[Vwdiesel] 2003 Jetta R134 Low Side
val at mongobird.com
Mon Jun 19 08:18:10 EDT 2006
Well, I managed to try a second guage set, to see if a different
quick disconnect would work. It didn't.
This morning, I talked with the local dealership, and they confirmed
that the lowside adapter is nothing special...just a standard low
This means that I have a QC abberation. ARRGH. Not found during warranty.
Mine has a hex shape to the extrusion of the adapter, and the ring
which holds the coupler balls is not completely formed. Thus, when
the coupler is slipped on the adapter, the coupler simply slides
> Hi Val-
> I worked on a New Beetle and didn't have any problems
> with making any connections with the gauges. I think
> it was a '99 so I suppose they could have made a
> change, but I guess I would be surprised. I thought
> that was one of the things that was more or less
> --- Val Christian <val at mongobird.com> wrote:
> > Gang,
> > I have a 03 Jetta TDI, which is getting anemic in
> > the
> > air conditioning department. I attempted to connect
> > my
> > 134 manifold set to the car today, with no luck.
> > The high
> > side works fine, but the low side won't stay on.
> > The VW
> > adapter nipple appears to have a hex machining to
> > it,
> > which allows the SS balls in the quick disconnect to
> > pop off.
> > I give up, does VW have different low side adapters
> > to force
> > one to buy a VW tool to service the AC.
> > Has anyone else encountered this?
> > Thanks.
> > Val
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