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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Refrigerant Circuit

System Overview - Refrigerant Circuit

Volswagen Tiguan. System Overview - Refrigerant Circuit

  1. Expansion Valve
    • Function and removal.
    • Receiver/Dryer with Dryer

Note

Under certain conditions, receiver/dryer with dryer is no longer to be replaced after each time the refrigerant circuit is opened.

  • Removing and installing.
  1. A/C Compressor
    • Removing and installing.
  2. Condenser
    • Removing and installing.
  3. Bracket
  4. High Pressure Sensor -G65-
    • Removing and installing.
  5. Evacuating and Charging Valve
    • Environmentally hazardous draining of refrigerant is an offense punishable by law.
    • Capacities.
  6. Nut
    • 2.5 Nm
    • Quantity: 2
  7. Retaining Bracket

High Pressure Sensor -G65-, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-
  • Commercially available extra-long 12 edge socket, 1/2" 24- wrench size (Dimensions DxL 32x82 mm

Removing

Note

  • The High Pressure Sensor -G65--2- may be installed in a different location near the condenser depending on the engine version.
  • To loosen, counterhold the side of the refrigerant line with a suitable tool.

 

  • Remove the engine cover.
  • Disconnect the connector -1- from the High Pressure Sensor -G65--2-.
  • Remove the High Pressure Sensor -G65--1- from the refrigerant line connection.

Volswagen Tiguan. N87-10399

Note

Replace the O-ring.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

  • Replace the O-ring.

To tighten, counterhold the side of the refrigerant line with a suitable tool.

Tightening specification 8 +- 1 Nm

Expansion Valve, Removing and Installing

The expansion valve atomizes the streaming refrigerant. It controls the flow rate so that the vapor is gaseous only at the evaporator outlet, depending on the heat transmission.

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-
  • Engine Bung Set -VAS6122-
  • A/C Service Station

Removing

Note

  • Extract the refrigerant beforehand using the A/C Service Station.
  • The previously used service stations can still be used.
  • All open refrigerant circuit components must be sealed with suitable plugs to prevent any humidity from entering them.

 

  • On some vehicles, the connecting pipe should be removed from the charge air cooler.

Only for Vehicles with a Heat Shield in Front of the Expansion Valve:

  • Remove the nuts -1- (9 +-1.3 Nm).
  • Remove the heat shield -2-.
  • Place the Shop Crane - Drip Tray -VAS6208- under the engine.

Volswagen Tiguan. N87-10474

The cooling system is under pressure when the engine is warm. There is a risk of scalding from hot steam and coolant. Burns on the skin and other parts of the body are possible. Wear safety gloves. Wear protective eyewear. Reduce the pressure: cover the coolant reservoir cap with a cloth and carefully open.

  • Disconnect the heater core coolant pipe -2-.
  • Remove the nut -1- (9 +- 1.3 Nm) and bolt -3- (9 +-1.3 Nm).
  • Lightly pull the coolant pipe in the direction of the engine.

Volswagen Tiguan. N87-10482

All Vehicles

  • Extract the refrigerant using the A/C Service Station.

Danger or frostbite due to refrigerant coming out under pressure.Frostbite on the skin and other parts of the body is possible.Wear safety gloves.Wear protective eyewear.Extract refrigerant and open the refrigerant circuit immediately.If more than 10 minutes elapse after extracting the refrigerant and the refrigerant circuit was not opened, extract the refrigerant again. Pressure develops in the refrigerant circuit due to evaporation.

  • Remove the bolts -1- and the refrigerant pipes -2- from the expansion valve.
  • Remove the bolts -8- and the expansion valve -4-.

Volswagen Tiguan. All Vehicles

  1. Bolts
    • 10 +- 1 Nm
    • Quantity: 2
  2. Refrigerant Lines on Expansion Valve
  3. O-Ring
    • 13.7 mm; 2.5 mm
  4. Expansion Valve
  5. O-Ring
    • 14 mm; 1.82 mm
    • Coat with refrigerant oil when installing
  6. O-Ring
    • 10.8 mm; 1.82 mm
    • Coat with refrigerant oil when installing
  7. O-Ring
    • 9.5 mm; 2.5 mm
  8. Cylindrical Combination Bolt
    • 5 Nm

Installing

  • Install in reverse order of removal.

Functions

  • The expansion valve atomizes the streaming refrigerant and controls the flow rate so that the vapor is gaseous only at the evaporator outlet, depending on the heat transmission.

Condenser, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-
  • A/C Service Station

Note

  • Extract the refrigerant beforehand using the A/C Service Station.
  • The previously used service stations can still be used.
  • All open refrigerant circuit components must be sealed with suitable plugs to prevent any humidity from entering them.

Removing

Perform the following work first:

  • Turn off all electrical equipment.
  • Turn off the ignition.
  • Remove the key.

Note

Environmentally hazardous draining of refrigerant is an offense punishable by law.

Danger or frostbite due to refrigerant coming out under pressure.Frostbite on the skin and other parts of the body is possible.Wear safety gloves.Wear protective eyewear.Extract refrigerant and open the refrigerant circuit immediately.If more than 10 minutes elapse after extracting the refrigerant and the refrigerant circuit was not opened, extract the refrigerant again. Pressure develops in the refrigerant circuit due to evaporation.

  • Remove the refrigerant lines on the condenser (12 +- 1 Nm) and seal off.
  • Remove the radiator.

Volswagen Tiguan. Condenser, Removing and Installing

  1. Grille
    • Only for vehicles with rough terrain equipment.
    • Installation only with 28º front end
  2. Clip
    • Quantity: 8
  3. Condenser
    • Secure to radiator with 4 bolts
  4. Sealing Strips
    • Adhere the upper sealing strips from above onto the 6th row of fins on the condenser before installing.
    • Adhere the lower sealing strips from below onto the 1st row of fins on the condenser before installing.
    • Before assembly, attach side sealing strips to outer edge of condenser.
  5. Clip Installation Diagram
  6. Radiator
  7. Bolts
    • 5 +- 0.5 Nm
    • Quantity: 4
  8. Receiver/Dryer with Dryer

Under certain conditions, receiver/dryer with dryer is no longer to be replaced after each time the refrigerant circuit is opened.

  • Removing and installing.

Installing

  • Install in reverse order of removal.

Receiver/Dryer, Removing and Installing

Receiver/Dryer with Dryer, Removing and Installing, Showa

Note

Under certain conditions, receiver/dryer with dryer is no longer to be replaced after each time the refrigerant circuit is opened.

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-
  • A/C Service Station

Removing

Note

  • See notes. Refer to → Chapter "Working on the Refrigerant Circuit".
  • Extract the refrigerant beforehand using the A/C Service Station.
  • The previously used service stations can still be used.
  • All open refrigerant circuit components must be sealed with suitable plugs to prevent any humidity from entering them.
  • There are different bumper covers on this vehicle due to the model change between 06/2011 and 07/2011.

 

  • Extract the refrigerant using the A/C Service Station, only then open the refrigerant circuit.
  • On vehicles through 06/2011, also remove the radiator grille.
  • Remove the bumper cover.
  • Loosen the ATF cooler and lay it on its side (vehicle specific).

Danger or frostbite due to refrigerant coming out under pressure.Frostbite on the skin and other parts of the body is possible.Wear safety gloves.Wear protective eyewear.Extract refrigerant and open the refrigerant circuit immediately.If more than 10 minutes elapse after extracting the refrigerant and the refrigerant circuit was not opened, extract the refrigerant again. Pressure develops in the refrigerant circuit due to evaporation.

  • Remove the clamp bolt -1- (7 Nm).
  • Remove the bolt -2-.
  • Remove the receiver/dryer with the dryer.

Volswagen Tiguan. N87-10640

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Note

First tighten the bolt -2- to 4.2 Nm +- 0.7 Nm and then the bolt -1- to 7 Nm.

Dryer Bag/Dryer Cartridge, Removing and Installing

Dryer Bag, Removing and Installing, Modine

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Commercially available pick-up tool

Removing

  • Extract the refrigerant using the A/C Service Station, only then open the refrigerant circuit.
  • Remove the cooler packet from the brackets and tilt it towards the rear.
  • Loosen the ATF cooler and lay it on its side (vehicle specific).
  • Remove the Safety Warning label on the cap.
  • Remove the cap.

Danger or frostbite due to refrigerant coming out under pressure.Frostbite on the skin and other parts of the body is possible.Wear safety gloves.Wear protective eyewear.Extract refrigerant and open the refrigerant circuit immediately.If more than 10 minutes elapse after extracting the refrigerant and the refrigerant circuit was not opened, extract the refrigerant again. Pressure develops in the refrigerant circuit due to evaporation.

  • Remove the ring -arrow- and remove the coolant reservoir cap -1- with the help of a M12 bolt from the condenser -2-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N87-10590

  • Remove the dryer bag using a commercially available pick-up tool in the direction of - arrow- from the condenser.

Volswagen Tiguan. N87-10589

  • Make a 2 mm diameter welding wire with the following dimensions.
  1. 380 mm
  2. maximum 7 mm
  3. maximum 6 mm

Volswagen Tiguan. N87-10591

Hook the welding wire to the strainer exactly as illustrated to prevent damaging the condenser.

  • Carefully remove the filter (strainer) -2- from the condenser with the welding wire -1-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N87-10592

Installing

  • Install the new strainer in the condenser.
  • Guide the dryer bag into the condenser.

Perform remaining installation operations in reverse order of removal.

Evacuating and Charging Valve, Removing and Installing, Low and High Pressure Side

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1783 - 2-10Nm -VAG1783-
  • Torque Wrench 1783 - 1/4" Drive Ratchet -VAS6234-
  • Refrigerant Sockets -T10364-
  • A/C Service Station

 

  • Extract the refrigerant circuit using A/C Service Station, only then replace the valve -2-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N87-10396

Note

  • Environmentally hazardous draining of refrigerant is an offense punishable by law.
  • To prevent the ingress of dampness, all components of the refrigerant circuit which have been opened must be sealed with suitable plugs.

Danger or frostbite due to refrigerant coming out under pressure.Frostbite on the skin and other parts of the body is possible.Wear safety gloves.Wear protective eyewear.Extract refrigerant and open the refrigerant circuit immediately.If more than 10 minutes elapse after extracting the refrigerant and the refrigerant circuit was not opened, extract the refrigerant again. Pressure develops in the refrigerant circuit due to evaporation.

  • Remove the cap -3-.
  • Remove the valve insert -2- (2.4 +- 0.2 Nm) with the Refrigerant Sockets -T10364--4- from the refrigerant line -1-.
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