22 Mar, 14

Sanden PXE16 Air Conditioning (Aircon) Compressor – Audi / Seat / Skoda / Volkswagen (VW)

Sanden PXE16 Aircon Not WorkingAir Conditioning Compressor Problems
The Sanden PXE16 air conditioning compressor (aircon pump) is a very common failing part and one of our best sellers because this common failing aircon pump is fitted to a wide range of VAG group cars. When this aircon pump fails, it just stops working – it is very rarely that you will notice a change in the sound of your engine running or any warning lights on the dashboard. The only way you’ll see it’s failed is when you go to switch on the aircon and you realise there is no cold air coming through the vents.

New Replacement Compressor Unit – From Sinspeed
We stock the latest superseded genuine Sanden air conditioning compressors which do not carry this design fault and are a direct replacement (direct fitment) for your vehicle.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.

Reason For Common Pump Failure
The Sanden PXE16 air compressor fails due to a lack of lubrication within the mechanical unit and being such a wide-spread problem I think it’s safe to say it is a manufacturing defect. An air conditioning compressor never just fails – there is always a root cause to why the aircon pump would stop working and in this unfortunate case it is a costly manufactured defect.

Although Volkswagen and other dealers may have acknowledged this fault, whether or not they will replace it under an extended warranty in goodwill is questionable.

The lack of lubrication within the aircon pump causes metal fatigue and will overtime result in the compressor shaft snapping, but the problem gets worse. With the aircon pump now damaged, the rubbing of the broken shaft causes very fine metal particles to break off, also known as swarf. The swarf will get into the entire air conditioning system and block up pipes, valves and filters.

Due to the nature of this air conditioning compressor failure, it won’t be a simple task to just replace the pump and refill the aircon gas. You will be required to replace the aircon expansion valve (TXV Valve) and dryer unit as they get blocked up in all cases. You will also be required to flush the air conditioning system for at least 4 hours to ensure that all residue of swarf is removed prior to fitting the new parts.

A new replacement compressor can be very expensive to fit. We offer replacement aircon pumps at trade prices and can also supply the TXV expansion valves and dryer units if required.

Our replacement units will be a direct fit for the following part numbers:

Common Part NumbersCommon Part Numbers

You may find that your original unit is made by Sanden / Zexel or Denso but don’t 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 0203 815 9441 and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Below is a list of vehicles 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 0203 815 9441 and we’ll be happy to assist you. Professional fitting services available.

AudiA11.2 TFSi05/2010Petrol
AudiA11.4 TFSi05/2010Petrol
AudiA11.6 TDCi05/2010Diesel
AudiA12.0 TDCi05/2010Diesel
AudiA12.0 TFSi05/2010Petrol
AudiA31.2 TFSi03/2010PetrolConvertible
AudiA31.2 TSi02/201008/2012Petrol8P1
AudiA31.4 TFSi02/2011PetrolConvertible
AudiA31.4 TSi09/200708/2012Petrol8P1
AudiA31.6 E-Power01/2011Petrol8PA Sportback
AudiA31.6 E-Power01/201108/2012Petrol8P1
AudiA31.6 FSi08/200308/2012Petrol8P1
AudiA31.6 FSi09/2004Petrol8PA Sportback
AudiA31.6 FSi08/2008PetrolConvertible
AudiA31.6 TDi05/2009DieselConvertible
AudiA31.6 TDi05/2009Diesel8PA Sportback
AudiA31.6 TDi05/200908/2012Diesel8P1
AudiA31.8 TFSi Turbo08/200608/2012Petrol8P1
AudiA31.8 TFSi Turbo11/2006Petrol8PA Sportback
AudiA31.8 TFSi Turbo04/2008PetrolConvertible
AudiA31.9 TDi PD05/200308/2012Diesel8P1
AudiA31.9 TDi PD09/2004Diesel8PA Sportback
AudiA31.9 TDi PD04/2008DieselConvertible
AudiA32.0 FSi05/200308/2012Petrol8P1
AudiA32.0 FSi09/2004Petrol8PA Sportback
AudiA32.0 FSi04/2008PetrolConvertible
AudiA32.0 FSi Turbo05/200308/2012Petrol8P1
AudiA32.0 TDi PD05/200308/2012Diesel8P1
AudiA32.0 TDi PD03/2006Diesel8PA Sportback
AudiA32.0 TDi PD04/2008DieselConvertible
AudiA33.209/2004Petrol8PA Sportback
AudiQ32.0 TDi06/2011Diesel
AudiQ32.0 TFSi06/2011Petrol
AudiTT1.8 TFSi06/2006Petrol
AudiTT2.0 TDi06/2006Diesel
AudiTT2.0 TFSi06/2006Petrol
AudiTT3.2 V6 24V06/2006Petrol
SeatAlhambra2.0 TDi06/2010Diesel710
SeatAltea1.2 FSi12/2009Petrol5P1 / 5P5
SeatAltea1.2 TSi04/2010Petrol5P1 / 5P5
SeatAltea1.4 FSi05/2006Petrol5P1 / 5P5
SeatAltea1.6 FSi03/2004Petrol5P1 / 5P5
SeatAltea1.6 LPG09/2009Petrol5P1 / 5P5
SeatAltea1.6 TDi10/2009Diesel5P1 / 5P5
SeatAltea1.8 FSi01/2007Petrol5P1 / 5P5
SeatAltea1.9 TDi01/200307/2009Diesel5P1 / 5P5
SeatAltea1.9 TDi08/2009Diesel5P1 / 5P5
SeatAltea2.0 FSi01/2003Petrol5P1 / 5P5
SeatAltea2.0 TDi01/2003Diesel5P1 / 5P5
SeatAltea2.0 TFSi05/2009Petrol5P1 / 5P5
SeatIbiza1.2 TDi05/2010DieselMK5
SeatIbiza1.2 TSi09/2010PetrolMK5
SeatIbiza1.4 TSi09/2010PetrolMK5
SeatIbiza1.6 TDi05/2009DieselMK5
SeatIbiza1.9 TDi03/2008DieselMK5
SeatIbiza2.0 TDi01/2010DieselMK5
SeatLeon1.2 TSi12/2009Petrol1P1
SeatLeon1.4 16V09/2005Petrol1P1
SeatLeon1.4 TSi11/2007Petrol1P1
SeatLeon1.6 16V07/2005Petrol1P1
SeatLeon1.6 TDi02/2010Diesel1P1
SeatLeon1.8 Turbo09/2005Petrol1P1
SeatLeon1.9 TDi07/2005Diesel1P1
SeatLeon2.0 FSi07/2005Petrol1P1
SeatLeon2.0 TDi PD07/2005Diesel1P1
SeatLeon2.0 TFSi05/2005Petrol1P1
SeatToledo MK31.4 16V09/200405/2009PetrolM3 5P2
SeatToledo MK31.6 16V10/200405/2009PetrolM3 5P2
SeatToledo MK31.8 TFSi01/200705/2009PetrolM3 5P2
SeatToledo MK31.9 TDi PD09/200407/2007DieselM3 5P2
SeatToledo MK32.0 FSi10/200405/2009PetrolM3 5P2
SeatToledo MK32.0 TDi PD09/200405/2009DieselM3 5P2
SeatToledo MK32.0 TFSi10/200405/2009PetrolM3 5P2
SkodaFabia1.2 TSi03/2010PetrolHatchback
SkodaFabia1.2 TSi03/2010PetrolCombi Estate
SkodaFabia1.2 TSi05/2010PetrolHatchback
SkodaFabia1.2 TSi05/2010PetrolCombi Estate
SkodaFabia1.4 TDi05/2010DieselCombi Estate
SkodaFabia1.4 TSi03/2010PetrolHatchback
SkodaFabia1.4 TSi05/2010PetrolCombi Estate
SkodaFabia1.6 TDi03/2010DieselCombi Estate
SkodaFabia1.6 TDi03/2010DieselHatchback
SkodaFabia1.9 TDi03/2010Diesel
SkodaOctavia MK21.405/2004Petrol1Z3 / 1Z5
SkodaOctavia MK21.4 TSi11/2008Petrol1Z3 / 1Z5
SkodaOctavia MK21.602/2004Petrol1Z3 / 1Z5
SkodaOctavia MK21.6 FSi02/2004Petrol1Z3 / 1Z5
SkodaOctavia MK21.6 LPG08/2009Petrol1Z3 / 1Z5
SkodaOctavia MK21.6 TDi06/2009Diesel1Z3 / 1Z5
SkodaOctavia MK21.806/2007Petrol1Z3 / 1Z5
SkodaOctavia MK21.9 TDi06/2004Diesel1Z3 / 1Z5
SkodaOctavia MK22.0 FSi11/2004Petrol1Z3 / 1Z5
SkodaOctavia MK22.0 RS10/2005Petrol1Z3 / 1Z5
SkodaOctavia MK22.0 TDi02/2004Diesel1Z3 / 1Z5
SkodaRoomster1.2 TDi03/2010Diesel
SkodaRoomster1.2 TSi03/2010Petrol
SkodaRoomster1.2 TSi03/2010PetrolPRAKTIK
SkodaRoomster1.6 TDi03/2010DieselPRAKTIK
SkodaRoomster1.6 TDi03/2010Diesel
SkodaSuperb MK21.4 TSi07/2008Petrol3T4 / 3T5
SkodaSuperb MK21.6 TDi09/2010Diesel3T4 / 3T5
SkodaSuperb MK21.8 TSi03/2008Petrol3T4 / 3T5
SkodaSuperb MK21.9 TDi07/2008Diesel3T4 / 3T5
SkodaSuperb MK22.0 TDi07/2008Diesel3T4 / 3T5
SkodaSuperb MK22.0 TSi05/2010Petrol3T4 / 3T5
SkodaSuperb MK23.609/2008Petrol3T4 / 3T5
SkodaYeti1.2 TSi09/2009Petrol
SkodaYeti1.4 TSi06/2010Petrol
SkodaYeti1.6 TDi12/2010Diesel
SkodaYeti1.8 TSi05/2009Petrol
SkodaYeti2.0 TDi05/2009Diesel
VWBeetle1.2 TSi12/2012Petrol5C7 Convertible
VWBeetle1.4 TSi12/2012Petrol5C1
VWBeetle1.6 TDi10/2011Diesel5C1
VWBeetle1.6 TDi12/2012Diesel5C7 Convertible
VWBeetle2.0 TDi10/2011Diesel5C1
VWBeetle2.0 TDi12/2012Diesel5C7 Convertible
VWBeetle2.0 TSi10/2011Petrol5C1
VWBeetle2.0 TSi12/2012Petrol5C1
VWCaddy1.2 TSi09/2010PetrolMK3
VWCaddy1.6 Bi Fuel05/2011PetrolMK3
VWCaddy1.6 TDi08/2010DieselMK3
VWCaddy1.9 SDi02/200405/2008DieselMK3
VWCaddy1.9 SDi06/2008DieselMK3
VWCaddy1.9 TDi PD02/200405/2008DieselMK3
VWCaddy1.9 TDi PD06/2008DieselMK3
VWCaddy2.0 ECOFUEL04/200605/2008PetrolMK3
VWCaddy2.0 ECOFUEL06/2008PetrolMK3
VWCaddy2.0 TDi12/2007DieselMK3
VWCaddy2.0 TDi PD02/200405/2008DieselMK3
VWCaddy2.0 TDi PD06/2008DieselMK3
VWCC1.8 TSi02/2012Petrol
VWCC2.0 TDi02/2012Diesel
VWCC2.0 TSi02/2012Petrol
VWCrafter2.0 TDi05/2011Diesel
VWCrafter2.5 TDi04/2006Diesel
VWEos1.4 16V05/2008Petrol
VWEos1.6 16V04/2006Petrol
VWEos2.0 FSi03/2006Petrol
VWEos2.0 FSI Turbo04/2006Petrol
VWEos2.0 TDi PD04/2006Petrol
VWEos3.2 V604/2006Petrol
VWEos3.6 V605/2009Petrol
VWGolf MK51.410/200310/2008Petrol
VWGolf MK51.610/200310/2008Petrol
VWGolf MK51.6 TDi10/200310/2008Diesel
VWGolf MK51.9 GTi TD10/200310/2008Diesel
VWGolf MK51.9 TDi10/200310/2008Diesel
VWGolf MK52.0 FSi10/200310/2008Petrol
VWGolf MK52.0 SDi10/200310/2008Diesel
VWGolf MK52.0 TDi10/200310/2008Diesel
VWGolf MK53.2 V610/200510/2008Petrol
VWGolf MK61.2 TFSi06/2011PetrolConvertible
VWGolf MK61.410/2008Petrol
VWGolf MK61.4 TFSi10/2008Petrol
VWGolf MK61.4 TFSi06/2011PetrolConvertible
VWGolf MK61.610/2008Petrol
VWGolf MK61.6 Multi Fuel10/2007Petrol
VWGolf MK61.6 TDi02/2009Diesel
VWGolf MK61.6 TDi06/2011DieselConvertible
VWGolf MK61.810/2008Petrol
VWGolf MK61.9 TDi06/2005Diesel
VWGolf MK62.0 TDi10/2008Diesel
VWGolf MK62.0 TDi06/2011DieselConvertible
VWGolf MK62.0 TFSi10/2008Petrol
VWGolf MK62.0 TFSi06/2011PetrolConvertible
VWJetta1.2 TSi02/2011PetrolMK4
VWJetta1.4 TSi02/2011PetrolMK4
VWJetta1.6 16V09/200510/2010PetrolMK3
VWJetta1.6 TDi06/200910/2010DieselMK3
VWJetta1.6 TDi02/2011DieselMK4
VWJetta1.6 TSi02/2011PetrolMK4
VWJetta1.9 TDi08/200510/2010DieselMK3
VWJetta2.0 FSi08/200510/2010PetrolMK3
VWJetta2.0 TDi09/200510/2010DieselMK3
VWJetta2.0 TDi10/2010DieselMK4
VWJetta2.0 Turbo09/200510/2010PetrolMK3
VWPassat1.4 FSi05/200711/2010Petrol3C2 / 3C5
VWPassat1.6 FSi03/200511/2010Petrol3C2 / 3C5
VWPassat1.6 TDi08/200911/2010Diesel3C2 / 3C5
VWPassat1.8 TSi05/200711/2010Petrol3C2 / 3C5
VWPassat1.9 TDi03/200511/2010Diesel3C2 / 3C5
VWPassat2.0 FSi03/200511/2010Petrol3C2 / 3C5
VWPassat2.0 TDi03/200511/2010Diesel3C2 / 3C5
VWPassat2.0 TDi Blue01/200911/2010Diesel3C2 / 3C5
VWPassat2.0 TFSi Turbo04/200511/2010Petrol3C2 / 3C5
VWPassat3.2 V611/200511/2010Petrol3C2 / 3C5
VWPassat3.6 V606/200511/2010Petrol3C2 / 3C5
VWPassat CC1.4 TSi06/2008Petrol
VWPassat CC1.8 TSi06/2008Petrol
VWPassat CC2.0 TDi06/2008Diesel
VWPassat CC2.0 TDi Blue05/2009Diesel
VWPassat CC2.0 TSi06/2008Petrol
VWPassat CC3.606/2008Petrol
VWPassat1.4 TSi08/201012/2011Petrol362 / 365
VWPassat1.4 TSi12/2011Petrol362 / 365
VWPassat1.4 TSi EcoFuel08/201012/2011Petrol362 / 365
VWPassat1.4 TSi EcoFuel12/2011Petrol362 / 365
VWPassat1.6 TDi08/201012/2011Diesel362 / 365
VWPassat1.6 TDi12/2011Diesel362 / 365
VWPassat1.8 TSi08/201012/2011Petrol362 / 365
VWPassat1.8 TSi12/2011Petrol362 / 365
VWPassat2.0 TDi08/201012/2011Diesel362 / 365
VWPassat2.0 TDi12/2011Diesel362 / 365
VWPassat2.0 TSi08/2010Petrol362 / 365
VWPassat3.6 TSi08/201012/2011Petrol362 / 365
VWPassat3.6 TSi12/2011Petrol362 / 365
VWPolo 6R1.206/2009Petrol
VWPolo 6R1.2 TDi06/2009Diesel
VWPolo 6R1.406/2009Petrol
VWPolo 6R1.601/2010Petrol
VWScirocco1.4 TSi09/2008Petrol137
VWScirocco2.0 TDi09/2008Diesel137
VWScirocco2.0 TSi09/2008Petrol137
VWSharan1.4 TSi05/2010Petrol7N
VWSharan1.8 TSi05/2010Petrol7N
VWSharan2.0 TDi05/2010Diesel7N
VWSharan2.0 TSi12/2010Petrol7N
VWTiguan1.4 TSi06/2007Petrol
VWTiguan2.0 FSi06/2007Petrol
VWTiguan2.0 TDi PD06/2007Diesel
VWTiguan2.0 TDi11/2012Diesel
VWTiguan2.0 TFSi06/2007Petrol
VWTouran1.6 FSi02/200311/2007Petrol
VWTouran1.6 TDi05/2010Diesel
VWTouran1.9 TDi02/200305/2008Diesel
VWTouran1.9 TDi06/2008Diesel
VWTouran1.9 TSE Diesel01/200611/2006Diesel
VWTouran2.0 FSi07/200306/2008Petrol
VWTouran2.0 FSi06/2008Petrol
VWTouran2.0 TDi05/2010Diesel
VWTouran2.0 TDi PD02/200306/2008Diesel
VWTouran2.0 TDi PD06/2008Diesel
Tags : Air Con Problems, Air Conditioning Problems, Aircon Not Working, Aircon Problems, Sanden Air Conditioning COmpressor.
22 thoughts on “Sanden PXE16 Air Conditioning (Aircon) Compressor – Audi / Seat / Skoda / Volkswagen (VW)
  • We have a Jaguar XK R 5lt in our shop with compressor problems. The compressor is a Sanden PXE 16. Is is this the same as the Golf or others VW or Audi please. The pump switches on for some considerable time and pumps normally and then will just switch off. We are considering replacing the solenoid valve first. Gas levels all check out fine. We have power to the compressor.

    • Hi Rod

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We have sent you an email with pricing and some information that may help. To confirm, the unit is not interchangeable with that form the VW/AUDI range.

      Kind Regards


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