The AC blows air but there is a time lag in the compressor engaging sometimes the compressor does not even kick on. When the compressor does come on its almost like a drain on the hole engine.


Asked by Jun 23, 2014 at 08:32 PM about the 2000 Mazda MPV ES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have no idea what it could be any help wold be greatly appreciated.

4 Answers


Sound.s like you may have a bad clutch on your ac compressor,you said when it kicks on, it drag.s car back,that may be because it is bad and dragging your belt back,therefore you lose a little power,most ac,s do drag a liitle on the car ,but if it is doing this,may need to check your ac compressor.


And one more thing to add,check your freon first.

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Thanks for the tips you have been helpful.

Richard Boettger

Low refrigerant will cause a lag in compressor on time. If its too low, it won't kick on at all. But if the drag you mention is extraordinary, it may be time for a rebuilt compressor unit. Don't forget to change the receiver/dryer unit at the same time.

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