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

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

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

1 Answer

28,815

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

Your Answer:

Dodge Journey Experts

  • #1
    Joe Russo
    Reputation
    1,740
  • #2
    Saundra Gonzalez
    Reputation
    1,160
  • #3
    Terie
    Reputation
    1,100
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Durango
33 Great Deals out of 909 listings starting at $5,995
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
151 Great Deals out of 10,349 listings starting at $2,600
Used Chevrolet Traverse
31 Great Deals out of 1,391 listings starting at $3,595
Used Chevrolet Equinox
78 Great Deals out of 5,661 listings starting at $1,800
Used GMC Acadia
42 Great Deals out of 1,544 listings starting at $4,995
Used Ford Explorer
45 Great Deals out of 2,939 listings starting at $4,999
Used Ford Escape
181 Great Deals out of 6,049 listings starting at $1,048
Used Ford Edge
52 Great Deals out of 2,524 listings starting at $2,999
Used Kia Sorento
47 Great Deals out of 3,138 listings starting at $2,250
Used Honda Pilot
49 Great Deals out of 1,584 listings starting at $3,799
Used GMC Terrain
50 Great Deals out of 3,599 listings starting at $2,497
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
11 Great Deals out of 717 listings starting at $6,871
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
95 Great Deals out of 4,738 listings starting at $1,938
Used Dodge Charger
34 Great Deals out of 785 listings starting at $3,900
Used Buick Enclave
33 Great Deals out of 1,152 listings starting at $4,000

Used Cars for Sale

2019 Dodge Journey For Sale
252 listings starting at $23,990
2018 Dodge Journey For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 153 listings starting at $14,777
2017 Dodge Journey For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 277 listings starting at $7,200
2016 Dodge Journey For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 275 listings starting at $8,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.