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Car stalls when ac or defrost on

Air worked fine until last week, turned the air on the car stalled. i used the defrost last night and the car bucked twice so i turned it off, tried the defrost again today and the cars idle slows way down and dies after about five seconds.

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Sounds like the compressor is dragging the engine down. The compressor runs in ac and defrost mode. You might try unplugging the compressor to verify.

Posted on Jul 21, 2013

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SOURCE: Car keeps Stalling

Is the check engine light on? do you have the A/C going when it happens? Is the car running hot? Possible places to look would be the intake air temp sensor, or the idle air controller. (if applicable). I have heard that some cars will kill the motor if the fan switch has died.

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SOURCE: 1996 Camry 100 km stalling

You have one of two very common problems.
Number one may be a stuck open EGR valve
Number two would be a failing Idle Air Control valve (IAC).
Try this: Open the hood & locate the EGR valve, close to the firewall, behind the intake. Find & take with you a small hammer. The next time that it happens, open the hood & tap on the EGR valve. If it is sticking "open" the tapping may dislodge the carbon particles that are keeping it open.When the EGR valve is open, exhaust is getting into the intake at idle, and this will def stall out the car.
There is no repair to the IAC valve, it would need to be replaced if it is bad.
One of these two scenarios will cure your problem, I see it every day.

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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SOURCE: 96 daihatsu charade idling problem

You may find the throttle position sensor (TPS) needs adjusting or the throttle plate is gummed up and not closing completely. The other two possibilities are the coolant temp sensor and air temperature sensor.

Run a diagnostic per the following:

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SOURCE: low idle stalls out

Here is the most common cause of surges and stalls at stops and low erratic idle speed and rough idle, it is the idle speed control air-bypass valve and throttle valve (IAC for short), they get full of gunk over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls, low idle) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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SOURCE: 95 cadillac eldorado engine stalls rough idle check engine light is on

My son has this same car with the same problem. So far after tune up and other process of illimination, the problem points to the catalytic converter. If it is clogged you will get this problem with the rough idle and stalling. Look under the car at night after running it and see if the catalytic glows red. If so you need a new one. Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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