My car won't idle with a/c on, it dies. What is wrong?

Asked by Jul 15, 2015 at 04:13 PM about the 2004 Buick Rainier CXL AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Battery was replaced  & now the car won't idle with a/c on. Everything works fine while driving, but when stopped if  A/C is running it dies. Turn A/C off it doesn't die.

4 Answers

18,520

Have Throttle Body cleaned and (IAC) Idle Air Control valve cleaned or replaced.

Best Answer

Thanks, I will see if it helps.

3,495

check the module that increase the idle when a/c is turned on

Had throttle body cleaned, fixed problem, thank you.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • low beams on my 2005 rainier go out 1 answer

    on occasion the low beams on my rainier go out. i then have to use high beams. sometimes they will come back on by themselves. i have asked two mechanics to check this for me. they both had the same...

    2005 Buick Rainier CXL AWD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • what could be causing me to only get 12-13 mpg 4 answers

    I am only getting 12-13 mpg on my 2006 rainer is that normal any suggestions on how to correct or what could be wrong

    2006 Buick Rainier CXL AWD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • car won't start but making a clicking sound 9 answers

    I had problems with my car on the weekend and a boost got my car started. After having it looked at I needed a new battery and that was it. Now that I have the new battery in, it won't start. It makes...

    2003 Buick Century Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What's wrong with my car? 5 answers

    Yesterday MT car began to over heat and died multiple times. I put more oil in it. I also put stop leaking and coolant in it. I let it cool down and took the radiator cap off to allow any ai...

    2003 Buick LeSabre Custom

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • what could be wrong with my 1999 buick century? 11 answers

    GM 3.1l engine 200k + miles. it was hesitating intermittently about once a month for a while then recently started to develop a rough idle every few days then itd go away and run correctly. eventual...

    1999 Buick Century Custom

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Rainier

Looking for a Used Rainier in your area?

CarGurus has 281 nationwide Rainier listings starting at $1,295.

ZIP:

Search Buick Rainier Questions

Buick Rainier Experts

#1 burtisconnor
burtisconnor
Reputation 80
#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 80
#3 Rowefast
Rowefast
Reputation 70
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Envoy
68 Great Deals out of 2,132 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Explorer
946 Great Deals out of 72,548 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet TrailBlazer
90 Great Deals out of 4,603 listings starting at $1,150
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,047 Great Deals out of 74,668 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
564 Great Deals out of 28,965 listings starting at $1,699
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,065 Great Deals out of 71,184 listings starting at $1,800
Used Buick Rendezvous
20 Great Deals out of 1,073 listings starting at $1,495
Used Saturn VUE
48 Great Deals out of 2,084 listings starting at $1,184
Used Buick Regal
110 Great Deals out of 10,823 listings starting at $3,995
Used Oldsmobile Bravada
203 listings starting at $4,497
Used GMC Yukon
359 Great Deals out of 18,002 listings starting at $2,950
Used Buick LaCrosse
216 Great Deals out of 21,524 listings starting at $1,100

Used Cars For Sale

2007 Buick Rainier CXL AWD For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 29 listings starting at $4,700
2006 Buick Rainier CXL AWD For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 65 listings starting at $2,950
2005 Buick Rainier CXL AWD For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 39 listings starting at $1,295

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.