The compressor seized. Overheated the coil until it got an open circuit. I see it daily.
Time for a complete rebuild including a condenser.
Figured. Well, thanks for confirming.
Are there any parts I can skip? Which parts are essential other than what you mentioned?
I would need a shop to do the job obviously. I used one for years that lets me use my own parts but this is my first AC repair with them. I would hope they don’t have to dig into the dash for evap parts. Trying to minimize some of the labor without compromising new parts.
So, new condenser and the receiver/drier at minimum? Thinking of a Denso condenser and a Nissen compressor. RA has them both.
By the way, the existing condenser already has missing fins. Come to find out, they are very susceptible to any road debris as Honda didn’t make these with a guard/screen inside the grill.