Question about 1998 Volkswagen Beetle
1998 Beetle overheating light came on. Then the heat would not work. Put in antifreeze and the light remained on and then the heat came and went and then the light went off but still the heat came and went.
Some late modle engines have a procedure to eliminate all the air in the cooling system after cooling problems Find a high point in the cooling system( bleed screw or temp gauge sender unit) and loosen ( cold engine only) until full flow of water is achieved. If this has been done it may be necessary to go to a radiator specialsit as they should have a pressure unit that will eliminate the air in the system
Posted on Jan 05, 2013
To start with, the cooling system is a sealed system, so anytime you have to add coolant it went somewhere. Either an external leak onto the ground, or an engine leak were the engine is burning it.
If you added coolant and the heater is not working all the time, the system could have air pockets which would need to be expelled.
Posted on Jan 05, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The Thermo switch is located on the left lower side of the radiator. It is best viewed from under the car with the left lower splash shield removed. From under the car look past the drain tube and you will see the brass nut and electrical connector. Thats it.
Posted on Aug 17, 2008
SOURCE: 1998 Beetle Lifter noise
They're hydraulic self-adjusting lifters, so there's no mechanical adjustment you can make. Try getting a can of seafoam at the parts store. Pour half the can into the oil, drive 30-40 miles, and change the oil and filter. You may just have some crud in there that is causing one to make noise, and seafoam is good at eliminating that.
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
sounds like another plastic rad has bitten the dust,replace the rad or hose if its split and refill with antifreeze and see what happens ,if ok then good if not post here again for more advice
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
SOURCE: 1998 vw beetle over heating
that will the next thing.
make sure the water is restricted at any point, from the lower hose to the engine back to the upper hose and back to the radiator.
the best way to check that out is to flash the radiator. you can see the water change color and feel the engine temperture.
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
The fuel lines are pressurized so you will need to relieve the pressure before you try and remove the filter or you will get a face full of gas. The filter comes off by pushing the fuel line toward the filter and then pushing the quick release button on the fuel line. The fuel line should then decouple - the filter lives under the car near the right rear tire (just in front) Good luck and be careful
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
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