Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Page 4 of 14 FirstFirst 12345678 ... LastLast
    Results 76 to 100 of 331

    Thread: DIY: Replacing your temperature sender with the updated one (green-top)

    1. 10-24-2006 01:09 AM #76
      im replying to this just so i wont lose it

    2. Geriatric Member GS Audio's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 16th, 2001
      Location
      1 East 161st & River Ave, NY
      Posts
      47,152
      10-24-2006 09:49 AM #77
      Ordered one this morning......hope to replace the part as soon as it arrives.

      GS-Photography.com
      Photography for all occasions - Formal Events, Corporate Events, School Sport Events
      SUPPORT THE ORIGINATORS ----> http://www.parts4vws.com/

    3. 10-24-2006 11:56 AM #78
      Just wondering... does this help anyones cold starts??

    4. 10-26-2006 05:09 PM #79
      I don't care how much it will cost to buy this part from autozone. I'm heading there right after work and installing this tomorrow morning to see if it will make a difference.
      iamkiller I will let you know cause Im having the cold start problems with the CEL light

    5. 10-26-2006 06:01 PM #80
      autozone has this part??
      I called VW today and they said it was $31!?!?!

    6. Member
      Join Date
      Jun 12th, 2006
      Location
      Indiana
      Posts
      295
      Vehicles
      2001 Jetta AWW & 2010 Audia A4
      10-26-2006 08:30 PM #81
      I got them from the stealership for 4.50 + a free o-ring. The place is called bill moraine auto chenter. Go go the VW dealership lookup page and type in zip code 45356 and they will show up. If they want so much at these other places just get it there and pay shipping.
      2001 1.8T Jetta Wolfsburg Editon, TT short Shifter, TT DV, TIP, AWE Boost Gauge, 14lb Flyweel, Hawlk Ceramic Pads, 15% Tint.

    7. 10-26-2006 08:35 PM #82
      well i'll be damned. i pop my hood and take everything apart and I find a green temp sender!
      what the **** is wrong with my car starting in the cold???
      i'm lost

    8. 10-26-2006 10:39 PM #83
      Quote, originally posted by taekwondave »
      well i'll be damned. i pop my hood and take everything apart and I find a green temp sender!
      what the **** is wrong with my car starting in the cold???
      i'm lost

      just because its green doesnt mean its not bad

    9. 10-27-2006 01:04 PM #84
      Quote, originally posted by Boostin20v »
      just because its green doesnt mean its not bad

      that is true. I guess I will pick one up tomorrow and swap it out. time to call some dealerships to see if they have any.
      iamkiller, autozone says they have to order them.

    10. 10-30-2006 10:38 AM #85
      So randomly over the weekend my CEL disappeared and my car starts fine first thing in the mornings when it's below 30 degrees out
      oh well I can live with that!

    11. Member Auto Pilot's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 29th, 2001
      Location
      Albuquerque, nm
      Posts
      1,901
      11-02-2006 03:26 PM #86
      Quote, originally posted by ryan_siefring23 »
      I got them from the stealership for 4.50 + a free o-ring. The place is called bill moraine auto chenter. Go go the VW dealership lookup page and type in zip code 45356 and they will show up. If they want so much at these other places just get it there and pay shipping.

      That $4.50 is NOW $28.72 !!!!!!!!!! thieving bastards

    12. 11-02-2006 03:32 PM #87
      Quote, originally posted by Auto Pilot »
      That $4.50 is NOW $28.72 !!!!!!!!!! thieving bastards

      you just havent talked to the right persoN
      vw's cost went up though..so of course retail went up as well
      dealer cost went from ~$2.50 to ~$15


      Modified by gr33nt0pmasta at 3:51 PM 11-2-2006

    13. Geriatric Member GS Audio's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 16th, 2001
      Location
      1 East 161st & River Ave, NY
      Posts
      47,152
      11-02-2006 03:54 PM #88
      Gotta love VW.
      I have my replacement.....just trying to find 10 minutes of free time in daylight to replace it. :banghead;

      GS-Photography.com
      Photography for all occasions - Formal Events, Corporate Events, School Sport Events
      SUPPORT THE ORIGINATORS ----> http://www.parts4vws.com/

    14. 11-10-2006 09:23 PM #89
      I have replaced my temp sender with a new one and I did not wait for the engine to cool all the way, the car is now overheating. So I called the dealer and thay said I have an air pocket in the system. I have tried everthing to remove this air pocket with no results. I have also replaced the thermostat and the car has no hot air coming from the heater inside. The dealer told me to remove the air pocker all I have to do is let the engine heat up and the loosen the cap on the overflow tank. This is not working either do you have any ideas.

    15. 01-07-2007 06:28 AM #90
      Quote, originally posted by gr33nt0pmasta »
      you just havent talked to the right persoN
      vw's cost went up though..so of course retail went up as well
      dealer cost went from ~$2.50 to ~$15

      Modified by gr33nt0pmasta at 3:51 PM 11-2-2006

      Yea wthell it's 20 bucks on ECS now... STUPID.

    16. 01-07-2007 10:56 AM #91
      I just paid 30 a the dealer ... wtf is up with the price of the sensor going up?
      Also ... make sure your car is cool when doing this. I didn't release pressure on the system before pulling my sensor out and coolant went everywhere ... no burns, just surprised me a bit.

    17. Member KC Jazz's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 8th, 2003
      Location
      Phoenix, AZ
      Posts
      11,771
      Vehicles
      2015 Tacoma
      01-08-2007 11:57 AM #92
      Neither my '03 20th nor my friend's '05 GLI had a green top.
      We just replaced my friends, the green sensor was $42 + like $2 for an o-ring.
      Quote Originally Posted by Verebs1 View Post
      No. 50k miles is 80km.

      You don't seem to understand the concept of 'k'. It means thousand so its 50k and 80k not 8000k

    18. 01-25-2007 12:49 AM #93
      Sorry for being somewhat naive but I have no clue about cars except for putting gas into it and getting my regular 3000 mile oil changes.

      Anyhow I went to the VW Dealership the other day and they were going to charge me $400.00 to have a Coolant Temperature Sensor installed. Question, how much does a Coolant Temperature cost and based on your description of installing it, is it that easy to install myself or with someone who is mechanically savvy?

      Also what is the difference between a Temperature Sendor (as you described in your very detailed pictures) and a Temperature Sensor or was that a typo.

      I look forward to your response.

      Respectfully,

      Mechanically inept

    19. Member Issam Abed's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 12th, 2004
      Location
      EVERYWHERE
      Posts
      13,431
      Vehicles
      91 Audi 80 2.0T
      01-25-2007 01:01 AM #94
      Quote, originally posted by Turbonium20V »
      $13 for the coolant sender?? I got mine for $4 [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      Stop complaining...I paid the equivalent of $162US @ my local dealer.Its amazing what changing this silly sensor does...
      For reference:
      * Poor gas mileage
      * constant eratic RPM
      * Engine would not start on the first crank

    20. 03-12-2007 03:19 PM #95
      I brought my Jetta to Stholman's in VA for the n4 break light recall and asked them to take a look.
      They wanted to charge $94 for the look !!!! (talked them out of that)
      $64 for sensor!!!! and $100 for install!!!
      What a crock! Where can I get one of those sensors my self?

    21. 03-14-2007 02:36 PM #96
      Quote, originally posted by soma »
      I brought my Jetta to Stholman's in VA for the n4 break light recall and asked them to take a look.
      They wanted to charge $94 for the look !!!! (talked them out of that)
      $64 for sensor!!!! and $100 for install!!!
      What a crock! Where can I get one of those sensors my self?

      Call me fool! I know some local greentop pimps

    22. 03-14-2007 11:36 PM #97
      I changed my coolant temperature sensor with the new updated green sensor over the weekend because of the check engine light and same error code. However, when removing the 4-pin connector from the old sensor, the plastic snap on the connector broke off, so the wire connecting to the new sensor will not stay connected.
      Does anyone know how easy it is to fix the connector?
      Does the whole wiring harness need to be replaced?
      Thanks! (Luckily the car still runs)

    23. 03-21-2007 01:06 PM #98
      I have a 2002 passat 1.8t. I removed the engine cover and was not able to find the coolant temp sender. I expect it is near the back of the engine. can someone tell me where it is exactly?

    24. 03-23-2007 03:39 PM #99
      Quote, originally posted by Wizard-of-OD »
      Stop complaining...I paid the equivalent of $162US @ my local dealer.Its amazing what changing this silly sensor does...
      For reference:
      * Poor gas mileage
      * constant eratic RPM
      * Engine would not start on the first crank

      True, I can't compete with that either.
      But g'damnit, knowing people paid 4 bucks for this thing and now talking to my dealer just 5 minutes ago, they said the green top is 28$ and the o-ring is 4 DOLLARS
      going to look up cost and shipping prices online from ECS Tuning and other places to see if I can find a better price. After shipping it is probably not even worth ordering online. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG]

    25. 03-23-2007 04:24 PM #100
      These golf/jetta guys have it easy.
      On a passat, it is between the firewall and the valve cover, to the right of the combi-valve. It's easiest if you remove the breather hose and disconnect the coil-pack harness and pull it out of the way.
      Oh yeah, have really small hands.
      Search at passatworld.com for more info

      Mike

    Page 4 of 14 FirstFirst 12345678 ... LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •