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When I turn on the AC my check engine light comes on and it

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When I turn on the AC my check engine light comes on and it slows down
JA: Soon. I'm trying to find the right Saturn Mechanic for you right now. As soon as they are ready, I will let you know.
Customer: Still there?
JA: Does the light stay on solid or does it flicker? Any noticeable performance problems lately?
Customer: It's on when I turn on the AC. When I restart the car and the AC is off the light is not on.
JA: What is the model/year of your Saturn?
Customer: 2006 ion
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I would like to but haven't tried anything
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Just that the p
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Customer: Just that the acceleration goes down when the AC is on
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  StLouisWayne replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today.

Are you able to run it by an autozone or something and have them check the trouble codes? It sounds like the A/C clutch circuit is shorted to another circuit.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have not but can immediately
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nothing major? I'm driving to Chicago in a couple days
Expert:  StLouisWayne replied 1 year ago.

Nothing major aside from the uncomfortable ride without A/C. You cant run the A/C with the short or youre gonna risk damaging the PCM or something.

Let me know what codes it shows. If nothing shows up turn the A/C on and have them recheck with the A/C running.