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I'm not quite sure whats wrong with my truck, but I watched it die after having been on for about a min. The belts seemed to seize up and stop all of a sudden. I'm not sure where to start diagnosing.

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See if the ac has locked up on it by taking the belt off and spin the ac pulley if it does not spin then is is locked up and needs to be replaced

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