A/C clutch disengages when shifting gears.
Scotty, I have 2006 Mazda 3 with 186k and a 5 speed manual transmission. I just replaced the AC compressor with an aftermarket one from China. I notice when I shift gears the AC clutch disengages at the same time. For a while I thought it was just in my head but when I roll down the windows I can hear it happening quite clearly. It doesn't happen every single time I shift but I notice it most when going from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd. I did not notice this with the factory compressor. What could be causing this issue? Is it normal? And can it be fixed? Thanks!