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Thread: Checking the purge line!!!

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    Re: Checking the purge line!!!

    Just when I thought all was well with the car, something new started. As soon as I turn on the heat or ac, the car shuts off!! Anybody seen this before??


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    Re: Checking the purge line!!!

    Never heard of such a thing. Very strange.

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    Turning the HVAC on engages the A/C compressor. Is it seized? Does the engine only stall if it's idling?
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    Re: Checking the purge line!!!

    Good thought MC. When he said "shuts off" I never thought of a stall. I assumed a power (current) loss.

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    Re: Checking the purge line!!!

    it stalls when its idling. I turned it on and kept my foot on the gas and smoke began to pour out from under the hood in the area of the compressor. I guess the smoke was coming from the belt if ac is seized!!

    Seems like one thing after another lately!!

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    Yup, seized compressor.

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    Re: Checking the purge line!!!

    Ooooo yeah!

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    Re: Checking the purge line!!!

    Went out this morning and started the car, yesterday it would run fine as long as I didn't turn the ac or heat on. Well, I turned the ac on and it did not stall and blew ice cold air!!!Then switched it to heat and it continued to run fine! What the Heck???

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    Re: Checking the purge line!!!

    Perhaps it was cold enough not to engage the compressor. I think it gets disabled around 35F. What happens when you use defrost? That overrides everything and enables the compressor regardless of temperature.

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