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Mk4 Polo - Cooling fan not working



 
 
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Old July 18th 08, 09:02 PM posted to uk.rec.cars.vw.watercooled
DavidA
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Default Mk4 Polo - Cooling fan not working

Hi

My Mk4 Polo overheated today because the cooling fan is not working. I
have checked the fuses. The Haynes manual suggests disconnecting the
cooling fan thermostatic switch and bridging the relevant contacts in
the wiring plug. Trouble is I can't find the switch. Haynes says it is
mounted on the left-hand inner wing. Not sure which is left side in
their convention. Is this on the coolant reservoir side? Any tips on
how to locate the switch would be appreciated.

Is it easy to replace the cooling fan motor? (It looks quite cramped
in there). If so, is EuroParts the best bet for a competitively priced
unit?

Best regards

David
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Old July 21st 08, 10:43 AM posted to uk.rec.cars.vw.watercooled
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Default Mk4 Polo - Cooling fan not working


"DavidA" wrote in message
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Hi

My Mk4 Polo overheated today because the cooling fan is not working. I
have checked the fuses. The Haynes manual suggests disconnecting the
cooling fan thermostatic switch and bridging the relevant contacts in
the wiring plug. Trouble is I can't find the switch. Haynes says it is
mounted on the left-hand inner wing. Not sure which is left side in
their convention. Is this on the coolant reservoir side? Any tips on
how to locate the switch would be appreciated.

Is it easy to replace the cooling fan motor? (It looks quite cramped
in there). If so, is EuroParts the best bet for a competitively priced
unit?

Best regards

David


The fan thermostat should be in the radiator or engine block somewhere.
Can't you find the wire on the fan and trace it back?
Not sure what year a mk4 Polo covers, but mk4 golf's (1998 - 2004) have a
known problem with radiator fans.


 




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