Admins, can we ban this spammer?One of the most common air conditioning problems is improper operation. If your air conditioner is on, be sure to close your home's windows and outside doors. For room air conditioners, isolate the room or a group of connected rooms as much as possible from the rest of your home. For a list of common air conditioner problems and what to look for, check out our Energy Saver 101 infographic on home cooling.
The symptom does sound like refrigerant leak.My 06 TSX 5AT with +145,000 miles A/C started to have intermittent warm/cool/cold spells depending on how fast you were driving. The driver side was a little warmer compared to passenger side. Acura said the O-rings were bad and I was leaking refrigerant causing low pressure. They replace the O-rings and recharged the system for $290. Waiting to see if that was a fix or just a band aid.
After 2 weeks, the A/C started with the same warm/cool/cold intermittent problem like before. Back to Acura and they said the compressor was bad and pushing 4X above normal pressure and it was forcing Freon past the O-rings. They already charged me $290 and was going to credit me that price on the repair:
- $1300 aftermarket compressor (after $290 subtracted out)
- $2400 Acura compressor (after $290 subtracted out)
Decided to purchase a compressor with clutch on eBay for $130 and try my luck at a local shop when it gets in.