2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 Q&A
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 Question: Thermostat
You should be able to look up an estimate for this job on RepairPal's estimator: http://repairpal.com/estimator - matte
Hi Julie, Thanks for pointing this out, we have added this estimate to our RepairPrice Estimator, you can find it here: http://repairpal.com/estimator?car_type_id=7705 - Bret Bodas
The thermosstat in under the intake manifold on the top of the engine. The engine should not have to be removed, although, the thermostat is electronically controlled and is an expensive part.( A couple hundred dollars i think.) Are the fans running constantly? If so, try replacing the temp sensors first for approx $20.00-40.00 ea for parts. There are two.. Also you might want to try disconnecting the battery for a minute and see if the problem goes away. - Visitor
Dealer repair is $800. Takes one day. - ajbcars
My dealer told me that my Passat w8 with 56,000 miles needs a new thermostat and to replace the thermostat the engine has to be removed and it will cost $1200. Repair Pal...
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