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Air Con cuts in and out and so does cooling fan

I noticed my new 2008 Mazda 3 GT Sport air con tends to cut in and out even when I did not turn the air con on and it's freezing in the Canadian North. When the clicking of the air con clutch is heard, the cooling radiator fan starts to run. After like 5 seconds, the air con cuts out and the fan stops too. This happened even after the car is at operating temperature.

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