2002 Volkswagen Golf Water not circulating

Tiny
JESSHODGE
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  • 2002 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF
  • 1.8L
  • 4 CYL
  • TURBO
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
My golf water isn't circulating around the engine the bottom
Hose is staying cold, it's not even coming out the return pipe is this a water pump?
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Friday, October 2nd, 2015 AT 2:14 PM

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Tiny
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I would suspect a thermostat is stuck closed and not opening before the water pump. If the top radiator hose is hot after letting the vehicle run for awhile and the lower radiator hose is cold, that indicates that the thermostat isn't opening.
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Friday, October 2nd, 2015 AT 4:02 PM

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