I have a 2002 Saturn Vue I put the defrost on engine stalls.

Tiny
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  • 2002 SATURN VUE
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This also happens when I run the A/C engine stalls.
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Friday, June 1st, 2012 AT 2:38 PM

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Tiny
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I would suspect a bad ac compressor. It may be locking up and stalling the motor.

Have it checked to confirm.

Roy
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Friday, June 1st, 2012 AT 2:47 PM
Tiny
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Just to add to this one you can check the ac compressor yourself. With the engine turned off and after it has cooled down see if you can turn the center of the ac clutch freely.
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Friday, June 1st, 2012 AT 5:31 PM
Tiny
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So what does it mean if the ac clutch does not move freely.
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Friday, June 1st, 2012 AT 6:01 PM
Tiny
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If the center of your ac clutch doesnt move freely then your ac compressor is siezed up. That would explain your engine shutting off when turning the ac on.
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Friday, June 1st, 2012 AT 6:39 PM
Tiny
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So then the compressor would have to be replace, or not use the ac or defrost. The heat works with no problems.

Is there a way to disconnect the ac compressor.
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Friday, June 1st, 2012 AT 7:29 PM
Tiny
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Easiest way would be to pull the fuse.
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Friday, June 1st, 2012 AT 7:57 PM
Tiny
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Ok where is that fuse located at.
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Friday, June 1st, 2012 AT 8:15 PM
Tiny
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In the under hood fuse box labeled a/c.
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Friday, June 1st, 2012 AT 9:41 PM

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