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#688 of 2218 Repairs needed for '97 CRV ac
Mar 31, 2008 (6:22 am)
My 1997 CRV has 167,000 miles on it and a few months ago the a/c went out on it. Smoke was rising from under my hood after I pulled over, and after it cooled off I pulled out a belt that had shredded under the car. A Honda parts dept. told me it would be about $550.00 for the compressor plus labor. When I went to that dealership's service desk, they told me it would cost $3,000-$4,000 for the repair, as the metal fragments most likely got through the whole thing and ruined it.
I received another estimate from a repair shop who said it would cost around $1,100.-$1,700.00. I am the original owner of the car and I don't want a new one--it still looks great and runs great; except the a/c problem now. Any advice? My VIN # does start with J. Do you think anything could be done from Honda corporate? Thank you! ">
#689 of 2218 Re: Repairs needed for '97 CRV ac [gatsby2]
Apr 01, 2008 (11:12 am)
Wow, 11 years!!! If this is the only problem with the vehicle, just pay someone to fix it. I think the problem described here is more pertinent to the 2nd generation of the CR-V's. You have the original Gen 1 vehicle.
But, it does not burt to call Honda and see what they can do for the original owner. Although, they would probably would like to see more money out you more often than once every 11 years. lol
#690 of 2218 Re: Repairs needed for '97 CRV ac [blueiedgod]
Apr 01, 2008 (11:28 am)
Yeah, I have had really good luck with it over the years. Actually, I decided to take it into a repair company in Denver today, and am awaiting their final verdict. It should be a lot less than the Honda dealership though. Thanks!
#691 of 2218 Re: CRV A/C compressor failure fix [razormonster]
Apr 17, 2008 (12:35 pm)
Are you positive the expansion valve needs to be changed? I talked to my contact who's handling the repair for me and he said everything BUT the expansion valve needs to be replaced. He says everything else gets contaminated. Thanks in advance
#692 of 2218 Re: On my fourth compressor... [vkgarry]
Apr 21, 2008 (8:14 am)
I have replaced my compressor almost 5 times within the last 3 years. I was going to the Honda dealership to replace the unit. After the 2 nd time I told them I was using Honda because they should know if they were putting a valid part in my car. I was very angry because I was paying them top dollar. I went to a mechanic and I am still having problems. After the compressor broke again I started asking questions. First of all my mechanic told me they were putting in a brand new Sanden and gave me the model number. So I called Sanden and asked for the proper model number that they use. The model number that Sanden gave me was not the same model number my mechanic gave me. I am pissed off and did some more research. Sanden told me that they had a plant in other countries and that is why it did not have the same model number. I did some research online and found out that Compressors from Sanden could come from China. I am very angry and the next time my mechanic needs to change the compressor I will tell him that I will get the part from Sanden directly. I am expecting that this compressor will cease also, Plus it is not lowering the temperture in my car enough to have me feel comfortable. After this experience I plan on checking every part to make sure it does not come from China.
#694 of 2218 Resolving failed a/c compressor/rear differential problems
Apr 23, 2008 (9:39 am)
If you're posting because your a/c compressor or rear differential have failed (maybe even repeatedly like ours), perhaps reading my posts #669 and 679 can save you going through a zillion posts to determine how to get resolution.
#695 of 2218 dangelo211
Apr 23, 2008 (2:16 pm)
Well, at least you didn't have to talk to the Chinese rep - that would have raised the blood pressure...
Many years ago we used to call everything made in Japan "junk". Now look what's happening...
#696 of 2218 Re: crv air conditioning compressor [jeanne193]
Apr 23, 2008 (5:44 pm)
I agree w/you re: A/C not working is a safety issue., especially if you happen to be Asthmatic...living in FL w/out A/C is a health safety related issue which I will mention to American Honda when I call them tomorrow. I got home from the E.R. a few hours ago due to an asthma attack because my A/C is not working. It's just too hot here in FL to be driving around w/out A/C. We'll see what happens...
#697 of 2218 Re: crv air conditioning compressor [wreenie]
Apr 24, 2008 (7:13 am)
I have had problems with my A/C every year for as long as I have owned the vehicle. It is an 03 CRV. The last time was two years ago that the compressor went and Honda will not cover anything on it now because it is over warranty. Not happy with HOnda at all.