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I turned on the air conditioner and the car lost power and made a really bad noise and smelled like a rubber tire was burning. It has 168 000 miles.

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If this happened right when you turned on the A/C the most likely problem would be the Compressor clutch.It sounds like it locked,and what you smelled was your serpentine belt being forced over a non-moving pulley.
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Posted on Aug 19, 2010

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Air conditioner compressor is locked up. If noise stops with ac off, it's ok to drive. If it noise stays, DO NOT RUN VECHILE. You'll break your belt, ruin your compressor, and be a pain in the a$$ to clean everything out so the new belt fits and works properly.

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