Coolant and Oil Leaks on Volkswagen Jetta

The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the  valve cover gasket is also common.

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Average mileage: 110,683 (8,500–230,000)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.5L 5 Cylinder, 2.8L V6, 4 Cylinder, 6 Cylinder, Gasoline
17 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta - 4 Cylinder 100,000 mi,
Coolant leakage, coolant light comes on.
2004 Volkswagen Jetta - 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo 128,000 mi,
Coolant leaking. Haven't figured out from exactly where yet but I can hear the hissing sound and I smell the coolant. Engine too hot to touch at the moment
2003 Volkswagen Jetta - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 200,153 mi,
oil leak problem.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 85,000 mi,
Coolant leak near battery.
2008 Volkswagen Jetta - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 128,000 mi,
It's the 2.5 liter 5 cylinder engine (wasn't an option on my phone) I've had my car since early October 2015 and I have had to put more antifreeze in it 4 times. It's not a fast leak, it's slow. But I can't pinpoint where it's coming from.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta - 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo 187,000 mi,
Engine oil leaking into the coolant. First discovered thick oil in overflow housing or compartment.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 81,000 mi,
Coolant leak. Was managed by adding stop leak to the radiator, but that only worked temporarily. No solution has been found.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 169,000 mi,
Coolant leak, pink coolant drips down when filled.
1998 Volkswagen Jetta - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 230,000 mi,
Coolant issue solved on its own(just stopped leaking, don't know why) and Oil leak is from a headgasket leak.
Water started leaking in the passenger side. Searching in the internet I found this guy: http://www.startmycar.com/volkswagen/jetta/problems/air-conditioning with the same problem. There, someone explains it is probably a blockage and how to clean it. Worked like a charm!
1998 Volkswagen Jetta - 2.0L 4 Cylinder
Replace valve cover gasket and intake manifold gasket with OEM gaskets from Volkswagen. Easy fix. Torque specs are crucial.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta - 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo 129,000 mi,
Replaced Water pump
2004 Volkswagen Jetta - 4 Cylinder 56,000 mi,
Water pump failed due to some type of blockage in the radiator.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 90,000 mi,
Coolant flange leak. Repair cost around $280.
2007 Volkswagen Jetta - 2.0L 4 Cylinder
Oil leak and Firestone had it under pressure for 4 hours and can't find it. ...somebody help me VW Jetta 2007 2.5
2004 Volkswagen Jetta - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 140,000 mi,
Passenger side leak near timing belt area probably water pump.
2004 Volkswagen Jetta - 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo 82,000 mi,
Water pump, and timing belt. Was fixed at an authorized dealer. 1,700.00. Two years later the water pump had to be replaced again!!
2003 Volkswagen Jetta - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 115,000 mi,
Engine will not start, coolant draining into oil pan .
2004 Volkswagen Jetta - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 75,000 mi,
OEM water cooler has a plastic impeller which invariably will break and shard in the housing. You must replace this with an aftermarket water pump with a metal impeller. While you're in there change your timing and serpentine belts, cause it's a pain taking all that out.
1990 Volkswagen Jetta - 1.8L 4 Cylinder 8,500 mi,
yes i got the same