96 Honda accord AC leaks

Justin’s question:

My old 96 Honda accord runs like a champ. But the AC keeps losing refrigerant. I fill it up, it blows cold for weeks, and then is empty. what should I check?”


Well, leaks can pop up just about anywhere there is a connection or in the AC hoses, so you should check them all. BUT, in those older Accords, the high low pressure switch near the drier often leaks. They are cheaper plastic switches and just crack and leak over time. Check that switch first– drip a little dishwashing liquid over the switch after putting a little refrigerant in the system. It will probably bubble up, showing the switch is bad. I’ve changed hundreds of them in the past.

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