Question about Volkswagen Beetle
I drove my car to town and my car overheated and my temp light didnt come on
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: overheating problem
water pump. water pump. water pump. i am a vw dealer tech and on 2.0 and 1.8t beetles the water pump impeller is plastic, and what happens is usually another component, fans, fan control module (under battery tray), thermostat, fails and because the impeller is plastic with just one overheat the plastic becomes brittle and shatters, pull the water pump out and you will see the impeller in 3 or 4 pieces. replace water pump and make sure t stat opens, fans come on (a/c off) and proper water pump flow.
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
SOURCE: Dodge 318 overheating.
HI. It could possibly be the the thermostat is stuck shut. If thats the case when the vehicle warms up it will probably overheat all the time. The best way to tell is buy a new one and change it. They are usualy around $10.00 at any autoparts store. If you change it and it still overheats, it could be the waterpump.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
SOURCE: Hi, my 99 vw beetle
Head gasket for sure would cause it to smoke and get hot. May seem like a stupid question, but did they check the thermostat? If head gaskets are good now and radiator was replaced, look for the obvious. Thermostat or air bound engine. An air pocket in the engine could also cause this. Need to bleed the air out of the cooling system. Some cars have a bleed screw to do this.
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
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