Air Conditioning Compressor Problems
Is your Skoda equipped with the Sanden PXE16 air conditioning compressor (aircon pump)? Has it ever stopped working without any warning? Unfortunately, this particular aircon pump is a very common failing part and one of our best sellers because it is fitted to a wide range of Skoda’s. We have identified that when this aircon pump fails, it just stops working without any warning, and the only way that you will identify that it is faulty, is when you turn on the aircon switch and realise nothing is coming out through the vents. Very rarely will you notice a change in the sound of your engine running or any warning lights on the dashboard.
Reason For Common Pump Failure
The lack of lubrication within the mechanical unit has been the cause of so many aircon pump issues, and due to the widespread failure of these, it has been put down to a manufacturing defect as an air conditioning compressor never just fails. There is always an initial cause for it to stop working and in this case, a costly manufactured defect. Many other dealers have acknowledged this fault,however it is questionable whether or not they will replace it under an extended warranty in goodwill.
When there is lack of lubrication within the aircon pump, over a period of time, this will result in the compressor shaft eventually snapping, and it doesn’t just stop there. Once the aircon pump is damaged, fine metal particles, also known as swarf, break off due to rubbing of the broken shaft, and then go on to infiltrate the entire air conditioning unit, blocking up the pipes, valves and the filters.
Unfortunately, once the damage is done to the air conditioning compressor, it is not a simple task to just replace the pump and refill the aircon gas. The aircon expansion valve (TXV Valve) and dryer unit will more than likely need to be replaced as they will definitely get blocked up. The air-conditioning system will also need to be flushed for at least 4 hours in order to remove all the residue of swarf within the system before fitting of the new parts.
New Replacement Compressor Unit – From Sinspeed
A complete new replacement compressor can prove to be very expensiveto fit. Here at Sinspeed, we offer replacement aircon pumps at trade prices and can also supply the TXV expansion valves and dryer units if required. The latest superseded genuine Sanden air conditioning compressors are also in stock which do not carry this design fault and are a direct replacement (direct fitment) for your vehicle. We stock new and refurbished aircon pumps but also have high quality aftermarket units which meet OE specification.
Our replacement units will be a direct fit for the following part numbers:
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If you find that your original unit is made by Sanden / Zexel or Denso, do not worry, our replacement part will definitely fit all the part numbers listed above. If your part number is not listed or you’re unsure then call us on 0844 847 9999 and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Below is a list of makes of Skoda that this part will fit. Don’t worry if your vehicle is not listed, we carry over 1000 different types of air conditioning compressors so if you’re unsure, give us a call on 0844 847 9999 and we’ll be happy to assist you. Professional fitting services also available.
|Skoda||Fabia||1.2 TSi||03/2010||Petrol||Combi Estate|
|Skoda||Fabia||1.2 TSi||05/2010||Petrol||Combi Estate|
|Skoda||Fabia||1.4 TDi||05/2010||Diesel||Combi Estate|
|Skoda||Fabia||1.4 TSi||05/2010||Petrol||Combi Estate|
|Skoda||Fabia||1.6 TDi||03/2010||Diesel||Combi Estate|
|Skoda||Octavia MK2||1.4||05/2004||Petrol||1Z3 / 1Z5|
|Skoda||Octavia MK2||1.4 TSi||11/2008||Petrol||1Z3 / 1Z5|
|Skoda||Octavia MK2||1.6||02/2004||Petrol||1Z3 / 1Z5|
|Skoda||Octavia MK2||1.6 FSi||02/2004||Petrol||1Z3 / 1Z5|
|Skoda||Octavia MK2||1.6 LPG||08/2009||Petrol||1Z3 / 1Z5|
|Skoda||Octavia MK2||1.6 TDi||06/2009||Diesel||1Z3 / 1Z5|
|Skoda||Octavia MK2||1.8||06/2007||Petrol||1Z3 / 1Z5|
|Skoda||Octavia MK2||1.9 TDi||06/2004||Diesel||1Z3 / 1Z5|
|Skoda||Octavia MK2||2.0 FSi||11/2004||Petrol||1Z3 / 1Z5|
|Skoda||Octavia MK2||2.0 RS||10/2005||Petrol||1Z3 / 1Z5|
|Skoda||Octavia MK2||2.0 TDi||02/2004||Diesel||1Z3 / 1Z5|
|Skoda||Superb MK2||1.4 TSi||07/2008||Petrol||3T4 / 3T5|
|Skoda||Superb MK2||1.6 TDi||09/2010||Diesel||3T4 / 3T5|
|Skoda||Superb MK2||1.8 TSi||03/2008||Petrol||3T4 / 3T5|
|Skoda||Superb MK2||1.9 TDi||07/2008||Diesel||3T4 / 3T5|
|Skoda||Superb MK2||2.0 TDi||07/2008||Diesel||3T4 / 3T5|
|Skoda||Superb MK2||2.0 TSi||05/2010||Petrol||3T4 / 3T5|
|Skoda||Superb MK2||3.6||09/2008||Petrol||3T4 / 3T5|