Hi all, new to the boards, but not new to being a forum junkie.
I've got an '02 WRX Wagon, and I'm having an issue with the A/C. It's not turning on. Back in '06 I had the condenser replaced, which had a leak in it. The shop originally charged the system with dye, and found the leak that way. Got the part brand new from Subaru, and everything was hunky-dory. During the winter last year, I hit the AC button to run the compressor for a while, just to keep the oil coat on the parts, as I tend to do from time to time. Nothing happened. No engine lag, no RPM increase, nothing. The button LED came on, but no cold air. I tried again recently now that it's starting to get warm, and the same issue popped up. The fuse isn't blown, and I didn't see anything visually wrong.
Now I'm not green when it comes to getting my hands dirty on a car, but I'm not exactly a mechanic, either. I'd like to make sure that I'm looking at the correct parts #1, and that #2 if there's anything I can check without special tools or gauges, code readers, etc.
If anyone has a repair manual, or knows a link, that would also be helpful. Thanks!