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Overheating My car is running fine except when i stop at red lights, it starts overheating. When i stop the temperature starts going all the way up and when i start driving it goes back down. i think its a problem with the thermostat. can someone please tell me where to find the thermostat or if have any better solutions

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  • mikedogg08 Aug 12, 2008

    hi i have a 2000 Jetta GLS 2.8L could you tell me where the thermostat is located and i hope not, but if i have to take off the front clip to replace it. thaks sooo much.

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Hi, the location of the thermostat depends on the engine type, so we'll need to know that first.
Tell me, does the electric radiator fan run? If not, the fuse for that could be blown, or the electrical connector corroded or dirty, or the temperature sensor or its connector might be defective. Location of thermostat might be in your User's Manual and definately in a Haynes or Bentley manual - highly recommended.


Hope this helps. If this "fixes ya", I'd appreciate a rating for my reply, If not, please delay the rating and "add a comment" with any extra info you have and I will try to think of something else.

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