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I had something similar and right afterward the engine started smoking really bad. It turned out to be a bad air compressor. Immediate solution was to turn off the air, turn off the engine, let it sit a little. Then don't run the air. You can either fix the compressor or disconnect the belt if that is what it is and it will be good till you get around to messing with it. That is only one of several things it could be. I would take a really good look at all the wiring while it is running and check out that air conditioning.

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