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Jerry makori, Kenya

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hey, I have Volkswagen caravelle 1996 model 2.5L petrol but won't start, what's the problem, kindly I need help.

Submitted: 22/03/2017 20:56:59 | ID: 140084

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Ashley, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

Can't start keeps soaking the spark plugs with petrol

Submitted: 22/03/2017 14:51:37 | ID: 140076

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Ronnie, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

Please help out..what causes my 2.5 microbus smoke white when the engine is hot

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Petrol and diesel engines water entering the cylinders due to a faulty head gasket, diesel engine can also make white smoke by excess fuel being injected and not being ignited. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 08/03/2017 15:58:30 | ID: 139648

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Mnoneleli, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

My 2.5 caravelle is having a hard start.sometimes it starts without any difficulties. I had changed the electric fuel py.p but still the same. I would want to know exactly as to what is the problem. Port elizabeth

Submitted: 21/02/2017 18:27:07 | ID: 139097

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Mongezi, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

My carravelle 2.6 does not want to idle, it sounds as if there is no oil but I just put 5 litres of oil. When trying to select gear number one, it gets stuck and sometimes gets stuck when im trying to select gear number two! Please advise, as I do not know what to do anymore. Your feedback would be very much appreciated

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What in the name of goodness have you done? If you let your engine run that low on oil then it will be seriously damaged and once it's damaged,, it is too late just to pour oil into it. You appear to have a separate query about your gearbox/transmission which I have no answer to. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 01/02/2017 12:06:23 | ID: 138593

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theo, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi, i have a 1999 2.6 Caravelle, it is keeping out white smoke from the exhaust after a few minutes it stops. it has no power at all especially when it comes to hills. Could you please assist.

Submitted: 19/01/2017 13:22:27 | ID: 138241

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Paul, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

1994 2.5l 5cyl K Jetronic petrol. Engine miss-firing. Changed plugs,plug leads, distributor cap, rotor, coil and electronic control. Checked petrol primary and control pressure and injector spray pattern and volume. changed petrol pump, now about to change petrol filter. Any other thoughts ?

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Camshaft/Crankshaft position sensor? Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 17/01/2017 10:08:53 | ID: 138183

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Paul, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

Caravelle 2.5 1994 5 cyl. engine misfiring. See Gordons question below. Anybody able to solve this ?

Submitted: 08/01/2017 11:03:21 | ID: 137927

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dudley, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

I have a 2.3 kombi that randomly cuts out then stars again sometimes by itself i have replaced all ignition related items please help !

Submitted: 17/12/2016 08:36:43 | ID: 137411

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Mmetli, Botswana

Volkswagen Caravelle

1) Hi, i am driving a Caravelle 2.6i (2003 model), its speed does not go beyond 100km/h, maybe to help further with information, this vehicle has been packed since 2012. 2) The other question is where can i get spares for this vehicle in south africa because from dealership they dont supply them much. its a struggle.

Submitted: 14/12/2016 08:27:08 | ID: 137371

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Gordon, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

Caravelle 2.5 is misfiring.tested all electronics..all in order. Fitted new injectors.still have same problem.can u. Compression up to specs.can you recommend something else.?

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your distributor rotor may be leaking the spark to two cylinders try to change it it happens to mine once i changed the rotor . e vondo from Zimbabwe

Same. Gets worse as it heats up. Changed HT coil, Electronic module, distributor rotor and cap, and HT lead from coil to cap. Strong spark on all leads and no discernable variation when removing plug leads individually. Checked warm up pressure from WUR (K jetronic ) 1 bar cold and 4 bar warm. Petrol volume from injectors is regular and equal. Head was overhauled 8 months ago but now suspect sticking valve ??? Will report any success. Paul from South Africa

Submitted: 10/12/2016 16:25:35 | ID: 137295

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Gilbert, Essex

Volkswagen Caravelle

VW Caravelle 1999 2.5 TDI Auto. Hi! My t4 having a problem with starting its start only for few seconds then cut off. I changes the 109 and 103 relay but still doing the same thing, glow plug its fine no other light in the dash board. Is this could be a crank sensor? Can any one help? Pls!

Submitted: 07/12/2016 10:26:21 | ID: 137219

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Greg, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

what fuel consumption can i get from a 2.6i carravelle?

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10KM PER 1 LITRE OF GAS e vondo from Zimbabwe

Submitted: 22/10/2016 18:38:33 | ID: 136154

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simon, Oxfordshire

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi, I have a vw t4 2.4 automatic diesel caravelle 1995 model. I have a problem where the bus doesn't reverse once reverse gear is selected, the van drives fine in drive mode. I have checked the oil and it was low and very brown/burnt. I have taken the sump off the gearbox as well as the filter. I'm hoping a new filter and the appropriate gearbox oil will sort the problem out. Can any one advise please.

Submitted: 14/08/2016 18:18:15 | ID: 134362

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david Peebles, Perth and Kinross

Volkswagen Caravelle

I am driving a vw caravelle automatic1996 2.5 petrol.gear selector seems to be testing strangely.I have to press in button at side of selector to get park, neutral reverse,drive but do not require this to select3rd,2nd,1st.Any thoughts?

Submitted: 07/08/2016 20:19:36 | ID: 134182

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Fanie Scheffers, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi there, im driving a 2006 Caravelle 2.5 TDI 128 Kw Auto / Sometimes it will jump between 5th and 6th gear. when doing this the kick down doesn't work properly too. I then just pull over, switch the engine off, remove the key. when I start and drive again everything works fine. Any suggestions? Fanie from Mafikeng /South Africa

Submitted: 02/08/2016 12:43:01 | ID: 134046

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Brian, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

I just overhauled my 2.3i microbus but now its using too much petrol n taking of black smoke from the exhaust n it switches off while driving.please help

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Dyno tune it Laniboy from South Africa

Submitted: 05/07/2016 23:17:28 | ID: 133284

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anthony pritchett, Luton

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi My Rear Air Fan Works But No Air Comes Out The Vents Of My T5 Shuttle

Submitted: 21/06/2016 18:48:34 | ID: 132855

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Juliana, Namibia

Volkswagen Caravelle

VW Caravelle Kombi 1995 has oil in the water tank

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Could this be a head gasket issue? Philip Gray from Greater Manchester

first test your oil cooler it might be leaking e vondo from Zimbabwe

Submitted: 31/05/2016 09:52:40 | ID: 132179

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Milani, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

I have a prblm with my 2.5 caravelle the oil goes to the water tank and when I check the top gasket the is no water I dnt know whts the prblm cn you help

Submitted: 05/05/2016 18:13:00 | ID: 131199

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larry, Cornwall

Volkswagen Caravelle

I have a caravelle 2007 and want to replace the bottom sliding door bracket. Does anybody have any instructions or pictures regarding this bit of parts changing?

Submitted: 18/04/2016 14:20:24 | ID: 130543

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Charlie, Berkshire

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi On tick over I sometimes lose vac on brakes not all the time just now and again and with engine cold. Any ideas

Submitted: 01/04/2016 21:52:53 | ID: 129805

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Dirk, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi I had a vw caravelle 1994 model with a 2.6i adv enjoin I overhraul the enjin but nou its seems as it pour to much fuel threw the injectors and it had a black smoke any way that one can set injectors not spraying to much fuel?

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Hi. Had the same problem. Overhauled engin but when startup, ruff idling and black smoke from exhaust. Go to dielel electric and buy two new temperature switches. In yr engin compartment there are two sensors, top one with dour wires and bottom one with two wires. Replace the two sensors Before replacing, disconnect the battry trminals. Insert the sensors, connect the four four wire plakkie(top) and the two wire plakkie(botyom). Conect the battery. And start. Let it idle for a while. Computer will do the corect reading. U should be god to go. Mine purs like a happy cat. Nige from South Africa

Submitted: 16/02/2016 11:18:04 | ID: 127688

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shaun, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

IAM DRIVING A 2.3i MICROBUS MODEL 2002,WHEN I START THE CAR THE IDILING IS VERY HIGH THEN GOES DOWN THEN UP AGAIN,WELL THE CAR IS BASICALLY REVING ITSELF GOING UP AND DOWN,THEN WHEN YOU DRIVE THE CAR IT JACKS,ONCE ITS HOT IDLING GOES BACK TO NORMAL AND DRIVES WELL,WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM?THANK YOU

Submitted: 06/02/2016 15:55:40 | ID: 127212

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Bakre Femi A, Nigeria

Volkswagen Caravelle

1 the engine kills the spark plugs and black carbon formed on them 2. the vehicle smokes and consume fuel Please help. thanks

Submitted: 12/01/2016 10:02:14 | ID: 125985

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Bakre Femi A, Nigeria

Volkswagen Caravelle

1. Hello. The engine is killing the spark plugs and block carbon formed on the plug. 2. The vehicle also smokes despite the change of the brainbox Please help with solutions. thanks

Submitted: 12/01/2016 08:41:54 | ID: 125981

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Ruben, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

I have 2007 caravelle 2.5 T5. It looses power wilst driving. It feels like something pulls it backwards and the it becomes difficult to accelerate. I changed all filters and oil. Please help

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Hi Ruben, I had what sounds like to be the same problem. It turned out that the vacuum hoses/pipes that are rubber to the turbo have perished & over time become very thin.They are sucked closed when the turbo kicks in, causing the power to drop off completely.I replaced the (inexpensive) hoses & the problem has gone away. Good luck. Jon Levine from South Africa

Submitted: 05/12/2015 20:19:38 | ID: 124389

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keith proctor, West Yorkshire

Volkswagen Caravelle

I have a leak, the carpet is wet behind the passenger seat

Submitted: 19/11/2015 11:27:21 | ID: 123693

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Bezette, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi! I bought my caravelle 1995 without alarm remote but the alarm works. Where can I buy the remote?

Submitted: 26/10/2015 06:51:24 | ID: 122730

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Liesje, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

I have a caravelle 2.5 b 1990 modell where do i check the gear box oil or fill it up

Submitted: 04/10/2015 09:01:23 | ID: 121947

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mpho, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi I drive a microbus Caravelle 2.6 . I stopped switched it off then when I started it again it went dead ,tried again still the same the third time it managed to start but had black smoke from exhaust . But it was idling as if I'm running out of petrol. Changed petrol pumps still the same but this time it idles only for three seconds as if the petrol is not supplying. Please help.

Submitted: 18/09/2015 21:05:55 | ID: 121345

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Alvin, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi. I have the south African 1994 vw carevelle,2.6i petrol engine. I want to know if the valves will touch pistons if the cambelt breaks. Thanks.

Submitted: 26/08/2015 10:43:28 | ID: 120357

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Alvin, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi. I have the south African 1994 vw carevelle,2.6i petrol engine. I want to know if the valves will touch pistons if the cambelt breaks. Thanks.

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1997 microbus 2.6i how to replace accelerator cable and timing degrees Call Hendricks from Warrington

1997 microbus 2.6i how to replace accelerator cable and timing degrees Call Hendricks from Warrington

IVE GOT A VW PASSAT 18T 20V YEAR 2003 had for 2 years NOW BUT THE PROBLEM IM HAVING IS wHEN THE ENGINE IS HOT SITTING AT TRAFFICE LIGHTS ITS PINKING I WAS TOLD BY RAC THEIR IS AIR GETTING IN TO THE INJECTORS WERE IS THE INJECTORS ON KEITH from Greater London

IVE GOT A VW PASSAT 18T 20V YEAR 2003 had for 2 years NOW BUT THE PROBLEM IM HAVING IS wHEN THE ENGINE IS HOT SITTING AT TRAFFICE LIGHTS ITS PINKING I WAS TOLD BY RAC THEIR IS AIR GETTING IN TO THE INJECTORS WERE IS THE INJECTORS ON KEITH from Greater London

Submitted: 26/08/2015 10:43:23 | ID: 120356

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Alvin, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi. I have the south African 1994 vw carevelle,2.6i petrol engine. I want to know if the valves will touch pistons if the cambelt breaks. Thanks.

Submitted: 26/08/2015 10:43:15 | ID: 120355

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Alvin, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi. I have the south African 1994 vw carevelle,2.6i petrol engine. I want to know if the valves will touch pistons if the cambelt breaks. Thanks.

Submitted: 26/08/2015 10:42:55 | ID: 120354

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Alvin, South Africa

Volkswagen Caravelle

Hi. I have the south African 1994 vw carevelle,2.6i petrol engine. I want to know if the valves will touch pistons if the cambelt breaks. Thanks.

Submitted: 26/08/2015 10:42:46 | ID: 120353

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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?

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my 2.6i microbus over head and blow the water bottle cap, did sub assembly on block did the head replace every thing water pump, oil pump, thermostat just drove it 5 Km then it over head what can i check and do to prevent it from over head the fan run and tested. where does the sensors sit that working the fan . Hold the the pips that go to the radiator one is very hot and the other one is cold will that be a problem Ben from South Africa

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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