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Anti freeze over heats, and i have no heat in my car

THE BLUE TEMP LIGHT FIRST CAME ON, THAN A FLASHING RED LIGHT. I TOOK IT TO A GARAGE AND THEY REPLACED THE WATER TANK AND A TIMING BELT. THE BLUE LIGHT WOULD STILL COME ON WHEN I STARTED THE CAR BUT GO OFF SHORTLY AFTER. THAN THE RED LIGHT STARTED FLASHING AT START UP AND WOULD THAN GO TO BLUE AFTER DRIVING A FEW KMS . THAN ALL LIGHTS WOULD GO OFF. NOW I HAVE NO HEAT INSIDE THE CAR? WHAT NEXT?

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Check your thermostat and if i know them 2.0 vw its behind the water pump at bottom passenger side of engine

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water pump. water pump. water pump. i am a vw dealer tech and on 2.0 and 1.8t beetles the water pump impeller is plastic, and what happens is usually another component, fans, fan control module (under battery tray), thermostat, fails and because the impeller is plastic with just one overheat the plastic becomes brittle and shatters, pull the water pump out and you will see the impeller in 3 or 4 pieces. replace water pump and make sure t stat opens, fans come on (a/c off) and proper water pump flow.

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Hi Lori . Sorry but it sounds like your water pump inpeller (The internal part that circulates the water) has broken off or come lose . But i would recomend changing the cambelt and tensioner as well . Regards VW Audi tech

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hands on job iam afraid,could be anything from a housing to a core plug and everything inbetween,call a mobile mechanic and in 20 secs he will diagnose the problem

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looks like you have done everything but the problem with your car is that the cylider head gasket has gone have a look at the dipstick or remove the oil filler cap if it looks like mayo then 100% head gasket has failed you said no water on the floor so it must have gone into engine only way this can happen is head gasket failing, if you have put lot of water in to the cooling system then your sump will be full of oil water mix.

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