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1998 VW Bwwtle Check engine Light

My check engine light comes on and the car overheats.  I have taken this in to get fixed 3-4 times.  Why does this continue to happen?  I have to put in coolant when this happens so the engine will not burn up.  I have often been stranded and am quite irritated that it seems to happen over and over again to the repair tune of about $1,000 and this is not even from a dealership.  I saw your response on another problem regarding this and you advised to take to an auto zone and check the codes. Is this a problem that can only be fixed at a dealer and what might that cost?  I am a college student and as you might guess, I can't keep doing this over and over again.  Also, my heater seems to work sometimes and sometimes not.  HELP!!

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Your thermostat is stock have it replaced

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