Mechanics

CAR SHUTS OFF -PLEASE HELP

1994 Mercury Tracer

Engine Mechanical problem
1994 Mercury Tracer 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 93000 miles

MY OLD CAR GETS ME AROUND TOWN-BUT TODAY I TURNED ON THE FRONT DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER AND THE CAR JUST SHUT OFF---IT STARTED RIGHT BACK UP-SO PLAYED WITH IT--IT SEEMA WHEN I TURN ON THE HEATER -IT DOES NOT SHUT OFF-BUT SLIDE IT TO DEFROSTER-- IT MAKES A GIRGLE NOISE AND SHUTS THE CAR OFF--WHY--WHY NOW -IM A SINGLE MOM AMD ITS ALL I HAVE AND CANT AFFORD REPAIRS NOW -MY ELECTRIC AND GAS ARE DUE TO BE SHUT OFF AND I DONT HAVE THAT EITHER --CAN I STILL DRIVE AND JUST NOT PUT DEFROST ON EVEN THOUGH ITS RAINING RIGHT NOW--PLEASE ANSWER ---THANK YOU --PAM
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Pnegro1
May 27, 2009.



OK now let me get some info so we can see what can be done with little to no money spent ok. Now what I need to know is if you car has air conditioning? Get back to me with that and we will go from there ok. Thanks

Racefan966
May 27, 2009.
YES IT HAS A/C--AGAIN I WAS PARKED IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE -SO I TURNED ON HEATER LOW FAN SPEED-OK--THEN SLIDE THE KNOB TO DEF AND CAR SHUT RIGHT OF AND MADE SORT OF A POP NOISE-
BUT I SLIDE IT BACK AND TURNED OF ALL AND CAR STARTED RIGHT UP--YES IT RUNS A LITTLE ROUGH BUT ITS 14 YRS OLD--THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT --I M JUST KEEPING MY FINGER CROSSED THAT IT CONTINUES TO RUN

PAM N

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Pnegro1
May 27, 2009.
Ok I know it seems strange that I ask if it has a/c but when you turn on the defrost that makes the a/c turn on to cycle. My thought is that this is what is stalling the engine. So what I would like you to is unplug the a/c clutch so it can't come on and see if this stops this from continuing. Here is a pic of the a/c unit there should be a two wire connector to it just simply unplug it and make sure it can't contact anything moving and see if the problem goes away. If it does the the a/c is why your car die's. Let me know what you find here.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249564_173691_1.jpg


Racefan966
May 28, 2009.
Hi there--i received your reply again and afriend happened to be over and said he afrees and thinks it could be a bad a/c compressorhe knows alittle about cars-again a little--not like you--one more thing and I will stop bothering you--i now rember that for the last week or so-i kind of noticed a slight sqeaky belt noise--poss a/c belt maybe?--If so =if it sanaps will car still run?-And I will disc the connection you talked about -its pouring rain in ny now--but if I discnt and the problem does not happen--should I keep it discnt =can you or should you?--I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help--i have faith people again--your ones of the good ones---thk you soo soo much ---pam

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Pnegro1
May 28, 2009.
First off you are not a bother so don't worry about that. Now as for the belt noise it is a serpentine belt system so you have one belt that drives everything so you may need to replace the belt. As for disconnecting the A/C and driving it will not hurt a thing. However if you want a/c again you have to replace the a/c compressor thats all. Let me know how it goes with disconnecting the a/c and if you have any more questions please feel free to ask.

Racefan966
May 28, 2009.