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Jess Rudd
02-02-2009, 06:07 AM
I am getting conflicting reports as to the location of the thermostat on my 2000 VW Passat 4 Motion (V6 engine). I've heard it is where the top radiator hose connects with the engine and I've heard it is part of the water pump. It does not appear that there is a thermostat in the radiator hose connection. If it's part of the water pump, wouldn't it automatically be replaced when the water pump is replaced?

02-02-2009, 04:36 PM
Hi Jess,

Your Passat is covered in Haynes manual no. 96023; thermostat replacement is in Chapter 3. Why not pick up a copy? - that way you can ignore the "conflicting reports" and find out exactly where your thermostat is and how to change it.

Hint: It isn't part of the water pump.