Question about 1996 Volkswagen Cabrio
Car has little to no heat was told may have a air lock
What you are referring to is purging the air out of the system. Many mechanics will swear this is hogwash. BUT...........the new systems actually do sometimes need purged. You can go to dealership and pay. It is simple, and about $50.00. You can also just let your vehicle idle with the radiator cap off. Get to running temp and it will usually purge your air out. I don't know for sure if this works unless you can actually take the cap off the radiator, not the overflow tank cap. Sorry I can't be more sure about that.
Posted on Feb 19, 2015
Change the thermostat in it then you might get some heat out of it,You don,t burp the cooling system.
Posted on Nov 28, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2000 Vw passat,had no heat.
The heater in your car depends upon a flow of hot coolant going through the heater core in order to get hot air into the car. If the heater core is partially plugged, it will restrict the flow. If you have a head gasket that is putting exhaust into the cooling system, it will eventually get into the heater core. When this happens there is no coolant in the heater core to make the air warm. If the water pump vanes have corroded away the result will be very poor coolant circulation causing the heater to not blow hot air. If your car is equipped with a heater control valve that is not functioning properly, the coolant flow will be restricted. One or a combination of these factors is likely the culprit in your case.
To attempt to clean the core, you must flush the system multiple times. If it is still problematic, changing it is your only remaining option besides the water pump itself.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
Check radiator fluid level if its too low the water pump cant build up enough pressure to get the fluid circulating. if the engine isnt heating up at all (temperature guage on dash doesn't go up) you will need a new thermostat, rather inexpensive part that is fairly simple to change.
Posted on Jul 04, 2010
SOURCE: code for a 2002 vw cabrio radio
You have to go to the dealership and fork over $50 to get it. Unless you or the previous owner wrote it in the manual or anywhere else on the car, that's the only way.
Posted on Aug 26, 2008
You must remove the steering wheel in order to access the ignition.If you have Airbags you MUST be very careful as to not set them off.Always unhook the negative side of the battery when performing repairs on Anything electrical-so you do not short anything out.If you do not,usually you just take of the horn pad on the steering wheel.Then there is a large nut that you must loosen w/a breaker bar or a piece of strong piping on the end of the socket wrench to "Break"loose the tight nut.Then it is just about taking things off to access the switch and replacing everything back in the reverse order.If you intend on keeping this vehicle,it may be wise of you to purchase a Bentley Manual.These are the best for VW repairs.Hope this helps
Posted on Mar 25, 2010
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