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Kevin, VW Mechanic
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Need to find the AC relay, 172,000 just bought it 2001 not

Customer Question

Hi, need to find the AC relay
JA: How many miles are on the car? How old is the battery?
Customer: 172,000 just bought it 2001 not sure about the age of the battery
JA: What is the model of your '01 VW?
Customer: beetle
JA: Are you fixing your Beetle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: ac fan works, coolant is good
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no thats it thanks
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.

Hi im kevin what engine size do you have in beetle

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Not sure. Where do I find it
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
2.0
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.

Petrol ?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Regular gas
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No. Can you give step by step handwritten instructions. Is it easy to find
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hello?
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.

There is no relay on your model ac clutch is controlled direct from control module which is part of control panel

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hello? Are u there
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.

I sent reply there is a delay im in the uk

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Where is the control panel? What needs to be replaced
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.

The control panel is the switches used to turn heating and ac on and off .you need to have car plugged in to find cause .the most common issues on these are ac pressure switch and the compr ssor itself failing.haveing diagnostic check ran on car would confirm this

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
How can I tell if compressor is working
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.

The easiest way is to see if you have command voltage to compressor if you get a voltmeter and unplug connector on compressor and make sure when turned on you have 12 volts .if you do then compressor has failed

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Where is compressor
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.

At front of engine at belt end of engine at the bottom

Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.

Please rate my service and let me know if you need anything else at all

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok. If I have more questions I can just text you? How much is this service costing me
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.

I dont deal with costs i just answer questions .and yes just text back

Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.

Please remember to rate

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