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Saturn vue: stalls..its a 2002 with 4 cylinder..belt

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my step-daughter''s Saturn vue stalls when turning on a/c. it''s a 2002 with 4 cylinder. She took it in for repaacement of the a/c belt. Now this is happening. They also replaced the battery. Any ideas?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Ironmike replied 8 years ago.

GreetingsCustomer

When a/c compressors begin to fail they bind and usually cause the vehicles engine to stall or loose power. When the compressor locks up it will smoke the belt. Being you just replaced the a/c belt, it is grabbing better. You might try to get the a/c system serviced. Sometimes with new R134a oil and removing contaminates when the system is evacuated ,the compressors life is extended. But in my years of experience that is rare.

Good luck Mike

 

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for the explanation. Guess it's time for a new compressor or....a rebuilt one?
Thanx again!
Expert:  Ironmike replied 8 years ago.
Customer

You are welcome. I hope you get it done at a reasonable price.

Mike

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