why does my car die when ac is on?

Asked by Gregarylique May 07, 2020 at 03:47 PM about the 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my car dies everytime i turn on my ac. it sputters put if i
give it a little bit it starts back up and runs good

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A bad alternator that barely keeps the engine running will have a difficult time keeping up with the added load of an AC compressor. Have the alternator, and the entire charging system, checked.

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