Question about Volkswagen Jetta
All it means is that your car was overheating. THe code itself wont tell you exactly what is wrong. They wouldnt tell you because they know it is probably an easy fix and they want your money. First check and make sure your radiator is full to the top with water/coolant. Also put water/coolant in the reservoir mounted on the fender of the car under the hood to the appropriate level marked on the container. If you have trouble finding this reservoir, just follw the little overflow hose that comes off near the radiator cap. If the water levels are low, this could fix your problem for now but you really need to find out where the water is leaking from. If the car still overheats after making sure the water level are correct, the next things to check is the thermostat. It is located inside the upper radiator hose where it is attached on the top of the motor. Remove the upper radiator hose at that location and you wil see the thermostat sitting in the neck where the hose was attached. Pry it out with a screw driver. Put the hose back on and clamp it down securely. Replace any water that was lost in this process and again start the car and let it run for awhile and see if it stays cool. If it still overheats then there is a more serious issue but if this fixes it, then all you need to do is go to the auto parts store and get a new therrmostat like the one you took out and replace it in the same way you took the old one out..Make sure you out the new one back in the same direction. There is a backwards and forwards on these thermostats. Hope this help. Anyone who can use a screwdriver can do this.
Posted on Mar 27, 2011
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