Radiator Replacement Estimate for Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf Radiator Replacement costs $351 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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YourMechanic Price
$227 to $514
Labor: $105 -$280
Parts: $122 -$234
Average Dealer price
$384 to 793
Average Shop price
$278 to 584
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1985 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.6L DieselService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$244.26Shop/Dealer Price$300.56 - $417.18
2001 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.9L Turbo DieselService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$372.92Shop/Dealer Price$458.00 - $621.33
2002 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.9L Turbo DieselService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$372.92Shop/Dealer Price$457.88 - $621.11
2003 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.8L TurboService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$372.92Shop/Dealer Price$457.93 - $621.21
2012 Volkswagen GolfL4-2.0L TurboService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$477.14Shop/Dealer Price$586.04 - $798.29
2011 Volkswagen GolfL5-2.5LService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$432.82Shop/Dealer Price$532.97 - $745.22
1987 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.6L DieselService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$237.87Shop/Dealer Price$293.00 - $409.09
1995 Volkswagen GolfV6-2.8LService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$423.06Shop/Dealer Price$521.54 - $734.94
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Parts required for a Volkswagen Golf Radiator Replacement

$100 to $210
Radiator Cap
$7 to $12

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All about Radiator Replacement

The radiator performs a critical function; it keeps the engine from overheating. While running, the engine produces heat. Coolant flowing through the system absorbs and removes extra heat from the engine. The coolant then passes through the radiator where it cools off and is later circulated back to the engine to absorb heat again. A radiator has two tanks that are connected to each other through aluminum or brass tubes. When the coolant passes through these tubes, the radiator cooling fan blows air across the radiator to lower the temperature of the coolant. The tank is usually made of plastic, and it is common for it to crack and start leaking coolant. If the tank or the tubes crack, coolant will leak , the vehicle will overheat and could cause severe engine damage. Radiators also tend to clog over time. When this occurs, not enough coolant flows through the radiator leading to heat build-up, causing the engine to overheat.

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