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Overheating problem-Car will overheat going down the road at 40 mph or over. But it can sit in my driveway for 20 minutes with no problem. As soon as I stop or pull over, the temperature will come down, any help on this matter.

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    I have the same problem. Coolant levels are good. No oil/coolant contaminating issues. Engine appears to be running normally. '98 Passat 1.8T 5-spd.

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    2001 golf gti is overheating and the heater won't get hot. It overheats just idling. Could it be air locked ?



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My 98 Passat did the exact same thing. Was a bad water pump. (Cheap plastic impeller)

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Dear you should check your water pump becaus this problem mostly caused by a bad water pump. second you should check the thermostat .

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