Question about 2000 Volkswagen Beetle
My 2000 beetle is overheating. I turned the heater on and no heat at all inside the car. When it overheats, steam/coolant comes out where the hose meets the radiator on the front left side of the car. What could be the problem? I'm not sure how to check if the water pump is working, since it sounds like that is what is normally the problem. How can I tell if the thermostat is working? I do not want to take it to the dealer because they'll charge me $2000 to fix it. Please help me!!
REPLACE THE THERMOSTAT AND FIX THE LEAK. MAKE SURE THE COOLING FANS COME ON. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE HEATER ON HIGH AND BLEED THE SYSTEM
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
Ive had a new water pump, new cam belt new head gaskit and the cylindar head skimmed and pressurised but still loose coolant also changed cap on the water tank vw did say that the tank i have is for a 2006 beetle and mine is only a 2000 will this make a difference
Posted on Feb 11, 2013
Are any of you even mechanics? If there is no heat from the heater core, you need to either replace the thermostat, or it was replaced but put in backwards, or your themostat is clogged. at a 180 to 200 degrees the thermostat would release which would give you heat to your heater core allowing you to heat the interior of your car. The water pump can have the same effect if it isnt working. The fluid wont circulate, and as the heat rises, itll build pressure, until the cap releases the pressure.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Hi, my 99 vw beetle
hi it mite be that the water pumps impeller is made of plastic on these models an they break up after time (very common on audis an vw same engines)and dont pump the water effectivley the car constantley over heat.the solution is to but a pump wid a metal impeller ive had the same problem on my audi a3 turbo..also changing the thermostat is an option...hope this helps
Posted on May 21, 2009
Question. Did you get coolant temp sensor from auto parts store or dealer? If from auto parts store they are not a very good product for VW's. Get the one from dealer.
Posted on Jul 24, 2009
Make sure your timing is right on, as per your
distributor specs. Make sure the valves are adjusted correctly and that
your carb is not running too lean, as all of these things effect
temperatures! I don't really think the roof being cut off would effect
the overheating a lot. I know that the roofline does help, absolutely,
and it was designed very, very well for maximum cooling.
Also makes sure that your rubber seals are good, like the ones that go on the spark plug resistors. I don't think air flow is the issue, you already have louvres. Is your crankshaft degreed pulley smaller than stock - if so, the fan will turn slower than stock. What kind of external oil cooler was added - in front of the fan shroud? Is it over the opening in the fan shroud? I've run one of those for 35 years in Arizona, no overheating. So like others said, also check your timing and your fuel/air for leanness.
Posted on Jun 03, 2010
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