Nearest A/C Repair for Your 1998 Subaru Forester

A/C Repair Service for Your Subaru Forester

There’s nothing worse than cranking your car air conditioner on a hot day — and discovering it’s broken. Is that a hot stove? Nope, just your steering wheel. Your skin sticks to the driver’s seat. “Who can fix my Subaru Forester A/C?” you wonder, as the sun beats through the windshield. Firestone Complete Auto Care can! We know our way around Subaru vehicles, and our trained technicians can identify and repair issues with 1998 Subaru A/C systems. Come to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care in your Subaru Forester

In this A/C performance inspection, we’ll check out the current condition of your 1998 Subaru Forester A/C system to evaluate what repairs are necessary (if any). This check includes a visual inspection, performance test, and pressure and leak test. If any signs point to a possible leak, we’ll send a special U/V dye through the system, or use something called a “sniffer.” A "sniffer" is a machine that's run along parts of your Subaru Forester A/C system that can detect refrigerant fumes escaping from the system. If there's a leak, we'll find it and fix it.

A/C Recharge for Subaru Forester

Let's say we repair your 1998 Subaru Forester A/C system. We will also perform an A/C evacuation and recharge. To start this process, a technician will flush out the old refrigerant from your vehicle’s A/C system. Then, they’ll perform an evacuation (also known as a discharge) on the entire system per Subaru guidelines. To finish, we’ll add new refrigerant to recharge the A/C system, and once we’ve done a final test on the system ourselves, you’re all set. Our technicians are trained to efficiently perform 1998 Subaru Forester A/C recharges.

Other Subaru Forester A/C Problems

You may think warm air is the only potential Subaru Forester A/C problem you’ll have, but you may notice other issues, too. Typical A/C problems also include weak airflow, which could indicate an old ventilation fan, a seal or hose that needs replacing, or mold buildup in your A/C system. If your A/C system blows cold air first but then it turns warm, this may be due to a clogged expansion valve, faulty compressor clutch, blown fuse, or leak. Are you breathing in some “interesting” new odors in your 1998 Subaru Forester? That could be the result of a dirty cabin air filter (an easy fix!) or a moldy evaporator case. Our trained technicians will do what they can to solve your A/C problems. We’re here to help you get back on the road in your Forester — without all the sweat puddles!

1998 Subaru Forester A/C System FAQs

  • How do I make my Forester air conditioning colder? Here are a few quick ideas. Shut the passenger air vents and point the other vents directly toward you. Park your car in the shade and use a window sun blocker. Then visit Firestone Complete Auto Care for an A/C performance check and recharge.
  • Why is my Forester A/C blowing hot air? If your car’s air conditioning isn’t blowing cold air at all (or it tries, then turns warm), you could have a clogged expansion valve, a faulty compressor clutch, a leak, or a malfunctioning fuse in the system.
  • What causes A/C system leaks? To put it simply, age and moisture are some of the main causes of leaks in your A/C. Over time, rubber gaskets and seals can wear out, which pushes much-needed refrigerant out of your Forester’s A/C system — and lets outside moisture get in, which can take a toll on internal A/C components.

Schedule Your Subaru Forester A/C Service

Chill out. Our technicians are trained to inspect and repair 1998 Subaru Forester A/C systems. Stop by today to enjoy some free air conditioning and an A/C performance check.