Engine Overheating Due to Damaged Water Pump Impeller on Volkswagen Cabrio

A damaged water pump impeller may cause an engine overheating condition. Our technicians tell us the repair should include replacement of the water pump, thermostat, and flushing the cooling system.

RepairPal Verified
Average mileage: 196,666 (150,000–230,000)
Engine affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder
8 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
13 people reported this problem
Get Your Car Fixed at a RepairPal Certified Shop.
We certify shops based on expertise, quality work, and verified customer reviews
Viewing 1 - 1 of 1 problem details
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 230,000 mi,
Over the last 100,000 miles I've probably gone thru 3 or 4 water pumps. What's up with that?