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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Base 4dr Auto

2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact Cars
23 (2011) mpg city / 29 (2011) mpg hwy
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August 23, 2012, 12:11 am

Mohamed F

Question: Radiator big fan

Good morning
I went to dealer for free clinic and afterwards they told me I have to change my big fan cos it's stop some times, since they told me and I'm observing it and it never work although my A/C still working might not very cold but still working.

my question is should I replace the whole fan? or there is some other option may be fuse or electric circuit, if so how hard to make by my self cos their labor fees is too much.

Mohamed Fouda

September 1, 2012, 9:14 am

Ron W
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Many vehicles have a separate fan for the AC system. If that is what they are referring to, you will not notice overheating or probably any other issues. What you may notice is the AC system doesn't cool well at idle or low speeds. At freeway speeds the fans don't do much as the speed of incoming air is enough all by itself.

And if the shop said the fan is defective, there is no other option to fix it other than replacement.

If you have good mechanical skills, replacing a fan is pretty straight forward work.

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September 1, 2012, 7:59 pm

Mohamed F

Thank you for answer very helpful.

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