Sounds like it could be an electrical problem or computer problem. Every time it stalled and stopped, but always restarted. The antifreeze level looked okay, but added a dribble of antifreeze. This came without warning, we did not have any issues with the car prior to yesterday, 7-17-10. Make sure to check your engine when it is cold for an accurate reading. You may see light green or red crustys.
The mk3 coolant reservoir has a different style sensor connector. I hope that Volkswagen is happy raking people over the coals by selling them nothing but junk and god forbid if you have to take it to a dealer they want everything up to and including your first born child. But, like I said, am taking it to a mechanic. It's not caused by overfilling the coolant tank and the plug should be above the coolant level anyways. Always wear safety goggles when working on your Beetle. She also says that the lite comes on as soon as she starts the car. Could this be a stuck thermostat? The undercarriage came off several times after being replaced.
Within months, the engine light and airbag light came on. The contact stated that the engine warning indicator remains illuminated on the instrument panel. When this occurred vehicle lost power. Removing the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to fly off at a high rate of speed and fluid to spray out of the reservoir. If you do find coolant migration First follow the wiring harness and see how far coolant has migrated. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic who diagnosed the failure as the timing belt.
The timing belt was removed to replace the pump. Promptly wipe up any spilled fluid as it is highly toxic. For more information: We've got a wide rang of top-quality Volkswagen Beetle Coolant Reservoir of all the best brands in the industry at an affordable rate. Use a heated paper clip or tiny drill to put a hole into the connector plastic. Dealer said that both electric fans needed to be replaced.
See our for tips on adding coolant to your Beetle. These engines have problems with plastic water pump impellers breaking. Searching this site for Beetle and Jetta problems like the ones you describe will shed some light on this. I'm disgusted with Volkswagen and they should be held accountable for all this. The dealer may just be a good place to take the car, in this case.
The old style tank starting appearing on mk5 cars but they removed the weatherproofing seal on the sensor plug. She stated that my claim was denied. When trying to move into another lane the steering wheel locked. While driving 60 mph, the engine lost power. In order to get an accurate reading, your 2. The window had to be operated a certain way in order to operate properly, the check engine light had come on due to a bad airflow sensor in which the problem occurred on two occasions, the coolant light had come on due to the tube that had run from the coolant container to the engine had cut in it and leaked coolant.
A full inspection requires pulling up the carpet and dashboard to inspect the wiring and grounds under the carpet so I just suggest cleaning everything you can reach and hoping for the best. The manufacturer will not perform the repair for free. The overheating may be caused by a malfunction of the cooling system. Sometimes you can tap on the sensor to jar it and affect the light. Was taken to dealer twice before, but currently a total of 3 times. Taking off the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to up explosively and fluid to spray out of the reservoir.
Engine coolant circulates through your engine to keep it cool in the summer but won't freeze in the winter. Unravel some of the wiring harness and dry it out, then check for further damage. If you look at the picture above right of the mk3 coolant reservoir you can see how the wiring loom is exposed after the plug. The contact stated that the water pump was replaced at 38,000 miles and 49,000 miles. . Coolant migration inspection Remove the coolant reservoir sensor plug and see if there is coolant there. Is there any simple things that could be common to all these warning indications that we can check or is this more likely major surgery? Is it that these repairs are major and brake lights aren't.
Engine problem 2000 Volkswagen Beetle Manual 53000 miles Three nights ago, the coolant level sensor light came on in my 2000 Beetle. These reviews are from anyone who purchased those parts, in this case a Coolant Reservoir, so you can feel confident that you know what you are buying. Dealer claimed that new clutch was needed. Both fans basically melted and blew apart. Service If an instrument cluster exhibits a malfunction: — Record Vehicle Mileage odometer adaptation reading see Repair Manual.