Honda & Acura A/C Collision Repair

Course format: Online
I-CAR Credit Hours: 1 hour
Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Gold Class: $38.00
Platinum: $38.00
Standard: $46.00

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Steel Structural Technician
Aluminum Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician
Electrical/Mechanical Technicians
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

To qualify for ProFirst Certified Status, each shop must have a minimum of two structural technicians and one estimator; OR, one structural technician, one non-structural technician and one estimator complete this course.

This course is intended for U.S. models only.

  • List the most common A/C repair errors made during Honda and Acura collision repairs.
  • Locate the service information necessary for A/C system collision repairs.
  • Identify the requirements for A/C system moisture removal after collision repairs.
  • Describe how to identify and install the correct amount of refrigerant oil.
  • List the A/C recovery and charging equipment requirements for Honda and Acura vehicles.
  • State the approved A/C leak testing methods and the advantages of each.

Section 1 – Refrigeration System Issues
The first section of this course provides an overview of Honda and Acura A/C systems. It then continues with an explanation of basic A/C system inspection and service requirements, including legal and certification issues. Specific service issues for each component in the refrigeration system are then examined in detail. This includes often-missed steps such as A/C system evacuation. A brief overview of R-1234yf refrigerant is also provided.

Section 2 – A/C Electrical Issues
The course continues with a look at the collision repair-related A/C system electrical issues, including blower, cooling fan, and A/C switch circuits. Interactive practice emphasizes determination of proper radiator and condenser fan airflow, because this wiring is often damaged in frontal collisions and may be improperly repaired. Service issues and precautions specific to the high-voltage A/C compressors found in some Hybrid models are also thoroughly covered.

Section 3 – Service Equipment & Troubleshooting
The final course section explains the Honda and Acura A/C Diagnostic Process, system charging, leak detection methods, and A/C system performance testing. This module concludes with an overview of A/C control unit self diagnostics and scan tool troubleshooting capabilities.

The Honda and Acura vehicle-specific courses have been designed, developed by, and are maintained by American Honda Motor Company, Inc. (AHM).  AHM has partnered with I-CAR to deliver training to the collision repair industry across the United States.