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  1. 2004 Passat 1.8T Coolant Leak Under AC Compressor

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004 Passat 1.8T Coolant Dripping Above AC Compressor Hello, I have a 2004 Passat 1.8T and was getting ready for work in the afternoon and come to find a small puddle of antifreeze on the passenger side I wiped my finger under the AC compressor and it was wet with coolant dripping somewhere...
  2. Passat B5 and B5.5 A/C Compressor and Condenser compatibility

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I found some A/C kits for Passat B5.5 1.8T, but I have a 2000 Passat BY (ATW Engine I think). Does anyone know if the parts between the various 1.8T engines are compatible?
  3. AC Compressor on? or off?

    B5 Garage
    Is the AC compressor on a car with Climatronic permanently on (running) ? Or does it cycle on/off during its normal function ? By permanently on, I mean with the climatronic set to ‘Auto’ does the AC compressor permanently run? Car is a 2002 B5 1.9tdi I've been searching high and low for an...
  4. AC Compressor on? or off?

    New Member Introductions
    Is the AC compressor on a 2002 Passat B5.5 1.9tdi always meant to be running (clutch engaged) or does it cycle off and on ? If it's meant to be running all the time then why install at clutch to cycle it on/off ?
  5. AC system pressure when compressor is not on

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    A friend of mine's B7 Passat has AC system issue. When he turns on AC, AC vents blow warm air and AC compressor is not turning. I stood near compressor. I cannot hear anything, no clutch click. I hooked up my AC manifold gauge and it showed 95psi (on both low and high sides as compressor was not...
  6. Question AC compressor

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I dropped off the car at the dealer (yes, I knew I would regret it) to get the orifice tube replaced and they called back saying it needs a new compressor for $1700. I am certainly calling bullshit on the price, but my question is, can the compressor really be bad if: - clutch engages fine -...
  7. A/C blowing warm air - 2000 Passat B5 1.8T - Manual A/C Control

    B5 Garage
    I followed all the steps in this post. - Temperature Flap Servo works - A/C Clutch Relay does not have cracked solder as far as I can tell. Also, when I turn on A/C...
  8. Timing belt and AC compressor jobs

    B5 Garage
    I'm planning my work to do both TB and compressor jobs. Seeing as I understand nose comes off for both. Still reading up on data base and have a Bentley manual on way. This post is to ask if there are any special considerations I should have in mind to do these jobs jointly? I'm thinking...
  9. Wierd 2012 B-7 A/C Issues 3.6 SEL Premium - A/C Compressor Solenoid ??

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi all ! I keep my car in the garage at night so when I leave for work in the AM, the interior is not super-heated. I turn on the A/C but it blows basically "room temp" air for the first couple miles. Then, it starts blowing cold (38 degrees) air and works as normal for the rest of my...
  10. A-c compressor.

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone , is it normal that my AC compressor starts when i start the heater because i think it should only start when i start the ac not the heater , and when it does the air comes neither cold nor hot , i guess it mixes both heat and cold . Any help would be appreciated. Sorry for my...
  11. 2003 V5 A/C Compressor

    B5 Garage
    Hi, My clutch has failed on my A/C compressor and it's 38 degrees outside! Not wanting to disturb the air-con lines and to save money I'm looking at just swapping the clutch for one from a second hand compressor. I have looked on and for a 5 cylinder 2003 B5.5 it has the part number as...
  12. AC Compressor life extension

    B5 Garage
    I apologize if there's already a topic about it, but i just finished this, and as I still am still in the garage wanted to share the "finding" with the fellow VW afficionados. My compressor was dirty as hell from the previous owner and was the last thing to be cleaned on the freshly reinstalled...
  13. Faint noise coming from the compressor (maybe?)

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hello, I own a Passat B7 (2011) and it has been a while since I hear this faint rubbing noise ( which disappears as soon as I turn the AC on ( I was told that it is the compressor (Delphi 5N0 820 803A) but I am not very convinced since...
  14. AC Compressor 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had to get a replacement compressor for my 01 and noticed that the compressor itself fit fine, but the high and low pressure lines connection was different than my original. The location was fine, but the plate was different as the replacement had a pin and the cutout was a little different. I...
  15. Symptom of a Bad A/C Compressor?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Engine: 1.8T Backstory: had to replace the heatercore a few months back which, of course, required emptying the A/C system. Reassembled system when finished, but did not recharge system. Finally got around to trying to recharge system today. I replaced the receiver/dryer, added the amount of...
  16. Passat AC repair, new from dealer or rebuilt compressor from 3rd party shop?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    My 08 Passat 2.0T AC works intermittently. On Highway it can be middle of 50s to 70F. On local road it can be 80s, 90s or even above 100 F. I am in Florida. Last year a shop check it with pressure gauge and told me they found nothing wrong with AC. One VW dealer told me (AC control?) valve was...
  17. B5 - B5.5 custom made coil spring compressor - feeler / interest generator

    Group Buys
    Currently working on yet another suspension refresh and also changing out the front struts on a B5.5. I am so sick of those cheezy assed spring compressors, slipping around the coil causing the spring to bulge out one side and the fact that the acme threads are always getting messed up because...
  18. AC Compressor screws

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have been reading a lot about the B6 compressor issues in the 06-07's. We have a 06 B6 with no AC. Being a HVAC service tech by trade i put my gauges on the system and found it out of gas completely. I put nitrogen in the system to see if i could hear any leaks... in doing so i found what...
  19. Scraping noise when AC compressor on

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Noticed last night when I got out to grab the mail with the AC running that there's a moderate "scraping" kind of sound going on at the front of the engine. Sounds like a metal-on-metal type of rubbing, not so much a squeal but more a rubbing or scraping sound. It goes off immediately when I...