2003 Chevy Malibu Heating Cooling Problems

Tiny
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Heater problem
2003 Chevy Malibu Front Wheel Drive Automatic 75000 miles

Quite the complicated Problem:

A few weeks ago I recharged the A/C (myself), then a few days later it stopped working altogether (fan still blows, just not cool).

Then a few days ago it started this: whenever I put the fan on defrost or A/C the interior and headlights dim, the car shakes a bit and the engine slows, and if I leave it on it starts to smell like electrical burning or something. However, putting the fan on normal blowing works fine.
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Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 AT 4:50 AM

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Tiny
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Hi
Check to see in compressor is locking up. The smell maybe AC clutch burning. If clutch is tan/white then comp is locking up.
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Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 AT 12:49 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the quick reply! Is there any chance you could tell me how I would go about checking this?
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 AT 3:02 AM
Tiny
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Open hood engine on AC on observe compressor. Does it turn smoothly? Or engage and slip with possible smoke
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 AT 9:12 AM

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