Torque limiter on A/C compressor 2015 Beetle TDI

Howie09tdi

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Has anybody dealt with this issue where the compressor clutch won't engage because the Torque limiter has released? This isn't serviceable without replacing compressor? Any help or insight to repair is greatly appreciated.
 

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Yeah, you need a compressor. Those are sheer pins. There is also a chance that the the system was overcharged, or one (or neither) of the cooling fans is working properly. You also need to check the condition of the alternator clutch pulley. If it is locked up, it can cause that to happen.
 

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Howie09tdi

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Yeah, you need a compressor. Those are sheer pins. There is also a chance that the the system was overcharged, or one (or neither) of the cooling fans is working properly. You also need to check the condition of the alternator clutch pulley. If it is locked up, it can cause that to happen.
A/C system was never worked on. Last summer A/C stopped working ,cooling fans weren't turning on when A/C was turned on with ignition on and engine off. Replaced the fan assy and the fans worked with A/C on and the engine running but compressor wouldn't run. Left it that way till now and saw the TSB about the compressor Torque limiter. Appreciate the info will have to get a compressor now unfortunate that the clutch assembly is not a serviceable item. Engineering at its best$$$$$.
 

oilhammer

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It isn't a clutch.

And there is likely damage to the compressor itself anyway, which is why it broke. Lack of fans killed it. There is a possibility that the condenser/drier assembly is also full of debris.
 
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