Nearest A/C Repair for Your 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon

A/C Repair Service for Your Volkswagen Vanagon

When you get in the car on a hot summer day, the last thing you want is a broken air conditioner. Your steering wheel feels like lava. Sweat soaks the driver's seat. You wipe your brow and wonder, "Who can fix the A/C in my Volkswagen Vanagon?" Easy — Firestone Complete Auto Care! We’ve got experience with Volkswagen vehicles, and our qualified technicians can diagnose and service the A/C system in your 1985 Volkswagen. Come to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care in your Volkswagen Vanagon

During this initial A/C performance check, we’ll look at the state of your 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon’s A/C system to see if repair work is required. This check will include an examination of system pressure, a visual inspection, and a leak test. If any signs point to a possible leak, we’ll send a special U/V dye through the system, or use something called a “sniffer.” What’s a “sniffer,” you ask? It’s a specially designed machine that’s used on parts of your Volkswagen Vanagon A/C system to identify points where refrigerant fumes could be escaping the system. If your system has a leak, we can get it fixed.

Recharge the A/C in Your Vanagon

Let's say we repair your 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon A/C system. We will also perform an A/C evacuation and recharge. During this process, a technician will remove the old refrigerant from the A/C system. Next, they will evacuate the system according to Volkswagen's recommendations. To finish, we’ll add new refrigerant to recharge the A/C system, and once we’ve done a final test on the system ourselves, you’re all set. Our technicians know how to keep your A/C in tip-top shape with 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon A/C recharges.

Troubleshooting Volkswagen Vanagon A/C Problems

Hot air is a common Volkswagen Vanagon A/C problem, but it’s not the only issue you might encounter. Other common A/C problems include weak airflow, which could mean you have a compromised seal, mildew or mold buildup, a loose or damaged hose, or a ventilation fan that needs to be replaced. An A/C system that starts off blowing cold air but then turns warm may suggest a leak, a blown fuse, or a damaged compressor clutch. What about those (somewhat unpleasant!) smells coming through the A/C vents in your 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon? You could have a moldy evaporator case, or you may simply need a new cabin air filter installed. Our technicians will work to solve your A/C problems to the best of their ability. So, chill out. We're here to help you get the blast back in your Vanagon’s A/C!

1985 Volkswagen Vanagon A/C System FAQs

  • How can I make my Vanagon air conditioner colder? Here are a few quick ideas. Shut the passenger air vents and point the other vents directly toward you. Park your car in the shade and use a window sun blocker. Then visit Firestone Complete Auto Care for an A/C performance check and recharge.
  • Why do I get hot air from my Vanagon A/C? An A/C blowing hot air has several possible root causes. There could be an issue with your compressor clutch, a blown fuse, a leak, or a clog in the expansion valve.
  • What causes A/C system leaks? A/C system leaks are often due to a combination of age and moisture. Rubber seals and gaskets naturally degrade over time, allowing refrigerant to exit and moisture to enter your Vanagon's A/C system.

Schedule Your Volkswagen Vanagon A/C Service

Feeling the heat from your A/C? Our trained technicians can take a look at your 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon A/C system and recommend a repair plan. Schedule A/C service today and get ready to chill out.