2003 pt cruiser starts jerking and turns off when ac is turned on. Also smokes comes out from under hood, what is wrong with it?

Asked by Jun 09, 2016 at 11:41 PM about the 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base

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possible seized compressor...would make a dandy bit of noise as the belt burns~ so not absolutely certain but would kill the engine...as it is the compressor already is using 28 percent of your horsepower up...so this is a fairly hungry for power goodie as it is...when perhaps the belt was too tight....the bearings crying for lubrication...and seizes....with the a/c switched off...no problem is what I'm guessing....get the a/c serviced...is my advise~

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