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Amin, Luton

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi Dear I am having difficult sometimes to start it, and after i keep trying few minutes it will start causing too much smoke, could you please tell me what could wrong?

Submitted: 07/07/2015 10:19:29 | ID: 118144

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Modise, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

I would like to know why my microbus keeps on overheating is it because of a removed auxiliary water pump?

Submitted: 24/06/2015 02:28:43 | ID: 117624

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Dibakiso, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

Keeps on stalling the mechanic doesn't know what to look fo... it stalls is as if it doesn't have petrol ...please help as this is really frustrating. Thanks

Submitted: 06/06/2015 20:28:21 | ID: 116883

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malcolm stewart, Middlesex

Volkswagen Caravelle

I am helping a friend with a 1984 V.W. Caravelle Campervan. Where is and how do I get at the Clutch fluid reservoir ?? Thank you. Malcolm

Submitted: 12/05/2015 21:25:51 | ID: 115955

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Gxakaza, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi everyone, I am driving 1995 VW Caravelle 2.6, it looks like everything is okay in the engine but the problem starts when I am putting in more petrol, it starts jacking like there`s a cut off in the fuel system. My fuel pump is one month old and service has been done three weeks back, can someone advise please?

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sometyms tyming isnot rite o plugs cable n it depend on wht type of petrol pump o use but if is bosh is rite sello from South Africa

sometyms tyming isnot rite o plugs cable n it depend on wht type of petrol pump o use but if is bosh is rite sello from South Africa

Submitted: 06/05/2015 11:59:06 | ID: 115632

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caylym, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi, how do I change the time on the clock in my 2000 Caravelle?

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there is 2 small holes under the clock sello from South Africa

Submitted: 04/05/2015 11:47:49 | ID: 115551

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Bjorn, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

need firing order

Submitted: 02/05/2015 14:21:43 | ID: 115487

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Simon Sibeko, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi, I drive a 2.6i microbes 2007 model and my problem is that the engine switches of when you switch on the car lights.wwhat could be the problem? Simon South Africa

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It sounds like the problem is with the ignition switch.Change it an see what happens. Musa from South Africa

check brushes for altenator sello from South Africa

Submitted: 28/04/2015 03:51:04 | ID: 115291

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Simon Ledger, Australia

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi , I have a Vollswagen Caravelle GLS 1999 model. I have trouble with the idling speed continually dropping down a few revs and then speeding up again. While idling it just seems to miss a little and then recover. Also when the air con is switched on the revs drop from 1000rpm to just below 500rpm. As a result it stalls occasionally at junctions and acceleration. Any advice would be appreciated - work done so far has included a new air flow meter, new leads, ignition coil and ignition switch. Thanks Simon

Submitted: 25/04/2015 10:02:17 | ID: 115212

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William, Australia

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi, I have a 1999 VW Caravelle manual. Recently the car won't start. It turns over but the engine won't fire. We have had a week full of heavy rain and it ran mid week but we did not drive it for 3 days. We had an auto service come out to try and start it but they could not get it to start. They said it is the fuel pump but is there anything else that could cause it. I would like to save money rather than have a fuel pump replaced if it happens to be unnecessary. I have had starting issues in the rain but it was nothing a spray of WD-40 couldn't fix by spraying it on the spark plugs.

Submitted: 25/04/2015 03:54:55 | ID: 115201

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kekana ,south africa, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

what causes the car to make a whining sound when the steering wheel is turned at full swing even when the car is stationary?

Submitted: 05/04/2015 03:17:32 | ID: 114331

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PERCY, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

HI, I AM DRIVING A 2.6 CARAVELLE 1996 MODEL. RADIATOR FAN STOPPED WORKING. TI ONLY GO ON WHEN I PUT ON AIR CONDITIONER. WHAT COULD THE PROBLEM ? I HAVE BOUGHT AND PUT A NEW FAN SWITCH

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Check water cap. It releases pressure not letting water circulate to the radiator Mxolisi from South Africa

Check water cap. It releases pressure not letting water circulate to the radiator Mxolisi from South Africa

Submitted: 13/03/2015 22:44:57 | ID: 113288

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Simon Ledger, Australia

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi, I'm struggling to diagnose an issue with my 1999 Caravelle van during wet weather or after washing it. It loses power during rain until it stops completely and after washing it, it won't start. After the rain has stopped or approx 45mins after washing it then it starts fine. I'm assuming something is getting wet in the electrics but what? So far it has cost me a new windscreen (possible leak) new leads, air flow meter. The ECU is perfectly dry. I have put the hosepipe on it while running and there does seem to be water dripping on to the battery area but I'm reassured by my mechanic that that shouldn't affect it. The fact that it affects the car while running and also when starting is frustrating and I'm hoping for an easy fix!! (hoping). Thanks Simon

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I have had the same issue. I believe it has to do with the spark plugs. An easy fix for when it rains is to spray WD-40 on the Spark plug cable which is a black cable in front of the air filter. It will start up immediately. William from Australia

I have had the same issue. I believe it has to do with the spark plugs. An easy fix for when it rains is to spray WD-40 on the Spark plug cable which is a black cable in front of the air filter. It will start up immediately. William from Australia

Thanks William, there were still a few things that the mechanic looked at and it turned out to be a cracked ignition coil. Started the engine and as soon as we sprayed water in that direction the engine cut out immediately. $95 do not too bad except I've spent $1000 on other stuff that didn't fix it! Simon Ledger from Australia

Submitted: 08/03/2015 11:30:53 | ID: 112963

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Simon Ledger, Australia

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi, I'm struggling to diagnose an issue with my 1999 Caravelle van during wet weather or after washing it. It loses power during rain until it stops completely and after washing it, it won't start. After the rain has stopped or approx 45mins after washing it then it starts fine. I'm assuming something is getting wet in the electrics but what? So far it has cost me a new windscreen (possible leak) new leads, air flow meter. The ECU is perfectly dry. I have put the hosepipe on it while running and there does seem to be water dripping on to the battery area but I'm reassured by my mechanic that that shouldn't affect it. The fact that it affects the car while running and also when starting is frustrating and I'm hoping for an easy fix!! (hoping). Thanks Simon

Submitted: 08/03/2015 11:30:25 | ID: 112962

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Simon Ledger, Australia

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi, I'm struggling to diagnose an issue with my 1999 Caravelle van during wet weather or after washing it. It loses power during rain until it stops completely and after washing it, it won't start. After the rain has stopped or approx 45mins after washing it then it starts fine. I'm assuming something is getting wet in the electrics but what? So far it has cost me a new windscreen (possible leak) new leads, air flow meter. The ECU is perfectly dry. I have put the hosepipe on it while running and there does seem to be water dripping on to the battery area but I'm reassured by my mechanic that that shouldn't affect it. The fact that it affects the car while running and also when starting is frustrating and I'm hoping for an easy fix!! (hoping). Thanks Simon

Submitted: 08/03/2015 11:30:03 | ID: 112961

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Chic McLean, Argyll and Bute

Volkswagen Caravelle

I have just bought a new battery and I have changed the alternator but the battery still does not seem to get charged. Any suggestions?

Submitted: 23/02/2015 22:40:34 | ID: 112219

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geoff walker, Greater Manchester

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi, my VW Caravelle 2.5ltr 5 cylinder automatic has developed a misfire after it was parked up for a few weeks. The plugs and leads have been changed and the injectors checked and 3 replaced. Has anyone come across this problem and what did you do to fix it?

Submitted: 15/01/2015 17:51:56 | ID: 109610

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Simon Shongwe, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi, I am driving a Caravelle 2.6 1996 model. The car started okay but after 500M it died. When I turned on the ignition it used to give me a sound of the fuel pump opening and closing after a few seconds in order to allow me to start the engine, but now the fuel pump is not opening and also not delivering fuel to the injectors. Did anyone come across such a challenge?

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Hi there, I am also driving the very same model and I strongly believe that has something to do with your pump failure, therefore try to change your pump, since there is no way that it does not give opening sound when the ignition is switched on. I hope this will contribute. Gxakaza from South Africa

Hi there, I am also driving the very same model and I strongly believe that has something to do with your pump failure, therefore try to change your pump, since there is no way that it does not give opening sound when the ignition is switched on. I hope this will contribute. Gxakaza from South Africa

Submitted: 06/01/2015 11:51:15 | ID: 109018

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claire farrall, Denbighshire

Volkswagen Caravelle

i just need to know where the window washer resevoir is in my carravelle so that i can put antifreeze in and stop my screen from freezing. it was done at the garage last time but i would rather know how to do it myself. can anyone help please?

Submitted: 30/12/2014 16:52:24 | ID: 108644

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pierre, Kent

Volkswagen Caravelle

my clutch pedal clicked loud, and was hard to get it into gear, then it clicked again which made it even harder, then again and now there is no pedal at all, i cant get it into gear. how do i get this repaired

Submitted: 27/12/2014 18:29:54 | ID: 108495

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turlo, Berkshire

Volkswagen Caravelle

How do I remove tappet cover of microbus 2.3 engine?

Submitted: 23/12/2014 19:31:09 | ID: 108352

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tandi, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

My 2.5 Caravellle with a 2L golf engine overheated , changed the top, rings and bearings but still won't star

Submitted: 14/12/2014 21:29:53 | ID: 107907

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prince, Nigeria

Volkswagen Caravelle

I have a problem of water coolant and oil mixture within the water tank and radiator region. What could be a probable solution to this problem? Thank you for your response.

Submitted: 08/10/2014 19:46:45 | ID: 104294

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Kristian, Cavan

Volkswagen Caravelle

My Caravelle`s abs lights are on, both front and back, but it brakes by itself sometimes or speeds with difficulty. When I drove it a long distance the tyres burst both front and back. What is the problem?

Submitted: 08/10/2014 13:07:08 | ID: 104261

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tiisetso, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi I have a T4 kombi 2003 which just stopped itself. I checked and found that the pump belt was not pulling the pump. I replaced the belt and tensioner but still the kombi doesn't want to start. Please help?

Submitted: 30/09/2014 14:43:19 | ID: 103839

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Branden, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

It could be a timing fire problem

Submitted: 08/08/2014 22:13:04 | ID: 101181

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david yeadon, Australia

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi, my caravelle has the following problems; engine turns over, no fuel, no spark and refuses to run. had the AA out to look at it, sometimes starts when he arrives other times no. Had it at auto electricians he can't find problem either. Is there a relay that can cause this problem? Can you please help? Thanks, David.

Submitted: 07/08/2014 10:57:33 | ID: 101062

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Eugene, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

can i change my t4 caravelle 2.5 tdi engine with a t5 engine. what is needed for the conversion

Submitted: 23/07/2014 13:47:42 | ID: 100205

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roger oliva, Philippines

Volkswagen Caravelle

I recently acquired a CARAVELLE TDI 2,5, vibration can be felt in the clutch pedal during idling, and when I shift to first gear, the car is a little sluggish to move forward and creates a lots of vibrations that can be felt by the passengers, and noise of being hard up. During uphill, these problems on low gears are more pronounced. 1. difficulty of the car to move smoothly from idling to first gear 2. during down hill drive, when I stepped at the clutch pedal the second gear disengaged by itself 3. difficulty to gear the car in the reverse. 4. gears 1, 2, 4, and reverse do not have the feel of properly locked when I do the shifting 5. the previous owner said that they replaced the release bearing of the clutch.

Submitted: 20/07/2014 10:07:41 | ID: 100029

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Chundra Dauhoo, Swansea

Volkswagen Caravelle

I have a VW Caravelle 1990 with 1900 cc petrol engine. First the car won't start because the petrol flow is inhibited because I had not the vehicle for 8 weeks's holiday abroad. I tried to put in gear and start the vehicle.Now there is engine connection at all. The lights come up but engine noise. Please help. Chundra

Submitted: 06/07/2014 09:48:31 | ID: 99060

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Seretse Clement Moche, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

I own Caravelle T4 2.5tdi Trendline 2003. On the 09 August 2013, first clutch change was done. January - March 2014 the hub for Gear 1 and 2 together with second clutch was changed. Immediately thereafter there was no speed indication, Odometer counter no reaction and fuel alarm goes off while turning. To top it all on the 05 July 2014, while stopping at the robot, the gear 1 and 3 did not want to engage. Please help.

Submitted: 05/07/2014 14:22:38 | ID: 99023

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Kevin, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi guys I have a Vauxhall Caravelle 1999 2.6i exclusive, built in alarm system and vehicle performance was immaculate but suddenly after a few months the vehicle suddenly decided to switch off by itself. Even after starting it, it still switches off by itself and now and then it idles and switches off after a couple of minutes. Could this be the built in immobilizer? Please help a.s.a.p.

Submitted: 01/07/2014 16:48:38 | ID: 98809

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Cliff Mabuza, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi I have a 2005 T5 Caravelle Automatic it struggles to start in the morning in winter but once it starts up just once it starts fine for the rest of the day. You can struggle for ten minutes to start it and once it starts you can turn it off, restart and it will start up immediately. It struggles more if I park it outside over night and less if I park it in the garage. Winter is here again and the problem started again. Last year they replaced the diesel high pressure pump and didn't help. Another thing my engine sounds very loud I bought a new plastic cover that goes over the cylinder head cover but still loud. Please help Cliff South Africa

Submitted: 03/06/2014 20:38:24 | ID: 96834

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Sharon KENNY, Lancashire

Volkswagen Caravelle

Issue with oil getting into water we have had a new oil Copland put in and it as been fine for 2 months and all of a sudden the oil is back, taken it back to the garage they have assured me that it is not the head gasket and are now putting a new oil coolant on this will be the 3 rd one in 6 months anybody have any other suggestions , is it possible to have 2 faulty oil coolants

Submitted: 02/06/2014 20:51:50 | ID: 96751

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Mr P R Bridges, Gloucestershire

Volkswagen Caravelle

My vehicle is a 2001 2.5 TDi. I have replaced a discharged battery but the alternator light on the dashboard remains on and i believe the answer is a replacement alternator but which one. Can you advise?

Submitted: 27/05/2014 21:11:08 | ID: 96278

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kekana, Swaziland

Volkswagen Caravelle

I had replaced the brake pads and add new brake fluid in my caravelle t5 2007 vw. the abs and esp light remain lit-up and the handbrake light flickers after a quick stop . I am confused then on how to deal with these lights. I had checked the sensors for abs and l couldn't find anything wrong.

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l had the same problem .please check your electrical connections cables below your passenger seat front for any disconnection. kekana ,south africa from South Africa

Submitted: 13/05/2014 20:04:43 | ID: 95475

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andrew lelliott, Swansea

Volkswagen Caravelle

How do I change the rear wiper arm on the tailgate?

Submitted: 09/05/2014 14:20:24 | ID: 95296

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Stan Hannath, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

I am unable to release the rear seat to roll it forwards or backwards.It worked fine 2 weeks ago but today will not shift.I am uncertain how the mechanism works.Any suggestions ?

Submitted: 19/04/2014 11:20:31 | ID: 94436

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Steve Perry, Neath Port Talbot

Volkswagen Caravelle 1997

I`ve been having issues with the central locking on my Volkswagen Caravelle. When you lock the driver`s door it locks then opens! If you lock the passenger door it stays locked but if you try opening the driver`s door when the car is locked it opens and then goes back to the locked position. The electrics are okay. I have changed over the door lock actuators but the same problem. I have taken off the driver`s door lock assembly but still the same problem. Any ideas? (T4 carravelle)

Submitted: 21/03/2014 14:20:45 | ID: 63187

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Vusimuzi Nkuta, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle 1996

Will a T4 2.5 Tdi engine fit on a 1996 Volkswagen Caravelle 2.6?

Submitted: 14/03/2014 11:57:00 | ID: 62786

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