I have no cold air
I have the VW manual and have read and re-read this forum with no success. Help...
Checked fuses inside of car and on top of battery=good
Checked and wire brushed all 3 ground terminals beneath battery plate(which were not corroded)
Replaced the FCM
Replaced coolant(small) fan --unrelated, I was told it was bad, so I replaced it along w/radiator (cracked plastic flange issue)
Hooked speaker wire from battery to thermoswitch and both fans work on low and high speeds
Hooked speaker wire from battery to Compressor/Clutch connector and it clicks --I could turn the pulley with my hand w/o power applied and felt resistance w/power. So that means both the clutch and the compressor are good? or just the clutch coil.
How can I test the compressor w/o taking it off? Or were the pulleys suppose to turn when I applied power thus indicating whether the compressor was bad?
I jumped w/paperclip the terminals on the high pressure sensor and both fans came on high speed but not the compressor. Should I replace the sensor? Should not the compressor have come on? the Meineke guy said compressors rarely go...that the clutches are what goes. Same for VWs?
Got Meineke to check pressure of coolant, but they said you can't check the pressure unless the compressor is working They did pull the coolant to see how much was in the system. They said it was a little low(3/4 lbs) and topped it off.
How about the ambient temperature sensor---could that be the problem?
the A/C thermal cut-out switch? (which I could not find btw) even w/ the manual.
the A/C relay?
high pressure sensor?
I'm out of ideas, any help would be greatly appreciated