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Rohan, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

My van goes into limp mode when and only when the weather is hot. The engine temperature is NOT a factor as the vehicle can be driven for hundreds of kilometres in temperatures below 30c. The fault appears to be directly related to ambient air temperature. Thus far we have replaced all vacuum lines, mass air flow, fuel pump, air cleaner, fuel filter, rotor button, plugs, leads, air temp sensor. Coil has been tested, fuses and relays checked and it has thrown the same fault code, Mass air flow failure to ground.

Submitted: 27/10/2014 13:29:16 | ID: 105186

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Henk, South Africa

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi, I have a 2.5 VW Transporter and in 1st and 2nd gear sometimes there`s no power but in the other gears there is power. I changed the n75 valve. Please help

Submitted: 22/10/2014 20:31:33 | ID: 104996

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Colin falgate, Tyne and Wear

Volkswagen Transporter

Glow plug light is on (flashing) plus engine management on. Possible fault? Cheers

Submitted: 22/10/2014 18:10:39 | ID: 104991

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sherelee, South Africa

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi, I had my windows tinted and when it came back the front passenger side window will go down but will not go back up. I have replaced the switches but it still does that. I would like some suggestions before I go out and purchase a new electric window motor. Please help, thanks

Submitted: 22/10/2014 10:18:59 | ID: 104977

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Simon Walker, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

I have a 1998 2 L petrol, with manual gearbox. When i change gear the revs climb instead of falling as you would expect. Also occasionally it loses power after running without a problem for some time, power loss is usually experienced after running at constant revs for some way. The engine doesn't just die, if you put your foot down the revs drop, however if you leave the pedal where it is it continues to run. This can be corrected by switching off the ignition and restarting. Any ideas??.

Submitted: 10/10/2014 09:59:04 | ID: 104378

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steve, Greater London

Volkswagen Transporter

why does the rev counter sometimes fluctuate between 900 and 1100 revs when van is not moving?its 10 years old and its a vw t5 transporter,im guessing injectors or fuel pump?thanks ,Steve

Submitted: 03/10/2014 18:07:40 | ID: 104014

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tony, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Volkswagen Transporter

My exhaust gas warning light has come on on my T5, is it safe to drive?

Submitted: 28/09/2014 20:11:02 | ID: 103767

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nick, France

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi, I am looking to find the indicator relay on a caravelleT3 firts regisrtered in germany 1987. I Have checked on relay board to the left of driving position(left hand drive) and behind glove compartment on right. Where is it?

Submitted: 18/09/2014 15:07:47 | ID: 103253

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yusuf, Blackburn with Darwen

Volkswagen Transporter

I have a problom on the speed it's onley go on 60mph

Submitted: 13/09/2014 10:37:36 | ID: 103036

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Marie King, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

Are these Transporters all manual or automatic as I am having a problem with it just going into reverse no forward gears

Submitted: 09/09/2014 08:40:32 | ID: 102838

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Marie King, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi gearbox will only work in reverse no forward gears it is a 1995 model can you suggest cause thanks

Submitted: 09/09/2014 08:32:34 | ID: 102837

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Gary, Devon

Volkswagen Transporter

When I'm driving my van now and again it just loses power. It stays ticking over but when I put my foot on the accelerator nothing happens. If I turn the engine off and on again it works but this is dangerous when I'm driving. Please can someone help me?

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The same has just happened to ours, it was the turbo. Most of the engine was full of carbon. Jackie Storr from Lincolnshire

The same has just happened to ours, it was the turbo. Most of the engine was full of carbon. Jackie Storr from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 31/08/2014 18:51:30 | ID: 102429

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ian muirhead, West Yorkshire

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi I have a 1995 transporter with an automatic gearbox and it will move in reverse but no forward drive ? breakdown guy told me it would be the torque convertor but don't really know anything about them any help would be appreciated

Submitted: 27/08/2014 16:22:21 | ID: 102235

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Alan, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

hi I have my v w transporter on car stands just replaced gearbox . I am trying to test if the gear box is working right I have put it in first gear and I can steel turn the front wheels freely I have put in all gears and steel can turn front wheels freely is that normal on how the gearbox works

Submitted: 27/08/2014 12:26:44 | ID: 102211

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pete, Hampshire

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi. I have a 1.9 diesel 800 T4 and it`s been running fine but it`s cut out twice now and only ticks over properly with the choke out, but sounds rattley now?

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Hi ive just bought a 2.4 vw caravelle and it also knocks exactly the same as you've described it. I think its the ball joint or arm on it as I have advisory on mot. If you know overwise please can you email me or message me. Thanks good luck with it ; ) paul gallagher from Cornwall

Hi ive just bought a 2.4 vw caravelle and it also knocks exactly the same as you've described it. I think its the ball joint or arm on it as I have advisory on mot. If you know overwise please can you email me or message me. Thanks good luck with it ; ) paul gallagher from Cornwall

Submitted: 20/08/2014 17:27:59 | ID: 101827

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stan, Wiltshire

Volkswagen Transporter

I have a knocking noise when I leave my accelerator pedal on my VW Transporter. It happens when the van is moving but only when I leave the accelerator pedal. Could anyone please help me?

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Hi,Sorry to ask a question on an answer page,but did you find what the problem was,I have a 1998 t4 1.9,and it does the same thing gavin darney from Cardiff

Hi,Sorry to ask a question on an answer page,but did you find what the problem was,I have a 1998 t4 1.9,and it does the same thing gavin darney from Cardiff

Submitted: 12/08/2014 07:39:17 | ID: 101364

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roger, Hertfordshire

Volkswagen Transporter

2007 auto minibus 2.5tdi will not start if i replace the onboard supply unit [due to a wiper malfunction], but will start if i swap the units back. note: when i swap the units all the functions work properly except it wont start. Oviously, when i swap back i have only fast speed wipers but it will start. the guy who sold me the unit said he had already reprogrammed iit for my vehicle so it was just a plug in job and that he sells many of these units with never a problem.

Submitted: 11/08/2014 01:04:08 | ID: 101296

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Mark, Bournemouth

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi I am having a problem with my t5 Indicators have stopped working along with the wipers Lights have come up on the dash . Brake light warning ,ABS, & traction controle and intermittent warning buzzer comes on . Any advise please Mark

Submitted: 10/08/2014 17:43:28 | ID: 101280

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tom stainton, Cumbria

Volkswagen Transporter

Rear door indicator flashing open but door is closed where are switches or sensors for rear door one piece lift up door.

Submitted: 08/08/2014 09:54:41 | ID: 101120

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brian simmonds, Norfolk

Volkswagen Transporter

Have a 2001 t4 1900 and has a flashing battery light and sometimes speedometer fuel and temperature and rev counter shuts down then comes back on. Van runs fine and only does it sometimes

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I had exact same symptoms so I'm guessing the regulator on the side of the alternator is malfunctioning. Easy to replace - but DO NOT buy a cheap replacement part off eBay like I did or you may also end up with a fried battery :-(. I learnt the hard way! Barney from Greater Manchester

I had exact same symptoms so I'm guessing the regulator on the side of the alternator is malfunctioning. Easy to replace - but DO NOT buy a cheap replacement part off eBay like I did or you may also end up with a fried battery :-(. I learnt the hard way! Barney from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 05/08/2014 19:49:49 | ID: 100978

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steve nevill, Brighton & Hove

Volkswagen Transporter

I have recently looked at a 1983 vw 1.9 petrol campervan ,one thing that does happen when you turn the ignition on the oil temp gauge shoots to the top with the red light flashing.the mechanic told the owner its a dash out job.Could this be true i want to hear from the experts thanks

Submitted: 03/08/2014 19:21:42 | ID: 100847

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tom stainton, Cumbria

Volkswagen Transporter

Rear door indication shows open on dash flicking on . Door seams shut.where is contacts.

Submitted: 03/08/2014 18:41:26 | ID: 100845

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king, South Africa

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi there My fans run full speed from turning on the ignition, I have changed all three related sensors as per reading the posts and still no luck,,,, I am a bit desperate to find the fault, please help. I'm in South africa, any ideas welcome

Submitted: 02/08/2014 16:10:12 | ID: 100772

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ian boyle, Cardiff

Volkswagen Transporter

hi can anyone help i have a 2010 2.0 tdi 140 caac engine code that is hunting on tickover there are no fault codes the fuel is crystal clear i have replaced fuel filter and no difference .it pulls like a train not in limp and no smoke im stumped has anyone had this faut before

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Hi Ian. I had all sorts of funny things I could not sort out.. Like you I did everything " physical" but I found the answer lay in the "quality of the diesel" even though everything was, clean. So on a very hot day, knowing I would clock up 200 miles I filled an almost empty tank with PREMIUM DIESEL. This cleared all the bugs the engineers could not resolve, burnt out the old cheap diesel deposits the previous owner had accumulated, and now I never use less than premium diesel and it gives better mpg even allowing for higher prices. My T5 enjoys BP, SHELL ESSO in order, but hates anything like supermarket stuff. Hope this helps Christopher McMullen from Bournemouth

Submitted: 26/07/2014 21:45:24 | ID: 100398

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edwin, East Lothian

Volkswagen Transporter

Please can anyone tell me where is the diagnostic port location?

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Hi. My diagnostic port on our T5 is near the bonnet release mechanism, lower right, under the dashboard/ steering wheel. Hope this helps. Christopher McMullen from Bournemouth

Hi. My diagnostic port on our T5 is near the bonnet release mechanism, lower right, under the dashboard/ steering wheel. Hope this helps. Christopher McMullen from Bournemouth

Submitted: 22/07/2014 16:13:56 | ID: 100160

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ali, Cambridgeshire

Volkswagen Transporter

Recently my VW Transporter has been sending what looks like white puffs of smoke while driving, especially at low gear and this occurs for a few minutes and then it`s all fine again. What could this be? Can you help please?

Submitted: 18/07/2014 01:44:28 | ID: 99899

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Irene, West Sussex

Volkswagen Transporter

I am concerned that there could be something wrong with my fuel gauge. I have a VW Transporter Caravelle T4 camper van conversion with a brand new 1.9L low velocity diesel engine. I filled up the tank in February and although it has now done nearly 200 miles since that time, the fuel gauge indicator is still showing the tank to be over three quarters full. That is a fantastic fuel consumption - if the gauge is showing a true reading! I am worried in case the tank is nearly empty but the gauge is not moving - any ideas? Perhaps it is a very economical vehicle, but somehow it seems a bit too good to be true. I would really appreciate any ideas or even confirmation that this is, indeed, the correct consumption.

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Hi. I have a T5 Transporter 20l and to a tank I get 600 miles driving on motorway @60mph. I'm averaging 50 mpg Tony from City of Nottingham

Hi Irene, I have a 1992 T4 probably similar to yours but with the 2.4D engine, the fuel gauge reads in the top quarter until I've done about 400-500km, I think the accuracy of the gauge is the problem rather than anything major with your van's engine. I don't let my van run empty, I fill when it gets down to the last quarter, it usually takes about 60 litres and calculations based on fuel used from full against the distance travelled. Wayne from Finland

Hi Irene, I have a 1992 T4 probably similar to yours but with the 2.4D engine, the fuel gauge reads in the top quarter until I've done about 400-500km, I think the accuracy of the gauge is the problem rather than anything major with your van's engine. I don't let my van run empty, I fill when it gets down to the last quarter, it usually takes about 60 litres and calculations based on fuel used from full against the distance travelled. Wayne from Finland

Submitted: 05/07/2014 18:37:55 | ID: 99043

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Stephen Mungai, Kenya

Volkswagen Transporter

My van had an automatic gear box problem which was very expensive to replace at the VW dealer and I decided to buy another van that had an engine that was damaged. I removed the manual gearbox from the van and fitted it on the other van which was automatic, but since then while driving the engine shuts down randomly. I have replaced the ecu from the manual van, crank shaft sensor but no change. Please help?

Submitted: 29/06/2014 17:34:33 | ID: 98685

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Alex, City of York

Volkswagen Transporter

My speedometer is not working. What is causing the problem?

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Chances are when taking the wheel off, CV joints off, etc, the odometer cable has been detached. What model is your Transporter? I had this problem on my T25 (1988) - the odometer cable runs through the centre of the passenger side front wheel - in removing my front wheel the mechanic lost the split pin that holds the cable in place. In time in fell out. Cheap to repair if this is the case. Not sure about the fuel thing though... Stuart from Greater London

Chances are when taking the wheel off, CV joints off, etc, the odometer cable has been detached. What model is your Transporter? I had this problem on my T25 (1988) - the odometer cable runs through the centre of the passenger side front wheel - in removing my front wheel the mechanic lost the split pin that holds the cable in place. In time in fell out. Cheap to repair if this is the case. Not sure about the fuel thing though... Stuart from Greater London

Submitted: 28/06/2014 14:24:55 | ID: 98612

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Alex, City of York

Volkswagen Transporter

The I sent it to one of motor mechanics to replace cv and front shocks, now speedmeter and fuel not working what can be the problem or the cause for that

Submitted: 28/06/2014 14:09:22 | ID: 98606

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Andrew, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

How do I fix noisy front brakes in my T5 Transporter? I have had them done 3 times now and they`re still noisy and clunking? (It is a T5. I just couldn't select it on your questionnaire)

Submitted: 17/06/2014 08:52:11 | ID: 97863

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wayne, West Midlands

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi guys. I have a flashing oil light on the dash (not on start up, just when I start to drive). Any ideas please fellas? Kind regards, Wayne (2010 2000cc swb)

Submitted: 16/06/2014 23:10:15 | ID: 97846

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Leo, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

My friend fills gasoline in the tank and the engine after that does not work. Please help me how to drain the gasoline out. Thanks

Submitted: 15/06/2014 22:40:51 | ID: 97756

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kenny, County Fermanagh

Volkswagen Transporter

please how can i get igntion code number for new key please thanks

Submitted: 14/06/2014 22:12:25 | ID: 97693

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a.j.purchase, Cumbria

Volkswagen Transporter

Problem suddenly started with changing from 1st to 2nd gear having a dead spot on power between gears before turbo kicks in with a lurch then from 2nd to 3rd the revs don't drop off when foot is off to shift between gears! was initially told it was fuel to which we put shell in but to no avail also some injector cleaner which has made no difference either, now its been suggested it may be a split/hole in the turbo pipes! any other suggestions I could try?

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In first and second gear my VW beetle seems like it's losing power once it gets going it's like nothing ever happened. Jerry from United States of America

In first and second gear my VW beetle seems like it's losing power once it gets going it's like nothing ever happened. Jerry from United States of America

Submitted: 23/05/2014 21:31:39 | ID: 96020

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G buckley, Somerset

Volkswagen Transporter

When the ASR light comes on my van won't start. Any ideas please?

Submitted: 09/05/2014 12:44:54 | ID: 95293

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Geraldine Summers, Bristol

Volkswagen Transporter

Volkswagen Transporter 2003 My VW Transporter was in a garage for repair to the rear driver side. When I picked it up the dash board instruments including speedometer, mileage display etc are no longer working. I have now been told it is the circuit board and it will need to be replaced, as the power is going to the unit but it isn't working. Any ideas about this problem and whether it is it just a coincidence that it happened while undergoing other repairs? Thanks

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was there any welding done? Its possible they damaged it, if they did not take precautions. bbg from Cambridgeshire

was there any welding done? Its possible they damaged it, if they did not take precautions. bbg from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 14/04/2014 19:59:50 | ID: 94218

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Shirley woods, Devon

Volkswagen Transporter

Does anyone know if there is any problems if you do not replace gates & freewheel couplings. VW advise to have this done at 120,0000 miles .Anyone out there had any bad experiences.

Submitted: 11/04/2014 18:16:31 | ID: 94102

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Paul Leaford, Essex

Volkswagen Transporter 1994

I have a problem with the cigarette lighter on my Volkswagen Transporter keeps blowing the fuse. I bought a new one but still have the same problem. Any ideas please?

Submitted: 08/04/2014 15:47:59 | ID: 93973

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Gary Walton, Lancashire

Volkswagen Transporter 2010

I have a Volkswagen Transporter T5. My problem is the glow plug comes on and the vehicle lacks any power and struggles to get past 60 mph. What can I do about this please?

Submitted: 01/04/2014 11:43:54 | ID: 93746

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