--------------my earlier post-------------------
: After starting my car (which has been off for an hour or more), the A/C starts to blow cold air as normal. However, after 5 minutes or so the compressor shuts off and stays off, until I reach sustained speed of 30+ for some time, which is almost impossible in Manhattan traffic. (It is very embarrasing if you have others in your 50K+ car and the A/C is blowing muggy/hot air.)
: The temperature needle is pointing dead center, which is normal so the engine is not overheating.
: When the compressor does re-engaged, the A/C works fine from then on, even if I park the car in idle for 15 minutes.
: So why does the compressor go off and not come back the first time?
: Thanks in advance for any info.
: '97 540ia
: (95K miles and counting)