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oweone 1/29/2013

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Base 4 Cyl 2.0L


Radiator/Coolant Hose Repair

Vermin ate through my Coolant hose, making my antifreeze fluid leak to almost complete depletion. (Theres a buch of rabbits around my complex.) I was wondering, if I order parts, would just the hose suffice, and if this is a feasible repair for someone without a shop.
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!

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Jimm 1/29/2013

Check 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).


oweone 2/25/2013

thanks a lot, Jim. Greatly appreciate the response.

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