2001Miata A/C causing to stall?

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Asked by Aug 29, 2010 at 03:39 PM about the 2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently purchased a 2001 Miata special edition (BRG) 6 speed. It has 247xxx miles on the odometer. The problem i'm having when i'm driving my Miata with the A/C on , wether on surface roads or freeway  the engine will start sputter then completly dies. on other occasions while driving on freeway with A/C on, it will start to sputter again, only this time i will turn off A/C and coast until it recovers and it will keep running fine with A/C off. ??????   Is there any body with same or similar problem that may help me solve this problem.

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My guess is that your AC compressor has failed, and is binding, sucking the power out of your engine. HTH Earl '04 MX-5

Sounds like the cam position sensor, it fails and typically throws no codes at all. Because the actual sensor is inside the engine by about 1 inch, it needs to cool by itself to a point where the hall device starts to work again. Electronic components do not like heat, period. Do not replace it with a cheapie, they are junk, trust me.

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