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My car over heats, but i get no warning lights on my dash. i have coolent and oil, but i still over heat.

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On my wife's 2nd New Beetle, 2004 GL Hardtop, it overheated the third day we had it. It was a faulty sensor as mentioned by Benimur. They replaced it free of charge, of course, but they said it was a common problem with that vehicle. Also, No Warning Light, when it heated up...

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Hi,

If there are no dashboard/warning indicators in an overheating situation, then the coolant thermal sensor is faulty and needs replacement.

A few things you can try to reduce overheating:

  • remove altogether the thermostat (not applicable in cold weather);
  • hotwire the radiator fan to be always on when engine is running;
  • check the: radiator hoses, radiator, water pump.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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