Howdy. Earlier last week, while driving between Tucson and Phoenix, my AC cut out on me... :-\ (This was before
pretending Subie was a creek ferry.) When I press the AC switch on the dash (returning it to 'off'), and then try to turn it back on, the system will kick on and stay on until:
a.) if idling, I depress the gas pedal
b.) if driving in-town, 30 seconds to a minute lapse
c.) if driving on the highway, 5 to 10 seconds lapse
I can hear the -- I believe -- compressor audibly kick off in each of these scenarios and the airflow gradually turn warm/hot. Because I'm in Tucson/Phoenix and it's summer, it's too darn hot and dry to tell whether the air coming in varies from the air temperature/humidity outside. Hmm. Taking to the forum, I searched high and low for any comparable instances, stumbling upon this
strikingly similar one. Some of the various potential culprits suggested in that thread are:
1.) a relay going bad
2.) the pressure switch going bad
3.) the compressor clutch going bad
Do these culprits still sound applicable to y'all in my case? My Subie's an '88 4WD GL wagon... that enjoys evening drives around and off of eroded desert escarpments.
Right now, driving during the day is
. I'd like for it to be :cool:.
Any suggestions or pointers are greatly appreciated!