Question about 1998 Volkswagen Beetle
1998 VW Beetle AC was charged yesterday. Audible click from compressor clutch when AC turned on and compressor is spinning. On the surface all is good, but air blowing is hot. What could be the problem?
Could be two fold ,but first i would check the amount of gas by weight ,so it would need the correct machine to this ,empty the system and the machine tells you how much gas was in the system,anything less that 200grms and the symptoms you describe will cause this ,now if the gas weight was ok over 250' or so grams then the problem could be caused by one of two things,either the compressor has given up or the restrictor valve on the cabin radiator ,Now when the system is recharged with about 700grms of gas you open the high pressure valve and measure the pump pressure which should be about 200lbs or more ,now without the machine all you can do is to touch the thin pipe coming out of the compressor and see if its hot ,very hot ,if its not then either the compressor is shot or the venturi valve ,and the amount i do where their is no AC and its not teh compressor its the valve so now i change them first as they are only 50 euros trade to me ,before i change the compressor ,also if i do change a compressor i have to change the drier/filter or the auto factor will not sell a exchange compressor to me ,another rip off as far as iam concerned because i can clean them out with my air line .so if its a compressor then you are looking at 500 euros minimum plus the drier which can be another 100 euros or more
Posted on Aug 01, 2010
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