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VW MKVI-A6 Jetta Sedan (~ 2011+) Discussions area for the MkVI (2011+) Jetta sedan. This model was originally codenamed NCS (New Compact Sedan).

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Old June 30th, 2017, 09:39   #1
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Default car place says i need to replace the whole compressor... true/false?

They say the valve has a bunch of debris in it, and its actually built into the compressor now so can't just replace it, need to replace the whole compressor..is this true?
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Old June 30th, 2017, 11:24   #2
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Pardon my ignorance, but what is a 'car place'? Midas Muffler, Oil N'Go, a VW dealer, or none of the above?
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Old June 30th, 2017, 11:28   #3
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Often the whole compressor does not need to e replaced. Begin reading here: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=284611
The trick is that you need to find a place that will replace the valve. VW dealers do not sell the valve - they only sell complete compressors (there is a lot more money in replacing the entire compressor.

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Old June 30th, 2017, 11:43   #4
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That link that JSWTDI09 provided is correct. I replaced that valve in mine 2 years ago and it has worked great. I ordered it from the place in Florida also. I did find a website where you could order direct from China for about $25 and wait a couple weeks.
It's easy to change-just drop the lower cover and it's right there. No need to remove compressor. No reason your "specialist" couldn't do it for a reasonable charge. I can see them not wanting to give a warranty on the job, but that's only fair.
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The valve has debris.....what valve ? The valve in the compressor is called RCV (Refrigerant Control Valve). There is a screen on it and if there is debris in it then the compressor probably does need changed and the system flushed, and will usually need a dryer also.

But some shops will not change just the RCV because its not in the parts book. I had trouble finding a shop to change my RCV several years ago. But when I found one, it fixed my A/C. But the screen on my RCV was clean. This has been a very common problem.
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I took my ex 2010 Jetta Sportwagen to VW And they wanted over $900 to replace the Compressor I had GEICO Extended warranty I had to pay 250 deductible and they were going to put. Rebuilt on it I ended up paying another 100+ to get new
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