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The heater runs all the time, None noted, 2001 VW Jetta, I…

Customer Question
The heater runs all...

The heater runs all the time

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the coolant level? Has there been any leaking from the hoses?

None noted

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

2001 VW Jetta

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

I haven't yet started my own repairs, this is prelim inquiry

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

Have grounding issue with license plate lights. Changed bulbs, won't light

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VW Mechanic: Todd M, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago
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Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today. I see that you having a heating issue. Just so that I am clear, do you mean that when you turn of the vehicle, the fan doesn't turn off, or is it that the vehicle only blows hot air?

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VW Mechanic: Todd M, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago

Also, what is the motor size of the vehicle?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
115 horse power 121CID
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Sorry, I have to go now, please send a response after !:30 pdst.
VW Mechanic: Todd M, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago

Just so that I am clear, do you mean that when you turn off the vehicle, the fan doesn't turn off, or is it that the vehicle only blows hot air?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
The vehicle heater always blows hot air, even with the fan off.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Hi, Todd. I'm at the answer station now trying to troubleshoot the heater that runs all the time, even when fan is off.
VW Mechanic: eric remington,
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eric remington
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have you tried to change temperature setting? do you have the recirulaton or fresh air coming into vehicle?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
The temperature setting does not work. I haven't tried to check the recirculation, since it is always hot. The ac works briefly before going hot.
VW Mechanic: eric remington,
 replied 3 months ago

take off recirculation yhat may help get your temp setting fixed

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VW Mechanic: eric remington,
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I 'll try that again to verify and trouble shoot the issue.
VW Mechanic: eric remington,
 replied 3 months ago

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VW Mechanic: eric remington,
 replied 3 months ago

the recirculation not being on will help may eliminate if not you will need to fix temperature dial issue

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Eric, Hi. I tried running with. that on an off. Didn't solve the problem. Looks like the temperature dial is the problem. I saw a video of how to check that and move the flapper. That is the next step, correct?
VW Mechanic: eric remington,
 replied 3 months ago

y​es to figure out why its not working. could be involved including removing the dash for testing and repair. as that what you would like to do?

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VW Mechanic: eric remington,
 replied 3 months ago

If you would like to proceed I will need a vehicle id number and a phone call may be in order

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VW Mechanic: eric remington,
 replied 3 months ago

SORRY PLEAE THE LAST TWO RESPONSES WHERE MEANT FOR ANOTHER CUSTOMER SORRY ABOUT THAT

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Erik hi. Yes I'm looking at dash removal to get at the temp control. I'll try starting soon.
VW Mechanic: eric remington,
 replied 3 months ago

would you like instructions get me vin number and I will get instructions. but if you don't have enough Freon in system or if compressor not engaging then perhaps you don't need to take that Prt. if you turn on ac does low side hose get cold? ac compressor clutch engage?

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p​lease rate me that is how I am compensated

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