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Coolant Leak From Oil Filter Housing O-ring on Volkswagen Jetta

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A coolant leak may develop after oil filter replacement. The coolant o-ring seal can be damaged if the oil filter housing turns when removing or installing the oil filter. The recommended procedure is to hold the filter housing when tightening or loosening the oil filter.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 123,750 (99,000–173,000)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder, 6 Cylinder
11 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
22 people reported this problem
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