AC compressor whine
05-16-2012 10:05 AM
I identified the source of the whine (changed power steering pump twice, since noise was detected with stehoscope on pump - but never checked AC compressor) finally as coming from the AC compressor.
a) what is involved in changing the compressor (aside from refilling/charging the AC system)? Any major parts to be removed? Good DIY write ups available?
b) can the compressor whine be fixed (with a repair kit for example) once it is out? If not: recommended replacement? Junk yard or ebay used one? No name refurb? Sources?
same problem on 1.8t
07-05-2012 02:58 PM
I have the same problem on my 1.8t. Occasionally the noise would surface when the air conditioner is running. By turning off the a/c, the noise would go away.
This is a very intermittent problem and does not affect the cooling performance of the a/c. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.