Car running cool on 2004 Volkswagen Passat

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?

by in Hopkins, MN on December 12, 2013
4 answers 5 comments
ANSWER by on December 12, 2013
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.
COMMENT by on December 23, 2013
It was the thermostat. $247 later I ended up saving $1000 on unnecessary work. Thanks for the info!!!!!
COMMENT by on December 23, 2013
ANSWER by on December 12, 2013
Price is to high, Agree
COMMENT by on December 12, 2013
Whats worse is it aint the problem!
COMMENT by on December 12, 2013
yep; good money for wrong fix.
ANSWER by on December 13, 2013
could be plastic impellars on water pump if so equipped
COMMENT by on December 13, 2013
Temp should stay 190deg.
ANSWER by on January 16, 2014
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.
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