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a/c compressor seized

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by kevandalice, Feb 23, 2010.

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    [Feb 23, 2010]
    the pulley for the a/c compressor had seized regardless of whether the air con is on or off.
    is it possible to drain the refrigerant swap the compressor and get a specialist to refill the system?

    many thanks

    kevin
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    [Feb 23, 2010]
    You need the specialist to drain the sytem too as letting it out to atmosphere is ilegal. Oh and its pretty bad for you too,lol
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    [Feb 27, 2010]
    OK, an update to this thread

    i got a compressor on ebay from a VW golf for £35 delivered
    swapped the compressors over
    £25 re-gas from Kwikfit and air con is colder than it has ever been!!

    £60 compared to probably a grand at main dealer- result!!
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    [Feb 27, 2010]
    Did you just swap the end clutch of the whole unit?.
    My end compressor clutch is starting to seize.... (squeeks on startup) but its a job ive been putting off.
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