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The a/c compressor on my 2002 forester will engage briefly then disengage then engage then disengage...rapidly as long as I have the a/c on....I want to charge the system with refrigerant but because the compressor won't engage long enough for the system to charge I don't know what to do

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If pressure is low it wont stay engauged. the pressure switch wont let it stay engauged .it should stay on after you start filling it

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