My car seems to run "cool", only heats up to 190 when stopped. Blows warm air but never hot. Brought the car to mechanic and they said it's the water pump. It would be a $1300 fix. Does that sound right? Would my car be over heating if that we're the case?
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2004 Volkswagen Passat Question: Car running cool
pushrod December 12, 2013, 17:51Master
Have the thermostat changed before any other work is done!
See if that fixes this problem. You are right about the H20 pump! Yes it would be overheating.
ReplyRydir, December 23, 2013, 19:05Rookie
It was the thermostat. $247 later I ended up saving $1000 on unnecessary work. Thanks for the info!!!!!
Replypushrod, December 23, 2013, 19:11Master
Answer #2G. T. Service Center (2366 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236ProfessorG December 12, 2013, 18:25Master
Price is to high, Agree
Replypushrod, December 12, 2013, 18:46Master
Whats worse is it aint the problem!
ReplyProfessorG, December 12, 2013, 18:52Master
yep; good money for wrong fix.
Answer #3Greg's Orange Auto (11900 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper December 13, 2013, 06:32Master
could be plastic impellars on water pump if so equipped
ReplyProfessorG, December 13, 2013, 08:10Master
Temp should stay 190deg.
Answer #4Independence Auto (12 Answers) , New Hope, MN - (763) 400-8690IndependenceAuto January 16, 2014, 07:18Enthusiast
If you are still experience heating issues and have had the stat replaced, heater core is the likely suspect. I see issues with the cores often at the shop.