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First blush guess: the compressor is siezed, so that the engine can't turn it. If you rev up the engine a bit before you turn it on, you might find that the engine will load, but not die, and the belt will slip/squeal/smoke.

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Q: Why would the car cut off when the air conditioner is on?
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