WHAT CAUSES THE CAR TO OVERHEAT ?STARTS AFTER A ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1998 Volkswagen Golf
  • 90,000 miles

What causes the car to overheat?
Starts after a few minutes the temperature begins to rise.

Friday, January 4th, 2013 AT 12:03 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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  • 25,550 posts

Thermostat bad, clogged radiator or bad water pump which is a common failure of the impeller breaking off

Roy

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Friday, January 4th, 2013 AT 12:07 PM
  • Tiny
  • exovcds
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The impeller problem is with the 1999 and newer models (A4's). Not the A3's.

Still worth checking though if the other suggestions check out fine.

Thomas.

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Friday, January 4th, 2013 AT 11:50 PM

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