my jetta keeps overheating so i replaced the thermostat hoping that was the problem but know there telling me it might be the water pump check it out maybe its that
Replace thermostat on 2000 vw jetta
How do I replace the thermostat in a 2004 1.8T jetta?
In a 93 jetta it is located in the water pump.Just 2 bolts holding it in. Be carfull not to strip them when unsrewing them from the alum. housing. If your car's overheating gague or light is on yet a thermometor in the radiator indicats 180 deg's.It is the temperature sensor not your thermostat.
The thermostat on a VW Jetta VR6 is replaced by removing the upper radiator hose and unbolting the radiator housing. The thermostat is then removed from its housing and a new thermostat installed.
There is no sure way to know until you take the thermostat out and check it. After removing the thermostat, you can test it by submerging it slowly, with a tool in boiling water. You can then see the thermostat open up. If it does, this is not your overheating cause. If it does not, you need to purchase a new one. Install the new one and you will find out if that was the problem.
Wher is the thermostat housing located on the Jetta 2.5 5 cyl and how much rad fluid is needed once i replace he thermostat?
Remove old thermostat. Install new thermostat.
The thermostat on a 97 Volkswagen Jetta 4 cylinder is replaced by removing the upper radiator hose, unbolting the thermostat housing, and removing the thermostat. A new gasket is then put in place and the replacement thermostat installed.
The 1997 VW Jetta thermostat is located inside of the thermostat housing. Remove the thermostat housing retaining bolts. Remove the water supply hose. Reverse the process to install the new thermostat.
I had a VW Jetta that had a problem with overheating. It ended up being the thermostat had gone bad so the fan never "kicked on." A car can over heat if there isnt enough antifreeze in the radiator or a bad thermostat or if your fan isnt working properly or is bad
I just had the thermostat housing replaced on my 99 Jetta VR6. It's on the right (driver's) side of the engine block. The battery and battery tray should be removed to get access to the thermostat.
Its most likely the water pump.
WHAT MOTOR IS IN THE CAR? vr6 V6
follow your bottom hose.
the hose that is not connected to the water pump there is a part that is called the goose neck that is covering the thermostat you must remove that first to change the thermostat
follow top radiator hose to engine
i believe it is behind the power steering pump...
front side of engine near the alternator
Look for a removable housing at the engine end of the upper radiator hose
i have never done a thermostat swap on a 96 jetta but i would assume it is about the same as any other vehicle as they appear to be pretty universal. just locate the thermostat housing which will be metal and usually in a bubble shap to give clearing for the thermostat. then carefully open the thermostat housing as not to damage it wich might cause leaking. remove the thermostat from the housing and be sure to remove all the rubbery sealer from around the inside of the housing. a putty knife usually does the trick well. then put a new seal in and the new thermostat and replace the housing over it. make sure everything is secure and start the vehicle. squeez the hoses while you're vehicle is running to make sure you have flow and the hoses are warm. check the housing for leaks. and make sure the vehicle isn't overheating.
According to the Haynes manual, the thermostat is located by follwing the lower radiator hase from the radiator back to the engine. The housing for the thermostat is bolted on the side of the engine block facing the radiator.
I replaced mine the other day- it is under/behind the alternator.
lower bottom rad hose lower bottom rad hose