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Volkswagen Polo Service & Repair Manual: Possible Concerns

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The A/C system is functioning correctly when the air flowing from the instrument panel vents has a temperature of 70C or lower.
Setting on Climatronic “LO”.
Setting on A/C system “AC” on; “max”; “cold”.
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With all complaints marked with *. Refer to → Chapter „Pressures, Checking“.
Total cooling system failure. *
Insufficient cooling performance at all vehicles speeds or engine speeds. *
None or insufficient cooling after driving a few miles. *
A/C compressor, A/C Clutch -N25- or A/C Compressor Regulator Valve -N280- are switched off by A/C Refrigerant Low Pressure Switch -F73-, A/C Refrigerant High Pressure Switch -F118-, A/C Pressure Switch -F129- or by A/C Control Head -E87- or Climatronic Control Module -J255- due to excessive or insufficient pressure. *
None or sharp decrease in fresh-air supply after driving several miles (evaporator iced up). *
From these, the following complaints may also occur:
The A/C compressor makes noises
–  Re-tighten compressor securing bolts and compressor bracket using a torque wrench.
–  Check routing of refrigerant lines; they must not touch other components and must not be subject to strain (align if necessary).
Noise (refrigerant hammer) occurring immediately after switching on air conditioner and/or when cornering or braking:
–  Discharge, evacuate and charge refrigerant circuit (too much refrigerant in circuit).
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Too much refrigerant oil in the circuit could also cause this problem. This could occur if the amount of refrigerant oil was not adjusted when replacing the A/C compressor. If this occurs, flush the refrigerant circuit with refrigerant R134a. Refer to → Chapter „Refrigerant Circuit, Flushing (Cleaning) with Refrigerant R134a“.
Drain the refrigerant from the A/C compressor. To facilitate this, the ribbed belt pulley or magnetic clutch plate on the A/C compressor should be rotated by hand. After flushing, the entire quantity of refrigerant oil specified by vehicle-specific repair manual should be added to the refrigerant circuit (50 grams directly in the A/C compressor).
Water sprays out of vents (in dash panel or footwell) although air conditioning system is otherwise functioning properly:
–  Check proper routing of condensate drain; it must not be crushed or kinked.
–  Check condensation drain valve, it must not be clogged by wax or underbody sealant and must open and close properly.
–  Check plenum chamber cover; it must not be damaged and must be properly installed (to stop water running into evaporator).
–  Check water drains in plenum chamber; they must not be blocked (e.g. by leaves).
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