I've worked on my older Jetta often, but the dude-guy at the dealership says the hose is hard to access. (also wants a couple hundred for parts/repair.)
Any information/tutorials/videos regarding the repair and part numbers would be very, very awesome - thank you.
First time posting on the site - I'm hopefully towards a helpful community and I'll answer any questions I'm able to in the future!
Jimm 1/29/2013Check the AutoMD website and the 'How-To-Guides' feature for the steps to replace the radiator hoses. You may also check the following website for more specific instructions; www.autozone.com.
Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.autopartswarehouse.com or www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts.
For example, they (RockAuto) list the lower radiator hose (Gates pn 22808) from around $13.00 for your vehicle (the hoses are very simple to change BTW).