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Over the weekend, I flushed the cooling system in my 1996 Jetta, (Wolfsburg) and pulled the expansion tank out and washed it (while I am waiting for a new one to come). Since then, the fan is not coming on to cool the coolant and the temperature gauge is heating up around 230 degrees before I shut the motr down. Do you think that i may have done something to the expansion tank sensor?

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There is a temperature switch and sensor that control the fan, either you have inadvertently unplugged it, it is in need of cleaning, or it is faulty.

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