The engine may develop an overheating condition due to a damaged water pump impeller. Our technicians tell us the repair should include replacement of the water pump, thermostat, and flushing the cooling system.
Car Problem Reports
Volkswagen Golf Engine Overheating Due to Damaged Water Pump Impeller
Volkswagen Golf Problem
Engines Affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder
Average Mileage: 91,327 mi (66,000 mi - 125,981 mi)
Visitor, 1998 Volkswagen Golf, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 82,000 mi
Sometimes car won't warm up in cold weather, or the heat will be on full blast and suddenly the blown air will become cold. Technician said there was an issue with the water pump, and recommended replacing the water pump, thermostat, flushing the coolant and the timing belt. Said there was a package including labor for $1000 to replace those items.
Visitor, 1999 Volkswagen Golf, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 125,981 mi
OVER THE WEEKEND THE ENGINE STARTED TO OVERHEAT