AC cuts off when very hot and muggy while accellerating

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Asked by May 06, 2017 at 10:46 AM about the 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 320

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1996 sl320 infrequently the AC cuts off while accelerating, the coolant and the
lubricant have been replaced, the filter will be changed soon. Any other
thoughts?

3 Answers

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Check ac belt tension. If loose this can happen.

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On some cars that would be normal. The idea is that on full throttle situations you want all the horsepower you got, like when you're passing. On some cars there is a sensor for "low vacuum" (full throttle) that clicks off the A/C compressor until you let off the gas. This also protects the compressor from over revving. But checking the belt tension is also a very good idea. That's easy to do.

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as it turned out the bracket holding the alternator is broken easing the tension on the belt. Waiting for parts to repair Thanks Paul

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