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    VWGoA – Online Claims

    Well.... I was excited with the amount shown in the book for my 2011 jetta sw, $18,227-20,357.. Not so much now.. The website is showing a total of $13,325.. I just called and they said there was a $4,500 milage adjustment calculated on the website.. it has around a 180,000 miles now.. I...
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    AC pulley, damper, breakaway... Whatever you want to call it..

    Well, good thing I didn't follow through with the plan.. Sounds like we have five grand coming from vw, and a buy back.. That'll be a hard decision.. Also got a brand new compressor with a bent pulley for 60 bucks with shipping. Took the plate off and had AC in five minutes... Heck yeah
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    AC pulley, damper, breakaway... Whatever you want to call it..

    Hahahahaha... Your timing couldn't be more perfect... After researching and crawling around eBay, I called compressors Miami and after sending Vin and compressor info, I paid 75 bucks for a pulley/hub...It arrived this afternoon, two weeks later ( after a phone call asking where the hell it...
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    AC pulley, damper, breakaway... Whatever you want to call it..

    I bought the car about 20,000 miles ago and made the car lot (vw/Audi/Porsche specialist) put a new compressor on it due to the control valve sticking on the other one causing slow/intermittent cooling. It lasted the rest of the summer before the breakaway broke..I tacked it together (rather...
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    AC pulley, damper, breakaway... Whatever you want to call it..

    Thanks for the info.. Will give them a call.. Id say the reason it failed is poor design. No telling how many systems have been replaced due to this crappy design.. There are literally 3 tiny pieces of metal connecting the compressor to the pulley... Crap Thanks again
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    AC pulley, damper, breakaway... Whatever you want to call it..

    Hey guys, I've got a 2011 sportwagen tdi and am looking for a source for a new pulley assembly for the ac compressor or just the breakaway/damper part. I spot welded it about 6 months ago and I think the heat from that hardened the rubber and it finally separated.(yes, shaft spins freely...
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    Another AC problem. Advice please

    Heres a link to pics of what I had and what I did to fix it. Hope this help someone in the future.
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    Another AC problem. Advice please

    Gizmo, this was definitely a workaround, but seeing as my welding skills are terrible, I suspect it wouldn't take much more than the original force needed to shear of my spot welds... Any thoughts on what caused the failure originally? High pressure, crappy breakaway design, etc? I had a thought...
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    Another AC problem. Advice please

    FIXED!!!!!!! The breakaway had broken away.Simply removed the center bolt on the compressor which allowed the plate to come off. Welded three spots where the breakaway had sheared, put it back on, and presto........COLD AIR... plus the fans began working again.. HAPPY WIFE = HAPPY LIFE...
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    Another AC problem. Advice please

    OK. So after a few more hours googling, heres what I think I know. Compressor is direct drive, no clutch, just clutch plate/ breakaway mount that breaks if compressor locks up and lets the pully still turn to save the belt? Sound right guys? Thing is. The center turns fairly freely and I've...
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    Another AC problem. Advice please

    It spins pretty freely by hand, with some resistance, just not with the car running.
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    Another AC problem. Advice please

    Hey Guys, I need a little advice and can't find the answer. I have a 2011 TDI sportwagen with AC that has been sporadic and has now finally crapped out. Planned on cleaning or replacing the RCV but found the center of the compressor not spinning. I've read conflicting info on if their is a...
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