BECOME A MEMBER
Sign up with Facebook
I agree to the
Login with Facebook
NOT A MEMBER?
Stall While Driving
Engine stalls when heat is turned one in Chevy Malibu
1998 CHEVROLET MALIBU
Car seems to be running fine, but when I turn the heat on it stalls. There metal shavings by the air conditioner compressor clutch.
have the same problem?
Thursday, October 6th, 2011 AT 1:12 AM
Check that the compressor is not seized, drop the belt off and see if it will turn.
Thursday, October 6th, 2011 AT 1:16 AM
Mhpautos means, will the inner part of the compressor turn?
The pulley may free-wheel just fine, until the A/C or heat is turned on. Then the clutch locks the pulley to the compressor!
If the compressor is locked up, the pulley cannot spin freely, and the inner part sorta grinds on the pulley.
The reason "heat" makes it engage is because the "defrost mode" uses the A/C evaporator to remove moisture, before the air is blown on your windshield
If you disconnect the wire to the compressor, it should not come on. You may be able to get by a while, and still have heat, until you can get it fixed. Only if the pulley will spin free.
Thursday, October 6th, 2011 AT 5:11 AM
to post a reply.
Related Engine Stall While Driving Content
Car Shuts Down
My Car Shuts Down With No Warning Driving At 50 Mph When Try To Start It Cranks Over Full Power But Wont Start Up, After About 1 Min Of...
Code Read Retrieval/Clear Chevrolet Camaro
Instructual repair video
Stalls While Driving
Easy step by step guide on how to repair an automotive engine that has stalled or intermittently stalls while driving, this information is presented in order of popularity...
Car Cut Off
My 1998 Chevy Malibu Has Cut Off On Me While Driving. The Two Lights That Came On Were My Battery Light And My Theft System Light. What...
1998 Chevy Malibu Intermittent Engine Shut Off
Engine Performance Problem 1998 Chevy Malibu 4 Cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic My Daughter Was Just Driving The Car And It Simply Shut...
1998 Chevy Malibu Car Start But Won't Stay Running
Engine Problem 1998 Chevy Malibu 4 Cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 103500 Miles 1998 Chevy Malibu Starts But Cuts Out And Won't Stay...
1998 Chevy Malibu Stalling Out
Engine Mechanical Problem 1998 Chevy Malibu 6 Cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 109000 Miles The Car Runs A Little Rough, The Check...
Ask a Car Question. It's Free!
How to gather codes Ford Explorer
Topdon OBD2 Scanner Review - This thing rocks
Check Engine Light
Find a car manual for your car
© 1999 - 2017 2CarPros, Inc.