2002 Volkswagen Jetta Hello I have a question

Tiny
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  • 2002 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 1.8L
  • TURBO
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 167,400 MILES
My car is overheating everytime, but when I come to a stop it cools off to normal. After a few seconds of driving it starts overheating on me. It has coolant and all. Yesterday I put a new thermostat on it along with a plastic fitting that was cracked and today I replaced the thermostat censor and it still over heats. My brother is a great mechanic but couldn't figure out how to get the air out of the radiator! Do you know of a way beside keep burping it when it starts to heat up? I could use some help and thanks in advanced. Contact me with your I added a picture of the cracked piece we found but it was on the other side of the motor from where the thermostat was. Once I did this I will make a big a$$ donation
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Monday, March 16th, 2015 AT 10:57 PM

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Tiny
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We use a vacuum fill tool to get the air out of the cooling system.

You also need to pressure test the cooling system to find any leaks. Low coolant or a restricted radiator are likely causes of the overheating.
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 AT 2:14 AM
Tiny
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Thank you very much. I'm not much of a mechanical person so I'm at a shop right now waiting till they open. Hopefully this fixes the problem. Like I said I only go maybe.25 miles down the road before it gets hot as crap. Thanks again. Are you located near southern Indiana?
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 AT 3:36 AM
Tiny
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I'm afraid not. I'm in South Florida where overheating is pretty common.
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 AT 3:40 AM
Tiny
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Lol thanks anyways man
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 AT 4:34 AM

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