a/c condensor fan fuse keeps blowing - Honda-Tech - Honda Forum Discussion


Honda Civic / Del Sol (1992 - 2000) EG/EH/EJ/EK/EM1 Discussion

a/c condensor fan fuse keeps blowing

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-09-2007, 06:43 AM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
FLCivic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Posts: 237
Default a/c condensor fan fuse keeps blowing

I have a '97 Civic which the a/c compressor doesn't come on. I have found the problem to be a blown condensor fan fuse. The relays seems to be OK but the fuse keeps blowing whenever I turn the a/c on. Any other suggestions where to check?
It's still hot out here in FL.

thanks
FLCivic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2007, 12:37 PM   #2
Honda-Tech Member
 
vrrodri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: The Lone Star State
Posts: 585
Default

check the condensor fan motor, if you apply voltage to it, does it run? Does it run slow? When they start to die, they run slower than the radiator fan.
Maybe the motor is stuck and it blows the fuse, or you have a shorted wire by the consenser assembly. There should also be a groun going to the compressor.
vrrodri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2007, 12:58 PM   #3
Honda-Tech Member
 
Duane_in_Japan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Tachikawa Shi, Tokyo, Japan
Posts: 2,294
Default Re: (vrrodri)

Turn on the AC, have a friend do it, watch both fans, turn off the AC and the condensor fan should stop much quicker, if its going bad. You could have a burned relay, burned relay socket, burned wire in the fan circuit, loose or corroded ground connection, burned or corroded connector in the fan wiring, bad fan motor / brushes. Carefully touch both motors to see how hot they get, the hotter one should be bad.

Motors and relay sockets are at the top of the list.
Duane_in_Japan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2007, 12:59 PM   #4
 
circuitEG6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Allentown, Pa, U.S.
Posts: 141
Default Re: (vrrodri)

Quote:
Originally Posted by vrrodri
check the condensor fan motor, if you apply voltage to it, does it run? Does it run slow? When they start to die, they run slower than the radiator fan.
Maybe the motor is stuck and it blows the fuse, or you have a shorted wire by the consenser assembly. There should also be a groun going to the compressor.
X2!!
circuitEG6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2007, 04:15 PM   #5
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
FLCivic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Posts: 237
Default Re: (Duane_in_Japan)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Duane_in_Japan
Turn on the AC, have a friend do it, watch both fans, turn off the AC and the condensor fan should stop much quicker, if its going bad. You could have a burned relay, burned relay socket, burned wire in the fan circuit, loose or corroded ground connection, burned or corroded connector in the fan wiring, bad fan motor / brushes. Carefully touch both motors to see how hot they get, the hotter one should be bad.

Motors and relay sockets are at the top of the list.
When you say both fans do you mean the radiator fan and condensor fan?? Also I disconnected the condensor fan and the fuse still blew when I turned the a/c on. I guess I can rule out the fan. Also anyone have the schematics for the electrical part of the a/c?

thanks for the replies

FLCivic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2007, 04:31 PM   #6
Honda-Tech Member
 
impr323's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Winterville, NC, us
Posts: 436
Default Re: (FLCivic)

Gimme your email and ill send you a 96-00 helms manual w/ schematics
impr323 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2007, 04:34 PM   #7
Honda-Tech Member
 
-JSpecEk*9-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Nor.Cal
Posts: 3,107
Default Re: (impr323)

you have a short so look at your wiring.
-JSpecEk*9- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2007, 04:55 PM   #8
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
FLCivic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Posts: 237
Default Re: (impr323)

Quote:
Originally Posted by impr323
Gimme your email and ill send you a 96-00 helms manual w/ schematics

thanks but I just got it thanks to google
FLCivic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 07:09 PM   #9
Honda-Tech Member
 
vrrodri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: The Lone Star State
Posts: 585
Default

shorted wire or bad ground...
vrrodri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2007, 04:37 PM   #10
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
FLCivic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Posts: 237
Default Re: (vrrodri)

Still have this problem. I have replaced the condenser fuse, condenser fan, a/c unit and even swapped out the fuse box without success. I have found that the short occurs only when I turn on the a/c.

Any suggestions??
FLCivic is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Diagnosing short CKnight90 Honda Civic (2006 - 2015) 8 12-04-2016 04:04 AM
V6 accord overheating and A/C gets warm plumcrazebody Honda Accord (1990 - 2002) 6 09-25-2010 03:14 AM
A/C fuse keeps blowing?? civic_nick2 Acura Integra 6 08-04-2010 04:59 PM
need quick help. A/C Problem. craiger28 Honda Civic (2001 - 2005) 1 06-17-2010 12:26 PM
97 civic condensor fan FUSE keeps blowing jc2801 Tech / Misc 1 09-21-2009 05:18 PM


Tags
2001, 636, ac, blowing, blown, brushes, civic, condenser, condensor, fan, fuse, honda, kawasaki, motor, prelude

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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:08 AM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: