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Radiatior hose? So I've owned my VW for a year now and everything was great till recently. I noticed my tires were being really loud and it had sat for a while before i bought it and I hadn't put new tires on it so i figured it was just because they were bald and I needed new tires. So i did so...and it was quieter for a few days but now the horrible rubbing noise is back! no idea what it is. I did have all my brakes done almost a year ago. My second problem is that when I first bought the car it was as if i didnt have any power steering it turned out to be a belt that was loose. that got tightened and its fine now i just checked it but as i was checking it i noticed a hose that i believe goes to my radiator and i was cleanly cut in half. would this explain why my temp. light ramdomly comes on when i start my car? it also will go off if i shut my car off and turn it back on again. I guess my question is what is that hose called? i need to get a new one and fix it obviously! any insiht to any of my jumbled questions would be greatly appreciated!

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There are a bunch of hoses, water, vacuum, etc.   Consider Getting a haynes manual about $20 for your car, otherwise you will need a mechanic to keep a 97 Jetta running reliabily.
For the intermitent "temp" or coolant light ,Check the coolant overflow reservoir and top up if needed.
You should put a issue in for each problem,  you will get better advise that way.

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