MY2011 Volkswagen routan 3.6 runs hot

Asked by May 12, 2016 at 08:27 AM about the 2011 Volkswagen Routan SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

MY2011 Volkswagen routan 3.6, temp goes up and down at random change
water pump flushed cooling system new radiator. Does not go over 220 yet,
any ideas what causing this Mostly does it at higher speeds Can idle all day
temp stays fine.

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1,475

Your thermostat failed-- this is a well known issue with these cars-- Chrysler did a bang up job with these motors!

I`m sorry forgot to mention that was the first thing i replaced I wished it was that simple

1,475

Then your temp sensor failed--

Hello I did exactly the same, replace the cooling fan temp sensor, new fans, new water pump, new thermostat , I check the radiator, change the engine head gasket etc... and the temp always goes up 215 to 220 F

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