Happy New year!!
Anyone here has some pictures or instructions on how to replace a heater core on a Jetta?? A link would be great too.
Thank you in advance.
go buy a Bentley manual. its all in there, along with almost every other maintenance/repair procedure. its a great book to own. and pulling the dash for the heater core is not a tough job, it just takes some time if its your first attempt at a job like this
so what are you asking?
once the dash is off the whole unit is right their. i can look in the garage and count how many mounting points their are and location if you need?
the toughest part i had when i did my climatronic swap were the bolts behind the fire wall inside the engine bay. after that its just electric plugs and the big brass clamp that has the 2 metal hoses going from inside the car >> inside engine bay.
That's what I was afraid of... The symptom that I'm having now is that the windows gets frosted up after the heater has been used. So far, no leakage that I can detect at this point (knock on wood).
I just hope this heater core can make it until spring or summer so that I can do the swap, since the damn weather here is about 0 degree.
Please let me know what you guys got spare parts and I possibly can buy it from you.
Can you smell coolant? If your core is leaking, then you WILL smell the coolant.
If your windows are fogging up then you need to turn recirculation OFF and make sure to turn the fan up pretty high and on full heat. I usually rock somewhere between front window defrost and feet. Then if it gets too hot you can tilt open the sunroof to let out some hot air. Also another good tech is to turn the vent control partially to the face vents (like just about halfway between face and feet) but close the middle two and then aim the 2 side ones right at the windows.
If your car straight up doesn't blow hot air, then there are several things that might be the problem. (Including a blocked/clogged heater core), or if your car ever overheats (when heat is on full, and in the winter), then it's probably the water pump.
Last edited by PhReE; 01-06-2011 at 03:00 AM.
Haha I can't remember that specifically but I know I have helped LOTS of ppl with weird/random stuff either over IM, phone, txt, etc, lol.
Ok, here's the latest status of the heater core issue as I thought previously.
1. The heater core is still good. No smell or leakage. I get plenty of heat once the motor is at operating temperature.
2. The "recycle" button does displayed with an arrow when pressed and off when pressed again.
3. Try to have the air output to all different positions by pressing the buttons on the climate control panel while adjusting the vents as you've recommended. All worked as it should.
4. Drove the car for 30 mins with the heat on "high" position.
5. Parked the car with the fan & climate control unit off.
6. Came out to check the car after it has been parked for 8 hours and see no condensation or frost.
Ok, I am not sure what I did or how it did not frost up this time. It usually, frost up in 5 mins of driving with the heat on. Is my climate control unit is not functioning properly or the blend vent door is not functioning correctly??
I am lost on this. I was thinking of buying a jar of the silica gel and place that in the car to soak up the condensation - Who knows....
Any other suggestions??
any moisture in the car will fog up the windows, wet feet, carpet, snow etc will do it. if i leave my snowboard in the trunk with some snow on it by the morning usually the inside glass would be frozen.
ROTIFORM, H&R , SOUTHBEND , UNITRONIC & VMR WHEELS at Vw of South Charlotte NC
That's funny and a bad design. Unfortunately, I got one of those cars. I just bought this car for my teen driver - I personally, drive a Saab 9-5. My Saab 9-5 is one year older than this VW, but doesn't any of these issues. I guess, I'll get for what you paid for.