2002 Subaru Outback Intermittent AC problems

Tiny
AUSSIEGAL
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  • 2002 SUBARU OUTBACK
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,800 MILES
Hi, Just purchase used 2002 Subaru Outback LLBean limited edition yesterday. Only to go about today traveling locally and highway to have the AC stop working and suddenly blowing warm air. Oddly when we turn off the car and restart the car the ac kicks in for about 10 minutes and stops again. I have read that some other people have encountered same problem as this. I am curious if you have heard of any permanent solutions or am I in trouble for the long haul. I just purchased the vehicle last night and no warranty is provided. Scary that the techs didn't see this problem or did they? Or did someone overfill the system so it would mask a possible leak. Please help I am need of professional advice asap as time is of the most important. Thank you!
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Thursday, June 17th, 2010 AT 11:32 PM

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Tiny
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Could be freezing up due to air and moisture forming ice blocking off the orifice tube. Have it vacuumed out
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Friday, June 18th, 2010 AT 12:25 AM
Tiny
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I have the same problem. In extreme heat (+95 degrees), the AC goes off. If I stop the car, turn off the ignition, and restart the car and AC, the AC works for a short period of time and then shuts down. Very frustrating.

I've had it to the dealer 3 times with no success.
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Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 AT 8:24 AM

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