Susan- Without knowing the exact engine in your car, it's pretty much impossible for anyone here to say whether you're being taken for a ride or not. Of course this it the bad news that Susan didn't want or need really as the labour charge is gonna really ramp up. Jon - is that true??? However, on a 2001 1. It depends on the model whether the timing belt actually drives the water pump or the serpentine belt is actually driven by the timing belt, strangely enough none of the newer ones for some reason have that set-up which I agree was asking for trouble. Anyway, long story short: Thanks for the tip on the flange. The car starts and runs like a dream.
Which beggars another question, an Air cooled engine lets put it in the back away from any airflow at all. Basically had to get thru the side with my left hand. I can't imagine it would run the exterior items as well but I could be wrong. Could be a ton of things. If the o-ring is deteriorated for some reason, you can pick one up from the dealer part : N 903 168 02 - but if the seal is deteriorated you need to find out why, as this will indicate deterioration of all rubber components of the cooling system! After a while, I managed to fish the old sensor out. In order to get an accurate reading, your 2.
You just need to take the cap off and add coolant to the max lever when the car is cold. Mine was leaking from there and caused my timing belt to break. Changing the water pump however doesn't always indicate a new timing belt is required. Who would have thought of it? And as for bringing a one brand or the other debate why don't we all go down the Cubase vs Sonar path and make a 32 pager out of it you probably are qualified enough there to too provide all us half wit peasants with a definitive answer there I imagine also? Adding engine coolant also known as antifreeze to your 2004 Volkswagen Passat is pretty easy. When cap is off reservoir, system holds 190 F steady. Noticed that the housing that holds the sensor from above the u shaped clip to just below it is cracked.
At idle speed and low pressure, the impeller spins and coolant flows. Googling around, people suggest: 1. It is fine if idle but once your driving everything starts beeping and when I'm turning you hear a noise on the side that your turning!. I am trying to put the horshoe-shaped clip back on, does it go between the rubber o ring and the rim of the sensor? I can't even get them apa, the electrical and sensor body, managing to barely get my 98 pound weakling hands back there. It's actually easier to replace the whole motor, and more reliable in the long run if the car can generally been mechanically neglected.
However, it would probably be better to just replace the whole motor than repair yours. You just gotta find 'em. They develop tiny cracks in them and begin to leak. Has anyone here had the same problem and what did you do about it? Once found the reason for the leak is diagnosed, then a thorough analysis of the rest of your cooling system is made. As long as you don't abuse the o-ring there shouldn't be a reason to replace it.
Not to dis Grottorob, but my experience is that thermostats fail in the closed position. Small leak in radiator noted by dealer in May 2007, when doing service, including cooling system. Then today i started my car to go to work and i got a check coolant signal and the thermometer looking icon came on and it said check service manual. No sign of coolant in the oil. For example, a common problem I face are lower intake manifold leaks due to a poor gm gasket design. For example, a common problem I face are lower intake manifold leaks due to a poor gm gasket design. However, if the vehicle has less than 120,000 miles on it.
Thanks for all your dedication for those of us that want to save a buck here or there!!! Have fun with this one and be patient. Heard Tom and Ray recommend trying leak repair to another caller, so I add Prestone leak repair, per instructions running warm engine more than 30 minutes, driving. Is this a foreign car specialist, or just some average joe mechanic? Decided to let it go and tackle the suspected vacuum leak. In terms that you would understand. Look at your oil pan and see if there is white residue on it and trace it up. Jon - thanks for the link, I'm still not clear from reading thru that if it's necessary to replace the timing belt if the water pump goes out, tho.
I could not rule out the head gasket, but it just does not sound right. Could this be the problem or is it the thermostat? The old o-ring was stuck into place and broke apart once it was pried out. This is potentially expensive, as it leaves the aluminum head vulnerable to warpage read expensive fix. These changes eliminated my P2181 problems. It's actually easier to replace the whole motor, and more reliable in the long run if the car can generally been mechanically neglected. It will help tremendously to have someone else assist you. I pushed coolant through the system several times, forcing air until the reservoir was almost empty and collecting coolant from the other end and pouring it back in and repeating.