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Rough idle with A/C on
New here to DA, but not car forums. I've got a 03 Accord DX Sedan, I4, 5MT, 125k Miles. Great car and barebones.
One of the very few gripes I have with this otherwise tremendously reliable car is that anytime I run the A/C the car seems to idle particularly rough (idle speed being about 700 rpm. If I press the gas, while in neutral, and increase the rpms to 900/1k, it goes away.
Additionally, A/C really seems to sap power from the car during acceleration or going up hills and I seem to notice an unusual drop in mpg.
I don't use the A/C much, but this annoys me and I'd like to fix it. Without A/C on, the car is very smooth in the NVH realm.
Searched around for answers already with no luck.
Thanks in advance!