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Why did my Air Conditioning Cut Off?

(1990 Ford F-150)
on August 02, 2017
Hi, I have a 1990 Ford F-150 and I have a question about Air Conditioning. I was driving home and the A/C was blowing cold (recently filled it up). Once I got home I went to turn off my truck and the ignition actuator was stuck so twisted the steering wheel and shook it a little bit and with some force I turned the truck off. When I did that I saw a small puff of smoke come from my steering column area and my A/C shut off. I checked the heater/ A/c fuse and it looked fine. I was guessing maybe I shorted a wire or something like that. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
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on August 02, 2017
That's sounds about right .. Be sure to tell the mechanic when you take it in for repairs! .. May need to replace the ignition 'starter switch' as well .. The actuator is a pain to replace if not properly equipped and with a good bit of auto repair savvy (especially on a tilt column!) ...
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