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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

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

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?

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

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Simon, Did you ever find the answer to this? I am having the SAME problems and can't find any answers.. Jenn from Australia

Simon, Did you ever find the answer to this? I am having the SAME problems and can't find any answers.. Jenn from Australia

Hey guys, try to replace all your spark plugs. It should cure the problem. Robert, Sydney, Australia Robert from Australia

Hey guys, try to replace all your spark plugs. It should cure the problem. Robert, Sydney, Australia Robert from Australia

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?

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Check the hydrolic fluid. this should sort you out. Gewan from South Africa

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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