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When I turn on the air conditioning in my car the engine stalls.

1996 Nissan Sentra, what is the first thing I should check?

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The engine should idle up a little bit that usally well prevent the stall at start up . but if the compressor is dragging it will stall the engine no matter what. the way to check for this is to turn off engine and try turn front pulley face of compressor if you cant turn it then the compressor is locked up. you must replace it.

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