The air-conditioning in my 2013 Honda CRV went out about a year ago. It started going out intermittently, and then it died altogether. I’ve bought the compressor, the condenser, and the expansion valve to replace.
However, when I hook the gauges to the low and high pressure ports, they show zero pressure in lines. If I crank the car up turn the AC on, the clutch doesn’t spin or engage. With the car turned off, I can’t spin the clutch by hand either.
If I try to add refrigerant, the pressure gauge on the bottle never gets off zero. I added the dye to try to find a leak, but I don’t see one. What is going on?
Before I spend all the time and money replacing everything, I’d like to understand what is actually broken.