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I have a 2001 2.O Jetta. Cant seem to figure out why it keeps overheating. Have changed the thermostat. Fans are working properly. Any suggestions?

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  • daebright Sep 14, 2008

    i have a 2002 jetta 2.0L, and just it now overheats. I've changed the thermostat twice, the fans come on, my coolant level is fine, and I've flushed the radiator. I can't even drive it to the end of my driveway! I don't know what to do. Any suggetions?

  • soyy Oct 27, 2008

    I have a 2001 2.0 Jetta and have the same problem with overheating. I takes about 2 min to redline. I have replaced the thermostat and problem remains. I read the 2nd comment and was asking about draining air out of the hose. How do you do that? and I that a REAL issue. It seems if any air gets in its not keeping the coolent from doing its job. Thanks for your comments.



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Is there exxcesive pressure in the sytem? possibly could have a blown head gasket do you have any heat? did you bleed all the air out when you changed the thermostat please rate -jeff

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1 how is it overheating ?

2 check the heater core see if it is pluged

3 what color is it in the radeaidor

4 check to see if any of your hoses are squeezeing together

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