Question about 1991 Volkswagen Passat
Follow the water hose from radiator to the head of the motor then you will see a connection .under that connection is the thermostat
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
when you are looking at the engine pull off the plastic cover on top then the front cover that covers you timing belt there is a wire harness tha goes right to it in the left upper coner two ten mil bolts and it comes off careful not to drop bolts down in belt that could be bad. it is that easy
Posted on Sep 01, 2009
try autozone.com to see if they have your car listed for diagrams pictures and step by step instructions if your car is not listed then try your local library they have all the car manuals and even copy them for you
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
Heed of antifreeze coolant temperature!!!
First time you might check the thermostat operating.
The thermostat location for VW Passat 4Motion 1.9 TDI - AJM engine, is on back of the alternator at the bottom side of the bracket.
IMPORTANT: It is NOT necessary to replace the alternator if you want to change the thermostat !!!
1. Cold engine. Start up the engine and watch of the water temp indicator. After first value 60 Celsius Degree you still warm up the engine until the lifter (pointer) reach 80 C deg. (second mark after 60 C deg.). At this time you let engine running at idle speed and check with your hand the thermostat plastic housing and hose temperature in bottom left side of the engine. Heed of alternator driving belt and ventilator fan !!!
2. If the thermostat is good the hose must be cold until the water temp indicator reach almost 90 C deg.
3. The thermostat opening temperature is 87 C deg.
4. If the hose is already warm the thermostat is out of order.
Thermostat location, Part number: 044121113, in german - "Kuehlregle" (Price around $25):
Important note: Always replace the thermostat seal, position 7 in the above picture.
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Posted on Jan 06, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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