2002 Chevy Trailblazer car stalls while idling when AC or d

Tiny
BKLEMMY
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 107,000 MILES
Car was running fine, ac worked, car did not stall or have any problems. The battery died and I had a new one put in and right after that the car stalls while in idle at stop lights if I have the AC or defrost running. If I turn off the AC it runs fine, and does not stall. I can run AC while driving but when I come to a stop I have to turn it off or the car will die.
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Friday, November 13th, 2009 AT 2:18 PM

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Tiny
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Try removing your air duct at the throttle plate and cleaning the throttle plate with choke cleaner. You will probably get a lot of gunk off of it. You may have to take your finger to open it up as it should be cleaned there as well. Do this while the engine is off. It may be hard to start after doing this. It might fix the problem. Also check your air filter as that should be changed once a year unless you live on a gravel road. Then it should be twice a year.
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Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 AT 6:14 PM
Tiny
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I've been fighting the same problem for the last year plus. In time you will likely get a trouble code setting off the check engine/service engine soon light. The trouble code will be for the cam shaft position sensor and the crankshaft position sensor. I was Unfortunate enough to bring it to the wrong dealer for the first 3 tries to fix the problem and got ripped off. With research on line and talking with several mechanics I was told and found out one sensor will set off the other and both will need to be replaced. They are not too expensive, 80 U.S. Dollars for the two parts. After the sensors are changed the PCM will need to "relearn" the timing of the engine. This almost has to be done at a GM dealer, and cost about 80 U.S. Dollars. Total time to replace both sensors should be 1/2 hour. The cam shaft sensor is very easy to change, the crank shaft sensor is a bear to get at. I choose to change the cam sensor myself, but couldn't reach the crank sensor. Change both sensors and have GOOD DEALER relearn the computer system. Mine seems to be working for now, best of luck.
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Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 AT 8:18 PM

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