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Experience:  25 years of VW obsession turned into a job, last 15 years as a VW Tech.
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Let me guess, you diagnose the problem but for $200 buck you

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let me guess, you diagnose the problem but for $200 buck you will tell what it is
JA: What is the model/year of your VW?
Customer: 1999 vw beetle 2.0 gas 4cly
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: just replaced Fuel pump, fuel regulator, spark plugs, plug wires, speed sensor, and temperature coolant sensor, runs great but fans don't not engage but if AC on then then big main fan engages
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes fix myself
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: not sure
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: VW
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I tested OHMs on the old thermal coolant sensor at post 1-3 and all other combinations and got open circuit reading all the way around, got the new sensor and tested it the same way but got the same results all the way around. I can't get any Ohm reading on any two points of contact. Test continuity on volt meter test leads and got a beep.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have heard that the wires can be jumped to see if they are working but I don't know the point combination
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have a Haynes VW New Beetle 1998 ~ 2010
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 11 months ago.

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I am confident we can resolve your problem together. Please
understand that I don't know your skill level. In most cases when you have a problem
with the way the vehicle performs, specialized tooling is required to acquire computer
data/information or engine testing results. We didn’t build these complicated vehicles; we
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Is the check engine light on ? if so what codes are stored?

if you pay attention when started you have a blue temp light . after about how many minutes when the blue light goes off?

any recent accidents?

thanks