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My daughter's 2.5L VW Golf (2012) does not warm up when it is extremely cold out (-25C). The engine temp stays in the basement. I park it inside my shop for about 1/2 hour and she gets warm air in the cabin, but the engine temp only goes to about 9 o'clock on the temp gauge? Seems like the thermostat is staying in the open position, dealership wants $175 to put on diagnostic? If it's the T-stat, they estimate $600 to change $700+ if the housing needs to be replaced? Coolant level is full.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the coolant level? Have you checked the hoses for leaks?

Coolant level is full

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '12 VW?

2012 2.5L Golf (sportline I think?)

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

I haven't tried anything yet, I was looking online for how to change and it seems it is a bit of a hassle...but nothing really showing step by step?

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I don't think so?

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: VW
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