I HAVE A 2004 VW BEETLE I DO NOT HAVE A GAUGE ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2004 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
  • 85,000 MILES

I have a 2004 VW Beetle I do not have a gauge to let me know if the car is overheating. The coolant light(red) has been coming on and now the check engine light is coming on (no flashing) What does this mean for the future of the car?

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 AT 3:11 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Exovcds
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Red light is telling you it is overheating. Have the water pump, thermostat and fans checked.

Have the ECM scanned. Probably a temperature related code.

Thomas

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 AT 3:27 PM
  • Tiny
  • Exovcds
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Water pump flow test:

bad:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thcwatH_BpI&;feature=plcp

good:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJN3biTfdGE&;feature=plcp

Radiator fans checking:
Turn the key ON, turn the interior fan on and hit the A/C button, do both radiator fans turn?

Jumping the fans directly to check:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdWNphYF-tE&;feature=plcp

Thermostat removing: 2.0L is the same location, engine just looks a little different.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW8gOHVx2mI&;feature=plcp

Thomas

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 AT 3:32 PM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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The red light is telling you it is overheating.

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 AT 4:31 PM
  • Tiny
  • Exovcds
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I already said that. But thanks.

Thomas

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 AT 4:36 PM

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