does the engine temp sensor need to be replaced along with the thermostat on 2004 passat


Asked by Apr 14, 2014 at 03:43 PM about the 2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2004 passat wi 1.8T engine, 119,000.00 miles

4 Answers

Tom Demyan

Usually not, unless it's faulty. When was the water pump replaced last?

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pump was replace with timing belt at about 98,000 mi

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Scott Sr.

However, the thermo-switch is the radiator that controls the fan is a definite change item at 100K.

Chris Van Kleeck

Replacing the thermostat and coolant temp sensor at the same time take care of the fault code he's no doubt getting. Otherwise you're guessing, then draining coolant, replacing the other part, refilling and bleeding all over again.

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