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My 2001 cabrio that I got less than a week ago. my wife was driving home from work when the ac stopped working and the engine revved up high. by the time she got home there was a sort of grinding sound and it smelled like burned wires. I didn't see any smoke or melted wires though. now it won't start at all. is it most likely the alternater, starter or something else.

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Check your engine belts. if they are intact, check the air conditioner compressor. the bearings may be worn out. which makes the compressor seize. the belt would continue to move over the compressor unit, and cause the burning smell. a jump start should start the car.

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