Last post on Nov 04, 2013 at 1:15 PM
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#2209 of 2217 CRV 2007 AC Compressor failure - not clutch
Oct 02, 2013 (9:34 am)
Loud noise coming from AC compressor area. Noise abated somewhat when AC was engaged. Paid $100 for dealer to tell me it wasn't the clutch (which has an extended warranty due to a know issues). It was a bearing inside the compressor which was not covered.
Found a new compressor on line through ebay ($157 free shipping from Texas). Could have done the work myself but didn't have the right vacuum pump and freon gauges. Paid mechanic $300 to install it.
Dealer wanted $950 to do the same job.
Only mistake the mechanic made was not to replace the belt while he was in there. Guess I'l;l do that in a few months as it is the original and we are at 95K miles.
#2210 of 2217 Re: CRV 2007 AC Compressor failure - not clutch [crvsbad]
Oct 02, 2013 (10:07 am)
I hope you replaced the receiver/drier? It is quite affordable when you are already breaking the system and ensures new filtering and humidity collection within the system. Also, the ratio (and correct quantity) of refrigerant to oil is also often overlooked, by dealers too. These 3 details are the most common causes for shortlived A/C repairs once the system has been broken in to. Assuming that the failure did not create black death debris of course...in those cases, attempting to fix without replacing every single component (including the lines) will also render a short fix considering the costs involved. Honda really dropped the ball on so many of their A/C longevity/cost issues, IMO. Shame on them. Thank goodness they usually deliver not too bad value overall, but the A/C woes pulls their averages of owner contentment down.
#2211 of 2217 CR-V vs RAV4
Oct 02, 2013 (2:19 pm)
I am planning to buy CR-V 2013/2014. But now I am also considering RAV4 (its safety is a notch below CR-V - this is very important to me and I would think for most people) since Honda seems to have A/C problems. In fact, I used own 1990 Acura and the only major part that broke in the car (besides the main relay) was A/C.
Any thoughts on CR-V vs. RAV4 (reliability, safety ...).
#2213 of 2217 Re: CR-V vs RAV4 [anp]
Oct 08, 2013 (5:47 am)
Definitely test drive the Honda CRV at night. I have experienced (along with a lot of others) terrible exterior lighting on this car. I would have never thought to test drive at night since I have never had a problem with any of my other cars exterior lighting. It has only been 6 month's and we plan to get rid of our 2013 Honda CRV as it is not safe to drive at night,
#2214 of 2217 Re: CR-V vs RAV4 [pompom]
Oct 08, 2013 (9:56 am)
Anyone else experienced similar exterior lighting problems with this car? This is quite serious! If it has been a problem with 2013, was it fixed in the 2014 model? Please let me know if you have any info.
#2215 of 2217 2013 Honda CRV interior display
Oct 09, 2013 (8:54 am)
Is anyone having a problem with the interior display including the back up camera going dark. I was driving today and at 3,600 miles the display is on and then it is off and then it is on again. Does anyone know what controls (other than a computer) the displays. Is it a fuse that I can check? I just was at the dealer the other day for problems with the exterior lighting and really do not want to go back again twice in a week. I should have kept my ten year old car!
#2217 of 2217 2007 AC Compressor failure
Nov 04, 2013 (1:15 pm)
My 2007 CRV had been making noise from the serpentine belt / lower engine area for ~12 months; sort of a whuppa - whuppa sound.... intermittently usually under 1000 RPM. Not having received the clutch TSB notice (or thinking it was junk mail tossed it ) I went to my indy garage . They couldn't hear it the first time ~9 months ago. Hesitant to take it to dealer, because I didn't want to empty our bank acc't.
Last month took it back to the independent garage, They replaced the serp belt 'cuz it was 90 K miles and needed it. They warned me it could be the AC. The wuppa - wuppa started the next day so I took it to the dealer where I bought it.
They identified it as a bad clutch and oil leaking from the compressor.... ~ $1150 total . Clutch was covered under TSB, leaving me with ~ $863 to pay.
I asked them nicely what they could do to help out with the cost. Fortunately the regional service rep was coming the next day. My service rep explained we are a 5 Honda family yadda ,yadda.
Bottom line they charged me $100 bucks total. So far so good no noise and I got a 12 month 12K miles on the parts repair. Happy camper here.