Coolant Leak From Oil Filter Housing O-ring on Volkswagen Jetta

A coolant leak may develop after oil filter replacement. The coolant o-ring seal can be damaged if the oil filter housing turns when removing or installing the oil filter. The recommended procedure is to hold the filter housing when tightening or loosening the oil filter.

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Average mileage: 123,750 (99,000–173,000)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder, 6 Cylinder
11 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
21 people reported this problem
3 people shared problem details
1998 Volkswagen Jetta- 2.0L 4 Cylinder99,000
Coolant is leaking, needs to be refilled once or twice per month.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta- 2.0L 4 Cylinder120,000
I have to add coolant every two weeks.
the car run hot when I stop at Red Lights, and drving slow. The water Pump, thermostat was replace.
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