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I have a 1998 VW Beetle. The AC was charged and I hear the audible click from the compressor clutch when it is engaged. I also see the compressor spinning and it seems to functioning but the air blowing out is hot. What could be the problem?

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  • skotfree Aug 07, 2010

    It seems like a mix of cold and hot air coming through at the same time. When the AC is on 2 or 3 it seems a little cooler but when I turn it up, it blows hot air.

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Hello. One of two problems generally causes no cold air. The most common is that your a/c refrigerant has leaked out and needs to be replaced. most all auto repair shops do this service. the second is that the belt that drives the a/c is broken or slipping. Have it checked. J.

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  • skotfree Aug 07, 2010

    Hey good brother. The AC was charged and when it was turned on there were little pieces and some longer pieces of insulation coming out from the vents below and above the dash.

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There are many possibilities that air blowing out is hot. But most common is coolant leak.Check out for any coolant leak.I agree that ac is charged with freon but if its leaking from compressor then ac will blow hot air .To confirm this problem get the ac pressure test done.This will confirm for the leak.If there is leak then stopping the leak is the solution but if there is no leak then the coolant sensor,loose radiator cap,or dirty radiator itself or slow radiator fan,or not running radiator fan,the thermostat,the temp sensor and compressor it self has to be checked. If the radiator cap is loose then it has to be replaced as it gets loose due to worn out.If the radiator fan is not working then thermostat will get over-hot and not get cold and due to this air from ac will be hot .This all has to be checked with meter. Thanks. keep updated for any more query.you can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

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