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Timing Belt, Radiator, Water pump....

2003 VW Passat 1.8 Liter. No warning when driving. The timing belt blew, radiator cracked, and the water pump burst. What do I do? I heard that the engine could be seized, and I will have to replace the whole engine????!!!!???? I liked my car up untill now....

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    1998 vw beetle shuts off radiator fan not working I already changed the water pump and timing belt and fan sensor several days. It seems after 10 mins of driving the car shuts off for about 10 mins and then starts up again.the fan is not working now.The place I had it fixed at,, Well the guy is a hack (enough)said and I don't want to go back there.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    my radiator i have to always fill it up every time i stop i see the water is pumping thru when the car is going and my motor making a noise i hoping its not the timing belt or water pump i see when i pull up and park water is leaking from the motor hope u can help me solve my problem

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    IT IS ACTUALLY A 2010, LOOKING FOR THE TORQUE SPECS FOR THE TIMING BELT COMPONENTS, FUEL PUMP ETC

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If the timing belt broke on a 1.8 turbo usually the valves in the head strike the pistons. You have to have the head removed to check the pistons. When did the radiator crack? Water pump isn't an expensive part but the rest with work hours and parts will be. Might be able to get a used engine but just make sure that belt and pump are replaced with new along with all the tensionners so the same doesn't happen. Also make sure the oil pressure is good. Sorry for the loss.

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