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  1. Bad TXV in A/C system. Any experts out there?

    Problems & Issues
    Hoping for other a/c gurus to discuss this with me. I've been trying to optimize my A/C and have been struggling. I thought there was moisture in the line because the high side is at the right subcooling but the low side would not meter in enough refrigerant to bring the pressure up to a good...
  2. A/C clicking and draining drive power

    Problems & Issues
    The A/C in y 2005 Element started blowing warm (again), so I had the system recharged. Since this work was done it has been clicking when on, and now two weeks later is blowing (mostly) warm again and seems to draw power from the driving when accelerating or coasting. I also hear a whir...
  3. Cold A/C only at High RPMs

    Problems & Issues
    I was sitting in motionless traffic for an hour today, and my A/C was useless. It dropped the ambient air temp by about 5 degrees, although the compressor was still putting a load on the engine. I just shut it off because of this. After getting on the highway, I decided to try the A/C again, and...
  4. Idle surges with Air Conditioning on

    Problems & Issues
    My A/C is working great, (got a rebuilt compressor installed last summer) but recently I've developed an occasional idle surge when the air is on, usually on a hot day after I've been driving a while. It fluctuates between 600 and 900 about every 3 seconds, whether I am stopped at a light or...
  5. A/C Puzzle

    Maintenance and Service
    When it gets to 100-105 degrees, I find that my 2005 Element's A/C only works when I turn it about 4 clicks -- and even then, while putting out cool air, it only just barely helps cool the interior. If I turn it up beyond that, the compressor clutch engages and disengages quite a bit, with hot...
  6. Air Conditioning Question

    Maintenance and Service
    The other day my wife said "this doesn't blow as cold as it used to". The car has nearly 100K miles and is 12 years old, so perhaps there has been a loss of refrigerant, because otherwise the A/C seems to be working fine. So I got a can of refrigerant to top it up. It was going good, but...
  7. AC issues...

    Problems & Issues
    Okay so I know this isn't really a Element only issue, but my AC went out a few weeks ago and I finally filled it up with a regular can from Autozone (with the hose attached for low side gauging only), and it didn't even use all of it from empty to full (its a pretty big can though) Problem is...
  8. Need to replace my A/C compressor.

    Problems & Issues
    Last summer the wife came to me at the hottest time of the year and said the AC was blowing hot air in her '03 Element. I took the car in to have it charged and not more than a day after getting it back the compressor popped leaving fluid (pink I think it was) all over the driveway. About a...
  9. 03 A/C CONTROL PANEL NO POWER- backwards jump start- ASAP!!

    Problems & Issues
    Hello. I've been trolling for a while and I've searched and can't find anything on this so I finally joined to ask. So the other day I was in a rush and had a minor brain lapse and tried to jump off my e and hooked the cables up backwards.... They were connected for 5 or 10 seconds before I...
  10. Overheating and A/C Issues

    Maintenance and Service
    hey everyone. i've been lurking around these forums for a little while, but this is my first post. i picked up a 2003 EX 4WD element around april of this year, and so far it's been treating me great. however, these past few days, its got me worried. when i was at a stop, the AC starting blowing...
  11. how do I find a Bypass Pulley (A/C) 2003 Element

    Problems & Issues
    how do I find a Bypass Pulley (A/C) 2003 Element or can I use a shortened S-Belt?
  12. I'm in A/C H$LL

    Problems & Issues
    I seriously don't know what to do anymore. This is what we've been dealing with the past month. Honda Element EX 2003 2WD/automatic making horrible squeal noise constantly. Sounds like a belt or something like that. Saturday, June 19th – Take in to car repair place. Look it over, not sure what...
  13. Air Conditioning failed

    Problems & Issues
    My late 2004 Honda has covered 92,000 miles. Previously when I turned on the air conditioning while the car was stationary, I'd hear a 'clunk' and the engine would slow slightly. This year the air conditioning failed. There is no cold air coming through, though the light comes on. There is no...
  14. AC drain hose

    Problems & Issues
    Can you please tell me how to locate the AC drain hose under the E? I have water on the passenger side floor and think I might need to find and unclog the drain hose. What does it look like? Exactly where under the E is it located? Thanks, John Baltimore
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