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I have a antifreeze leak in my VW Beetle, took it to the mechanic and he replaced the water pump and timing belt at the same time. I picked up the bug and for a month seemed to be fixed and then the light starting coming on again almost every other day now. We cannot see anything on the ground. The car runs great other than I have to keep putting antifreeze in after I just spent $700 on the fix and it is doing the same. Can you help me out please .. Thanks

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watch for leaks and follow them after you drive i would geuss checking your thermostate housing both parts, the hoses that go to the heater core by the throttle body and the hose that goes to the throttle body, im guessing this is the turbo, if it is a non turbo it would be a hoses the waterpump or the oring that goes into the waterpipe on the front of the block, just get in there and take a good luck and remember the rules of gravity =) good luck man and if you need any parts for it let me know we got alot of these parts cars out in our yard

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k is there power to fuel pump? yes,,, check grounds..... NO check relay only get kia relays for main and fuelpump since o2s run on the same relay,..... if relay is good suspect comp.... mine has same problem with no power to fuel pump i have now traced problem to ecu sux but at least it has a new fuel pump and relay lol.....

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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He must have meant the intake manifold gasket. That is a complex job, but can be done if you have basic knowledge of mechanics and a few hand tools. Best advice is to get a haynes repair manual from an auto parts store as it will have step by step instructions and photos. Good luck. Dont forget to rate.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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This is not a problem for an amateur
If it is a gasket I would clean the engine and then drive it a few miles to get it hot then with a flash light try to see exactly where it is leaking it could be a pin hole in one of your hoses or your radiator

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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try calling junkyards and see if there's one still in the glovebox

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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