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Coolant leaks 04 beetle with tdi...suspect leaking hose on backside of engine.repairs by self or shop?

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Posted on Oct 12, 2008

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This would depend on how comfortable you are with getting in to a tight space and removing it then replacing it. You would have to drain your fluid. Remove the hose, install the new one. And refill the fluid. If this doesn’t sound bad, do it yourself. All you will need is a pan big enough to hold a couple of gallons of fluid, a screw driver, pair of pliers and some towels to cleanup with.

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My 2001 beetle is overheating, the water jug on the right side when you open the hood is draining every two days but Idon't see any fluid ever leaking from the car. What could this be?


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The usual suspect for this symptom is a leaking head gasket. Check oil to see if has a brownish color. If the head gasket is leaking the coolant is being burned off in the engine as well as coolant is going inot the crankcase (oil).

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How to Fix an Engine Coolant Leak Your car's coolant system consists of various components. The water pump, shaft seal, radiator, heater cores, freeze plugs, hoses and the engine itself are areas where leaks can occur. The solution for fixing a leak depends on where it's located. Read on to learn how to fix an engine coolant leak. jQuery('.intro .thumbnail').each(function(i,e){ jQuery(e).find('img').one('error',function(){ jQuery(e).remove(); }); }); Difficulty: Moderately Challenging Instructions
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    Locate the leak. This can be difficult, so take your time. Some leaks, such as those in the freezer plugs, are behind the engine mount or other components. You may need to inspect the car from underneath to detect this type of leak.

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    Buy an anti-leak product and add it to the coolant to fix small radiator leaks. You can find this product at any auto shop for around $10. It's effective in 80 percent of minor leaks.

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    Patch a small radiator leak by soldering or using a high-temperature epoxy. This is another solution to fix a small leak. Other options are to have it fixed at a specialty shop or simply to replace it. If the heater core is leaking, replacement is the best choice.

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The water is leaking out of my 98 beetle. I fill up the reservoir and after driving less than 5 miles the temp light starts flashing. The water is leaking out from a plastic looking box next to the engine....


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Reply back what you find. If the engine got too hot, you may need to have the thermostat replaced.


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so, try the stop leak if it's a minor leak, you can have it removed and repaired, or purchase a new one. Having said all that, the leak could be a hose leaking, but running down and dripping off the radiator making it look like a radiator leak. With engine warm but not running, use a small mirror to hunt around to see if u can find the source of the leak. Look closely under the radiator hoses, as that could be where the leak is. It would be from the radiator bottom and up, any further back and it wouldn't show up at the bottom of the radiator, so no need to check back any further. Let me know what u find,good luck countrycurt0

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