Dear Car Aficionados,
I desperately need your help.
I am driving a 2002 VW Golf GL and my temperature light is flashing on my dashboard.
It was on for about 2 weeks before the temp gauge actually started rising.
I then took it to “my” mechanic and they said it was a faulty temp gauge that wasn’t opening and closing correctly. Fine. Done and Done. Sensor and gauge a few hundred bucks. Done. Right? Wrong!
Not more than 2 weeks later the light came on again with no temp rising.
Just yesterday I was driving and the temp started rising. I quickly flipped on the heat to alleviate some of the hot air in the engine and cold air blew out of the vents. I double checked to make sure the A/C was not on and still cold air. Plus, the temp kept rising. I did a few more tests, stopping, starting and driving quickly and still no change in the air temperature blowing from my vents, HOWEVER, the faster I drove the faster the temp gauge would return to normal. It was when I was idling at a red-light or stuck on traffic that the temp rises and when i’m cruising the temp goes down. It appears that this is the only factor in my temp remaining at normal.
Please if there is any guidance you might have for me I would greatly appreciate it. I clearly must take it back to the mechanic, but I would love to be armed with more details on what the problem might be, especially since it appears they did not look much deeper than the temp gauge.
P.S. The Mechanics did tell me there was NO leak in the line.