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Old 01 Jul 2013, 02:25 pm
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Default Problems with the a/c when car is idling

I have a 2005 PT Cruiser, Touring Edition. Recently when I am idling at a light or in traffic (with the a/c on), the engine seems to almost want to kill and the a/c does not blow as cold as when the car is in motion. Can anyone give me some idea of what is causing this?
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Old 01 Jul 2013, 02:50 pm
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Default Re: Problems with the a/c when car is idling

The brushes on one speed of the two speed fan are burnt out. You can try and fix it yourself with the tutorial on this forum or buy a new fan motor and housing for $100 and put it in yourself saving you about $400 is you let a mechanic or the dealer do it for you.

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Old 01 Jul 2013, 05:53 pm
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Hi. Can you give me link to the tutorial pls.
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Old 01 Jul 2013, 06:03 pm
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Default Re: Problems with the a/c when car is idling

Sure:

To replace the fan and housing......

Removing the fan and housing 01-05 PT

To fix the fan motor.....

The radiator fan fix
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Old 02 Jul 2013, 12:11 am
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Default Re: Problems with the a/c when car is idling

You may also want to check out your idle air control IAC it is attached to your throttle body. Also do you have a HAYNES Manual? Instructions on removing and cleaning. the plunger part can stick and cause rough Idle.
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