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    Thread: Check Engine Light- Intermittant cooling system error

    1. 04-09-2012 02:25 PM #1
      06 2.0 ltr Golf. Intermittant cooling system error kept turning on the check engine light. After a couple scans and resets decided to fix it. After a couple hours searching found and old thread about the same problem. To help the next guy.

      Not sure what was the cause. After searching through a bunch of threads decided it was either a bad temp sensor or a bad thermostat. Rather than continue chasing the problem (its an hour drive to her house) I just changed them both, its not that expensive. Problem went away. Accessing the lower thermostat cover without removing the alternator was a PITA with a 3/8" socket and standard U-joint. If you have to do this recommend you invest in a 1/4" drive U joint and several long extensions or get a 3/8" one piece 10mm ujointed socket.

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      Meridian, ID
      80 Rabbit(DEAD), 94 Golf, '69 Type1 Sedan
      04-09-2012 10:57 PM #2
      Would've been easier to remove the alt. It is actually quite easy to remove.
      Tradition is the art of making the same mistake repeatedly, on purpose.

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