Recharged air conditioner Compressor rapidly clicking off and on

Asked by Jul 14, 2017 at 11:06 PM about the 2008 Honda CR-V EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ac was not cooling I went to Pepboys for check up
the ac and the check up guy told me need to
Recharge Ferron is low system needs to be flushed
and recharge. I agreed. BTW Compress was a year
old. They recharged the system and I took the car
drove less than 5 miles when I stopped the car I
hear compressor clicking off and on  every 10-15
seconds and Car was vibrating. Went back to
Pepboys guy said leave the car. When I left car
running and ac on I heard a Big Bang noise and
smoke.

Next day they said relay was bad we changed it and
it does when temp is high 80's.

Took the car but it was doing the same clicking
rapidly off and on back to Pepboys.

Now Pepboys is saying I need to replace the
compressor. They filled the Ferron too much and
damaged Ac system or compressor?

I asked Pepboys to fix it no charge but they to
refund the recharge fee only. How do I convince
them to fix it.

3 Answers

79,415

I think you have a refrigerant leak. Have them use leak detection dye and find the leak.

Thank U They charged $165 plus tax and fee and told me using use dye too but I will double check. Do you think compressor is still good after rapid clicking off and on.

79,415

Low refrigerant level could make the system rapid cycle but there could be other causes. If you don't trust PB's go to another shop.

Your Answer

CR-V

Looking for a Used CR-V in your area?

CarGurus has 2,464 nationwide CR-V listings starting at $200.

Postal Code:

Honda CR-V Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    3,890
  • #2
    saman2812
    Reputation
    1,860
  • #3
    PEng
    Reputation
    1,830
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota RAV4
56 Great Deals out of 3,174 listings starting at $838
Used Honda Accord
81 Great Deals out of 951 listings starting at $1,815
Used Honda Pilot
24 Great Deals out of 786 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Civic
301 Great Deals out of 3,173 listings starting at $995
Used Nissan Rogue
43 Great Deals out of 3,254 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Highlander
30 Great Deals out of 689 listings starting at $3,984
Used Ford Escape
198 Great Deals out of 5,442 listings starting at $1,350
Used Toyota Camry
86 Great Deals out of 2,208 listings starting at $1,781
Used Subaru Forester
67 Great Deals out of 1,023 listings starting at $1,900
Used Nissan Murano
73 Great Deals out of 1,090 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota 4Runner
498 listings starting at $3,990
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
32 Great Deals out of 889 listings starting at $3,500
Used Chevrolet Equinox
113 Great Deals out of 5,464 listings starting at $1,400

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Honda CR-V EX For Sale
14 listings starting at $15,995
2013 Honda CR-V EX For Sale
4 listings starting at $14,495

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.