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A/C compressor turning off

I have an 2002 Subaru outback 3.0 - 6 cylinder.  My a/c was not working so I took it in.  The certified mechanic recharged the system and checked for leaks and said everything was working fine.  When you start the car the a/c works great.  However, as soon as the engine is up to operating temp. the compressor no longer will cycle or turn on.  Both of the car fans are working fine.  Each time I turn off the car, let it sit and start it again it works for 5 minutes and I have the same problem.  Any thoughts?

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The reason for the compressor cutting out is because the system preasure is too high, or at least it thinks it is,poss causes fans not efficient, preasure switch faulty reading, overcharged system/

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I had this problem and it was because I tried to fill the system myself and I did two things wrong.  One, I had the pressure too high.  Subaru preasors are lower than a lot.  Two, I got air in the line and it was causing this.  I took my Subaru back to a certified mecanic who put my a/c system on a vacuum  for an hour them preasurized it properly and it took the problem away and it works great.

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