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2006 Jetta overheating and no a/c - both cooling fans not working

I have a 2006 Jetta TDI. Lately I noticed the a/c being warm instead of cold and then I noticed the engine temp getting hot. Popped the hood to discover neither fan is working. Dealership wants $700 to replace module and both fans. Does any one know how to put these parts on if I buy just the parts???

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  • kdavis1045 Aug 01, 2008

    I think I can do it by removing bumper and radiator but I don't know about air bag sensors and that kind of stuff.

  • kdavis1045 Aug 01, 2008

    Do you know where I can get these fans pretty cheap?

  • kdavis1045 Aug 01, 2008

    I can not even see any bolts!! This is on a 2006 Jetta TDI

  • kdavis1045 Aug 01, 2008

    the 4cyl diesel

  • mquin25 Aug 10, 2008

    I have the exact same problem.... first fans were noisy ,... then I noticed the A.C. not working when I was stopped or in traffic, opened hood and found that the fans were not running... could not find any info , (fuse location, relays, etc..) so I have ordered a manuel through$50.00... should come in tomorrow and I will try to trouble shoot. Mario Houston Tx 8-09-08

  • dougpotter Feb 09, 2009

    I have an 02 Jetta 6 cyl. Same prob, overheating No A/C. Has anyone resolved this? It does seem unlikely that both fans and module are simultaneously failing



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Fans and modules are kind easy to do but you will have to find someone in your area to do them... you might state what town and state yopu are in so people know.

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    Cameron Viseth Aug 01, 2008

    for fans you shouldn't have to remove you radiator. as you pop the hood the fans should be right there there ar light 4 bolt holding the fans on take thoses out and you should be able to pull the fans out of the car.

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    Cameron Viseth Aug 01, 2008

    you might be able to get them from a salvage yard. ot an auto parts store..... like o'rileys,autozone,advance.bumber to bumber. i don't know what kind of auto parts store you have where you are....

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    Cameron Viseth Aug 01, 2008

    what engine do you have in it?

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    Cameron Viseth Aug 01, 2008

    ok here click on this link or copy and past it into your browser.

    here click on the fan set that looks like your.. there are 2 bolt on either side of the unit. you should be able to take the 2 bolt out of each side and pull the entire unit out.

    this is also a site where you can puchase the fan. let me know if this helps you.


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Go to this link and write your opinion. Apparently Volkswagen is aware of this problem and they do not want to be accountable.

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I'm having the same problem. I'm curious to know why they are quoting both fans as well as the fan module. It sounds like they are unsure of the problem and are just trying to cover they're ***. Please let me know how this pans out. Thanks.

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