Originally Posted by Bear7285
Ended up being a bad a/c compressor
Sorry to hear that. Where did you take it to? If you had never checked the freon level since you got the car, it could be the problem. The AC system works mostly in the summer and hardly working in the winter time except when you ran the windshield defroster. It usually leak freon in the winter because of dry seals or connectors. You need to run the AC at least once a month when the weather is warm enough to keep it lubricated. When the freon level is low, it will cycle the compressor on and off constantly and is likely the cause of the compressor seized and died. Same go for your home AC too so check that freon level once a year. However, I had similar problem on my older Accord and it turned out to be the relay to control the compressor that failed. It was $180 to get it replaced, a lot better than $900 compressor.