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where is the A/C clutch relay on 96 accord

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Old 03-15-2008, 04:57 PM
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Default where is the A/C clutch relay on 96 accord

My A/C is not blowing cold. I am not hearing a click or feeling the engine surge when I click the A/C button on and off. Both 7.5 amp fuses under dash check good so I want to check the clutch relay.

According to Chilton manual the A/C clutch relay and condenser fan relay are mounted separately from the under hood relay and fuse box. Even though there is a picture in the manual I cannot find it.

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Old 03-15-2008, 05:04 PM
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They are on the driver's side near the A/C condensor fan. I am almost positive they mounted on a bracket that is bolted to either the radiator support or A/C fan housing.
 
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:09 PM
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When the freon leaks out the system pressure drops the pressureswitch opens the circuitto keep the A/C from turning on.
Maybe the compressor and relay are okay and you need to have the system recharged?
 
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:18 PM
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Well, I searched both the drivers and passenger side front corners and I see nothing that looks like a relay. I must be blind. I will stop by and have someone check the refrigerant level, hoping that's all it is. Maybe I'll snap some pics to show you guys.

 
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Look around near the left headlight.
 
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:59 PM
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There should be a metal bracket coming off where the a/c condensor fan is bolted to the radiator. The two relays are attached to that. They are basically to the right of the radiator if you are looking at the engine from the front bumper.
 
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Default Clutch relay.

Standing in front of the car, facing the motor. You can find it on a "push on" clipp right beside the fan wire harness connect. Note: some times they are not tight and fall off while driving, in that case you will find the "relay on the end of the wires, hanging halfway down be side The fan.
 
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:10 PM
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I can't say that I've ever heard of an ac clutch relay ever being the cause of ac problems. Number 1 cause is a leak, no more referigerant.
 
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