2000 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE LOOSE RADIATOR

  • Tiny
  • annperrysmith
  • 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.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 AT 8:24 PM

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  • Dubtech
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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.

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Monday, July 20th, 2009 AT 8:04 PM

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