Question about 2005 Volkswagen Jetta
I was driving my 2002 VW Jetta up a hill, when all of a sudden the coolant/ overheating light came on. I pulled over and opened the hood and there was no smoke or steam coming from it, and when I put my hand over to feel heat, it was not extremely hot, only warm like it would be after driving it. I got to my destination and let it sit for an hour an a half. Before I left, I checked the coolant and according to the maual, everything appeared fine. Please help!!!!!!!
The thermostat may have stuck, replace it, don't overheat it again or you will blow the head gasket, that is VERY EXPENSIVE TO REPAIR!!
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
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Hello and welcome to FixYa!
If you have overheating problem, it can lead to multiple
issues. You may be running on low coolant that's why the vehicle overheats. If
that's the case, please add coolant and make sure that it sits on the right
level, too much coolant can cause overheating too for coolant will overflow.
The vehicle may have a faulty or worn out radiator blower
motor that's why it overheats. If that's the case then you will need a blower
motor replacement to resolve the issue.
If the radiator is clogged with dirt and rusts this issue
occurs too. The coolant doesn't flow normally on the cooling system if it's
clogged. If that's the case, I strongly suggest that you have the radiator
flushed to drain out dirt and rusts. If you think that the radiator served you
enough then it's better to have it replaced.
Please do check the radiator hoses, If you have worn out
hoses it can cause coolant leakage which can result to overheating. A tiny hole
is good enough for the vehicle to overheat.
A faulty thermostat sensor can cause the issue too. If you
have worn out thermostat, the fan may not trigger that's why the fan won't work
when under stressed conditions. A blown radiator blower fuse can cause this
issue too so I suggest that you check the radiator blower fuse and replace it
Hope you find this information helpful enough and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!
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