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97 Diesel Jetta OIL LIGHT sensors mistake (Require?)Burping of a coolant system?

97 VW Jetta Diesel 200,000 km. Been having coolant system problems. Had water pump replaced recently and coolant system seems out of wack,Maybe these cars run hot and they need allot of coolant/ temperature attention? The other day I accidentally overfilled my coolant reservoir and the RPM meter began to flutter? So I pulled over and ATTEMPTED TO REMOVE SOME OF THE COOLANT. As I opened it the system let out a puff sound and and the oil light was now flashing. I checked the oil and it was good. I even topped it off.So later after stopping into an auto place I wanted to know how I might fix the problem. A mechanic there said he'd had the same problem with his 95 Golf and told me that my oil sensors were detecting NO OIL? because I had some how creatred an air bubble in my coolant system which was detecting low coolant.My temp gauge shows its not overheating, but Now the oil light keeps flashing and buzzing when I slow down?

Is there anyone out there who recognizes this problem..Do I need to burp this system or is this another problem?

Steven

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  • namestakeall Feb 07, 2009

    i just put my 97 golf gti back together and the oil light is flashing. it sat all winter and prob ran hot at one point or another because the oil cooler gasket was cracked. the water outlet was toast and now i can hear ticking in the valve cover unless it's the injectors.. kinda loud but i think it's quieter now that i got the gasket replaced. the pump forced a lot of oil out in a short time when i discovered the oil cooler leaking oil.

  • JclarkeT Apr 01, 2009

    I have the same issue (Oil light beeping and blinking) with a 97 Golf. It seems as though it's related to heat as it only happens once the engine has hit around 95 degrees (which seems to make a strong case for the sensors going bad).



    Did replacing the sensors with new ones help in this case?

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Most probably an air pocket in ur coolant system, just let it run without the cap on the coolant bowl until no bubbles come out.
As for ur oil light and buzzing, it's most probably the low oil level sensors tripping out, which is normal for a VW.

There are two oil sensors, one on the front of the engine near the distributor and one on the right hand side of motor when ur facing the motor. The are both the same size and have only 1 wire on em.

If i remember one has a white connector and one has a black connector. Costs about 20 bucks for the pair.

Good luck and get back to me if u have questions.

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