Go Back   Honda-Tech > Honda and Acura Model-Specific Technical Forums > Honda Civic/Del Sol (1992 - 2000)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Welcome to Honda-Tech!
Welcome to Honda-Tech.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Honda-Tech community today!


Reply
 
 
 
submit to reddit
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-04-2004, 04:26 PM   #1
Honda-Tech Member
 
suncoastcustoms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Sarasota, FL, USA
Posts: 69
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default A/C Compressor Locked/Frozen, burning the belt!

I recently swapped an H22 into my civic. The am using the old D-series compressor and it seems to have an issue. The belt on the crank and alternator moves, but the compressor seems to be locked up or frozen or something. It won't move. The belt just rubs over the compressor pulley and after about 5 seconds of the car being on the belt begins to heat up and almost smoke. Could the compressor be shot? Think it needs to be changed?

What do you think would cause this to happen? It worked successfully for about 5 minutes after I first assembled it, but nothing now. Could it be as a result of running the compressor without the lines and Freon in the system? The A/C wasn't on, so it shouldn't have engaged the compressor and burned it up, but who know. Any ideas anyone?

Thanks.
__________________
1995 Civic EX w/ B16A
2001 CRV SE w/ B20Z
suncoastcustoms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2004, 04:35 PM   #2
Honda-Tech Member
 
Chiovnidca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Cincinnati,, Oh
Posts: 7,575
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: A/C Compressor Locked/Frozen, burning the belt! (suncoastcustoms)

Quote:
Originally Posted by suncoastcustoms
I recently swapped an H22 into my civic. The am using the old D-series compressor and it seems to have an issue. The belt on the crank and alternator moves, but the compressor seems to be locked up or frozen or something. It won't move. The belt just rubs over the compressor pulley and after about 5 seconds of the car being on the belt begins to heat up and almost smoke. Could the compressor be shot? Think it needs to be changed?
Sounds like the compressor crapped out. Check the insides of the lines for signs of black death before replaceing it.
__________________


http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=1010778
400+hp d16z6 11.0@137
Chiovnidca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2004, 04:50 PM   #3
Unceasing Measure
 
Archidictus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 13,082
iTrader Rating: (0)
https://www.facebook.com/michael.gould.355
Send a message via AIM to Archidictus
Default

The bearing is siezed. You have to get a new pulley assembly if you can, or a whole new compressor if you can't.
__________________
But now the summer's dreams are bent like grain against the scythe, and memories of blissful days, they fall like leaves.
Archidictus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2004, 05:41 PM   #4
Honda-Tech Member
 
suncoastcustoms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Sarasota, FL, USA
Posts: 69
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: (Archidictus)

So I probably burned it up running it without the lines being oiled and pressurized? Stupid me.
__________________
1995 Civic EX w/ B16A
2001 CRV SE w/ B20Z
suncoastcustoms is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 
submit to reddit
Reply

Tags
97, ac, burning, car, civic, compressor, fozen, frozen, h22, honda, lock, locked, pulley, series, signs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2006 Honda Pilot a/c compressor shaste20 Ridgeline : MDX : Odyssey : Pilot : RDX 1 10-02-2014 05:51 PM
A/C Compressor pulley frozen Drazz Honda Civic/Del Sol (1992 - 2000) 5 05-01-2013 06:57 AM
Squeaking noise when A/C turned on - compressor bad??? hillbillycivic Honda Civic/Del Sol (1992 - 2000) 10 03-03-2013 09:02 AM
The Terribly Mysterious A/C Pulley Bracket Broken Bolt miketegra Acura Integra 3 06-05-2006 10:17 AM
No power to A/C compressor Ro-92 Honda Accord (1990 - 2002) 8 09-14-2005 05:47 AM



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:36 AM.



2014 Copyright, InternetBrands Inc.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for Honda-Tech.com content, comments, or advertising. Honda-Tech.com is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse Honda-Tech.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.
Emails & Contact Details