Radiator Replacement Estimate for Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf Radiator Replacement costs $352 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$227 to $516
Labor: $105 -$280
Parts: $122 -$236
Average Dealer price
$384 to 797
Average Shop price
$278 to 586
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2002 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.8L TurboService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$376.26Shop/Dealer Price$461.98 - $627.66
1985 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.8LService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$241.81Shop/Dealer Price$297.61 - $412.48
2001 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.9L Turbo DieselService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$372.92Shop/Dealer Price$457.88 - $621.11
2012 Volkswagen GolfL5-2.5LService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$434.67Shop/Dealer Price$535.42 - $749.17
1996 Volkswagen GolfL4-2.0LService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$410.47Shop/Dealer Price$503.00 - $669.41
2005 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.8L TurboService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$376.26Shop/Dealer Price$461.96 - $627.64
1992 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.8LService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$239.18Shop/Dealer Price$294.63 - $411.69
2001 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.8L TurboService typeRadiator ReplacementYourMechanic Price$372.92Shop/Dealer Price$457.99 - $621.31
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Parts required for a Volkswagen Golf Radiator Replacement

$100 to $212
Radiator Cap
$7 to $12

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19 years of experience
Great experience, will be using this service in the future.
2012 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF - OIL CHANGE
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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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