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Car Thermostat Replacement Estimate for Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat Car Thermostat Replacement costs $273 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$113 to $641
Labor: $77 -$392
Parts: $36 -$249
Average Dealer price
$177 to 970
Average Shop price
$139 to 733
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1994 Volkswagen PassatL4-2.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$208.36Shop/Dealer Price$256.80 - $367.02
1995 Volkswagen PassatV6-2.8LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$208.20Shop/Dealer Price$250.06 - $335.56
2004 Volkswagen PassatL4-1.8L TurboService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$364.56Shop/Dealer Price$437.49 - $562.26
2014 Volkswagen PassatL5-2.5LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$379.84Shop/Dealer Price$469.90 - $629.05
2009 Volkswagen PassatV6-3.6LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$365.60Shop/Dealer Price$444.45 - $598.99
2005 Volkswagen PassatV6-2.8LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$477.60Shop/Dealer Price$565.57 - $707.25
1990 Volkswagen PassatL4-2.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$155.66Shop/Dealer Price$190.29 - $260.51
2012 Volkswagen PassatL4-2.0L Turbo DieselService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$827.46Shop/Dealer Price$1011.26 - $1429.49
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What is the Thermostat all about?

A thermostat is part of the cooling system that regulates the temperature of the coolant in the engine. The thermostat is a metal valve that has a temperature sensor built in. It can either be open or closed. When the thermostat is closed, it keeps the coolant in the engine. When the engine gets to a predetermined temperature, the thermostat opens allowing coolant to circulate. The circulation of coolant prevents the engine from overheating. If the thermostat fails to open, the car will overheat. If the thermostat fails to close, the engine may never reach the optimal temperature (~220F). The thermostat opens and closes many times when the car engine is running. It is the most common component in the cooling system to fail, causing the car to overheat.

Thermostat

Keep in mind:

  • The entire cooling system should be inspected when the thermostat is replaced.
  • When the thermostat is replaced, the gaskets and housings should be cleaned thoroughly.

How it's done:

  • Scan the computer in the car for codes.
  • Verify that the car is overheating.
  • Remove and replace thermostat if it is faulty.
  • Clean old gasket surfaces.
  • Remove corrosion from housings/hose connections.
  • Fill cooling system.
  • Check for leaks and proper operating temperatures.

Our recommendation:

Have the thermostat replaced anytime you have major work done on the coolant system.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Thermostat?

  • Engine overheats.
  • Car heater does not work.
  • Check Engine light is on.

How important is this service?

A vehicle’s engine gets extremely hot, and in order to avoid overheating, it needs to be properly cooled. The engine is cooled by a viscous liquid called coolant. The coolant is circulated around the engine, where it absorbs heat, which allows the engine to remain at a safe temperature. A fan then lowers the temperature of the coolant, which allows it to run back through the engine once more. The thermostat is responsible for determining when the coolant needs to enter the engine. The thermostat determines the temperature of the engine, and then acts as a valve that allows coolant in, or keeps coolant out. When the engine is too cold, the thermostat keeps coolant out; when the engine is too hot, it lets coolant in.

When the thermostat stops working, it will either get stuck open or closed. If the thermostat is stuck open, the coolant will constantly flow through the engine, absorbing too much heat, and the engine will never reach optimal running temperature. If the thermostat is stuck closed, the coolant will never circulate through the engine, and your engine will quickly overheat, which can cause severe damage.

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Tien

20 years of experience
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Tien
20 years of experience
Tien was great. He serviced the car perfectly and gave me advice on other services I may need in the future. He accepted this job when others declined. He has a strong work ethic and follows through. He obviously knows his craft and did a great job on getting my daughter's car back on the road. I would recommend him without reservation. Thanks Tien for doing a great job.
2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT - THERMOSTAT - DUBLIN, CALIFORNIA

Martin

39 years of experience
90 reviews
Martin
39 years of experience
I've had Martin work on my car on multiple occasions, and he's been great every single time! He is super friendly and gets the job done. I would recommend Martin to anyone who's looking for a new mechanic or just someone to conveniently do a quick oil change.
2007 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT - THERMOSTAT - SAN MARCOS, TEXAS

Robert

28 years of experience
478 reviews
Robert
28 years of experience
Robert did a good job on the car, what I like the most is the after service. He called to check on how the car is going and if I need anything. After 1k miles a minor accident happened on coolant leakage. I called him and in 20 minutes he appeared, although it was a weekend, and inspected the car, identified the problem and fixed in in 15 minutes and I was back on the road in less than 1 hour free of charge. I am really impressed with how he backs up his work. I will definitely keep using Robert's services for my car in the future.
2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT - THERMOSTAT - SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA

Peter

40 years of experience
972 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Very professional All around awesome mechanic. Excellent workmanship.
2002 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT - THERMOSTAT - PHOENIX, ARIZONA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1994 Volkswagen PassatL4-2.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$208.36Shop/Dealer Price$256.80 - $367.02
1995 Volkswagen PassatV6-2.8LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$208.20Shop/Dealer Price$250.06 - $335.56
2004 Volkswagen PassatL4-1.8L TurboService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$364.56Shop/Dealer Price$437.49 - $562.26
2014 Volkswagen PassatL5-2.5LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$379.84Shop/Dealer Price$469.90 - $629.05
2009 Volkswagen PassatV6-3.6LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$365.60Shop/Dealer Price$444.45 - $598.99
2005 Volkswagen PassatV6-2.8LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$477.60Shop/Dealer Price$565.57 - $707.25
1990 Volkswagen PassatL4-2.0LService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$155.66Shop/Dealer Price$190.29 - $260.51
2012 Volkswagen PassatL4-2.0L Turbo DieselService typeCar Thermostat ReplacementEstimate$827.46Shop/Dealer Price$1011.26 - $1429.49
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