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Alan, Highland

Volkswagen Crafter

The comfort/body ecu has packed in on the van but I can't access back to get my tools out is there a way to bypass it thanks

Submitted: 06/02/2016 17:45:15 | ID: 127217

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Simon, West Midlands

Volkswagen Crafter

Hi, Could anybody tell me why the Crafters have no back step? We are a Parcel delivery company and we have Drivers who think the height can make a an of issue. Thanks

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I suspect this is one for the designers, mate R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 05/02/2016 16:32:23 | ID: 127178

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Kim, Staffordshire

Volkswagen Crafter

Hi all, We have a crafter that has issues with its brakes, as in they were very unresponsive and the van even rolled on a hill when it was fully loaded. After being told it needed new brake discs and pads on the rear wheels and handbrake shoes by 2 separate garages, i put my hand in my pocket and paid out, but i'm still no further forward. The braking is now spongy and the disc brakes are burning hot to the point they are nearly glowing after just a few miles. The fuel consumption is drastically different from how it was before, i'm using nearly twice as much fuel. I'm told it hasn't got a load bearing sensor so it cant be that either. The braking system feels like its sticking on but i'm told its not. Any advice would be much appreciated

Submitted: 04/02/2016 11:42:22 | ID: 127119

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Jane, Surrey

Volkswagen Crafter

I have replaced the steering rack 3 times with a brand new rack (not genuine) and pump once in a vw crafter 2011, after fitting the new racks the power steering works for a day or two and then it fails again. The 3rd rack was from a different manufacturers but failed in exactly the same way. Please can you shine any light on this? Thanks.

Submitted: 01/02/2016 22:06:39 | ID: 127018

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john spencer, Dorset

Volkswagen Crafter

Hi, new here but thought i might say hello, i have just bought a 2009 2.5 lwb diesel crafter that i am about to start working on, i am looking for a full length wind out awning, a set of 20" alloy wheels and tyres, a towbar that will incorporate a step, and a lot more bit's and pieces as i go along, hopefully i am in the right place to gain some help and some parts. john. i also have a 2007 lwb T5 with 191 bhp and lots of good stuff that i will be selling on if anyone might be interested .

Submitted: 31/01/2016 10:47:07 | ID: 126942

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Keith Kirby, Surrey

Volkswagen Crafter

Where is the battery or the emergency battery charging connectors. For an 06 registration high top extra long cab version? Many thanks Keith

Submitted: 30/01/2016 20:31:38 | ID: 126926

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Brendan, Donegal

Volkswagen Crafter

I have a two litre crafter year 2012 with 90000 miles..It has started to loose a little water we have pressure tested but can not find a leak there is no sign of white smoke when it starts

Submitted: 22/01/2016 17:40:29 | ID: 126539

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john, Conwy

Volkswagen Crafter

Hi I have a problem with my 2009 crafter when i accelerate it dies on me and won't pick up I have fitted new injectors and EGR it seems better but it still loses power can anyone help

Submitted: 21/01/2016 18:33:02 | ID: 126505

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Stephen, West Midlands

Volkswagen Crafter

How do I reset the facia clock

Submitted: 08/01/2016 10:44:14 | ID: 125733

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GARY, Kent

Volkswagen Crafter

Error Code on dash LA17. VW CRAFTER 2.5 diesel turbo 2006 lab high top. This prob occurs whether or not I been driving 2 hours or 2 mins. Drives fine until I have to slow down for any reason and sped up again. Engine cuts out and I get the glow plug sign light up on dash display and error code LA17' only thing I can do is turn ignition off and on again whilst moving and error code stays on and flashing for about two minutes then all is back to normal- If anyone knows how I get this fault corrected without having to spend millions I would be very grateful

Submitted: 27/12/2015 11:28:33 | ID: 125181

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Craig, Gwent

Volkswagen Crafter

I have a vw crafter 2012 mwb , only recently I have water coming in on the passengers side the seat belt is soaking wet when it is pulled out after it has been raining even when the vehicle has been stationary I've checked the seals on the roof and around the doors , does anyone have any advice on this please . Thanks

Submitted: 15/12/2015 22:03:14 | ID: 124748

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Jarlath Mulholland, County Down

Volkswagen Crafter

Hi guys. I hope someone can help ASAP as I need my problem resolved by 12:00 today... eeeek. I have been having starting problem with my van over the past 3 weeks or so. When I put the key in the ignition all light will come on on dash but when I turn the key all I hear a small click / strike but nothing after this. Sometimes I don't hear the click at all. I have jumped started it on numerous occasions in the past three weeks from the engine battery connections (not from connections on the battery direct from the cab) and have had the battery replaced twice. But now it wont even start on a jump and when the key is turned I get nothing. All earths have been checked and are fine. I have 12.3V at the battery and 14.4 if I connect a jump (from car to engine points.) but nothing. I hope someone can help as I'm getting so many different opinions and clearly not the right one... STARTER MOTOR??? RELAY PROBLEM??? SOLENOID PROBLEM??? THANKS GUYS :)

Submitted: 12/12/2015 02:56:43 | ID: 124614

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jean cocks, Sint Maarten

Volkswagen Crafter

hi my vw crafter keep given me a low fluel presure and change front and rear presure and still get the same reading ! i have clean the intake the EGR sensor ! where do i go from there?

Submitted: 06/12/2015 10:55:41 | ID: 124398

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Phil, Australia

Volkswagen Crafter

My 2007 crafter has broken down can it be towed

Submitted: 02/12/2015 09:23:03 | ID: 124272

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osborne, Kent

Volkswagen Crafter

can anyone tell me why my grafter uses so many bulbs they are not always blowing

Submitted: 10/11/2015 10:36:53 | ID: 123357

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Kurt, Essex

Volkswagen Crafter

Hi whilst driving I am experiancing a loss of power, averaging 55mph & whilst stationary revs limited to 2500rpm. had two mechanics out who cannot find an problem!

Submitted: 16/10/2015 06:32:13 | ID: 122373

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john, North Lanarkshire

Volkswagen Crafter

Hi Anyone got any advice ,my engine management light came on i took it to the garage i use and the fault code was coming up as intermittent fault in the adblue heater, but the mechanic can't make out whether it's coming from thinks it could be the wiring The light coming on has not had any effect on the driving but as the light is on it could be any fault without knowing ayone had this problem or know where i could get a repair kit for it

Submitted: 14/10/2015 19:19:41 | ID: 122325

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Dai, Herefordshire

Volkswagen Crafter

My crafter radio has stopped working but the fuse is ok, the one under the glove box, is there any other fuses for the radio. It started to stop but when I turned the eNine off it would reset but not anymore.

Submitted: 06/10/2015 20:59:45 | ID: 122057

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Vicky, South Africa

Volkswagen Crafter

I have a 2009 VW crafter BJk engine, and it had an engine problem where it burned one valve together with its piston, and we replaced the piston,serviced cylinder head, cylinder head gasket and put in another injectors from another crafter. It drove for 80 km and did the same problem, burned the same valve with its piston. Please help as to what could the cause be?

Submitted: 02/10/2015 19:52:18 | ID: 121891

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EUGENE, Surrey

Volkswagen Crafter

Hi yesterday aftr doing about 10 miles from cold start, The RED RADIATOR ICON has come on the dashboard, today it is on from start up after about 30 seconds. The radiator to up bottle is at the correct level. Can't seem to find what els this icon might relate to other then radiator fluid level. Any other thoughts/advice please. If it could be a faulty sensor can anyone advice where it is located, as no wires going to the actual radiator. Thanks

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I have exactly the same problem, you know at least a problem? Arthur from Northumberland

I have exactly the same problem, you know at least a problem? Arthur from Northumberland

The reason why the radiator light comes on is because it's sensitive when their isn't enough antifreeze in it , my been on for about 2 years trolling the Internet for answers and nobody seems to know so I went to wv spoke to the parts guy and he told me that what it was, yeah I laughed as well so I did it and it hasn't been on since 6 months so try it before you go and buy parts you don't need, good luck?? Courtenay from South Yorkshire

The reason why the radiator light comes on is because it's sensitive when their isn't enough antifreeze in it , my been on for about 2 years trolling the Internet for answers and nobody seems to know so I went to wv spoke to the parts guy and he told me that what it was, yeah I laughed as well so I did it and it hasn't been on since 6 months so try it before you go and buy parts you don't need, good luck?? Courtenay from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 02/10/2015 07:46:51 | ID: 121869

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tebogo radikoro, Botswana

Volkswagen Crafter

1.kindly i am asking why my crafter have a tapping sound that disappears in 5 seconds 2.my crafter now does not accelerate

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The tapping sound might be oil pump synchronization if the engine has ever been opened from the bottom... do this when you start it in the morning. 1.start then immediately switch off to oil it. 2. start it, then it will be fine. note that if that tapping sound happens everyday. you are soon to open the engine and replace a lot of stuff... regarding the acceleration issue, i cant think of anything. Hope this helps. Tiro from Botswana

The tapping sound might be oil pump synchronization if the engine has ever been opened from the bottom... do this when you start it in the morning. 1.start then immediately switch off to oil it. 2. start it, then it will be fine. note that if that tapping sound happens everyday. you are soon to open the engine and replace a lot of stuff... regarding the acceleration issue, i cant think of anything. Hope this helps. Tiro from Botswana

Submitted: 29/09/2015 17:25:49 | ID: 121775

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Tlali, South Africa

Volkswagen Crafter

Hi, my crafter minibus was running with V8 lexus engine, I took it out recently and put crafter engine in, but now turbo does not boost when driving, only boost when the bus is idling, what could be the problem, help Tlali from south Africa

Submitted: 27/09/2015 10:17:10 | ID: 121679

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Tony, Bristol

Volkswagen Crafter

Looking for bug guard for my van in chrome and what's my van called in the u s a

Submitted: 25/09/2015 13:26:13 | ID: 121620

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Sean Sharp, Bedfordshire

Volkswagen Crafter

Hi I have a crafter cr35 163 the esp light is on all the time any ideas.

Submitted: 19/09/2015 15:49:19 | ID: 121371

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cornilius, Staffordshire

Volkswagen Crafter

07 crafter. New egr temp sensor pro cleaned dpf. Ive spenat £2.500 AND STILL NO CHANGE DPF LIGHT COMES ON THEN CURLY FLASHING LIGHT THEN ENG MANAGEMENT LIGHT. SHORT BURSTS OF LIGHT BLUE SMOKE USING OIL 1LTR PER 300/400km Wont exceed 70mph. This van has crippled me Hire vans Week after week Loss of business Garage cost. Stuck with van that just consumes money rapid Whats the anser . Can someone please shed some light on this dark black hole Thanks Neil

Submitted: 04/09/2015 18:03:01 | ID: 120781

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Eugen, Lincolnshire

Volkswagen Crafter

Hi,anybody knows where the sensor tyre pressure is located? Crafter 35 2.5 diesel 136 bhp.Thanks

Submitted: 25/08/2015 22:47:47 | ID: 120340

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Barry Stalder, Berkshire

Volkswagen Crafter

Hi there, I've recently purchased a 2014 be crafter and the time on the dash and the stereo are wrong and I just don't seem to be able to find how you change it. I may be being slightly slow but if anyone could help would be appreciated.

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Hi, turn key to on postion before start , on the clocks in front of driver, press m button 3 times , The time hour will start to flash, then use opposing buttons at right hand side of clocks with + - to change time, press m again for next option. If you go past the digit you require, eg. Seconds Just press the m button to reapeat process brian from Fife

Hi, turn key to on postion before start , on the clocks in front of driver, press m button 3 times , The time hour will start to flash, then use opposing buttons at right hand side of clocks with + - to change time, press m again for next option. If you go past the digit you require, eg. Seconds Just press the m button to reapeat process brian from Fife

The time is below mileometer, under trip counter btw, Sorry I forgot to mention that as with mine 2015 crafter clock change at red digital display Also changes time on radio automatic brian from Fife

Submitted: 25/08/2015 09:24:47 | ID: 120308

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Ebere uduogu, Nigeria

Volkswagen Crafter

Write your question here...pls i am a mechanic, the vw crafter was brought to me to check on the silencer...the silencer was blocked, after losing it out to check on it then trying to fix it back on the process the silencer got to touch the kick starter wire and it sparked light after that i was unable to start i have tried my best all to avail pls i need help i will appreciate thanks.

Submitted: 23/08/2015 17:39:38 | ID: 120224

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Peter Barrett, Lincolnshire

Volkswagen Crafter

I Have just Brought this van to use for work, and I have found that when you are not moving it is so hard or cannot move the steering. As you start to move the steering starts to get a little easier, but is still a little heavy. when open the filler bottle it bubbles up slightly and keeps doing it. Is this normal and also would the problem be the Power Steering Pump, for the fluid not Circulating round and working right..... Can any body please help if they have had this issue before...

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Hi, it sounds like air in system or could also be wrong fluid, loose belt/tensionar or steering pump brian from Fife

Depending on the year You may have a faulty alternator pulley They have a free wheel mode so to speak when faulty they dont turn the psp at the correct speed hence the stiff action Had this fault several times 10 on models tony from Blackburn with Darwen

Depending on the year You may have a faulty alternator pulley They have a free wheel mode so to speak when faulty they dont turn the psp at the correct speed hence the stiff action Had this fault several times 10 on models tony from Blackburn with Darwen

Submitted: 07/08/2015 17:42:23 | ID: 119459

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David, South Africa

Volkswagen Crafter

How do I remove a v/w crafter 2.0 TDI ALTERNATOR. it seems very complicated because the space to work is very limited.

Submitted: 04/08/2015 21:00:25 | ID: 119339

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Anthony, Merseyside

Volkswagen Crafter

Battery has gone on the van. I can't unlock the doors to get into the vehicle.

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I had this problem. Get a slave battery and connect to earth and starter input from battery. With quite low power/current your fob will activate central locking and get you into vehicle. You can now release bonnet an connect jump leads to 2 points for the purpose. Robert from Cardiff

I had this problem. Get a slave battery and connect to earth and starter input from battery. With quite low power/current your fob will activate central locking and get you into vehicle. You can now release bonnet an connect jump leads to 2 points for the purpose. Robert from Cardiff

Submitted: 21/07/2015 09:18:05 | ID: 118714

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alan, Hampshire

Volkswagen Crafter

2012 vw crafter where is the glow plug relay located

Submitted: 19/07/2015 07:38:10 | ID: 118621

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wortley, Middlesex

Volkswagen Crafter

HI, HOW TO GET AT AND REPLACE RELAY SWITCH? THANK YOU.

Submitted: 16/07/2015 10:55:55 | ID: 118508

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jack, Australia

Volkswagen Crafter

looking for location oil filer tx

Submitted: 04/07/2015 09:14:26 | ID: 118029

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Edgar, Venezuela

Volkswagen Crafter

Saludos ... y muchas gracias por eata oportunidad de ayuda. El problema de mi crafter 2008 es que no enciende, luego de pasar la llave de encender el motor de arranque gira el.motor pero no enciende el crafter. Me ducen que es un inyector pero para cambiar hay q cambiar todos los 5 inyector. Por favor si puede ayudar. Gracias. ?

Submitted: 01/07/2015 12:56:13 | ID: 117888

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Bill Collom, Kent

Volkswagen Crafter

horn not working

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Hi, I bought crafter minibus 35 running with V8 lexus engine,now I have put back its original crafter engine, but turbo doesn't boost while running, only boost when idling, what could be the problem? Tlali from South Africa

Hi, I bought crafter minibus 35 running with V8 lexus engine,now I have put back its original crafter engine, but turbo doesn't boost while running, only boost when idling, what could be the problem? Tlali from South Africa

Submitted: 23/06/2015 15:26:51 | ID: 117596

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Bill Collom, Kent

Volkswagen Crafter

horn not working

Submitted: 23/06/2015 15:24:55 | ID: 117595

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richard, Pembrokeshire

Volkswagen Crafter

Problem with ABS,ESP WARNING LIGHTS on dash on VW Crafter 2012. Diagnosed with texa and saying front left wheel speed sensor -wrong type sensor fitted. In live parameters showing reading of 513 kph constantly weather your moving or stationary but all other wheels reading normal. Any ideas please??

Submitted: 22/06/2015 21:35:34 | ID: 117570

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kevin, Cheshire

Volkswagen Crafter

hi I have a 2014 vw crafter have just done a oil change but I don't know how to get rid of the message change oil now have looked on you tube but it shows you use the M and 0 button I have a picture of two droplets and a 0 button the old sprinter method does not work any ideas would be a god send pls help

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You need vw odis nothing else will reset,as it's done in two stages.i have the equipment I'm based in Leeds g.s diagnostics from Yorkshire

You need vw odis nothing else will reset,as it's done in two stages.i have the equipment I'm based in Leeds g.s diagnostics from Yorkshire

Submitted: 10/06/2015 20:06:11 | ID: 117048

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gary moxon, Derbyshire

Volkswagen Crafter

hi i am having vibrating problems with my crafter van , thought it was prop shaft problems, but on taking it to garage ,they said that it was not,but could not say for sure. any ideas, has anyone had same problem. i am getting nowhere towards getting this sorted .

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This is the Joint on the Propshaft - common fault - there is a company in Leeds called Dunning and Fairbank that recondition them for £95 + VAT - I don't work for them - I am a van dealer and have had loads of these vans with the same issue, Shahid from Yorkshire

This is the Joint on the Propshaft - common fault - there is a company in Leeds called Dunning and Fairbank that recondition them for £95 + VAT - I don't work for them - I am a van dealer and have had loads of these vans with the same issue, Shahid from Yorkshire

Submitted: 08/06/2015 22:26:41 | ID: 116977

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