Power Loss With A/c On

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  1. 88stang88

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    Ok fellow nerds!

    Whenever I got this car roughly a month ago I could drive just fine with the a/c on and notice the small difference in power.

    Early this week I flipped it on for the first time in 3 weeks and was driving at 40-45 mph and downshifted to go around a car and it was absolutely depressing how bad the car was driving.

    Either spark or air issues bc it dumped fuel like no other. No pick up at all and was falling flat on its face and wouldn't even gain rpms other than a rough grumbled attempt. Turn the a/c off and all problems are resolved.

    Been a long week and havn't been out to look at much yet (saving that energy for tomorrow).

    Thoughts or concearns?
     
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    AC Pump bad maybe?
     
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    ac compressor clutch may have locked up?
     
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    Wouldn't that just cause the AC pump to run all the time?
     
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    could be trying to run but the clutches could be locked. Does it blow cold whsn this is happening?
     
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    Yep a/c works fine...just no power whenever I give it gas.
     
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