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I have a ford escort 1.8 deisel sedan car. the only problem i have " whenever i turn on the ac the vehicle pick up goes very down but with ac off it runs fine. can you suggest what needs to be done?

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  • dwibob61 Jan 07, 2009

    Is there any solution to get rid of it. can i change the compressor or some other tweaks that you know off.

  • dwibob61 Jan 07, 2009

    Thank you for your valualble suggestion. if you get some solution or an improvement tip please write me. have a nice day!

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That's pretty normal for a 1.8 vehicle. The Ac compressor takes alot of power away from the engine so it struggles.

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  • O Mclean Jan 07, 2009

    Compressor MAY help but NO guarantee, when that vehicle was built the engine was just too Small for all the features. Not much you can do the only way the compressor will help is if the compressor worn and demands more effort to turn. Other than that you may have to live with this when the AC is on. Good Luck

  • O Mclean Jan 07, 2009

    I will Take care..

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