Question about 2000 Volkswagen Beetle
I have a 2004 VW Beetle. It was sounding like a cat when you take off and downshifts hard for 4th to 3rd. It has a triptonic. It has never run hot or leaked any fluids. I take it Gossett VW in Memphis the mechanics say i need a new water pump. I took it to the same dealer 2 days earlier and they said nothing was wrong. When I get it back the car back it now overheats. it did not on the way to the dealer. I think they unhooked my electric fan, coolant temp switch, relays, and fuses to try to sell me things I didn't need. Any ideas? Where are the compomets and connectors? Might be the last VW I own.
I'm not saying it doesn't happen, doing that would be a criminal violation to the shop. I don't think the shop only has a phone and a cash register, that would be a dead giveaway who you're dealing with. That is why your car needs to be scanned for DTC codes set by the Federal Govt. and tell you an explanation in a forensic level what happening to your car. Anyway if you suspect that's what they did, you wouldn't be able to drive the car to the next corner. Your car would activate all it's bells and whistles and more.
I believe that the original water pump was at it first stage of failure. The whining sound was coming from the pump impeller slipping on it's shaft and somehow still had the bite on it's shaft not causing an overheat. The next day it just gave up and totally just spinning from the pressure of the system and not from the engine speed.
Original VW H20 pump uses a plastic composite impeller that cracks on the pulley shaft that suppose to spin it. Now it's just a passenger inside the pump causing it to over heat. An aftermarket pump uses a metal impeller that last longer although not bullet proof.
I suggest you buy a Bentley official factory repair manual and give yourself knowledge how it works and breaks. When you go have it serviced you can now support your claim of deception and lower the possibility of causing health issues to yourself.
The next car you buy will be the same, I believe you said that from the last car before you sold it.
Posted on May 13, 2010
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