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Old 07-11-2001, 04:46 PM
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Good Lord! Who's your mechanic? Larry, Curly, or Moe?

An old Groucho Marx dialog:
Patient: "Doctor, it hurts when I do this" (patient bends elbow)
Doctor: "Then, don't do that"!

Seriously, it sounds like the compressor sensor hasn't been connected. It's job is to adjust the idle whenever the compressor kicks on. It may be since the electronics hasn't determined that a compressor is present, when the clutch engages, it senses a load and determines that it is due to a change in driving conditions and downshifts to give you more power.

Just a theory. Wait for another expert to reply to your post...
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