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  1. AC recharge!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My AC doesn't blow cold air at all :( We're getting into the Dog days of Summer soon here in NC and although I work outdoors and hate using the cars AC I do need it to work when the family is in the car. I've looked around but need to know what system I could buy from Car Quest or a place like...
  2. 2006 2.0T Can't Recharge Freon

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I took my 2006 2.0T Passat, which I purchased 2 months ago, to have the freon recharged to a local tire/auto repair shop as the air conditioning was barely cool. I was told that the "inner motor wasn't pulling in the freon." They said it was .7 when they began and they couldn't get it any...
  3. Air conditioning recharge - pressure issue

    B5 Garage
    Ok, so my air conditioning was blowing air that was barely lower than ambient car air temp. So, after reading some of the threads here on PW, I decided to take the risk and add some r134 from the instant charge cans. After reading the many warnings about overfilling, my intent was to only add...
  4. A/C Recharge Question.

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I am trying to recharge the A/C in my 2006 Passat. I thought I located the both the High and Low Pressure sides, but the quick disconnect fitting on the Low side won’t fit. Does it have a proprietary fitting? Thanks for the help. t
  5. DIY: Recharge AC (R-134a)

    B5 Information-Base
    My contribution to PassatWorld. I live around Ft. Bragg, NC where the temps recently have been 100 on average. I drive my daughter home from Daycare everyday, and the AC was on the fritz. It wasn't blowing cold air what so ever. I've read a lot about recharging air conditioners, and it seems...
  6. DIY: Recharge AC (R-134a)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My contribution to PassatWorld. I live around Ft. Bragg, NC where the temps recently have been 100 on average. I drive my daughter home from Daycare everyday, and the AC was on the fritz. It wasn't blowing cold air what so ever. I've read a lot about recharging air conditioners, and it seems...
  7. A/C Recharge in 2006 Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello. First Post in the b6 Forum here. 2006 2.0T Value Edition 73000 Miles A/C blows but not cold air. I've searched this forum and web and found many problems with the A/C in the early b6s. My first question would be which is the low pressure side valve? thick hose, thinner hose, blue cap...
  8. A/C recharge

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Okay, I bought a can of R134A (?) and the hose with the dial on it and I want to recharge my a/c system myself. I am looking under the hood on my 2002 V6 and I don't see the a/c canister. Can anyone tell me where it is? The manual shows nothing. Thanks.
  9. condenser to compressor line replaced - no AC after recharge

    B5 Garage
    If you don't have a belly pan under your passat get one or risk damage to your AC lines, oil pan and other unprotected stuff. One of my ac lines was ruptured while driving on icy roads. When I checked my AC it did not work. I located the line and replaced it and after recharging it it will...
  10. Anyone recharge their air conditioner?

    B5 Garage
    The one in my 99 only works ok below 85 degrees. After that it is not effective. How hard is it to recharge the system? I did a search and came up with nothing.
  11. A\C recharge cap

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey, does anyone know where I can find the low end replacement cap for our AC's? I recharged my AC then lost the cap. THanks!
  12. A/C recharge prices

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Over the weekend I got my 2005 Passat's A/C recharged by a local indy mechanic (dealer trained, now works for a local shop but specializes in VW). I was low enough for the A/C not to blow cold air, so I thought he would just top it off. However, it is my understanding that to do it correctly...
  13. WTB Hybrid BOV, Aspherical mirrors, K&N recharge kit, Shark Fin

    Classified Archive
    Before anybody mentions that a bov isnt made for our cars,I already know that. Anyways im looking for a Hybrid Bov either GFB or turbosmart, something not too expensive. Also i love the look of the Blue tinted Aspherical mirrors so ive decided to get myself a pair. But i have the small passenger...
  14. 99 passat ac recharge

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 99 passat 1.8 liter turbo. Which line for the ac is the low side. Looking from front of the car (leaning over the engine), the lines are on the passenger side by the cabin air filter. The two lines are right next to eachother. Also, has anyone had any bad experiences with diy...
  15. Recharge Air Conditioning

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2000 doesn't seem to cool as well as I remember it doing before, and it definitely is no much for my 2003 Silverado. I presume the A/C could use a charge? If so, is there any good reason to take it to the dealer, or should I find a shop that specializes in A/C?
  16. Help with r134 recharge? (difficulty: Merc W210 E-Class)

    Anything Auto
    The Merc forums get relatively few views and responses compared to this place, and this is just a "general procedure," so here goes: My in-laws' car ('99 model) is suddenly blowing only hot air. At 90 degrees in a black car, this is an issue. I'm probably going to pick up an r134 recharge kit...
  17. After 4 years should I recharge my A/C?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I noticed this summer the AC was cold but not as cold as it was before. I have seen these bottles they sell at Autozone and Pepboys that you can choose to check and recharge if needed. Do you guys advise I do this? Im a do it your self kind of person so Im thinking no harm in checking. Just...
  18. No AC, recharge or bigger problem?

    B5 Garage
    First warm day of the year, turned on my AC today and no cold air? (2000 1.8T ATW) Any experience/suggestions on if this is just a simple re-charge, or should I start troubleshooting and if so where??? Thanks,
  19. Anyone recharge their own AC unit??? if so....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    where do you put the freon? I understand the are 2 silver lines running through the firewall, but since I don't have a bentley book, I was wondering which one I run the R13a into.. TIA, Darin PS-If anyone has any other experinence doing this let me know! :)
  20. AC recharge

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My AC doesn't seem as cold as it did last year. I see cans of crap at Autozone to refill the AC system. How much work is it to do on a 2003 passat? Is it worth doing yourself or should I just take it to the dealer and argue with them that it should be covered in the B2B?
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