Hi, I have a 97 VW Golf with 55000 miles on it. If I turn the A/C on the compressor goes on and off every 5 seconds. In a hot summer day it will not cool down at all. Do I need to chang the compressor? (I recharge the gas last year)
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Did you have the code cleared after you installed the new part because the ECM cannot clear itself, even though you installed a new part and the code is still in the system? You need to have the code erased with a OBD II scanner.
Hi Paul, Most of these gearboxes were almost identical for vw during the those years, some manuals are available free from this site http://carservicemanuals.blogspot.com/search/label/Volkswagen Hope it will help you out. Dave
It sounds like the hydraulic lifters are bleeding down after sitting for a while... there are ball checks which are supposed to prevent this... Try using a good engine flush (a product that frees sticky lifters) and replace the oil with a good synthetic... Hope this helps...;-)
I am going through the exact same problem with my 1997 golf 2.0 I-4. I am making the assumption that this noise is loudest at about 1200-1500 rpm, or atleast most noticeable. It could be attributed to a faulty catalytic converter which is a necesarry fix (in order to smog), and being that your O2 sensor is hooked into that whole system, you could be potentially giving away a few mpg. This a relatively easy issue to deal with, and noise should go away when the converter is replaced.
suspect wiring fault ,remove battery and tray trace wiring from gearbox sender just behind mounting to were it goes into main wiring harness strip back tape usually 1/2 wires will have broken.this depends on which model of vw you have. vwsparky.
If it is low on gas the compressor will not engage. You can take one of the fill caps off and stick a pen in a press on the valve is gas escapes with pressure the system has gas. If not the system has to recharged and checked for leaks. You can check to see if the compressor is siezed by trying to turn the outer portion of the pulley by hand, if it turns the compressor is probably OK. (DON'T TRY THIS WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING)