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Old 09-14-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
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Car runs fine, untill I turn on the A/C?? help?

MY 2.0 dura 05 has never given me problems, untill last week, every time I turn on the A/C the car starts idling very harsh, and feels like it wants to turn off on me. And 2 days ago it actually did die on me when I was waiting to put gas, and it was struggling to turn back on almost like a dead battery? And now every time i use the a/c it stuggles to turn on , if i don't use it , it runs like a champ. Any ideas?>


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Old 09-14-2012, 11:05 PM   #2
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Maybe your Alternator is struggling under the load, have you tested the voltage?
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Any noise coming from the compressor? Bearing going out or locked up would drag it down. If locked up it would fry the belt though and you'd probably notice that.
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SilverST, No Noise from the compressor or any of that, so i doubt it.

VEgas, yeah that might be it, i will go get it tested it and keep you guys posted thanks for the input guys.
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Yeah I would guess the alternator then.
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