Mechanics

LOOSE RADIATOR

2000 Volkswagen Beetle

Heater problem
2000 Volkswagen Beetle 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 85000 miles

my daughter's hit a building and the obvious damages were corrected. When we took her car to be examined for the a/c not working, the technician said the braces that hold the radiator were broken (the hinges). The estimate including parts is 400.00. I am wondering how critical and how difficult it is to replace these hinges and secure the radiator.
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Annperrysmith
July 14, 2009.



It's a pretty comprehensive job for the average DIYer. The front bumper needs to be removed and the front assembly needs to be pulled forward into " service position".
As for importance, excessive vibration will damage the radiator and surrounding parts. Without actually seeing the movement with my own eyes, I can only recommend having it repaired.

Tiny
Dubtech
Jul 20, 2009.