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Question by  cosmicturk22 (43)

How do you refill the air conditioning in a VW Jetta?


Answer by  Annika5 (171)

Most of the kits have good instructions on them. Just be sure to get a kit for VW Jetta air conditioning and make sure it works for your model and year. The kits usually have a can of refrigerant and a refill hose that connects to the Low Pressure Side.

Reply by MaximillianG (116):
Yeah it isn't hard but first run the a/c on high for a bit and then test the pressure with one of those auto air conditioner gauges.  add a comment

Answer by  RoyalT (116)

First you need to find out if your air conditioning in the VW Jetta is R134 compatible. If your low pressure side valve is a screw on then it is an R12 and you will have to have it retrofitted. If it is R134 compatible get a leak detection kit.


Answer by  jkjk19 (134)

Bring it to a shop. You need to evacuate the system using a machine and then it will fill the system is r 134-a which is the refrigerant used today rather than freon. It will probly be around 100 dollars to get this done but it is the safest and easiest way.


Answer by  JCW (233)

Depending on the year, you will see two ports, the low pressure and high pressure plugs on your lines. If your system is free from defects, purchase a fill kit and follow the instructions regarding use. Most kits include hoses and fittings. You will have to have the vehicle running with the A/C on high to begin the process.


Answer by  neielg (311)

You must have a gauge and a refrigerant recovery system. Test the Air Conditioning for leaks, it must be seal before recharging. On the engine and set the air to the coldest phase. Accelerate to the MAX. Use the gauge to check pressure.


Answer by  hypertech (690)

Start the car and turn you A/C to "Max Cold". Hook up the A/C charge kit to the low pressure port and fill until in the safe zone.


Answer by  AlaskanBeauty (76)

It would be best if you took your Jetta to a mechanic since special tools are needed to remove any freon that might still be there. Most states require someone who is licensed to do that. It isn't really expensive to add more so you have it done then.


Answer by  flycicak (8)

Open the front hood and look for a canister right below the intake manifold. The canister has a tubing connector to it which are to be connected to the gas for air conditioning.


Answer by  JB19 (167)

Connect your bottle of refrigerant to the low pressure connection under the hood of the car. There is only one thing it will fit onto.


Answer by  NateB (571)

Places like NAPA, Autozone, Advanced Auto and other shops sell A/C recharging kits. Buy one and then simply follow the directions included in the kit. It's pretty easy.

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