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Old 04 Oct 2013, 03:45 pm
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Default 05 2.4 jerking and loss of power when ac is turned on

Someone please help! Runs fine as long as a/c is off, as soon as I turn the a/c on it jerks and loses power and check engine light comes on. Changed the tps, crank sensor, cam sensor, cleaned the throttle plate, new plugs and wires. I really don't want to keep wasting money playing guessing games. So if anyone else has come across this same issue and found a fix please help me!
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Old 04 Oct 2013, 08:12 pm
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Default Re: 05 2.4 jerking and loss of power when ac is turned on

What error codes you getting? does engine fan come on when you turn on the A/C?
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Old 05 Oct 2013, 11:41 am
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You really do need just a tad more information about your PT Cruiser.....No mileage,what model(GT,LTD,Touring,Base?)....But,does your A/C run at all?;Because it sounds like your compressor is dragging down the engine to me.
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