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    Hey I have a quick question for you car savvy people.It is now 103 degrees outside so I keep the AC in my car on at all times ( personal car ). Ive noticed that my car really really bogs down when AC is on, at one point my car actually shut off while driving on the freeway. I have a 2005 Honda Accord, Warranty is gone due to mileage. I am just wondering why the power cuts off more than normal in the car.

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    If it's a stick, when you shift the RPMs drop, and if the AC is bogging the engine down just enough it can kill the engine. That happens to me in my Mitsu Eclipse sometimes. If it does it when you're at normal RPMs, without shifting...
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    Cause it's a shitty car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheech View Post
    Hey I have a quick question for you car savvy people.It is now 103 degrees outside so I keep the AC in my car on at all times ( personal car ). Ive noticed that my car really really bogs down when AC is on, at one point my car actually shut off while driving on the freeway. I have a 2005 Honda Accord, Warranty is gone due to mileage. I am just wondering why the power cuts off more than normal in the car.
    The squirrel has gotten tired. Replace the squirrel, (and might as well change the nut hanging on the string in front of the conveyor belt too). Some Honda Technicians sternly recommend not capturing wild squirrels to use for this, but I have found just about any fox squirrel with a healthy appetite and good hips will do as well as the factory Honda squirrel.

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    Good lord, how many miles did you put on it in 2 years to go over the warranty??
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    Honestly just not enough balls to keep everything running. Keep your RPM's up and it should keep working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    The squirrel has gotten tired. Replace the squirrel, (and might as well change the nut hanging on the string in front of the conveyor belt too). Some Honda Technicians sternly recommend not capturing wild squirrels to use for this, but I have found just about any fox squirrel with a healthy appetite and good hips will do as well as the factory Honda squirrel.
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    Ok Tony,, on a seriouis note,, it is hot,,, you car has work hard keeping the engine cool. Therefore the cooling fans run more, causing the alternator to work harder. That takes horsepower, as does the a/c compressor. When it cycles it robs your 4 banger of more horsepower and with it being that hot outside, it may not cycle on and off very often. The compressor is driven by a drive belt on the engine and your being a 4 banger it just doesn't have massive amounts of power. Try gearing it down on gear, keeping the rpms up and see what happens.

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    1. Unscrew the Oil cap.
    2. Change everything under it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al
    Ok Tony,, on a seriouis note


    I was being serious.

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    Cause it's a shitty car.
    Shut up at least im not getting suckered into marriage!!

    HEy my next car is a hybrid....F giving george bush more gas money. I have so many miles on it because I drive from LA to Vegas alot. Also You all can fork over all the gas money you guys want I pay 45 every two weeks thats it
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlDeputy View Post
    1. Unscrew the Oil cap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    If all else fails,,, get a Chevy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheech View Post
    Hey I have a quick question for you car savvy people.It is now 103 degrees outside so I keep the AC in my car on at all times ( personal car ). Ive noticed that my car really really bogs down when AC is on, at one point my car actually shut off while driving on the freeway. I have a 2005 Honda Accord, Warranty is gone due to mileage. I am just wondering why the power cuts off more than normal in the car.
    Its because its not a CHEVROLET. period.

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    It shut off at highway speed?

    If it stalled while stopped I'd suspect the fast idle circuit isn't working properly. When the AC is on the idle position is changed slightly to keep the engine from stalling - if that was the case likely just a solenoid or sensor to replace. But if you were under power at the time, hmm, that's worrisome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEB View Post
    It shut off at highway speed?

    If it stalled while stopped I'd suspect the fast idle circuit isn't working properly. When the AC is on the idle position is changed slightly to keep the engine from stalling - if that was the case likely just a solenoid or sensor to replace. But if you were under power at the time, hmm, that's worrisome.
    +1.
    A lot of 4 cylinder cars have a setup that shuts off the compressor at full throttle so the Squirrel doesn't expire from overwork.
    Sounds like you need to have somebody look at it.
    A couple of simple things you can do:
    1. Make sure the condenser (in front of the radiator) isn't blocked by dirt/sand/dead bugs/crap. If it is, hose it out from the back side.
    2. Read the owner's manual (that thing in the glovebox used for writing down phone nos, plates, mopping up coffee spills, etc) and see if there's an air filter in the evaporator (the thing ... never mind. Ask a car guy where it is). If that is plugged, the compressor may build too much pressure due to lack of airflow.
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