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How do i remove a thermostat housing for a golf 3.

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There are two 10 mm bolts that hold you housing on then o-ring and t-stat should come out easily. when filling system pull the hose off of the top of your radiator fill unitl coolant is at top also fill radiator before you do that then fill reservoir. so that you do not have any air bubbles good luck

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Where is the thermostat located on golf v1 1999 1.6,car been standing 6 months worked fine now water not circulating!!!!!!

Heed of antifreeze coolant temperature!!!
First time you might check the thermostat operating.
The thermostat location for VW Golf 1.6 is inside of coolant thermostat housing placed on back side of the cylinder head. See pictures below.
Thermostat checking:
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: 032121110B, in german - "Kuehlregle" (Price around $20):


Important note: Always replace the thermostat round seal, position 6 in the above picture.

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Jan 29, 2011 | 2001 Volkswagen Golf

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How do I change my thermostat on my VW 1996 gti golf?

follow top radiator hose to motor, at motor that should be your thermostat housing, pull 2 bolts out holding it @ remove housing, thermostat is under, replace thermostat exactly as you removed it, you will need a new gasket also.

Aug 17, 2010 | 1996 Volkswagen GTI

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Want to know how to change a thermostat on my 2004

It Depends on which engine you have, this is how it goes for both. I use a little RTV with a new ring as well.

Removal Procedure
1. Remove the necessary coolant from the radiator.
2. Remove the generator.
3. Loosen the outlet hose clamp at the thermostat housing. Remove the outlet hose from the thermostat housing.
4. Remove the thermostat housing bolts.
5. Remove the thermostat housing from the engine block.
6. Clean all of the surfaces of the thermostat housing.
7. Clean the sealing surface of the engine block.
Installation Procedure
1. Install the thermostat housing to the engine block.
2. Install the thermostat housing bolts.
Tighten: Tighten the bolts to 10 N.m (89 lb in).
3. Lubricate the inner diameter of the radiator hose with engine coolant.
4. Install the outlet hose to the thermostat housing. Secure the hose with the clamp.
5. Install the generator.
6. Fill the cooling system with specified coolant and concentration. Follow the correct cooling systen bleed procedure for your engine.
7. Inspect all sealing surfaces for leaks after starting the engine.
1. Drain Radiator and remove the radiator outlet hose.
2. Remove the water pump inlet bolts.
3. Remove the water pump inlet and thermostat from the water pump.
Installation Procedure
IMPORTANT: The thermostat is not serviceable separately. The water pump inlet and thermostat must be replaced as an assembly.
1. Install the thermostat and thermostat housing to the water pump.
2. Install the thermostat housing bolts.15 N.m
3. Install the radiator outlet hose.
4. Fill the cooling system with specified coolant and concentration. Follow the correct cooling systen bleed procedure for your engine.
5. Inspect all sealing surfaces for leaks after starting the engine.

Mar 17, 2010 | 2004 GMC Envoy

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Where is the thermostat in my 2001 golf 1.8 turbo?

The thermostat is normally located on the cooling system of the vehicle..You need to look for the wiring that connects to the fan and work your way back until you reach the thermostat..If unplugged the fan will run constantly the minute you put ignition on.

Dec 13, 2009 | 2000 Volkswagen Golf

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How do you change the thermostat on a 2000 2.0 VW Golf?

you have to remove thermostat housing from under water pump to get to also need a haynes or chilton repair will make job easy.finding and locating parts of the car.

Dec 03, 2009 | 2001 Volkswagen Golf

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I have to take off the thermostat on my vw 2000 golf.

can say the 2003 APK 2.0L engines thermostat is located almost vertically behind the alternator, for the job you'll need sockets 10mm and the elbow joint extension for the lower bolt on the thermostat housing. the jobs a little fiddly but made easy with the elbow joint.
care is to be taken when retentioning the plastic thermo housing as it easly breaks and a replacement isnt cheap So just use common sense when re-tightening
others report using the TDI thermostat as its cheaper

Aug 09, 2009 | 2000 Volkswagen Golf

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Thermostat location

Follow the upper radiator hose back to the engine until you see a hose clamp holding it to the engine block. This is the thermostat housing and should have bolts to pull it apart. The new thermostat installs with the spring toward the engine. When purchasing a thermostat, if you get one with a jiggle valve (a little piece of metal on the top that jiggles) it'll help you orient the new thermostat as the jiggle valve goes on top (the thermostat and housing aren't perfectly round so you have to rotate it until the thermostat fits into the housing correctly). You can use some spray adhesive to keep the gasket in place while installing the thermostat. This helps, but it not necessary.

Jul 11, 2009 | 1997 Volkswagen Golf

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Need help with thermostat

yes a right *** to get to,remove everything in sight to get to the housing or you will crossthread the bolts on the housing

Apr 17, 2009 | 1997 Volkswagen Golf

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I need to now were the termostat is on a golf 2 td

The thermostat is mounted in the thermo housing on the back of the water pump. This is found from under the vehicle.... and remove 3 bolts

Feb 20, 2009 | 1990 Volkswagen Golf

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Volswagon jetta 1996

The thermostat is located at the engine end of the lower radiator hose (passenger side). If the car has power-steering the power steering pump and mounting bracket have to be removed to get to the thermostat housing. The thermostat is at the end of the bottom hose, in the water pump housing ..not the top

Dec 09, 2008 | 1997 Volkswagen Golf

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