Why does my vehicle chug when I turn the AC on?

Asked by Jul 14, 2016 at 05:56 AM about the 2013 Dodge Journey Crew

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2013 Dodge Journey 39,000 miles. Turn the AC on
it chugs and the emissions light turns on. After a
few times of driving it w/o the AC the light shuts off.
Was hesitant about buying a dodge. Hope it's not a
pos

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The AC pump places a load on the engine displaying any weakness. Have it scanned for DTC codes before changing ANY parts.

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