Q: 2008 VW Jetta AC not cold

asked by on May 28, 2017

The AC blows good and strong. Just not cold. when I turn the AC on the vents blow and I do not notice any drag on the engine or any noise.

I see there are different AC services on here, like Compressor replacement, AC repair, AC inspection. Which service do I need to go with? Do I need to pay for an AC inspection, then AC repair based on what was found? Need direction on right approach to getting the AC fixed and of course mindful of cost. The car has 56,000 original miles on it.

Thanks, Allen

My car has 56000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

AC is not working Inspection $96.46 - $116.46 Get a Quote

Hi Allen. By far the best way to have your AC system correctly diagnosed is by having an AC inspection completed first. By having one of our professional mobile mechanics come to your location to diagnose the issue correctly, it significantly minimizes the mistakes in completing the wrong service. In your case, the issue could be as simple as needing to have the AC system recharged, or there is an existing leak that needs to be repaired before refilling the refrigerant. Best economic bet is to have the AC inspection completed first.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing


Experienced Mechanic?

Earn up to $65/hr

What others are asking

I have valve lifter noise on the right side of my engine.

The lifter is tapping as either the oil pressure to the lifter has dropped or the lifter is sticking from old sludge build up from the mileage. Try changing the engine oil and filter and see if the lifter noise...

Why is my engine light on in my 2008 VW Jetta

Hi there. If the check engine light came on for the gas cap and then for the fuel pump, either there is an electrical issue around the fuel tank causing the fuel pump to have a intermittent issue, or the...

Cooling system performance issue with my car.

The code that is set in your car's computer indicated that there is a cooling system problem. Based on my service information it is indicating that there is a high likelihood that either your coolant thermostat or [coolant temperature sensor...

Puttering noise from 25-35 mph

There are a few common problems with your vehicle. The first is a problem with the EGR system. There is a pipe that cracks at a flex joint and causes a small exhaust leak, but that is normally heard all...

Can a loose battery terminals cause the radio to shut off while car is running in a mecedes e350

Hi there. Typically when the vehicle is running, power to accessories and ancillary components like the AC system will be supplied by the alternator. This means that when you have inconsistent power problems like you've described, it is usually due...

Fault code - P1031 - Intake Manifold tuning valve (n136) - set point not reached.

Hi there. Check the air control flap for if its tight or sticking. Also look at the hose connections to the air control flap. Check the intake manifold air control actuator and the intake manifold air control solenoid to see...

Wheel bearing replacement for pressed in wheel bearing

Yes, you can replace a wheel bearing that is pressed in, however this usually requires a hydraulic press n order to remove and replace the bearing. Alternatively, you may remove the hub and take it to a machine shop or...

What is the cost for a 80000 mile service?

Billing question sent to CS for the cost of an 80,000 mile service.

Is it safe to remove a thermostat from my lexus car?

No, it is not safe to remove the thermostat in any car. The thermostat helps a car regulate the engine's temperature and is a needed component. If you keep having issues with your radiator bursting then a few things can...

Related articles

2012 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2012 Subaru Forester: Which One Should I Buy?
Mid-size sedans are the realm of small families or commuters who want a slightly larger vehicle than a subcompact or compact car, yet don’t want to fully give up their good gas mileage. The sedan offers more comfort and space...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Personal Trainer
As As a personal trainer, you either operate out of a gym, or you go to your clients. Either way, you probably don’t have to haul any more gear than what fits into your gym bag, so your main focus...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid
Whether Whether you’re new to the hybrid wave or an old hat, the 2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid gives you exactly what you’re looking for – a comfortable, luxurious ride that provides decent fuel economy. Key Features This hybrid option...