What causes the car to overheat? Starts.

Tiny
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  • 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
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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
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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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