A/C problems - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 08-20-2013, 12:04 AM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
superboondee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Heyburn
Region: Idaho
Posts: 51
A/C problems

So I am driving down the interstate today and I turn on my a/c to max ac and the car lost lots of power. It came back after a second but goes back to little power then back fine. And one time there was a hard thump like all the power just stopped like the engine tried to shut off. It shook the car hard and it was fine the next second. Turned the knob to regular ac and the car was better but still felt weak. Shut the ac off and the car was running fine. Is my ac pump going out? I checked for codes and there weren't any.
__________________
If you can't beat them, Get a supercharger.
superboondee is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-20-2013, 12:30 AM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
Rosco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: La Verne
Region: California
Posts: 535
Your compressor could have a mechanical fault causing excessive drag, effecting the pulley, and the engine output. Does the car make excessive noise? Does it still blow cold?
__________________
1998 Bright Atlantic Cobra - 3:73's, BBK ls, Pro 5.0, 96 Cobra STB, Borla XR-1 Catback, Custom Catch Can, Spec clutch, MM Firewall adj, FRPP wires, RSD, Spoiler delete, 245/275 BF Goodrich g sports on chrome 95 cobra r's
1998 V6 Mustang : SOLD!
Rosco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 12:40 AM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
superboondee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Heyburn
Region: Idaho
Posts: 51
There isn't any noise difference just lots of power loss. It still blows nice and cold.
__________________
If you can't beat them, Get a supercharger.
superboondee is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-20-2013, 03:47 AM   #4
Staff
Regular
Staff
 
scottydsntknow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: JB MDL
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 16,585
Compressor is on the way out, I would not use it until you replace it. Happened to my wife's car a few years ago and new compressor fixed it. Luckily, they are easy to get at on these cars, just gotta purge/service up the AC afterwards since the lines will be open to air. Get the compressor from rockauto and then install yourself or find a good AC shop if you are unable. Like I said you'll need to have it serviced either way unless you have the vac/service kit.
__________________
2000 Mustang GT Steeda #0048

Just because I give you advice, doesn't mean I know more than you. Its just means I've done more stupid ****.
scottydsntknow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


» Like Us On Facebook



09:48 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.