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2002 VW Beetle Temp gauge flashing, why?

I topped off the coolant but the temp light still comes on and flashes, even from starting after a cold new england night. Could it be a sensor problem? I just dont want to seize my engine......help!

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  • rgonzalezeit Feb 08, 2009

    I have the same problem. I have changed the the fans, the coolant tank, I will be changing the sensors now. The only prolbe is that the car those in fact heat ups. What could be the problem. I have also changed the thermostat.

  • rgonzalezeit May 11, 2010

    the water pump was the first thing the mechanic replaced. Although I never saw it, I will take the thermostat out and see if water those in fact circulates. thanks.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    car wont crank when its cold

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The coolant temp sensor is by far the most common fault.the only other thing it could be is the sensor in the coolant header tank.if you disconect the 2 pin sensor from where you top the coolant up and bridge out the 2 pins in the connector with a bit of wire.if this cures the fault you know its the coolant level sensor.if it persists and its straight from a cold start then the coolant temp sensor is the most likley cause.hope this helps.

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  • fusster Feb 09, 2009

    you have a difrent issue the first problem occurs from a cold start where as yours does actually overheat......there is a good chance the impellor has broken of the back of the water pump particulary if you have done the other things.

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