Air Conditioning issue

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    Jeffs68

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    I have a 2006 Subaru Outback with the normally aspirated 2.5 Engine. When I turn on the AC, it was blowing warm so I put one can of refrigerant inside of it. It blew slightly cooler but the AC compressor would click on and off rapidly, signalling a possible overcharge. I released some of the refrigerant through the low service port and that took care of the compressor clicking on and off rapidly. When I turn on the AC now the compressor runs but still warm air. Anything else i could be missing?
     
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    Are the cooling fans at the condenser coming on when the ac is turned on?
     
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    Yes they are
     
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    Sounds like you are low charged.
    Do you have a set of gauges to check the pressures?
    Also check the sticker under hood to see how much refrigerant the system uses.
    I'm sure it will be more than 1_12 oz. can.

    If no gauges. You can slowly add it till it cycles pretty much normal, and cold air is blowing from the ducts.
    Also be sure to use the right refrigerant and hold the can in the proper position when adding.
    Otherwise you can destroy the compressor.
     
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