Thermostat repair 2003 Volkswagen Passat
Denise A. noticed that her 2003 Volkswagen Passat was leaking coolant. Her former neighbor recommended she bring it to us to diagnose the cause of the leak. She brought her car in one afternoon and left with us for the technician to inspect. When a vehicle has a coolant leak the technician must perform a pressure test of the coolant system to find the leak. In this case the leak was coming from the thermostat housing.
The thermostat housing is a coolant outlet. Coolant passes out of the housing, through a large house, and into the radiator. It is called the thermostat housing because it does just that: it houses the thermostat that regulates the flow of coolant through the engine and radiator. When the engine has a coolant leak, the engine is not getting proper coolant flow and will cause the engine to overheat, and that could leave someone stranded. Mike called Denise with the diagnosis and gave her the estimate, which she approved, and we were able to repair it by the end of the day.
If you see coolant leaking from your engine, it is very important to have it checked by a repair shop to ensure your engine does not overheat. If you have any questions feel free to give Val & Mike’s Auto Repair a call at 714-375-3145.