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86 Prelude A/C

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by ueberbill, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. ueberbill

    ueberbill Junior Member

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    Just bought an old 86 prelude 2.0SI for next to nothing. The reason it was next to nothing was that this is Southern Louisiana and the A/C is gone. The compressor is still there but I just got off the horn with the mechanic and he says that when old honda a/c's went bad they fouled up the whole system. He also says Honda used to put out a kit to do the repairs but that all-told it was going to be 2K to fix. That's 4 times what I PAID for the car and so I'm wondering if anyone here knows of any other cheaper options.

    Other than no a/c it's a lovely car and I like the hell out of it.

    Thanks,
    Bill
     
  2. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    yeah thats why the cars are so cheap. the ac costs some cash to fix no matter what. id test the expansion valves and the rest of the system for leaks. the only way i know how to fix it is to replace the valves that are leaking or the parts in the system with holes. if ya know a good plumber he can probably help you out with it.
     
  3. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    werd

    compressor might run you 500 bucks new
    the rest of it would be finding and fixing any leaks that might exist...
     
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