Audi cars are reliable and durable. But occasionally, they present issues with key components. As expected, problems with the car may arise because certain parts have reached their lifespan. Sometimes a car component becomes faulty due to misuse or lack of care. It is highly recommended you take your car in for routine checkups and repairs at the designated service intervals. One component that should be closely monitored is the A/C Compressor.
The compressor is the core element of a car’s air conditioning and functions to compress the refrigerant gas to facilitate dispersion of cool gas during the air conditioner cycle. The compressor works in tandem with three other parts namely the condenser, expansion valve and evaporator. A defective compressor renders these other components useless because they cannot work without the initiator.
How to Detect Audi A/C Compressor Problems
Apparent signs of compressor problems include: refrigerant leak (which should be tackled immediately when noticed as this can harm both your engine and the environment), A/C not working, a strange noise coming from the A/C (signal for a drying compressor), air not cooling or a strange smell coming from the A/C. Visible signs of rust and physical damage are also signs of compressor failure.
What Causes Audi A/C compressor To Fail?
Causes of a faulty compressor may range from a clogged condenser, defective compressor clutch, locked up compressor, low refrigerant level, defunct pressure switch, and vacuum leaks.
How Do We Repair A Faulty Compressor?
Faulty air conditioning should be treated as a priority because the more you delay repairs, the more costs you incur as more complications will develop over time. To diagnose an A/C issue, we do a routine checkup to see if the compressor clutch switch, shear pin, wires, fan belt, fuses and compressor seals are functioning properly. We also make sure that no contaminants are found in the compressor oil. If a faulty compressor is damaged beyond repair, it would need to be replaced. Stop by European Service Center today or schedule an appointment. Our technicians will be happy to take a look for you!