I haven't check it with a tach, but it sounds and feels slow when cold. A slight hold on the gas peddle keeps it running cold. Hot is OK.
k, the hot idle is 900 rpm, the a/c drops it to about 700 rpm on the cluster tach. It gets close to stalling. The garage floor is smooth and turning the steering wheel doesn't drop the rpm.
Yes, it happened after the rebuild. We've owned it 15 years, It's at 131,000 miles. It got engine work because it wasn't passing California smog and was sending oil onto the catalytic converter. The problem happened after that. Cold idle stall is the problem that really needs to be fixed. The a/c doesn't seem to kill it, but it drops the rmp to 700 rpm when the engine is hot without compensation to increase rpm back to 900. I haven't checked the a/c effect when cold. It's a garaged car.
No hissing and nothing looks unplugged.
Is this an obvious fix a local mechanic can do?