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Volkswagen Jetta Coolant Leak From Oil Filter Housing O-ring

 
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Model Years Affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Engines Affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder, 6 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 123,750 mi (99,000 mi - 173,000 mi)

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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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