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Today it was extremely hot, so I thought id turn on the A/C, but when i did, nothing but warm air came out. I heard the fan engage, but no cool air comming out. Any thoughts on what might be wrong?



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Steve C.
 

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did you hear the compressor click ? sounds like a switch turning on.
If not you either have no freon or the clutch isn't engaging. :weirdo:
 

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Last year I had the same thing. I had a cracked condenser cause by some sort of road debris.
 

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Same thing

Hey man this same thing happened to me.

I went to the STEALERSHIP and they told me that it's NOT covered by my warranty. They said it was "road debris". They ran a pressure dye through the system and showed me where they tiny little crack was in my condenser. With parts and labor it would have cost me $1200 to fix. I talked to a few friends about what i should do and one had a great sugestion.

I took this stuff called JB Weld (pep boys) and patched up the hole in the condenser. This stuff, once dry, is like steel. So once the hole was fixed it was now time to fill the freon gass. Pep boys or Autozone has that stuff for 8 bucks a canester. And the filler hose is 10.

So once all said and done it cost me about $30 to fix my A/C problems. Works great still, one month later.

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Gotta love the Stealership!! They quoted me something like 900 to replace the condenser. I got a new one online for $199 and had a "Non VW" mechanic replace it for $140.

Good deal, but I like your $30 fix better!! :thumbup:
 

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My AC was not working this spring. Blowing hot air only. Had to take it to the dealership 3 times before they fixed it. All it was was the stupid button. Lucky for me it was convered and I didnt pay anything to get it fixed. Just wish they could have fixed it the first time.
 
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