My beetle made a grinding noise and my air conditioner starting blowing out warm air. Did my air conditioning pump break? Can I still drive it if I don't use the air conditioner?

Asked by Jul 17, 2013 at 09:09 PM about the 1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GL Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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As long as the A/C clutch/hub assembly is intact so the belt can run normally you can drive it with the A/C off, just for precaution see if you can disconnect the A/C compressors electrical connection.

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