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The car drive fine without using air conditioning but lost power when turning the air cond....have to press the petrol/ pedal or the engine will die...

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Depending on the engine size of the car, the A/C compressor can require a lot of power, which would be like putting the vehicle in gear while the vehicle is stopped and the E-Brake on.

Without doing a full vehicle troubleshoot which could be expensive, the easiest way to overcome this is to speed up the timing slightly. (Note it will use a little more gas when the vehicle is not moving)

If you know a local mechanic it should not take long, or cost much money to speed up the timing to overcome this.

Good Luck

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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I would also have him do a compression check while he is under the hood. Very simple on most vehicles; take spark plug out, thread compression gauge in. Takes a little time is all.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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