I am looking for a how to or advice on replacing a thermostat for a 2001 1.8t Jetta. From what I can tell by looking at the engine, it looks like it is going to be a b*tch to replace. One post on the Internet said it's behind the alternator and indeed it looks like it is.
The problem I am having is that the car started overheating today. There doesn't appear to be any antifreeze, or coolant leaking anywhere and it appears that there is plenty of fluid in the coolant system. The radiator fans come on when the car begins to overheat so I believe they are working okay too.
Anybody have a problem with their Jetta overheating? Anybody know if it could be anything else besides the thermostat, or how much it might cost to have it done at a dealer.
I checked out the MK IV How-to's and didn't see this how to listed anywhere.
Thanks for any tips.
2001 Jetta 1.8t
St. Louis, MO