My radiator is really loud and now my car is telling me to check my coolant


Asked by Feb 28, 2016 at 07:09 AM about the 2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 4Dr

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Normally my radiator fan operates quietly when I park. For the past two or
three weeks it has been running really loud. It runs for about a 1-2 minutes and
then cuts off. Yesterday while driving my coolant warning light came on telling
me to stop and check the coolant. The level seemed fine from what I could tell.
The indicator went off but came on again each time I drove it after about three
miles. I plan on taking it to the dealer but any suggestions would be

2 Answers

Tom Demyan

Sounds like the fan bearing might be failing allowing the car to get hotter. My suggestion is to take care of it ASAP before you overheating causing more damage.


I hope that is not costly. I will try to take care of it tomorrow am. Thanks

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