make Honda's blue antifreeze and Auto trans fluid? These evidently are essential fluids.
We've already established that Exxon makes their 5w20 motor oil.
#354 of 2264 Re: 98 Accord in need of new catalytic converter.....help needed. [mplowman]
Jul 02, 2006 (6:57 am)
Drive the car and jiggle the key while watching your dash lights if they dim or you can actually get the car to stall then you need to replace the electrical part of the ignition switch (be persistent with the jiggling) . You have a lot of use on this ignition switch and it could well be worn out. Compare the profile of the key you always use with one you seldom use, such as the valet key, mine had a completely rounded bottom edge wheras the valet keys edge was pointed. This is potentially dangerous as, in my case, the car stalled while driving it 35MPH. There is no code that your computer will give you to show the switch is going bad.
#355 of 2264 Battery or Starter??
Jul 03, 2006 (7:00 am)
I have a 2002 Honda Accord EX Coupe. It has been nothing but wonderful to me and now, 4 days before my lease is up, it will not start. In live in an area with extreme heat and the car was not driven for about 10 days. I would assume this is a simple battery issue, but all lights, stereo, AC, etc, came on just fine. Wouldn't they all be dead if it was just a dead battery? Is there another power source for all of these items?? The car did start after being jumped and we let it charge for about 20 minutes. Now, the next morning, will not start again. This is the original battery.....Ideas???
#356 of 2264 Re: Battery or Starter?? [uajessie]
Jul 04, 2006 (12:15 pm)
I had the EXACT same thing happen to me yesterday. Turned the key and all I heard was an electrical, static sound, though the keyless entry, radio, etc. worked. Jump started fine, and drove normally, but even after driving for 30 minutes, it would not start up again. Charged the battery on an external battery charger until the load test showed full power, again, once I turned off the ignition and tried to re-start.....nothing.
In my case, it was the battery. I purchased the car used almost two years ago and the battery was an Exide brand that was half way though it's warranty. I took it to a nearby NTB, that sells Exide batteries and would honor the warranty.
Before you start getting dizzy from the $$ signs involved with replacing the starter or alternator, check and see if your battery is still under warranty. Before I realized my battery was under warranty, I priced some that would fit my car (1998 Honda Accord EX V-6), and found they started around $49.95 and went up from there.
Good luck! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, though after going through it myself less than 24 hours ago, I'd bet my last dime it's your battery.
#357 of 2264 Re: Battery or Starter?? [jtjohnson]
Jul 05, 2006 (7:54 am)
Thanks for the response jtjohnson. Luckily all turned out well and it was just the battery. I went to Wal-mart and just got a cheapy battery put in as my lease is up tomorrow and I don't see the need to spend extra money at this point! Sometimes things turn out not to be so bad after all! Thanks for the input!
#358 of 2264 car wants to stall when cold
Jul 05, 2006 (11:01 pm)
hello all, i have a 1998 honda accord lx and ive had the car about a year. it has the 2.3 litre 4cyl sohc vtec and ive noticed that when the engine is started when cold it runs fine but when you come to a stop about a quarter a mile after the engine is running and then go to accelerate again it acts like the engine wants to die or bog down. lately ive noticed that it is starting to do it when warm sometimes as well. what could be the problem??? also im not sure but i have never seen a srs light come on when the car is started. but the computer codes always come back clear so i dont think there is a error report for it.
#359 of 2264 timing belt
Jul 06, 2006 (5:52 am)