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#6473 of 6629 Cooling Fan Replacement
Aug 26, 2010 (11:24 am)
Less than a week ago, the check engine light came on in my 2006 VW Jetta, 2.5 engine, ~47k miles. I also noticed the fans in the engine area staying on for 30-60 seconds after I shut the car down. It has been ridiculously hot here lately so I didn't think much of that. I took it to an independent shop for diagnosis since it is out of warranty, and the independent shop said that the error codes were for fan control modules 1 and 2. The fan control module was intermittantly losing communication, and they determined that the right fan has gone bad, which in turn burnt up the left fan and fan control module, so the entire thing (both fans) needs replacement.
I was quoted $1293 including tax from one shop and $983 incl. tax from another. Still waiting to hear back from a third for an estimate. Anyone else have experience in this area? I didn't expect it to be so ridiculously expensive! Do these costs seem reasonable?
#6474 of 6629 Re: Cooling Fan Replacement [jmr813]
Aug 26, 2010 (12:12 pm)
That sounds like it may be the same thing we had done under warranty at the dealer. The symtoms certainly match. Didn't get a bill, but talking to the service adviser I thought he indicated the charge to VW was going to be something like $650. I was told that VW does not pay the same labor rate to the dealer as you and I do, so it may have been near that $983 figure if I'd been paying.
I think they had to replace wiring harnesses related to this as well as some other components. I too was surprised at how much was involved, given the seemingly minor symptoms.
#6475 of 6629 Re: Cooling Fan Replacement [jeffyscott]
Aug 26, 2010 (8:42 pm)
Thanks! The third shop came in around $900, and the LAST shop I called, which happened to be the dealer, was the lowest estimate at $870!! I couldn't believe it! AND the dealer has the parts in stock whereas everyone else was going to have to order them. I went ahead and booked my appt. with the dealer's service department for next week. They have done all of my maintenance on the car while it was under warranty, so I feel ok about going there. Of course, they will have to 'redo' the diagnostic just to make sure they come up with the same problem, but hopefully it won't be too painful.
All of this after a new battery in July and 4 new Michelin tires in early August. Needless to say, my summer budget is BLOWN!
#6476 of 6629 Re: Cooling Fan Replacement [jmr813]
Aug 27, 2010 (5:34 am)
Maybe the dealer is more comfortable with doing this repair as they have experience with it, while the independents likely have never done it and some really would rather not deal with it???
#6477 of 6629 2000 volkswagon jetta
Sep 11, 2010 (3:42 pm)
my check engine light just recently came on so i had it checked out and when they hooked it up to the computer it said (no link) what is up with that
#6478 of 6629 Re: 2000 volkswagon jetta [dizewm]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Sep 11, 2010 (4:48 pm)
Either a cheesy scanner or some wiring issue to the data link or (gulp) a bad computer.
I'd certainly try to have it scanned elsewhere for starters.
#6479 of 6629 Jetta 2001
Sep 20, 2010 (9:13 am)
I recently had the engine replaced in my 2001 Volkswagen Jetta and now the speedometer and odometer aren't working at all and the gas guage is moving back and forth when I go around turns. Anyone know of a solution to this? .
#6480 of 6629 Downhill Accent Control
Sep 26, 2010 (7:46 pm)
I am driving an 09 TDI, and was wondering if it is possible to disable the DAC? If so, is it an easy thing to do? It has become rather annoying to have when driving through the hills.
#6481 of 6629 Re: Fuel Pump or Gas Issue [elias]
Oct 01, 2010 (7:46 am)
Would you know the cause of a coughing noise and a "pumping" noise upon starting the car cold? I don't believe it has any correlation to external temperature, but like this morning the car started and all of a sudden there's this coughing noise or a pumping noise coming from the floorboard in the back. The only source of this problem that I can think of is a clogged fuel filter. But what about clogged injectors? That possible? Also the other day I had to pump the accelerator pedal to get the engine to "catch"! Any ideas as to the problem?
#6482 of 6629 Noises and gas
Oct 01, 2010 (7:47 am)
Would anybody out there know the cause of a coughing noise and a "pumping" noise upon starting the car cold? I don't believe it has any correlation to external temperature, but like this morning the car started and all of a sudden there's this coughing noise or a pumping noise coming from the floorboard in the back. The only source of this problem that I can think of is a clogged fuel filter. But what about clogged injectors? That possible? Also the other day I had to pump the accelerator pedal to get the engine to "catch"! Any ideas as to the problem?