Honda Scroll-Style Compressor A/C Service Tips
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Honda Scroll-Style Compressor A/C Service Tips

Properly flush the system and replace the condenser and hoses when replacing the compressor after a catastrophic failure.

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2002-2014 CR-V 2.4L Engine

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2002-2014 Honda CR-V A/C systems feature a scroll style compressor. As described in gpd Tech Tip #36, “Piston Replacement Compressors”, the scroll design is known to underperform at low RPMs and does not tolerate excess debris well on select applications.

It is best practice to properly flush the system and replace the condenser and hoses when replacing the compressor, especially after a catastrophic failure. Any contaminants/debris left in the system from the failed compressor can create a restriction in the condenser, causing high head pressure and premature failure of the new compressor.

For a hassle-free A/C service, gpd highly recommends the following when servicing a 2002-2014 

Honda CR-V A/C system:

  1. Flush system completely*
  2. Replace the condenser* *Note: Parallel flow style condensers cannot be flushed. They must be replaced (Refer to gpd Tech Tip #1)
  3. Replace drier *Note: Some driers may be built into the condenser.
  4. Replace expansion valve
  5. Replace the suction and discharge lines
  6. Replace all seals and o-ring

Failure to replace the above items may lead premature failure and void warranty.

Tech Tip courtesy of Global Parts Distributors 

www.gpdtechtips.com

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