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1998 VW BETTLE overheating - 1998 Volkswagen Beetle

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  • natalya_r May 11, 2010

    did you check for a coolant leak? that would be the 1st thing to do. pressure test

    if coolant is intact, need to check thermostat and water pump.


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Hi I am Vortash check that your thermostat is not stuck by removing it and placing it in a pan of boiling water take it out and see if it is open check the manual for what temprature that it supposed to open and use a thermometer in the water to monitor it ,check that you do not have emulsified oil indicating a cylinder head gasket leak .. remove the temprature sender to the fan and check it is working I usually just hold a cigarette lighter under it for a while with the ignition on usually works if unsure replace it , check for leaks inside the car as well as out as the heater matrix is also prone to leakage ... I hope this helps Regards Vortash

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