Last post on Jul 17, 2009 at 3:49 AM
You are in the Volkswagen Jetta
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Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan
#1437 of 1441 Re: A/C Issue [steve3275]
Jul 12, 2009 (7:10 am)
My experience was with a vastly different car, but A/C compressor design wasn't radically changed for our Jettas. I had a clutch fail a few years back - there was a red/brown dust visable around the compressor - but I didn't have it looked at until it was too late. Earlier, they could have replaced only the clutch and retained the compressor. I waited until the compressor housing was also chewed up, making it impossible to mount a new clutch unit. Still, there were no "metal shavings" in the system. The compressor clutch is external to the air or coolant system. I would think that at worst, you would need a new compressor and clutch. It's belt driven and external. Perhaps someone other than the VW dealer could give you a price. I had my work done at a local repair shop who had the equipment to recharge the A/C after disconnecting the compressor. There was no "flushing" necessary. By the way, everyone else buys compressors from some supplier in Japan, so I can't imagine VW is doing otherwise. Even the cost of a new compressor should be less than $1700.
Jul 13, 2009 (3:17 am)
I just leased a 2009 Jetta wagon and am looking to purchase a protective
bumper bra. I have looked on a number of different websites and found nothing.
What is the best site or store to purchase this and other VW stuff?
#1439 of 1441 Re: car gear [wmenking]
Jul 15, 2009 (12:28 pm)
3M makes a film that many installers use and market as a "Clear Bra". Your dealer may even offer something.
#1440 of 1441 Re: A/C Issue [homerkc]
Jul 15, 2009 (5:21 pm)
Thanks for the info!
Well, since my earlier post I went to get a second opinion with an a/c mechanic. He said the compressor was going bad. He also said that he has seen this very same problem with many other 2005 Volkswagens. Very strange.
#1441 of 1441 Re: car gear [robr2]
Jul 17, 2009 (3:49 am)
Thanks for the help...never heard of this product and service.