The AC compressor will not engage when it's that cold. The low pressure switch will be open.xcanuk said:I've read about this problem in other threads, so I parked my car outside in -13C overnight (not that cold, but it was an experiment)
No problem the next morning and I purposely gunned it. I'm wondering if in your case the defrost was on, which kicks in the A/C, causing a power dip?
I can promise you it's not the antifreeze. Check the codes and see if you get anything.darth duncan said:I am reviving this thread.
This morning I went to my car to warm it up before work. I cranked it, got out to go back inside and realized after I closed the door that it wasn't running, so I crank it again and it cranked.
When I get off work, I go to the parking lot, crank up my car, get out to scrape the windows, get back in and realize that it has stalled again. I crank it up and it stays cranked.
About 7 miles down the road, on the interstate, I press the gas to pass a tractor-trailer and nothing. My car had stalled again, this time driving at 70mph in the middle passing lane. I drifted to the shoulder, the car came to rest, I cranked it up and drove on home with no further problems.
I can understand a possible misfire when cranking, but to stall at 70mph? Come on!
I'm going tomorrow to have my anti-freeze checked as I think that may possibly be the problem. I will keep you updated, but if anyone has any information or advice to offer, I'll gladly listen.
I've seen and heard of times when no cel would pop up but it was caused by either a bad battery or connection.Darth, does the problem persist? Have you been able to do anything about it? Has a dealer seen it?
Mine just died coming to a stop on an off-ramp today. Really weird. I don't have a CEL either.
Any info would be appreciated!