Touareg: 2004 V8
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Glenville, NY
Second Vehicle: Old heap
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Air Conditioning Refrigerant Hose Leak
I finally charged my A/C for the first time on the Touareg only to discover an audible leak near the driver front wheel. Put her in Xtra high jack mode and took off the wheel well cover to see where the refrigerant was leaking from. Found the part on jim ellis vw parts schematic and ordered it from vwparts2go for just under two hundred clams. Looks easy enough to do (2 torx bolts?) once the plastic is removed since the system is already evacuated (vag com reads 0.0 bar refrigerant pressure and no more hissing) thanks to corrosion and/or rubbing on the refrigerant line. Hope it is as easy as it looks!
Part number: 7L0820722F
Anyone perform this already and have any wisdom or know what size torx bolts are used for the A/C system components?
2004 V8. Air Suspension. 255/65R17 Cooper Discoverer AT3. Replaced Tiptronic Shifter Assembly. Replaced Alternator/Battery B+ Cable. Replaced Headlight Washer Pressure Cylinder. Intake Flap Pivot Cleaning. Gruven Intake Manifold Linkage Arms. Air Suspension Compressor Rebuild. VAGCOM.