Overheating when air conditioner is on

Asked by May 21, 2018 at 09:55 PM about the 2007 Honda Element

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My daughters car only seems to
overheat during the summer time
when the air conditioner is turned
on. I have checked all the fluids,
fuses, hoses, and connections
and can find nothing out of wack.

2 Answers

805

The thermostat is the cheapest start in diagnosing the problem. But I think it might be the water pump. When you turn on the AC, the compressor adds more drag in the drive belt that controls the water pump.

23,160

Is the radiator fan or fans coming on when A.C is turned on ? Also you may want the try cleaning out the radiator and condenser coil maybe be clogged with dirt and bugs causing little to no air flow across them. Just use a garden hose and nozzle to clean.

Your Answer:

Honda Element Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    190
  • #2
    Kakit Fan
    Reputation
    170
  • #3
    Ankhorite
    Reputation
    140
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda CR-V
85 Great Deals out of 4,121 listings starting at $1,888
Used Honda Pilot
12 Great Deals out of 729 listings starting at $6,495
Used Toyota RAV4
78 Great Deals out of 3,901 listings starting at $838
Used Honda Civic
115 Great Deals out of 4,951 listings starting at $100
Used Honda Accord
33 Great Deals out of 1,641 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Ridgeline
13 Great Deals out of 386 listings starting at $5,995
Used Honda Fit
23 Great Deals out of 537 listings starting at $1,999
Used Subaru Forester
23 Great Deals out of 873 listings starting at $1,825
Used Toyota 4Runner
14 Great Deals out of 509 listings starting at $4,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
24 Great Deals out of 1,624 listings starting at $5,795
Used Toyota FJ Cruiser
4 Great Deals out of 59 listings starting at $9,995
Used Jeep Wrangler
14 Great Deals out of 1,936 listings starting at $5,995
Used Scion xB
37 listings starting at $6,900
Used Honda Odyssey
19 Great Deals out of 967 listings starting at $1,795

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Honda Element For Sale
1 listings starting at $12,300
2009 Honda Element For Sale
3 listings starting at $15,850
2008 Honda Element For Sale
6 listings starting at $7,500
2007 Honda Element For Sale
3 listings starting at $6,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.