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Old 08-20-2010, 07:52 AM
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When I turn on the A/C, the idle speed lowers, and if i rev it up rpms are just under the first line, if it doesn't die. Has anyone else had this problem? If so what was the solution?
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I mean when I rev it up and it idles back down, just to be clear.
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Clean the throttle body lately?
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Shouldn't be causing your truck to die, but remember your a/c compressor is connected to your drivebelts so when it's running it is pulling on your motor. Parasitic drain just like on a s/c just no extra power.
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When the A/C compressor engages, it adds parasitic drag and slows the engine idle. It should not die, though.

What is your idle RPM with it off and with it on?
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Don't run the A/C on max when idling.
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The RPM's are the same with the a/c on and off, right under 750rpm's, but it is usually on max so that could be it. and no, i haven't cleanedthe tb.
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That sounds good to me .
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