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#44 of 59 Re: 2006 Subaru Forester air conditioner problem [nbg2]
Aug 11, 2011 (10:52 am)
I had the same problem but had it fixed at the dealer yesterday. The mechanic told me it was rust on the clutch plate.. He showed me what he did. You move the fluid bottle out off the way, then remove the cover plate that protects the belt.
Here is the best part, you spray WD-40 or similar onto the clutch plate and in between the compressor and clutch plate.
Put the cover plate and bottle back in place.
Worked like a charm
Another dealer quoted $1500. for the fix. this dealer charged their minimum 1 hour labour but anyone with a socket set could do it themselves.
#45 of 59 Re: 2009 Forester AC problem [vasubaru12]
Dec 26, 2011 (7:02 am)
My 2009 Subaru Forrester is having related problems - whenever I turn on the front window defrost, fuse #22 blows. I took it to the dealer and they told me I need to replace the compressor, cost = $1000.
Seems like too young of a car to have this kind of issue.
#46 of 59 A/C Problem on 2004 Forester
May 17, 2012 (11:35 am)
I have a 2004 Forester with 146k miles. The AC words at the start, but after running for about 15-45 minutes, the air stops being cold. If I turn it off for about 5-10 minutes, I can turn it on and have cold air again.
Just got it recharged the other day, but noticed the problem again this afternoon.
Anyone else experience this? Any ideas? I'm not about to sink $300 into an AC repair with this many miles.
#47 of 59 Re: A/C Problem on 2004 Forester [techmarcom]
May 17, 2012 (11:49 am)
Perhaps the refrigerant is leaking out of a bad seal. Low refrigerant can cause intermittent cooling as the compressor loses and regains suction. And maybe turning off the AC for awhile can allow what refrigerant is left to drain back to the compressor.
#48 of 59 Re: A/C Problem on 2004 Forester [techmarcom]
Jun 16, 2012 (5:46 pm)
See my previous posts #14, 16 and 25 - this sounds an awful lot like what was happening to me. Turned out to be the a/c clutch - replaced in 2010 and haven't had a lick of trouble since.
Jun 24, 2012 (7:16 pm)
I have a 2006 Forrester with well over 100,000 miles. Car still runs great, but the A/C only blows on auto setting. Air is cool, but not as cold as we would like and takes a long time to cool passengers in the back seat. Last summer was so hot here in Texas and it was almost unbearable. Any idea what the problem could be? What could make it only work on auto setting?
#50 of 59 2011 Subaru Forester AC noise
Jul 30, 2012 (6:26 pm)
I own a 2011 Forester with 10,000 miles. Since day one of running my AC the compressor makes a chirping noise when it releases. The faster the speed the louder it gets. I have taken it in to be serviced two times and I keep getting told that this is a normal noise for this model. Just wondering if anyone else has this problem??? I have been in other Foresters and didn't hear this noise.
#51 of 59 Re: 2011 Subaru Forester AC noise [chawkfan71]
Jul 31, 2012 (8:30 am)
I've never heard a chirp in mine. I have a 2010 Forester.
#52 of 59 Re: 2011 Subaru Forester AC noise [xwesx]
Jul 31, 2012 (9:05 am)
Our 2009 2.5i Limited's HVAC is also quiet.
#53 of 59 Re: 2011 Subaru Forester AC noise [chawkfan71]
Aug 10, 2012 (6:30 am)
I own 2011 forester since oct 2011. After a few weeks of using my AC and it sounding normal, it started making a LOUD click and a LOUD buzzing noise by the compressor (buzzing lasts from 3 to 10 seconds) when I would first push the AC button to turn on the compressor. It sounds the worst first start up of the day or afterthe car sits for a while. After it males that noise and while it's running it sounds and works normal.
I brought it to Subaru service and they said it sounded normal as they compared it to another 2011 Forester.
I know it is not Normal. If it was it would have sounded like that from day one. It is also starting to get worse.
Does anyone else have this problem?
Can anyone tell me what they think can be slowly going wrong?
However it does not make a constant chirp noise like yours. I'm suspecting yours is a belt or pulley problem.