New to forum,,, Audi A/C issue!

Bigfishn864

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Joined
Aug 16, 2021
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Gaffney, SC
TDI
2011 Audi A3
This is my first post, so hello everyone! The issue is my AC stopped cooling and before that it was cooling intermittently! I suspect the compressor valve is bad so I order one from Amazon (Rkx) along with the gauges and vacuum pump, but not sure the correct procedure to follow! Any thoughts or directions would be greatly appreciated!
 

DivineChaos

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Jul 27, 2019
Location
gets cold here
TDI
mk6 jetta sportwagen tdi
First you have to get the freon recovered. Then remove the valve from your air conditioning compressor. Install the new valve. Vacuum the system down noting the pressure. Let it sit for a half an hour to make sure it doesn't increase. Then fill the system with the specified amount of freon.
 

DivineChaos

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Jul 27, 2019
Location
gets cold here
TDI
mk6 jetta sportwagen tdi
The hardest part is getting the valve out. On mine I've had to leave a half a PSI of pressure within the system to aid popping the valve out.
 
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