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Old 06-20-2013, 09:47 PM
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Finally have the A/C working well for the summer but the only problem is it makes the car run like crap. Really sluggish acceleration. Noticed that this also would happen during the winter if I used the rear defrost.
Any suggestions on a fix??
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:26 PM
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You probably have some testing/maintenance to do.

Disconnect the battery and clean all ends of both battery cables with a wire brush or sand paper.

Stop by a parts store and have them test your battery and alternator.

Get some white out and draw a line on the face of the crank pulley from the crank bolt to one edge. Drive the car and turn on the a/c and/or rear defrost. When you return home, check that the line is straight. That pulley is actually two metal pieces connected by a rubber piece that can can break and possibly cause this problem.

Does your check engine light turn on while diving?
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:29 PM
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You probably have some testing/maintenance to do.

Disconnect the battery and clean all ends of both battery cables with a wire brush or sand paper.

Stop by a parts store and have them test your battery and alternator.

Get some white out and draw a line on the face of the crank pulley from the crank bolt to one edge. Drive the car and turn on the a/c and/or rear defrost. When you return home, check that the line is straight. That pulley is actually two metal pieces connected by a rubber piece that can can break and possibly cause this problem.

Does your check engine light turn on while diving?
Battery is 2 weeks old and I have tested the alternator and it checks out fine.

I'm thinking its the pulley. And no, no check engine light.
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:16 AM
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Finally have the A/C working well for the summer but the only problem is it makes the car run like crap. Really sluggish acceleration.?
On every 4 cyl car I've owned I've needed to turn off the A/C switch if I was going to do a hard vehicle pass.
Noticeable improvement in acceleration.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:33 PM
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On every 4 cyl car I've owned I've needed to turn off the A/C switch if I was going to do a hard vehicle pass.
Noticeable improvement in acceleration.
Its just odd because I have been in other cars just like mine and they have no problem driving with their a/c on.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:59 AM
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Have this same problem so most times i drive with out ac nd i live in fl so yea. Could this be a result of a bad tranny as well ?
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