Temperature Light Problems!! Help please!!

  #1  
Old 04-25-2012, 09:31 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1
Question Temperature Light Problems!! Help please!!

I have 2003 Gti 1.8T 5 speed. The other day, the temperature light turned on while my wife was driving to work, but she said the temp was less than 190 degrees. Went unnoticed. Today we were driving and it turned on again, but this time the temperature gauge showed a steady rise to max hot. When we pulled over, we popped the hood, there was steam from a leaking hose that is coming from a connection near the temp sensor. ( I'm not sure what that hose is?) does anyone know if that could be the overheat amd light problem and if so how to change that hose. [side note: I have replaced the water pump when the car had 97,000 miles on it. The car now has 107,000 on it. When we replaced the water pump, it was replaced with a metal better than plastic oe. At the time I replaced the thermostat, radiator sensor and the temp. Sensor along with the water pump]
 
  #2  
Old 04-26-2012, 07:08 AM
Keithuk's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Stoke on Trent, England
Posts: 2,243
Default

Welcome to the forum Daniel. Name:  VWwelcome.gif
Views: 225
Size:  951 Bytes

Is there alot of pressure in the cooling system? When it gets upto temperature slowly release the pressure cap and see if alot pressure escapes.

I was going to suggest a water pump as they do give trouble but you say you replaced that 10k ago.

You could remove the radiator and reverse flush it which an hose pipe, look for any dark brown liquid being flushed out.

It would be easier if you could post a picture of that leaking hose.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Ables
General Tech
1
11-29-2017 11:48 PM
MCJENSEN
Volkswagen Passat / CC
2
07-11-2010 10:08 AM
rosewater
Volkswagen Jetta/Bora
2
08-14-2008 09:46 PM
jay.b
Volkswagen Golf
4
06-29-2008 10:13 AM
Madness06
Volkswagen GTi / TDi
3
10-31-2006 10:23 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Temperature Light Problems!! Help please!!


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.