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    Air Conditioning stops working at idle

    Looks like @csstevej is correct. Pressure is fine, clutch is pulling in but not pumping. I fully suspect it is that compressor control valve inside the compressor and I asked them if they do that type of thing and he said no. If I get him the compressor, I should have the car back today. I'll be...
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    Air Conditioning stops working at idle

    I can purchase a full set of gauges for under $70 here but without the technical AC knowledge, I think it may be a waste of funds. I've approached my hobby mechanic friend to maybe go halfers on a set of gauges for future troubleshooting though. This car is almost half a million kms on it so I...
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    Air Conditioning stops working at idle

    Yup, already saw that. We'll see what they say at the shop. Just because of time frame and parts coming from Florida, I may just bite the bullet and install new compressor if that is what they diag the problem is and keep the old one and order parts and ship them USPS (2weeks time usually) and...
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    Air Conditioning stops working at idle

    Thanks very much for the info! If they diag it to the compressor I may have them just evac the system and I'll order that exact part from RockAuto. Being in Canada, the one from polarbear may cause shipping issues. I found the exact part on Amazon. UAC branded EX10076. So if that's what they...
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    Air Conditioning stops working at idle

    Yeah, sorry. As I said I only had available to me one of those crappy gauges that come with the fill it yourself cans. It was in the red with both the car running and when it was not running meaning high pressure. I don't have access to any proper gauges that's why I'm taking it into an AC shop...
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    Air Conditioning stops working at idle

    UPDATE... I had a friend come over that has a spare gauge from one of those fill yourself kits. It had no can but the object was just to compare pressure on the low side while the car is off and while running. The low pressure side port is always showing high pressure. My rudimentary knowledge...
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    Air Conditioning stops working at idle

    Update... The AC totally stopped working altogether yesterday. I'm checking the pressure on the low side tmo. If nothing is obvious, it's off to an AC specialist for diag. I'll keep this thread alive with results if there is interest. Thanks for all the replys!
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    Air Conditioning stops working at idle

    Thanks for the reply!! I'm thinking this is not the case because if the compressor disengages from a LP switch then, there would be no way to re-engage the compressor as the if it is dis-engaged, it would not be able create more pressure when engine is not at idel to re-engage by itself. UNLESS...
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    Air Conditioning stops working at idle

    Hey all I know I'll likely have to take this in for further testing and pressure reading but wondering if anyone had a similar issue so I have an idea what possibly to expect. I'm definitely not an AC guy but I can troubleshoot electrical gremlins if need be. I've browsed through similar posts...
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    Another DIY Trailer Hitch Project

    I think I was fairly explicit on all dimensions and parts on the very first post as well as step by step for the build.
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    Another DIY Trailer Hitch Project

    I don't have the resources anymore to make another one. I'm in London. If you can find a good welder, the actual pieces to purchase are pretty cheap. It was a good project but I had friends with milling machine and welding experience. It's really not that hard of a project but you need the right...
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    Another DIY Trailer Hitch Project

    Yup still have the car. Has just over 450k kms and just used the hitch the other day. Was the best mod I did to it. Not for sale currently. lol You can however, if you have unlimited budget, get a westfalia hitch assembly shipped over from across the pond. It's virtually where I got the idea from.
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    Custom receiver hitch on my Golf

    I based my hitch off of this. My build is here http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=459466 The pics were working last time I checked but photosuket really screwed over a lot of forums when they switched to pay without notice. I have photos kicking around here somewhere if they don't work...
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    2015 Passat Highline, thinking about buying but have questions

    Thanks guys!! If I did purchase, it would definitely be tuned straight away after resolving any potential power issues. My ALH has Stage 1 Malone Tune when it was stock, Then added either PP520 or PP502 (cant recall). Then I hammer modded the IQ to be in a respectable number. Also turbo back...
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    2015 Passat Highline, thinking about buying but have questions

    So while at the family cottage on Monday, I just happened to notice a Night Blue Metallic 2015 Passat TDI 6spd manual for sale at a local small town garage. I've been on this forum for years now and feel I have a decent knowledge of the MK4 platform with the ALH engine but this is a whole new...
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    Question about Cluster Swap

    Thanks for the response. It was my understanding that if I had the SKC for the cluster I could do it with VCDS.
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    Question about Cluster Swap

    Been awhile since posting anything. I purchased a sport gauge cluster from a VW used parts place. He was able to plug into my car and retrieve my SKC from the original cluster. It's a 2002 Golf TDI so Immo III. He also gave me the SKC from the new/used cluster. Since I have both, and VCDS he...
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    Another DIY Trailer Hitch Project

    OMG! It wasn't easy and in the end I wound up opening up the "L" shape that was originally milled as pictured. What I did was removed the shock absorber portion and bolted the bare plate back onto the car then I tried to trace the opening using a soapstone marker in the approx. the correct...
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    Inner Tie-rod squeaking creaking after new steering rack installed

    Yeah, it was a monetary decision to go with Cardone. At the time, I didn't have as many option as I do now where I am and I needed the car back. I knew it was chinese but it's like half the price of OE and I was nervous about trying another used one. When installed, I did have the mechanic...
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    Inner Tie-rod squeaking creaking after new steering rack installed

    For Closure... This turned out to be a bad inner tie-rod. I tried regreasing but that was not the issue. I finally just changed the inner tie-rod and once I popped the outer, it was obvious there was some sort of manufacturing issue on the ball and socket at the inner side. Swapped it out and...
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