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1999 VOLKSWAGON BEETLE REPLACED RADIATOR AND

1999 VOLKSWAGON BEETLE REPLACED RADIATOR AND NOW CANNOT GET FLUID TO CIRCULATE THROUGH BOTTOM HOSE. hOT AT TOP HOSE BOTTOM HOSE COLD

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Sound like the water pump is bad

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Are you getting propper curculation through the radiator?Remove radiator cap (cold) start car and inspect, put cap back on and allow it to warm up. After the engine has reached normal opperating temperature check to see if the bottom radiator hose is getting hot.Does it have electric colling fans? If so make sure they are comming on when the engine gets hot. If not make sure all fuses and relays are OK.A radiator core blocked or restricted or dirty can cause over heating. Afaulty thermostat can cause over heating.If the heater is not working then the engine is not circulating the collant properly. and the watter pump could be no good.If the bottom rad hose does not get hot then there is no circulation and the watter pump is no good..It could be a faulty thermostat.If the upper rad hose stays cold after the engine is at normall temp replace thermostat.Do not run engine to boiling over point or serious engine damage may ocure.Incorrect ignition timing can also cause over heating. Myself I think that the bottom half of the radiator froze up on you. or the water pump is no good. Please let me know the end results.Good Luck and have a good XMASS.

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- Make sure the engine is cold and not running.
- Drain the radiator fluid by opening the drain plug at the bottom of the radiator or for a better/faster drainage and cleaning, carefully remove the bottom radiator hose by first loosening the hose clamp.
- Open the radiator cap and water rinse/flush the radiator core via a garden water hose until you no longer see any dirty water coming out of the bottom hose (or drain plug).
- Flush the radiator over flow (plastic) container by overfilling it with your garden water hose.
- remove garden water hose, carefully refit the bottom radiator hose, tighten the bottom radaitior hose clamp, refit/tighten the radiator drain plug.
- refill the radiator with approved radiator fluid for your climate and also refill the radiator overfow tank to the indicated level..
- Refit radiator cap
- Start your engine until it warms up and check for any water or steam leaks. Refit and or replace any faulty hoses or radiator (regulator) cap!
It is not difficult and have fun!

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Hi, you 1st have to determine the exact location of the leak, which may involve removal of the radiator to repair anyway. How bad is the leak? How often do u have to add coolant, and how much? If it's a minor leak, you can purchase 'radiator stop leak' from a parts store, that will seal it.
so, try the stop leak if it's a minor leak, you can have it removed and repaired, or purchase a new one. Having said all that, the leak could be a hose leaking, but running down and dripping off the radiator making it look like a radiator leak. With engine warm but not running, use a small mirror to hunt around to see if u can find the source of the leak. Look closely under the radiator hoses, as that could be where the leak is. It would be from the radiator bottom and up, any further back and it wouldn't show up at the bottom of the radiator, so no need to check back any further. Let me know what u find,good luck countrycurt0

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