2010 Honda Civic Sedan. AC not working when I restart the car after driving for 10 or more minutes.

Asked by Jun 03, 2016 at 05:28 PM about the 2010 Honda Civic EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2010 Honda Civic Sedan. Problems with AC. The AC works fine when the
car is cold and when the car warms up. However if I shut the car down and
restart the car, the AC will not work until the car is cold again. The fan is
working and I assume the "freon" is ok or the AC would not work part of the
time. Any recommendations. It almost seems like some kind of vapor lock? I
did bring it to a certified Honda mechanic on 3 separate times for the issue
and still not working.

1 Answer

14,715

Start off by checking voltage at the compressor clutch, see if it's maintaining or losing it's 12v supply when the AC quits. If it still has 12v then the clutch coil is bad and the circuit is opening as the coil warms up from being in use.

Your Answer

Honda Civic Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,240
  • #2
    Takoda Fraser
    Reputation
    1,050
  • #3
    Jonathan Ford
    Reputation
    1,040
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
424 Great Deals out of 101,059 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Corolla
571 Great Deals out of 66,738 listings starting at $1,449
Used Honda Civic Coupe
104 Great Deals out of 10,336 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota Camry
761 Great Deals out of 70,900 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda CR-V
479 Great Deals out of 72,005 listings starting at $1,300
Used Nissan Altima
720 Great Deals out of 70,156 listings starting at $1,495
Used Hyundai Elantra
423 Great Deals out of 48,041 listings starting at $1,995
Used Mazda MAZDA3
215 Great Deals out of 25,792 listings starting at $1,950
Used Honda Accord Coupe
104 Great Deals out of 4,083 listings starting at $1,950
Used Ford Focus
406 Great Deals out of 76,949 listings starting at $1,195
Used Ford Mustang
270 Great Deals out of 37,081 listings starting at $2,150
Used Hyundai Sonata
365 Great Deals out of 49,687 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chevrolet Cruze
488 Great Deals out of 62,234 listings starting at $2,700

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Honda Civic EX For Sale
8,646 listings starting at $18,293
2017 Honda Civic EX For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 537 listings starting at $16,998
2016 Honda Civic EX For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 517 listings starting at $12,991
2015 Honda Civic EX For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 1,615 listings starting at $10,499
2014 Honda Civic EX For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 321 listings starting at $8,998

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.