I have a 2000 Chrysler Neon which generally runs well.
I have noticed that if I start the vehicle, turn the AC on and reverse out of the driveway, the engine seems to struggle/sounds like it is going to stall.
If I turn the AC off, it immediately regains power and runs fine.
If the AC is off the whole time, there is no struggling/stalling behaviour.
This also happens in a forward gear, but not to the same degree.
Once the vehicle is running, I can turn the AC to full without this symptom, but it still feels a little less responsive.
To give me an idea of where to start, what sorts of problems could cause these symptoms?
Could it be an issue with the battery, since presumably it would be at its weakest immediately after starting?