'03 Kia Rio Engine dies at stops and has extreme lack of power with AC turned on. Slight rotational noise coming from compressor. Pressures read: Low, 30psi High, 200psi (fluttering slighly). Runs just fine with AC turned off. Is the AC compressor going bad? Or am I overlooking something?
Country: United StatesMake: KiaModel: RioYear: 2003Engine: 1.6L
Yes this all has to do with the compressor its causing an excessive load on the engine and causing your issue.Was the a/c system charged before this happend?
Yes. The AC was charged. It didn't appear after a recharge.
Ok then yes the compressor is starting to fail internally .Its causing an excessive strain on the engine.So its either the compressor or the compressor clutch or coil thats causing this issue.This is what needs to be fixed for this issue.Hoped this helped . Bonuses greatly appreciated. Please click excellent service so I get credit for my help thanks . Anything lower is negative feedback . If you need further assistance please let me know thanks !