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.Google+
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: 110,196 mi (66,000 mi - 180,000 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, 1998 Volkswagen Golf, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 180,000 mi
Car suddenly started leaking coolant, overheating occured, and I lost power steering. Taking it to a shop to have it fixed as it's too cold and I lack tools to do it at home.
Visitor, 2001 Volkswagen Golf, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 97,000 mi
I just purchased the car from a little auto sales place, and now have to replace the radiator fan and water pump which is expecting about $600-$1000 of costs. Replaced the thermostat in a number one attempt but really it's issues with the water pump.
Visitor, 1999 Volkswagen Golf, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 125,981 mi
OVER THE WEEKEND THE ENGINE STARTED TO OVERHEAT