Audi AC Compressor
Audi's are defined as a full complement of speed, luxury and prestige it is like saying they are the almost perfect cars. The in car luxury is on entirely different level with the Audi's. Everything from seat to steering has a luxury component attached like the massage seats and heating plush leather steering wheel. The most important luxury component of a car is the air conditioning system. The air conditioning should just be the best for your Audi.
You know what forms the heart of an air conditioning system. It's the AC compressor. Air conditioners function through heat transfer--from the inside of your car to the refrigerant and from the refrigerant to out in the atmosphere. Eventually the Air conditioning system takes off the heat from inside of your car.
The operation of the car air conditioner starts with the AC compressor. What the compressor does is to pressurize the refrigerant gas and thus raising the temperature of the gas to an extent much higher than the outside temperature of the atmosphere. Audi AC compressor is positioned at the front of the engine mounted on accessory bracket. While you turn on the AC, a magnetic clutch connected with the input shaft activates the pulley which finally results in turning the compressor input shaft.
With the supreme Audi engineering the Audi AC compressors are designed to give the optimum performance and devise the best cooling for your Audi, however they are not made to last forever and deteriorate with time add to that your carelessness in maintaining them. The foremost reason for non –performing Audi AC Compressor is leaking coolant, a leak in the AC Compressor allows the coolant to escape, and as is evident from the working of air conditioners there can be no cooling from a coolant less Audi's Air conditioning system.
Check for the leaks by adding some fluorescent dye (easily available in most auto stores) to the coolant to make it more visible, the dye should be used as per the guidelines on the container. It is possible that all of the cooling gas may leak if the hole was big enough. To check if there is some gas left in the compressor, try and locate a valve-stem looking part. Now, very cautiously (with eye protection on) shove it with a screw-driver (or any pointing object like a pen) to try and release pressure, nothing comes out, here is your problem.
Caution: A leak in the AC compressor should be repaired immediately; it is illegal to put more refrigerant into a leaking system (as you are allowing the harmful refrigerant into the environment).
An Audi AC compressor can develop snags which are beyond repair. Whether you own the latest Audi A6, Audi A8, Audi Q5 or a more retro Audi model there are replacement Audi compressors available for every model. Like the Mapco A/C Compressor for 1997-2003 Audi A8 Quattro or the Mapco A/C Compressor for the 1997-2003 Audi A6, make sure you source the Audi AC Compressor as per the model and make of your Audi car.