Hi. I have a problem with my Audi TT overheating. It heats up really quickly to the point of nearly overheating. I had it looked at by a mechanic today. He took a look at the water pump and told me that the fan was breaking down and showed me some black residue that was in the water pump. He told me that it would cost me about 1000 bucks or so. I just want to know if there are any other possible reasons for it. I talked to another mechanic about it and he told me that it may be the radiator fan. Please help!
Country: United StatesMake: AudiModel: TTYear: 2006Engine: 1.8L
Welcome to JustAnswer, my name is XXXXX XXXXX X'm here to help get your problem resolved. I agree it sounds like the water pump has failed which is VERY common to fail on these engines. They are made of plastic so the fins brake off from the shafth and no longer spins which causes coolant not to circulate making it overheat really fast. If the radiator fan was problem it would only overheat at idle, I would stick with the first mechanic. The timing belt should be replaced at the same time, the $1000 quote sounds very fair. Let me know if you have questions or if there is anything else I can do to help, thanks.
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I see. And one more thing: not sure if you would know the answer to this, but I am about to sign a contract for a two year warranty on the car. It's a premier coverage by Royal Administrative Services. They said that it will be covered, but do you think a problem like this would be covered by it?
If they say it would be covered, I'd believe them but I am really not familiar with that warranty service of what they offer. Let me know if you have any questions, thanks.