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fakename
06-04-2006, 05:21 PM
i turn my a/c on. i turn it on, and it feels like im pulling a trailer. turn it off, its fine. anyone know whats up?

joetama
06-04-2006, 05:23 PM
Your compressor for your A/C is sucking horsepower out of your motor. This is usually BAD, it could mean the compressor is about to die....

bibby
06-04-2006, 05:26 PM
Your compressor for your A/C is sucking horsepower out of your motor. This is usually BAD, it could mean the compressor is about to die....


Lies. It is perfectly normal to have some hp loss when you kick on the AC. because of the first reason you said. It doesnt mean your are fixing to lose your compressor, unless its a big big big hp loss.


IE: I can tell a difference, but nothing like having a trailor behind me.

Silver
06-04-2006, 05:27 PM
My voltmeter drops, that is all.

Prowler573
06-04-2006, 05:29 PM
Your compressor for your A/C is sucking horsepower out of your motor. This is usually BAD, it could mean the compressor is about to die....
:crazy:
Can't say that I have ever owned or operated a car that the A/C being on with the compressor being engaged didn't make a power difference.

Every accessory that is driven by a belt from the motor draws power, guy. Your alternator, the A/C compressor, everything...

joetama
06-04-2006, 05:31 PM
:crazy:
Can't say that I have ever owned or operated a car that the A/C being on with the compressor being engaged didn't make a power difference.

Every accessory that is driven by a belt from the motor draws power, guy. Your alternator, the A/C compressor, everything...

I am saying if it is taking away large amounts of HP then there is a problem with the compressor. We had a pickup truck that this happened to, when you turned the A/C it was like someone put an engine brake in the motor....

revrider1
06-04-2006, 05:32 PM
I think that is normal.

fakename
06-04-2006, 05:34 PM
how much are compressors

joetama
06-04-2006, 05:34 PM
Lies. It is perfectly normal to have some hp loss when you kick on the AC. because of the first reason you said. It doesnt mean your are fixing to lose your compressor, unless its a big big big hp loss.


IE: I can tell a difference, but nothing like having a trailor behind me.
Obviously it takes away some, but he said it makes it feel like he is pulling a trailor, which means it's taking away more than it should.

If your compressor is starting to lock up, which they can, then it could take away that much HP from the motor. Which means there is a PROBLEM!!!!

Pyro_By_Nature
06-04-2006, 05:34 PM
Yep, and some cars can't handle the extral load lol. :p:

I had a subaru back in the early 90's, I'd have to turn the A/C off to get going from a stop, and up hills.

fakename
06-04-2006, 05:35 PM
Yep, and some cars can't handle the extral load lol. :p:

I had a subaru back in the early 90's, I'd have to turn the A/C off to get going from a stop, and up hills.

yeah i pretty much have to do that too so the driver behind me doesnt get pissed for me going so slow

Prowler573
06-04-2006, 05:36 PM
how much are compressors
Depending on the vehicle they can range from $300 to $700, sadly.

fakename
06-04-2006, 05:36 PM
Depending on the vehicle they can range from $300 to $700, sadly.

wow, seems like ill be pulling trailers all summer then.

revrider1
06-04-2006, 05:37 PM
They are expensive:crazy:

joetama
06-04-2006, 05:38 PM
wow, seems like ill be pulling trailers all summer then.

Or you could just turn the A/C off.... It'll save on gas... :naughty:

Chevillac
06-04-2006, 05:44 PM
get one of those window cool things hahaha

fakename
06-04-2006, 05:53 PM
Or you could just turn the A/C off.... It'll save on gas... :naughty:

its kind of hott in florida. rolling the windows down doesnt help, i still sweat.

94bronco58
06-05-2006, 02:57 AM
Yeah I have the same problem.... just another belt driven accesory dragging out your motor :(

bibby
06-05-2006, 03:01 AM
its kind of hott in florida. rolling the windows down doesnt help, i still sweat.

If my ac breaks, i dont know what i'll do!

bri487
06-05-2006, 03:06 AM
Or you could just turn the A/C off.... It'll save on gas... :naughty:

not when going down the freeway. a car has much less drag with the windows up.

94bronco58
06-05-2006, 03:13 AM
not when going down the freeway. a car has much less drag with the windows up.

Not when you drive a 6000 lb brick shaped SUV :eyebrow:

bri487
06-05-2006, 03:14 AM
Not when you drive a 6000 lb brick shaped SUV :eyebrow:

dont get me started on gas milage. i drive a 05 silverado ext cab 4x4 with about 7 or 8" of lift and 35" muds.

SAG3
06-05-2006, 03:19 AM
its a civic thing, check it out on HT or H-A.

94bronco58
06-05-2006, 03:20 AM
dont get me started on gas milage. i drive a 05 silverado ext cab 4x4 with about 7 or 8" of lift and 35" muds.

I won't get you started on it.... cause I know you didn't do that to your truck to save gas ;)

bri487
06-05-2006, 03:22 AM
I won't get you started on it.... cause I know you didn't do that to your truck to save gas ;)

and i know you didnt buy a suv to save gas, so dont *****.

94bronco58
06-05-2006, 03:25 AM
and i know you didnt buy a suv to save gas, so dont *****.

Who the fvck said I was *****!ing about it??? I have yet to complain about gas prices or gas mileage, theres no point! :rolleyes:

bumpin_blazer
06-05-2006, 03:26 AM
you can't ***** about mpg when you lift a truck man lol. that's like *****ing your women is fat when you feed her ding dong's 24/7. on the a/c compressor price, i got mine for my dakota for 198 bucks and on my girls old escort for 85+ shipping so they aren't that expensive if you look around.

94bronco58
06-05-2006, 03:29 AM
You can get remanufactured ones too, they are actually only a little over 100

bumpin_blazer
06-05-2006, 03:33 AM
this is true on remanufactured one's.

danteBirosel
06-05-2006, 10:58 AM
get one of those window cool things hahaha


i never seen them before. how do they look like?

bri487
06-05-2006, 05:49 PM
i never seen them before. how do they look like?

lok for a 40's street rod, obviously a coupe.

Alpine CDA-9815
06-05-2006, 07:56 PM
It's normal for the AC to **** up a lot of power, especially with the 4 cycl and V6's from my experiences. Even my car feels sluggish with the AC on, so I just use it as little as possible.