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tonya1527, Holdenville, OK, October 09, 2013, 17:33
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my belt started smoking and burning after I turned on my defroster and set temp. to cool!!

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    crgilbert October 09, 2013, 18:37
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    Your a/c compressor is seized up. Get a professional to attempt to turn the outside hub of the compressor. If it doesn't turn, yoyr compressor is seized.

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    tonya1527, October 09, 2013, 18:42
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    Thank you!! So does this affect the heater to? Been afraid to even turn it on.

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    crgilbert, October 09, 2013, 19:17
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    Yes, in defrost or mix mode, the compressor engages to keep the humidity out of your car. If you unplug the cycling swith, usually located on the side of the a/c accumulator (most easiest place to unplug or the compressor itself) you can continue to use your heating system but when it comes winter time you may need to carry a roll of paper towels to wipe your windshield. Clarence @ Clarencee's Auto Repair, Remington IN

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13428 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper October 10, 2013, 06:28
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    agree with #1 or many other issues

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