Last post on Jun 23, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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Subaru Forester, SUV
#19 of 20 Similar Problem
Jun 23, 2012 (4:20 am)
I have a 2003 Outback 3.0 and two years ago my air conditioning stopped working. I had it checked twice and a dye test was done as well.
It works sometimes and doesn't at other time. My wife can tell as soon as it has stopped working because she can smell a difference in our car.
I have discovered that if I shut the car off and restart it while going down the road (not a great thing to do on the highway) but it almost always starts working immediately again. Air however always continues to pass through the vents and isn't blocked like the Forester problems described in this post. Any ideas?
#20 of 20 Re: 2007 Forester A/C works for a little while and stops. [mxyz1022]
Jun 23, 2012 (10:34 am)
"... problem with it working intermittently. Sometimes it cools for a few minutes and sometimes it cools for a half hour. Eventually it always stops working. I shut it off and leave it off for a while but continue driving and then it starts working again for a brief time. Any ideas on what is happening?"
It could be low on refrigerant. When the compressor loses suction on refrigerant, it has nothing to compress so cooling stops. The refrigerant also contains lubricant, so whenever you feel loss of cooling, the compressor is also being damaged.