1993 Accord with Heat/AC problem, desperate

Discussion in 'Accord' started by Roger, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. Roger

    Roger Guest


    Got a '93 Accord, runs great. I'm trying to sell it but there's this problem
    with the heat/AC. Since it got warm, I've noticed that the AC doesn't cool
    the car. What it seems like is that the heat is still on. That is, when
    I'm going down the road, no AC, I feel really hot air comnig out of the
    vents. If I turn on the AC, the air from the vents cools off quite a bit,
    but isn't cold enough to cool down the passenger compartment. The cable
    running from the heat-control (hot-cold) dial to somewhere behind the
    glovebox seems to be connected: I can feel the cable move inside the jacket
    when I turn the dial. I've taken the glovebox out, but can't see much. I'm
    wondering if the valve (or whatever) that turns on/off hot air flow is
    stuck. Any thoughts or suggestions are much appreciated. I gotta sell it
    so I can get some cash. Taking it to a dealer is not something I can afford
    right now.
    Roger, Jul 22, 2004
  2. Roger

    motsco_ _ Guest


    If it's the same as our '95 Odyssey (and I bet it is), the cable turns
    off a 'hot water tap' under the hood, just in front of the firewall. You
    might have to remove the air filter box to see it. Adjust the cable so
    it pushed the valve closed tighter.



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  3. Roger

    N.E.Ohio Bob Guest

    On my '92, the AC needed charged. Was real cold for three years after
    that, then the condenser got a hole in it. Now at 220,000 miles I just
    roll down the windows.
    Tell me more about the one you have for sale. Where are you? bob
    N.E.Ohio Bob, Jul 22, 2004
  4. Roger

    Grahame Guest

    You need to adjust the heater linkage, this is found below the glovebox,
    here is the pdf file:
    Grahame, Jul 22, 2004
  5. Roger

    motsco_ _ Guest


    Sorry to differ, Grahame, The PDF file is informative, but if the hot
    water is still coursing thru the core, the system is still not going to
    function the way it would if the water valve was shutting off (unless
    I'm completely mistaken, and the '93 Accord didn't have a water valve in
    the heater hose)

    Anybody else have heat that stays on all SUMMER ? ? I've owned two
    Odysseys that did it. (until I fixed the adjustment at the valve)

    motsco_ _, Jul 22, 2004
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    Chip Stein Guest

    Anybody else have heat that stays on all SUMMER ? ? I've owned two
    look under the heater box to the right of the console, remove the
    black plastic cover, the linkage falls apart at the bell crank. there
    are 2 cables on that car , one from the head to the bell crank and the
    other from the bell crank to the heater valve.
    Chip Stein, Jul 23, 2004
  7. Roger

    Grahame Guest

    Sorry about that this is the correct pdf:
    http://www.honda.co.uk/owner/AccordManual/400/15-30.pdf .
    Grahame, Jul 23, 2004
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    Jason Guest

    I read the related posts and those intelligent people probably gave you
    the solution that you need. However, if you do everything they say and you
    still have problems, go to a radiator shop and have them inject some feon
    or whatever is now used instead of feon in your system. When I lived in
    Virginia, I did not use the AC during the winter months. As a result, I
    had to have feon injected in the system shortly after the winter months
    cames to an end.
    Jason, Jul 24, 2004
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