Question about 1996 Volkswagen Jetta
I want to change my thermostat on my 1996 Jetta TD (Canada). Where is it located?
Is this for the engine cooling?
Find the upper radiator hose and follow it from the radiator to the engine block. Most models have a clamp on the hose and the fitting that it connects to is the housing for the thermostat. Two bolts should be holding it down. You will need to drain some of your coolent for this job. Don't reuse it. Pay attention to the orintation of the thermostat coming out. Some styles have a small hole for flow by. It needs to go back in the same way and take note of which side the spring is one too.
After it all goes back together and filed up, run the car without the radiator cap for a short time. Once the engine warms up,the thermostat will open and let the trapped air out. Refill the radiator and your resivoir.
Hope this helps.
Big Daddy in FL.
Posted on May 23, 2009
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