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Clive, City of Nottingham

Volkswagen Transporter

My key. Will not even light the dash board so can't start at all help

Submitted: 02/09/2016 22:30:47 | ID: 134863

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bodmas, Nigeria

Volkswagen Transporter

h ello my Volkswagen transporter T4 bus has been given me a persistent problem of timing belt. in the last two weeks the timing belt cut 5times and each time it cuts it bends more than five valves, this problem has been so worrying that I'm thinking of putting my bus on for sale. if there's any help you can render on what could be the cause of incessant cutting of timing belt I'll gladly appreciate. Need to add that I've explored many options adviced by my mechanic including changing the pulley and the top cylinder, the problem still persists wish to hear from you soonest!

Submitted: 27/08/2016 07:36:48 | ID: 134685

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Martin, Devon

Volkswagen Transporter

Hello I'm having a problem with my sliding door is says it's constantly open on my dash board even when shut

Submitted: 18/08/2016 20:14:39 | ID: 134455

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Matthew johnson, West Yorkshire

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi have a T30 140bhp and basicly it will not go over 75mph . Thought it had a limiter fitted but apparently has not. Any ideas thanks

Submitted: 06/08/2016 08:11:05 | ID: 134140

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Jacqueline Fusco, Cornwall

Volkswagen Transporter

I have 1995 T4 with 2.5 petrol auto. I went to fit a new coil and there seem to be 2 coils in series - one connected to the distributor cap and is joined by plug to second one which is wired into the vehicles electrical system. Is this a proper system or has a previous owner done a Heath Robinson mod? Appreciate any help

Submitted: 03/08/2016 19:47:30 | ID: 134096

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rob, Greater London

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi I have a 08 transporter 1.9 tdi. I had to change the engine so i brought one from an 06 thinking they would be the same but now it's not starting. I put it on a computer and it says crankshaft sensor so I've brought one but haven't fitted it yet as I need it pined to fit in. I was told that I might need a ecu for the 06 because they run on a different firing pattern? Does anyone have any experience on this or no any experts that they can recommend. I live in south London. Thanks in advance.

Submitted: 30/07/2016 21:05:29 | ID: 133978

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David Thorold , Peterborough

Volkswagen Transporter

vw 2007 swb Ive had this van from new as my work van , then converted it to my camper / wk ender 3 yrs ago , last night the speedo, rev counter was failing intermitently, The diesel gauge was all over the place and seemed to be affected by braking so as fuel moved around the light came on , plus the handbrake , oil , abs , airbag and engine light came on all within 10 miles , I thought it might be a loose connection to the dash, but then it struggled to run after starting without a problem , the engine fault cleared and i made it home , the dash however is lit up like a christmas tree still , any advice before the Vw dealers empty Wallet

Submitted: 27/07/2016 22:25:09 | ID: 133904

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Chris Breese, Hertfordshire

Volkswagen Transporter

Volkswagen Transporter I have a 1992, 2 litre petrol Volkswagen Transporter camper van for which I need a heat sensor/potentiometer part number 037 906 040, but it is proving VERY hard to find one. I've tried VW and VW Heritage (plus a few others) but I've got nowhere. Can anyone help please?

Submitted: 27/07/2016 15:01:58 | ID: 133892

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Chris Breese, Hertfordshire

Volkswagen Transporter

I have a 1992, 2 litre petrol Volkswagen Transporter camper van for which I need a heat sensor/potentiometer part number 037 906 040, but it is proving VERY hard to find one. I've tried VW and VW Heritage (plus a few others) but I've got nowhere. Can anyone help please?

Submitted: 27/07/2016 14:59:38 | ID: 133891

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Chris Breese, Hertfordshire

Volkswagen Transporter

I need a heat sensor/potentiometer part number 037 906 040 for my old camper van, but it is proving VERY hard to find one. I've tried VW and VW Heritage (plus a few others) but I've got nowhere. Can anyone help please?

Submitted: 27/07/2016 14:55:26 | ID: 133890

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Dean, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

i have a T5 transporter 2006 my high beam arm won't stay in the off position properly , when driving I have to hold my finger on it gently because when I hit a bump the high beams come on , my question is the arm broken ?l

Submitted: 05/07/2016 21:53:46 | ID: 133283

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rudie, Bristol

Volkswagen Transporter

I am having problem with white smoke for out of exhaust it doesn't happen every day it takes a month between showing signs white smoke and when this happen the van shudder do you think you might know what the problem could be?

Submitted: 26/06/2016 16:42:51 | ID: 133019

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sam, South Africa

Volkswagen Transporter

Hello Battery on my VW T5 2007 always flat especially when the engine is cold but once jump started it will run smoothe whole day long but next morning flat again. I put a new battery and new alternator problem still exist. I disconnected the radio still no solution. Some other people are saying it could be coolant system specifically auxiliary water pump. I suspect the pump might be running nonstop after cooling the system....... not sure though Please help with any information that might lead to the solution Regards Sam

Submitted: 23/06/2016 08:30:28 | ID: 132912

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Mark Hale, Swansea

Volkswagen Transporter

Hello I have a 04 plat t5 transporter and have a problem with it the oil light is on the abs light is flashing the brack light is flashing and beeping the Rev counter stops working and the speedo it was just now and again but it's all the time can anyone help me thanks mark

Submitted: 31/05/2016 21:06:52 | ID: 132195

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ANTHONY, Aberdeenshire

Volkswagen Transporter

i have a 2007 tdi volkswagen kombi.the van is completely switch of but parking lights is still on.why

Submitted: 28/04/2016 15:12:08 | ID: 130923

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Dean, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

Fuel gauge reading and rpm gauge working erratically,they will both stop working at the same time

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Drop your fuse box, its on clips. Behind you'll find two lots of orange wires twisted together. Take them out and clean contacts. They're awkward so get some proper Electric contact spray. Spray on plugs then push in and out. Not sure if this is your problem but I did everything on else on mine and this solved it. Hope it helps. Bazza from Newport

Submitted: 15/04/2016 02:49:27 | ID: 130396

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Terry Beard, Derbyshire

Volkswagen Transporter

Do mirrors fold in electrical or do yo have to do them manually on this van.It does not have the folding in icon on the door button so I am presuming that you have to do them manually. Am I right

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Terry that's correct unles you have power folding mirrors and the selector on the switch then it by hand. Eddie from Devon

Submitted: 09/04/2016 22:58:20 | ID: 130174

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mr j haigh, Surrey

Volkswagen Transporter

The plastic clips on top of the front seats that hold headrests in place, what are they called can I get replacements, mine are broken and don't have the plastic bit you push in to release headrest so can't remove to fit seat covers, can you help, thanks,

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It may be worth going to your nearest scrap yard as scrap yards have varieties of cars and im sure the headrest locking clips you require would be cheap and easy to obtain from there....or you could try using a flat head screw driver to act as the clip and push in to release the lock in headrest.....hope this helps Tasha from West Midlands

Submitted: 25/03/2016 18:05:09 | ID: 129461

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Alex, South Africa

Volkswagen Transporter

My T5 TDI is smoking very bad ,which smell bad,it's also difficult to start sometimes in the morning,it's 2.5 kombi 2005,what could be the problem

Submitted: 07/03/2016 20:46:56 | ID: 128692

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Sara edgworth, Northamptonshire

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi Please does anyone know if a turbo diesel head will fit my 1985/86 non turbo 1.6 diesel transporter?! Having no joy finding out so far ?? it's a water cooled. Not many with my engine were made apparently & they're not mentioned at all on some pages I've looked at! Thanks in anticipation! Sara

Submitted: 22/02/2016 20:22:04 | ID: 128031

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Dawn Green, Worcestershire

Volkswagen Transporter

Can you over ride electric sliding doors to use manually instead ? Many thanks

Submitted: 21/02/2016 07:52:28 | ID: 127928

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Arthur, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Volkswagen Transporter

Vehicle runs well, but the horn triggers itself and stays on permanently, the left hand indicator operates and cannot be switched off and when reverse gear is engaged the wipers come on. When the engine is switched off the hazard warning lights came on. What is causing this?

Submitted: 16/02/2016 14:38:56 | ID: 127700

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Tom m, Derbyshire

Volkswagen Transporter

Dead locked the keys in the back of the van :( managed to prize the back door open just enough to get the keys out. But in doing so kind of sprained the back door. It's now got a 3 inch gap at the bottom going to nothing at the top. It's there anyway to get it back to original. Cheers

Submitted: 12/02/2016 15:11:43 | ID: 127476

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Dan, Greater London

Volkswagen Transporter

I have 1992 K reg 2.0 litre petrol vw transporter that was converted to an high top campervan. The clutch has started slipping so because it is an 1992 van does anyone know if the clutch is self adjusting or can be manually adjusted ?

Submitted: 11/02/2016 01:19:52 | ID: 127407

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Steve, South Yorkshire

Volkswagen Transporter

Hello, i hope someone can help me please please please :-) My electric windows have stopped working on my 2007 vw t5. Cant find a fuse, can't find a relay, fitting new switch to drivers door and still non working. Tried reset with key but no luck at all. Any ideas guys ? i carry my dog everywhere with me and she loves fresh air. thank you

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Hi Steve, just curious to know if you solved your problem with your elec. windows on your T5 as I have the same problem on my 2009 T5. What was the cause? Pete Follis from West Midlands

Submitted: 07/02/2016 21:43:46 | ID: 127262

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Dania Ewodage, Bristol

Volkswagen Transporter

Volkswagen T 4 Bus. When kicked, the engine attempts to start and goes off. It is not different when pushed. The Motor Machanics and the Elecrtrician have not been able to help me. The fuel pump and electricals are satisfied to be alright.. Please what am I do to make it work again? Thanks Dania

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Relay 109 ? Cost about £15. Any other info though ? Glow plug lights etc working okay ? Bazza from Newport

Submitted: 26/01/2016 12:27:14 | ID: 126726

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riyad, South Africa

Volkswagen Transporter

I have 2008 T5 COMBI I have problems with my cooling system. I refill the water bottle with coolant every day the water drop in the water botel as soon as I open the cap the pressure releases and the water comes back the level it was before. sometimes I have to fill water again so it can be at the correct level. the water and oil doesn't mixing and its not over heating. what can the problem be where is the water going to and its not leaking.

Submitted: 25/01/2016 10:41:36 | ID: 126672

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G Evans, Cheshire

Volkswagen Transporter

This vehicle had problems from 6000 miles from new when I start off in first gear the vehicle judges very bad Is this to do with the clutch which is a dual mass clutch this is a 64 plate vehicle which I bought bran new The vehicle now as done 9000 miles

Submitted: 20/01/2016 14:01:28 | ID: 126433

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Wayne, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

My van is a 2 litre T4 and is 18 years old with only 84,000 klm on the clock. It is running rich, the exhaust is black. Not idling properly. When I drive it, it surges. Mechanics can't find a solution, even through a computer scanner. The electrics, vacuum and exhaust have been checked and given the all clear. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you.

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I had a problem like this but not black smoke, this could be two problems. Drp your fuse box and behind youll find two lots of orange wires twisted together. Clean contacts and pop back in. Sorted my idling out. As for black smoke I cant help sorry. That could be a number of things. Bazza from Newport

I had a problem like this but not black smoke, this could be two problems. Drp your fuse box and behind youll find two lots of orange wires twisted together. Clean contacts and pop back in. Sorted my idling out. As for black smoke I cant help sorry. That could be a number of things. Bazza from Newport

Submitted: 20/01/2016 05:52:28 | ID: 126413

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Leon, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

Lt35 2004 where is main fues for engine & fuel shut off

Submitted: 14/01/2016 07:58:49 | ID: 126096

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Laurence Hulbert, Hampshire

Volkswagen Transporter

I have a Transporter that is a BILBOS Caravanette conversion with a sliding side door. 2007 Oct Reg 57 plate The n/s door cannot be locked from the button on the drivers door,although the door button does initially lock but immediately unlocks.However,the door always locks with the remote key pad. The other problem is that the sliding door,only locks after the 3rd or 4th press of the remote key pad and sometimes will not lock at all. I have no wiring diagram to check continuaty,so do not know if there are 2 faults or there is a common fault affecting both problems

Submitted: 15/12/2015 21:46:03 | ID: 124745

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Keith Anderson, Greater London

Volkswagen Transporter

Please can you tell me how to change the clock on this model, Thankyou

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Keith if it's a T5 looking at the clock you will see a small stork push this in and turn left while keeping depressed will change the hours turning right will change the mins. Eddie from Devon

Keith if it's a T5 looking at the clock you will see a small stork push this in and turn left while keeping depressed will change the hours turning right will change the mins. Eddie from Devon

Keith if it's a T5 looking at the clock you will see a small stork push this in and turn left while keeping depressed will change the hours turning right will change the mins. Eddie from Devon

Keith if it's a T5 looking at the clock you will see a small stork push this in and turn left while keeping depressed will change the hours turning right will change the mins. Eddie from Devon

Submitted: 15/12/2015 12:06:14 | ID: 124714

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Paresh, Greater London

Volkswagen Transporter

howling sound from engine bay no power also but i have no warning lights only have done 66000 miles and i dont believe the turbo can go already

Submitted: 07/12/2015 14:56:39 | ID: 124436

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Esther Wichmann, Malawi

Volkswagen Transporter

vw 1,9tdi combi fuse layout and fuse ratings as well as explanation of symbols. how can i test the radiator fans

Submitted: 05/12/2015 11:27:10 | ID: 124371

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Esther Wichmann, Malawi

Volkswagen Transporter

Need fuse boxes layout and fuse rating with explanation of symbols. how can I test if the radiator fans are working. VW 1,9 TDI COMBI.

Submitted: 05/12/2015 11:22:31 | ID: 124368

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logan, Devon

Volkswagen Transporter

im on holiday in france my key security would not deactivate ,found a mechanic he as removed the electronics from the pump ,the van still wont start ,i presume the systeme is still locked ,is there anyway to manually open the pump.i have no knowledge of engines. as the mechanic caused a bigger problem. logan

Submitted: 05/12/2015 10:17:57 | ID: 124367

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Neil, Devon

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi there. I would like to buy seat covers for rear seats that I have had installed in my T4. I believe the seats are described as 'twin bench seats'. The seat belt for the left seat is attached to the inside of the side of the van (a 3 point seat belt), the seat belt for the right seat is a waist belt only (i.e. only for an adult). This particular seat belt stretches from the middle of the base (between both seats) to the outside edge of the pair. The seats are removable, as they are fixed to the floor on mushroom bolts. The seats are in the classic 'inca' design. Both seats have head rests and there is an arm rest on on the right side only (i.e. where the waist belt is fitted). My question is, if I buy seat covers that are advertised as suitable for the front twin pair of seats, would they also fit on the twin bench seats that are in the back, as I believe they are different sizes?

Submitted: 22/11/2015 23:27:42 | ID: 123860

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joe kelly, Ireland

Volkswagen Transporter

IMPORTANT: I do NOT have the Transporter listed above. I actually have a VW Transporter T5 1.9 diesel SWB (year 2005). The fuel gauge reads a quarter full when really it is completely empty. Can you please tell me how to fix this? Regards, Joe

Submitted: 04/11/2015 15:52:06 | ID: 123123

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mick furlong, Ireland

Volkswagen Transporter

when i turn on my lights the electric windows stop working why is that ??

Submitted: 30/10/2015 13:01:09 | ID: 122893

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Peter Hughes, Pembrokeshire

Volkswagen Transporter

HI Have just imported a VW T5 Transporter from Ireland. Have had to replace the instrument cluster on the dashboard to comply with UK specification. Now I have refitted the new cluster,the van will not start. I believe the immobilizer is preventing it from starting. Is there a way around it. Peter

Submitted: 29/10/2015 22:51:57 | ID: 122870

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