AC stops engine on 2001 Ford Escort

every time I use the AC my car starts shaking and turns off, it will start right back up and work fine as long as te AC is turned off. any ideas?

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You may have an A/C Compressor that is seizing up, but it could be something related to the engine management system too. The best thing to do is have it checked out by a shop. You can find one here:
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your car probably has a vacuum leak and your ac is taking to much power to keep it running