Question about 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio

1 Answer

Car is overheating and we already removed the thermostat and checked for any leaks.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Volkswagen Master
  • 2,019 Answers

The only way to really check for leaks is to borrow a pressure tester from a place like Autozone. You basically replace the filler cap with a pump that allows you to over pressurize. With the engine off, you wait to see if it holds pressure. then with engine on, you rev to see if a bad head gasket causes high pressure oscillations.

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Overheating


Hello,

Most problems if not leaking is with thermostat valve. Find in system the thermostat valve. You can trobelshoot itself. Remove the valve from its assy an close it back. chek that is correctly closed. Dryve some miles and check the themperatur. if its ok than is problem with thermostat. If problem is not gone and car is overheating check that in system is not any air.

Apr 03, 2014 | 2000 Hyundai Sonata

1 Answer

Car overheating when radiater full water


Have a coolant pressure test done looking for a head gasket problem. as well as the fan

May 18, 2013 | Toyota Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Ford van overheating


We had the same problem on our E350. Replaced thermostat, etc. Turned out to be leak in radiator. I would start there.

Jun 18, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Car overheating. taken thermostat out and it fine. not sure if radiator blocked or not whats best way to clean and repair cooling system at home i have different things like stop leak (used once already)...


Not sure if I am understanding you correctly or not but if you took the thermostat out and your no longer overheating all you need to do is replace the thermostat. If you are still overheating it can be a number of different things, a blockage, cracked head, bad hose, ect.... Stop leak can causes build up in the system because it is made to clog leaks. You may need to have the system flushed by a repair shop. But the thermostat seems to be your issue.

Jan 16, 2011 | 1990 Toyota Corolla

1 Answer

1995 toyota 4 runner overheating after owner put stop-leak (this did stop the leak) but now overheating.


fix whatever was leaking in the first place, take out thermostat back flush entire cooling system put in new thermostat and the problem should be solved if you didn't already do damage to a head. next time use ground black pepper. it doesnt plug up system no matter how much you put in but will seal leaks safely when its pushed thru a hole it expands and seal instantly and hardens, i've done many time and never had a problem

Dec 28, 2010 | 1995 Toyota 4Runner

1 Answer

My chrysler Lhs is overheating and leaking coolant from the front. I already replaced the water pump. What can it be?


check all your hoses. check to make sure the fans are turning on. was the thermostat replaced as well?

Jul 13, 2010 | 1994 Chrysler LHS

1 Answer

MY CADILLAC IS OVERHEATING I HAVE ALREADY REPLACED THE WATER PUMP AND THERMOSTAT BUT IT STILL IS OVERHEATING. I ALSO HAD A BLOWN HEAD GASKET SO I BOUGHT SOME BLUE DEVIL AND DID ALL I WAS SUPPOSE TO FOR...


BLOWN HEAD GASKET IS THE PROBLEM CANT PATCH UP WITH STOP LEAK PRODUCTS WHICH WILL STOP RADIATOR CORES AND HEATER CORES UP PROMOTING OVERHEATING.HEADGASKET LEAKS HAS TO BE FIX.IT GOING TO COST SOME MONEY.

Jun 02, 2010 | 1998 Cadillac DeVille

2 Answers

Engine is overheating and there is no heat in the car


This is serious, as it sounds like your engine coolant is not circulating and you may already have a damaged head gasket. It's probably not a bad thermostat, because that wouldn't kill the heater. Here are some things to check, ranked from least to most serious:

1. Check for low coolant level and add if needed. Check for leaks.

2. Check for kinked radiator hoses.

3. Check for airlock. Remove bleed screw from thermostat housing. Crank engine. When no air or bubbles come out with the coolant, put the bleed screw back in. Be sure and clean up any spilled coolant so your pets can't drink it.

4. Check for bad water pump and/or deteriorated belt.

5. Check for bad head gasket, possibly damaged by overheating.

I hope this helps!

Jan 05, 2009 | 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

3 Answers

Car overheat frequently and at time the engine sound is very loud


Several things can cause this overheating. Have you recently done a:
1. Check Hoses for Leaks
2. Check Radiator for Leaks --- Also, Change Radiator Cap ( can loose pressure there if
cap is bad)
3. Check Water Pump for Leaks. If Water Pump is bad, you will hear a loud noise from it
4 Complete Tune Up? Should be done at least 1x a Yr. Depending on how much you drive the Vehicle. Includes: Plugs, Plug Wires, Gas Filter, Air Breather Filter, PCV Valve, Adjust Timing,
Check Belts -- see if worn
5. Changed your Thermostat & Gasket and have the correct degree Thermostat in the Vehicle?
6.. Had your Radiator Rod and Cleaned out?
7. Temperture Sending Unit (located near Thermostat) could be bad
8. 02-Sensor (Generally located in the Exhaust Manifold - needs a socket with a space in it
to allow the Socket to fit over this top wire of the 0-2 Sensor )
9. Change oil and oil Filter.
10. Change Gas Tank Cap ---

Do all this yearly ( except the Radiator Rod & Clean ( do every 2-3 yrs), and you should not have
any over-heating nor stalling out, etc. and should pass emissions as well.

Nov 25, 2008 | Hyundai Elantra Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Overheating


I think that you can install a thermostat backwards and it may not work correctly; just make sure. I would open the radiator and run the car to operating temperature and see if the water level drops in the radiator. If it does than the thermostat is opening properly. If you have a cold water still in the radiator, than it means that coolant isn't circulating properly. It could possibly be an issue somewhere in the lower hose.

Sep 30, 2008 | 1992 Honda Accord

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Logo

Related Topics:

71 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

81400 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8841 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...