Question about 2000 Suzuki Vitara
Usually to a vehicle, when you turn on your air conditioning unit. the rpm usually goes up a notch or so. in my case, my rpm gauge goes down, as if power given by my engine is not supplied properly or so... most of the time, when i drive a few hours, my engine tends to have a higher temperature than most vehicles driven with the same distance and time, also, when i park or stop on traffic jam, with my air-conditioning unit still on, my engine usually stalls due to lack of power or so... i own a 2000 model suzuki jlx model. hopefully somebody understands my question and helps me out with this one. thanks a million.
guy from the philippines.
In most cases, when the A/C compressor is activated, there is likewise a solenoid that is activated. This solenoid is mechanically couple to the throttle and basically increases the idling RPM . This is to compensate for the additional load that the A/C compressor puts on the engine. If this solenoid is defective or the connector detached, then it will not compensate when compressor is active. Then your idle goes down and the probability of a stall increases.
Slight increase in temperature as compared to other vehicles maybe due to:
1. improper mix of water and coolant;
2. defective or delayed opening thermostat;
3. clogged radiator tubing;
4. leak in the engine cooling system;
5. engine using higher octane fuel or improper oil;
5. engine in need of a major tune-up.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
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