Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Air conditioning system compressor - removal and refitting
Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems / Air conditioning system compressor - removal and refitting


Warning: The air conditioning system must be depressurised and drained by a VW dealer or refrigeration specialist. Do not attempt this yourself.

1 Removal and refitting of the air conditioner compressor is straight-forward. However, under no circumstances should the refrigerant circuit be opened (see illustration).

11.1 Air conditioning compressor and mounting components (typical)
11.1 Air conditioning compressor and mounting components (typical)

2 Place the compressor on the side of the engine compartment when removing the engine and only move it to the point where the flexible refrigerant hoses are in no danger of being stretched.

3 When a situation arises which calls for the removal of one of the air conditioning system components, have the system discharged by your VW agent or a qualified refrigeration engineer. Similarly have the system recharged by him on completion.

4 Observe the precautions at the start of this Chapter.


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