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My 2006 passat runs hot when I'm in traffic and cools down

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My 2006 passat runs hot when I'm in traffic and cools down when I'm driving without traffic.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Matt replied 3 months ago.


Ok if it only overheats when in traffic then its likely that the cooling fan isn't running

1st check that the fan turns freely and if thats OK then the prime candidate is the control module

this video details its location and how to replace it

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