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Volkswagen Golf SportWagen AC Evaporator Core Replacement

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Volkswagen Golf SportWagen AC Evaporator Core Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Volkswagen Golf SportWagen AC Evaporator Core Replacement is $963. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
1.8L L4 Turbo S • 15,000 miles
Chico CA 95973
Nov 20, 2020
$834 - $1,020
2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
1.4L L4 Turbo SE • 11,000 miles
Oakland CA 94623
Nov 17, 2020
$824 - $1,007
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
1.8L L4 Turbo S • 71,000 miles
Montague CA 96064
Nov 11, 2020
$821 - $1,003
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
1.8L L4 Turbo SEL • 11,000 miles
Camarillo CA 93012
Nov 2, 2020
$835 - $1,021
2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
1.8L L4 Turbo S • 34,000 miles
Compton CA 90222
Oct 23, 2020
$884 - $1,080
2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
1.8L L4 Turbo S • 18,000 miles
Cypress CA 90630
Oct 14, 2020
$968 - $1,183
2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
1.4L L4 Turbo SE • 37,000 miles
Walnut Creek CA 94595
Oct 10, 2020
$819 - $1,001
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
1.8L L4 Turbo SE • 46,000 miles
Glendale CA 91205
Oct 6, 2020
$882 - $1,078
2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
1.4L L4 Turbo SE • 36,000 miles
Herlong CA 96113
Sep 30, 2020
$933 - $1,141
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
2.0L L4 Turbo Diesel TDI SE • 12,000 miles
Saratoga CA 95070
Sep 15, 2020
$860 - $1,052
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What is an AC Evaporator Core?

Well, let’s start with the basics. Like, the super basics. AC stands for air conditioning. Hopefully, you knew that already. With that out of the way, let’s get to the evaporator core, which is a really big part of your air conditioning system. How important is the AC evaporator core? Well, it’s the part of the air conditioning system that’s responsible for, you know, making the air cold. Or at least one of them. That seems like it might be an important thing, yeah? So, how’s it work? Well, I won’t bother you with all the ins and outs, because, frankly, I don’t think you really care that much. But we’ll cover the basics. Liquid refrigerant is metered into the evaporator core by an expansion valve or orifice tube. Inside the evaporator, the refrigerant is transformed into a gas (hence the name evaporator). At the same time, the blower motor is pushing warm air across the evaporator. And because the evaporator is a heat exchanger, it absorbs the heat, keeping you cool. And that’s how you keep from leaving sweat marks all over your nice car seats. Evaporators are extremely durable, and you usually won’t ever have to replace yours. But, hey, you just never know what could go wrong.

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Symptoms of a failing AC Evaporator Core

Air conditioner isn’t working

If your AC evaporator is busted, your air conditioning system doesn’t really have a way of producing cold air. Unless it’s a frigid day, and you turn on your fans, you simply won’t have a way of getting cold air into your cabin. The temperature of the air depends on how broken the AC evaporator is. If it’s just starting to go, you might still get some cold air, it will just be like a brisk spring day amount of cold, rather than dead of winter cold. If the AC evaporator is fully busted, then say goodbye to any level of cold air.

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How urgent is an AC Evaporator Core replacement?

Well, that really depends. How important is air conditioning to you?

A busted AC evaporator isn’t going to make your car any less safe to drive. It’s just going to make it miserable on a hot day. Totally your choice.

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