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Hi. Does this mostly happen the first time you turn on the ac for the day, or does it do it everytime throughout the day?
Ok. The concern sounds like it is with the ac compressor. Have you had any recent work done to the ac system?
AC hoses would not be replaced for maintenance. Ok. The reason I ask is because if the ac system is overfilled with freon, it causes the compressor to be sluggish and puts a real strain on the engine until it gets up to speed. The other instance when this happens is when the compressor may be failing. It should not cause a drag on the engine when turning it on. I think you should have the ac system checked. If the compressor does fail it can cause the engine to seize up, or cause metal from the compressor to run throughout the ac system causing a much more expensive repair.
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The water will drip more during humid weather. The dripping indicates that the ac compressor is at least partially working. But if you are having a power loss of your vehicle when the ac turns on, you still need to have the compressor and the other pulleys on the front of your engine checked.
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