2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA A/C STALLS ENGINE

  • Tiny
  • mthornhill
  • 2002 Hyundai Elantra

Air Conditioning problem
2002 Hyundai Elantra 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 103000 miles

I just replaced the belt on my A/C Compressor and now the engine stalls when the A/C is on. I though it might have been too tight but when I loosened it, it started to screech and didn't stop the stalling problem. Help please

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 AT 5:22 PM

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  • obxautomedic
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Hello,

The most likely cause is the A/C Compressor is locked up.

If you have someone that can assist have them start vehicle with a/c off while you are looking at the compressor have them turn the a/c on. Does the Pulley freeze up? If so then your a/c compressor needs to be replaced.

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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 AT 5:36 PM
  • Tiny
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Pulley spins and A/C runs for a bit

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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 AT 5:42 PM
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  • obxautomedic
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Does the Compressor make any noise before it stalls out?

Sounds like the bearings inside the compressor are going. And since the vehicle runs fine when a/c is off the compressor is at fault.

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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 AT 7:33 PM

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