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Where is the thermostat located on a 1998 VW Passat?

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2005-05-11 15:13:29

It is mounted inside the water pump assembly which is

essentially buried in the front of the engine. When I recently

replaced my timing belt I also changed my entire water pump

including the thermostat, just in case. Be aware that this is an

entire day job for a do-it-yourselfer. I would suggest also

changing the timing belt as you will be pretty much ripping apart

the entire front end of your car to get to the waterpump. Go to

http://www.clubb5.com and check the forums. There is a forum called

"Garage" that has a complete write-up of this procedure.


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