I've searched around and found questions that may be related but aren't quite the same problem as what I have, so I'm hoping you can give me some advice.
I have a 2002 Honda Civic Ex with 185k miles. Within the past year, the A/C cycles on and off. I turn it and the fan on and it works for a few minutes blowing cold air, then it starts blowing hot air. If I shut the A/C off for a few minutes then turn it back on, it usually blows cold air again for a few minutes before blowing hot.
I've taken it to two separate places, and each of them flushed the system and refilled the refrigerant and claimed that it worked again, but this has not been true.
I have expertise enough to change my own oil and whatnot, but probably not enough to fix this problem on my own unless the solution was simple. Is there any advice you can give me that I could take to a mechanic to get them looking in the right place?