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A/C cuts out, restarts at times by stopping engine and restarting

A/C starts out operating correctly then shuts down and blows hot air. Stopping the car, turning the car off at times will reset the system. It seems to be an electronics issue... once something reaches a certain point it shuts down. Subaru and independents are clueless.

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Sounds like the system needs charged. When the pressure drops the switch will shut off the system. Hope this helps and have a good day.

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