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  1. Suggestion Box
    looking into this issue on my 08 I found that I needed to replace coolant temperature sensor which caused cooling fan to run on high speed all the time. After I pulled the connector and took out old sensor I noticed one of the four pins had a bad spot and was discolored. (Didn't have to drain...
  2. 1.8 Liter Turbo
    Hey all. I’ve been driving a 2002 1.8t beetle for the past almost year or so, tinkering with it as I go. Yesterday I got a little OBD2 dash cluster to mess around with. I’ve been looking at my coolant temp and notice it sits around 210-212°F, this was for a short 10 minute drive, normal driving...
  3. 2.0 Liter Gas
    I have a 1999 Volkswagen beetle GLS 2.0 I recently replaced the radiator (due to the original being cracked) and now I'm having a problem where the coolant is leaking from the flanges attached to the radiator so I want to know if I should purchase new flanges or if there's just something that...
  4. New Member Forum
    So my father and I have been trying to figure out why my beetle has been over heating so much after we have replaced the: 1) water pump 2) temperature sensor 3) fixed the fans the only thing we have not done is check the cylinder head gaskets. I've filled it up with coolant every time I go to...
  5. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    So the fans have apparently been eating away at the coolant hose located at the front top of the car that connects the upper radiator hose to the water pump. I've known this for awhile you can feel it, it started to slowly leak so I replaced the hose. It's bracketed in at the middle of the hose...
  6. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hey guys, so I honestly have no idea what I’m doing and I’m going to try to explain this the best I can. I own a 2004 Volkswagen Beetle but, and I got into a wreck. The hood is a little smashed but the car seemed to be still driveable, but as I started the car, my coolant light came on, I drove...
  7. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    HELP!! today while driving my bug, I noticed I had absolutely no heat after about 30 mins of driving. the air that WAS blowing through the vents smelled sweet like syrup. I also think i saw smoke or steam coming from under my hood so i quickly shut the heat off. The smell stopped and so did the...
  8. 2.0 Liter Gas
    Hey, everyone! I'm having a weird coolant leak in my Bug. (2000, 2.0 GLS, auto) that has seemed to have gotten worse over time. Last year, I started having my temp light (red thermometer) go off every couple of months or so. Upon checking the reservoir, it would be empty. My mechanic said it...
  9. 2.5 Liter Gas
    Hello there everyone! I must say, you guys have saved my butt several times and prevented many hundreds of dollars in diagnostic costs;) But, I finally have one that I can't find a straight answer for... So, naturally, I joined the forum to ask a question myself. Here is the situation... My...
  10. 1.8 Liter Turbo
    The hose that comes from the heater core to the coolant temperature sensor housing broke, and i have no idea where to start. I cant find anything online about replacing the hoses, or anything about them. Do I have to replace all 3 hoses that are in the heat shield? Could anyone give me tips or...
  11. 1.8 Liter Turbo
    Hey guys! I have been doing research trying to figure out why my coolant system is not circulating through my radiator. I deleted my SAI system and unplugged the coolant attachment that comes out of the cylinder head to access the SAI/exhaust valve. I only drained enough out to get the job...
  12. 1.8 Liter Turbo
    I own a 2002 VW new beetle. After I replaced my ac compressor, my system started heating up and it says im low on coolant. i pulled over and let the system cooldown and refilled it. when i got home, i popped the hood and saw a radiator hose that was sliced and it was leaking water. i had the...
  13. 2.0 Liter Gas
    Hello Internet. I kinda bought a lemon VW in the dark. (It was $1400 and I needed a nice car.) The issues with it a relatively few though. The doorlamps on the door do not function. They were in the beginning but they cutted out. It has an aftermarket alarm in case in makes a difference. The...
  14. 1.9 Liter TDI
    I've had a slow, mysterious coolant leak since I bought the car and well, it's now bad enough to replace it. This video was SPOT ON. Easy to follow. Use it.
  15. 1.8 Liter Turbo
    My 04 vw beetle turbo, not diesel, has been idling like this for the past week and i don't know why. it is really loud, has a really bad gassy smell. I know there is a antifreeze leak, cant find it, because i have to top it off with a few ounces every 3-4 weeks. it takes like 20 minutes to warm...
  16. 2.0 Liter Gas
    Hi everyone. Im new here but Ive been searching and searching and Ive tried numerous things I found here and appreciate all of the info, but Im stumped. Ive got a 1998 Beetle with an overheating problem. Technically, the fans are not coming on but I think its because the temp sensor is not...
  17. 2.0 Liter Gas
    Noticed a leak underneath the car where the arrow is pointing in the photo. Don't know if this is coolant leaking down from a hose or if it's transmission fluid. It looks like it has water in it, so it's probably transmission fluid. If it is transmission fluid how do I stop the leak?
  18. 2.0 Liter Gas
    Hi All, I was looking for some help / advice with a coolant leak on my wife's '02 Beetle with a 2.0 and automatic. It's had a slow leak for a few months now. I took off the plastic engine cover to look for it, and it was pretty obvious. It's coming from the joint where a metal tube attaches...
  19. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I am looking for help with a coolant leak. (BTW...I recharged my AC the other day, and now my car is leaking coolant. I don't know if this is just a coincidence or what.) While the coolant is dripping from the very front passenger side of the car, it looks like the actual leak is behind the...
  20. 2.0 Liter Gas
    Hi! Drivers side engine bay has lots of visible coolant. Vehicle had recently overheated and a TB and WP are being considered. The 99 2.0L beetle had it changed at 70k, and it is now at 120k. Inspection of the timing belt: looks fine. Also, no leaking found around the water pump. However, I...
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