Okay so I just went out for a bit to check something on my car and I realised that the vents between the hood and the windshield are completely covered in ice. Could this have an effect on the hvac system?? I'll try and clean it out tomorrow.Hi guys, I just joined the forum. I have a 1996 2l jetta. I live in Montreal and its been very cold lately. My problem is that my engine is over heating in -30 c weather nd i dont know why. But my first problem was my power steering failed. The next day (last monday) i drove to get groceries and my engine took for ever to heat up, but once the engine temp started going up it went all the way to the end of the gauge, my heat wasnt working and the a/c vents where blowing vapor from the engine compartment. It took about 25 min to get to this point, by which i had already rrived at the grocery store and the heating finally started to work. on the way back the heating worked fine but the engine started to overheat again, but not as bad as on the way there(no vapor throu the a/c vents). Today I went to get groceries again and it overheated way fster this time and the heating never turned on. So i stoped at a gas station and put engine coolant in the system and when I opened the cap it as like little explosion of coolant and gas.... The coolant system took a whole bottle of coolant and decided to drive back home(with a frozen windshield.... scary stuff) the car was still overheating and no heat. Its so cold that I decided to wait till tomorrow to fix it because i couldnt feel my hands. What should I check first? fuse box, then temp senors? anyone on here from montreal?
Thanks in advance,