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Volkswagen Jetta Radiator Replacement

A radiator replacement is an important service, and the price will vary greatly depending on the year, make, and model of your car.

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Volkswagen Jetta Radiator Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Volkswagen Jetta Radiator Replacement is $687. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L L5
27,000 miles
Alexis M  • 
October 11, 2020 6:31 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90006
7.50  hrs
3.00  hrs
2014 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L L4 Turbo SE
14,000 miles
Gustavo B  • 
October 3, 2020 7:43 PM  • 
Studio City CA 91604
7.70  hrs
3.90  hrs
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L L5
145,000 miles
Jack S  • 
September 19, 2020 4:40 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85013
3.00  hrs
2.70  hrs
2001 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L L4 Turbo GLS
185,000 miles
Joanna A  • 
September 3, 2020 2:31 AM  • 
Fresno CA 93705
2.90  hrs
3.10  hrs
2003 Volkswagen Jetta 2.8L V6 GLX
150,000 miles
Angela C  • 
September 1, 2020 6:43 PM  • 
North Las Vegas NV 89031
5.40  hrs
3.90  hrs
2003 Volkswagen Jetta 2.8L V6
95,000 miles
Robert T  • 
July 30, 2020 3:24 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89110
4.90  hrs
4.10  hrs
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L L5 2.5
150,000 miles
Steven B  • 
July 16, 2020 2:00 PM  • 
Henderson NV 89015
7.90  hrs
3.30  hrs
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L L5 SE
169,246 miles
Steven C  • 
May 16, 2020 8:30 AM  • 
Winnetka CA 91306
6.00  hrs
3.30  hrs
2001 Volkswagen Jetta 2.8L V6
200,000 miles
Jorge S  • 
March 2, 2020 8:00 AM  • 
San Jose CA 95127
5.50  hrs
3.00  hrs
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T
131,394 miles
Rhazay S  • 
August 11, 2019 9:32 PM  • 
Palmdale CA 93550
6.80  hrs
3.50  hrs
2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Premium
85,000 miles
Nathaniell T  • 
July 30, 2019 1:37 AM  • 
Chula Vista CA 91910
5.40  hrs
3.90  hrs
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL
180,000 miles
Tristan W  • 
July 25, 2019 4:27 PM  • 
Gardena CA 90248
7.00  hrs
3.60  hrs
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL
180,000 miles
Daniel J  • 
July 9, 2019 2:11 AM  • 
Garden Grove CA 92843
3.50  hrs
4.00  hrs
2007 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition
147,500 miles
Debra S  • 
July 2, 2019 10:00 AM  • 
West Covina CA 91792
7.00  hrs
3.70  hrs
2009 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L L5 SEL
119,031 miles
Asia B  • 
Los Angeles CA 90002
4.80  hrs
3.40  hrs
2009 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L L5 SEL
119,031 miles
Asia B  • 
Los Angeles CA 90002
7.50  hrs
3.20  hrs
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L L4 Turbo ...
234,199 miles
Kristy F  • 
Surprise AZ 85379
5.50  hrs
3.20  hrs
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What is a Radiator?

The radiator is the main component of your vehicle's cooling system. It is what takes the heat out of the coolant. If you missed the first day of class, coolant is a liquid that runs around the engine, absorbing the heat produced, to keep it at a good temperature. After absorbing the heat from the engine, the fluid is – surprise, surprise – hot! So, it heads to the radiator, where air drawn in from outside the car assists in cooling down the liquid, so it can head from the radiator back to the engine and do its job once more.   When the engine gets too hot or too cold, the performance suffers. When the car is too cold, antifreeze does not go through the radiator. This makes sure the engine keeps getting warmer. When the vehicle is too hot, antifreeze does go through the radiator. This makes the engine get cooler. We should all strive to be cooler.   Radiators, especially modern ones, usually have a long shelf life. But when they go, they go, and they’ll need a repair or replacement for the health of your vehicle.
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Signs of a failing Radiator

Engine temperature

Nobody likes sweltering heat, right? Your vehicle complaining about that heat is gonna be a good sign that it’s time to swap that radiator. If your radiator is failing to do its job, then the cooling liquid will not be able to be properly cooled. If the liquid isn’t cooled, it can’t absorb as much engine heat, and the engine will subsequently not be cooled. You don’t need a degree in mathematics to understand that one. Always pay attention to the engine temperature gauge on your dashboard to know if you need a repair or radiator replacement.


Look, here’s one of the basic tenets of car ownership: Leaks aren’t good, in any capacity. Many things can cause a leaking cooling system, including a failing radiator, which may result in liquid that smells fishy. Yum? Any sort of coolant leak is a sign that you might need a replacement radiator.

Low coolant levels

Both leaks and overheating can contribute to the loss of coolant. With leaks, liquid obviously leaves the cooling system. With overheating, components such as the head gaskets and cylinder heads can fail, allowing the liquid to enter the engine and be burned. Neither of these things are good. Your car needs a certain amount of coolant in its system to function properly. If you’re looking for ways to kill time on the weekend, then go spend a few minutes checking your car’s fluid levels. Check the oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and coolant. If the coolant is low, it may be because of a radiator issue. Just make sure you never check the coolant when the radiator cap is warm or hot – severe injury may result.

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How urgent is a Radiator replacement?

Having a radiator die can lead to very bad results, and a vehicle that you shouldn’t drive. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above, you’ll want to get a repair or radiator replacement asap. If you don’t get a replacement, you could cause major damage to your engine, cooling system and wallet!

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