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so...2.8 gti, is overheating
now, when i first popped the hood after turning the motor off. I noticed the fans werent running(which after a short cruise, they always are running)
anyways, i figured it was a bad thermo switch...so i pulled off the wiring harness on the left side of the radiator(which is the backside of the thermo switch of course) and checked for power
power was good...so i creatied a jumper with a piece of wire...and wa la...the fans kicked right on

so i think everythings fine, i call the auto parts store and order the new thermoswitch...and leave the "jumper wire" on ...so the fan is running constantly
i drive home...and my water temp is still off the scales hot!

does anyone think the thermostat could be stuck close? would that cause this...any replys are greatly appreciated...


Modified by Yahunga at 1:42 AM 8-20-2006
 

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Re: please read...cooling problem (708VR6)

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sounds like a stuck thermostat alright, one way to find out is to feel how hot the upper hose is compared to the lower hose & vise versa
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