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Volkswagen Passat Engine Overheating Due to Damaged Water Pump Impeller

Volkswagen Passat Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1995, 1996, 1999

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


A damaged water pump impeller may cause an engine overheating condition. Our technicians tell us the repair should include replacement of the water pump, thermostat, and flushing the cooling system.

  • Visitor, , 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 171,800 mi

    I just had to have my head gasket replaced because of a bad water pump - well, in combination with other parts that needed replacing like - thermastat, fan & timing belt.

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