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Old 11 Apr 2008, 08:11 pm
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I've noticed that when the motor is running and with the a/c on, the car trys to die, but keeps running, but will die if you don't apply more gas. Would this be caused by low freon, or somthing
else? I thought it may be the fuel filter but with the a/c off it runs fine.
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Which line is the low side for putting freon in?
On mine there is a place on top and the other is lower down in front of
the motor. Is it the one on top?
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Old 11 Apr 2008, 10:26 pm
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Well, you haven't given us a lot to go on, but let's see,

-old, dirty spark plugs? (how many miles?)
-bad gas? (try some dry gas/stp fuel system cleaner)
-old spark plug wires
-clogged fuel injectors?
-dirty air filter?

I don't think the freon level effects how well the car runs, if the level gets too low, the pressure switch won't let the compressor run.

just guessing here....

srg
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Old 11 Apr 2008, 10:47 pm
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I'm so sorry, its a 2.4L non turbo, stock.
out of the 5 answers it sounds like it could be the wires, Haven't changed them
since I bought the car. I put new plugs in not to long ago but did not put
new wires on. The car has 81,000 miles on it.
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Old 12 Apr 2008, 04:47 pm
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By all means replace the wires. Also could be the idle air controller (IAC) - you can take it out and clean it. Do a search on IAC.
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Old 12 Apr 2008, 09:02 pm
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I went and changed the wires and that took care of the problem, Its
running a lot better now. Test drove it and it seems it has more power and
idles better too. Thanks so much for the help.
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Old 13 Apr 2008, 08:14 am
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welcome to the board !! glad you got the car running better
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Old 15 Apr 2008, 07:18 pm
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Glad you solved your problem.
This forum is great!
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