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Forester A/C: flaky --> dead
Posted 25 August 2003 - 03:28 PM
As you would expect, this happened about 200mi past the extended warranty expiration.
Other relevant info:
In the 2 months before this happened, I drove the car on two 4+ hour highway trips when the A/C was on almost the entire time, so it got a couple of big workouts.
The A/C fuse is OK.
When I push the A/C button, the idle increases and the second fan kicks in, but I don't hear the characteristic "whoosh," which I'm guessing is associated with the compressor clutch engaging.
Any troubleshooting advice would be appreciated. I really know zilch about A/C, not even how to check the refrigerant level.
Posted 26 August 2003 - 08:44 AM
Ask around for some good local a/c shops.
Posted 26 August 2003 - 04:30 PM
The mode of failure makes more sense now: relays either work or they don't, but they can go bad gradually.
I hate to pay $40 for something the size of a piece of bubble gum, but it's about the cheapest solution there could have been.
Posted 26 August 2003 - 05:15 PM
Posted 27 August 2003 - 12:16 AM
This way you'll have a spare.
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