So I have 2007 Honda fit, and my AC has only been working while driving at higher speeds. Does not work when sitting idle, or at a red light. sometimes, I will hear a clicking sound every 30 seconds or so, until i start driving, and the AC works again.
Ive done some basic trouble shooting, and these are some details - maybe someone can help me?
When looking at the car, I am assuming that the passenger side fan is the condenser fan, and the drivers side fan is the radiator fan? please correct me if I am wrong in assuming this.
When I start the car, no AC will come out the vents.
- If I reach inside engine passenger side, and give the fan blade a push - the fan starts spinning. (but does not appear to be very fast). A little cold air will come out the vents, but not as much as driving full speed(when I assume the wind is forcing the fan to spin more and blow harder). This lead me to believe that the AC fan assembly, or the condenser fan motor, was bad.
- **but then I made another strange observation - When I turned the car on, the drivers side fan (radiator?) did not seem to spin - until i turned on the AC unit from inside.( I have not however, trouble shoot this side yet) - maybe i just needed to wait longer for the thermostat to hit the right temp to engage the radiator fan, but the AC condenser turning on automatically engages the radiator fan by default - possibly not a part of the problem and just distracting me.
does this appear to be a bad condenser fan motor? only working when wind is forcing it to spin, (and during times of idling, only spinning if a fan blade is manually pushed to start it)?