Honda Civic A/C thermostat work-around (circa 94 models)

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#1

The thermostat that regulates the A/C evaporator in my 94 Civic (DX Sedan) is not functioning properly and the part has been discontinued. The A/C ‘freezes’ after it runs too long, then it isn’t able to cool at all.

  1. Can I re-engineer a thermostat designed for a different model ?
  2. Can the thermostat be repaired ?
  3. Is there another solution to fix this ?

Thanks!


#2

RockAuto has the expansion valve for the AC on your Honda.

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=3928482&cc=1168725

Tester


#3

@Larrydp

“the thermostat that regulates the A/C temperature”

Are you talking about the evaporator temperature sensor?

As @Tester said, the evap temp sensor is actually part of the TXV which he mentioned

Here’s an idea . . .

Make sure the sensing bulb is properly routed, and make sure that “tar paper” is still intact


#4

Thanks for the responses, however, it’s #24 in the diagram (not #12, expansion valve assembly). The discontinued Honda Part number and description are:

  • Honda Part: 80430-SR1-A12 (80430SR1A12)
  • Description: Air Conditioner Thermostat

URL for diagram:

http://www.myhondapartsstore.com/myhonda/jsp/prddisplay.jsp?inputstate=5&catcgry1=CIVIC&catcgry2=1994&catcgry3=4DR+LX&catcgry4=KA5MT&catcgry5=A/C+UNIT+(2)&ListAll=All&vinsrch=no&systemcomp=List%20All&vinnoT=&trim=&trans=&view=normal