2006 A/T with 91k, and I was just told that a complete system replacement is in order. My wife was driving last Tuesday, heard a loud grinding followed by a "sizzling," (all of which lasted about 3 seconds as she described) then the A/C immediately blew hot, moist air.
Now I'm getting quoted around $1700 for a complete replacement from an independent shop (very, very reputable one at that). Nearest Acura dealership is 45 minutes away, so I'm not even considering waisting time going all the way up there.
Here's to finishing out the summer as a hot one, saving some money over the winter, then trying to get it all back up and running some time before next summer.
This sucks. This is my 3rd compressor in a Honda/Acura to grenade (97 Civic, 2003 Element, and now the TSX). Everything else about the brand is fantastic, but the HVAC systems are just too unreliable.