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Golf 4 gti overheats but radiator stays coolwhat could be the problem?


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2008-03-06 05:26:03
2008-03-06 05:26:03

Your thermostat is stuck closed. you will need to replace it. The thermostat controls the circulation through the radiator - when the engine heats up the thermostat is meant to switch circulation from just-engine to engine+radiator. Sounds like this isn't happening.


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check the weep hole on the bottum of the power steering pump.. if it is leaking the pump could be the problem..

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