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Danny brazil, Brighton & Hove

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi there recently comein home from work on motor way and can started shaking at say around 40_50mph.Took it to my local garage and they thought it was drive shaft.Turns out it's not.Took it vw they said one of injectors was knackered .....so replaced that and new cills on all other's.It's now 80% better but still slightly doing it but in higher gears now at around 70_80mph.now there saying cam shaft is worn and ("should") be 100%better once done but can't guarantee it.I'm absolutely torn on what to do God help me!!!!!

Submitted: 01/07/2015 23:27:43 | ID: 117918

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Gordon, Namibia

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi suddenly whilst driving the glowplug light started flashing and the engine completely cut off, I could not start the engine ever since. The dealer is giving me a run around, what can it be?

Submitted: 30/06/2015 15:26:09 | ID: 117861

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John, Derbyshire

Volkswagen Transporter

My van has cut out on me twice and no lights have come on on the dash board but it started up straight away?

Submitted: 13/05/2015 12:07:15 | ID: 115978

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arud, Greater London

Volkswagen Transporter

When I drive between 50 and 70 on the Volkswagen T5 T30 semi automatic coil light is coming and it`s slowing down, why is this happening?

Submitted: 30/04/2015 17:25:42 | ID: 115415

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john woollard, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

I don't know if it`s 800, 1200 etc, it's a 75kW 2003 T4 van tdi whose wipers won't turn off, horn sounds when high/low beam switch activated, radio stays on when key removed?

Submitted: 24/04/2015 01:01:20 | ID: 115147

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Steve, Oxfordshire

Volkswagen Transporter

Please could you let me know whether the lighting circuit has been designed to be constantly on when the light switch has been removed? The light switch unit has been removed due to a fault and I note that the lights front and back are on. Is this usual? The only way that I can stop the lights from draining the battery is to remove the fuses.Many thanks for any help.Steve.

Submitted: 16/04/2015 15:22:16 | ID: 114787

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John michels, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

Ok I forgot to say the VW Transporter I have a problem with is a 1997 LWB Transporter 5 Cylinder. As I said I first fitted new leads, then the distributor cap, then I fitted a new coil, then I changed the number 30 relay. When I pulled off the fuel line petrol was coming out when the ignition turned on.So now I am at a loss,can somebody please help me

Submitted: 12/04/2015 05:19:13 | ID: 114606

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John michels, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

When I go to start the car it starts, 3 seconds later it turns off. Now I have changed the spark plugs, the coil, the rotor, the leads, the number 30 relay switch. Is there anyone that can help me with my problem?

Submitted: 12/04/2015 05:01:20 | ID: 114605

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john wilding, Highland

Volkswagen Transporter

using the cold start lever, my van starts no problem, but as soon as I push the lever back in, it pumps out great volumes of grey white smoke, and will continue to do so until I pull the cold start cable out again, is this a fault with the pump? or something else. can anyone help with this problem please John wilding

Submitted: 11/04/2015 12:08:33 | ID: 114574

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M Younis, Bedfordshire

Volkswagen Transporter

Anyone came across a problem like this, I have t51.9 2009 it starts fine when cold, but when hot starts fine battery light stays on it goes off after 30 seconds while the light is on no power at all as soon the light goes off then it drives fine

Submitted: 04/04/2015 02:47:17 | ID: 114293

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kaamilu salawu, Nigeria

Volkswagen Transporter

Write your question here...my sharan V6 engine is consuming fuel too much what can i do?

Submitted: 28/03/2015 05:07:57 | ID: 113959

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les, East Sussex

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi both electric windows have stopped working at the same time this would indicate a fuse problem . could you give me any information on where I might find the fuse and what to do next, thanks.

Submitted: 19/03/2015 07:19:28 | ID: 113526

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john whitby, Cumbria

Volkswagen Transporter

will a rear tailgate from a 1998 t4 fit a2001 t4

Submitted: 13/03/2015 16:47:42 | ID: 113267

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tony, South Yorkshire

Volkswagen Transporter

I have a 2005 T5 Transporter van and when I switch on the lights the dash lights come on, then they go off after a couple of minutes. The radio and vent lights all work ok. When I use the wipers they work ok then start to work intermittently. Any ideas?

Submitted: 26/02/2015 20:28:27 | ID: 112410

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GERALD MUNDEN, Cornwall

Volkswagen Transporter

VAN WAS RUNNING,SWITCHED OFF WONT RESTART, NO FUEL AT INJECTORS. ENOUGHT FUEL IN TANK. ALL FUSES OK. THERE IS FUSE FOR FUEL PUMP BUT DONT KNOW IF THERE IS A PUMP IN TANK. KEY APPEARS NOT TO BE CHIPPED TYPE. HAVE SUPPLIED PUMP DIRECT WITH FUEL, STILL NO FUEL AT INJECTORS WHEN CRANKED

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2 pumps, one on the tank, one on the engine mark from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 24/02/2015 16:10:26 | ID: 112254

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joefallon111@gmail.com, County Down

Volkswagen Transporter

Left mirror window and radio don't work now and then, also at the same time my spotlights will stay on when the ignition is turned off?

Submitted: 23/02/2015 10:29:32 | ID: 112172

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bill, Middlesex

Volkswagen Transporter

i have a 1999 2.5 automatic petrol transporter every now and again it locks in park and icant push the button in on the select lever it also sometimes when i turn ignition on every thing lights up but does not start can you help bill

Submitted: 11/02/2015 14:33:07 | ID: 111321

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Owen, Antrim

Volkswagen Transporter

My t32 transporter every now and again will loose all electronics, won't start windows won't work etc the lights will stay on the dash but that's it! When jump started it works fine and for weeks after it will start perfectly but now and again it will do this. The battery is new. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Did you find the answer because I have the same problem Stu slade from West Sussex

Did you find the answer because I have the same problem Stu slade from West Sussex

Submitted: 07/02/2015 09:22:02 | ID: 111043

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Stephen, Ireland

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi Theres a funny noise coming from my engine when I switch it off it's like a loud buzzing sound and it comes on between 10-15 seconds after I switch it off and lasts for about 5 seconds any ideas

Submitted: 01/02/2015 20:12:49 | ID: 110689

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karren, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

Hello, I have a VW Transporter t4 1994 2 litre petrol. I just want to change the spark plugs. How do I get easy access? Can you help? My model wasn't on your drop down menu.. if you are unable to help do you know where I would find out?regards karren

Submitted: 22/01/2015 07:44:51 | ID: 110076

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badia, South Africa

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi there. My T5 CaravElle 2006 model van looses power and black smoke emits.if I restart engine it drives for a while again and goes back to limp mode. Replaced turbo.cam sensor and intercooler pipe, please help!

Submitted: 17/01/2015 21:31:33 | ID: 109748

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joe gilgan, Sligo

Volkswagen Transporter

My T5 van 2010 has an intermittent alarm, with no indication light on the dash. The van`s driving fine, but I`m worried why it`s alarming?

Submitted: 08/01/2015 21:11:49 | ID: 109188

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karren, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

how to change spark plugs in a 1994 petrol transporter

Submitted: 03/01/2015 08:14:55 | ID: 108792

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Gerard Brunet, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

Engine starts at high revs then stops. It is a 5 cylinder 2.4 diesel 1994 t4 transporter vw.

Submitted: 22/12/2014 14:18:10 | ID: 108265

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karl, Herefordshire

Volkswagen Transporter

can anyone tell where the fuse for the electric windows are on a t5?

Submitted: 13/12/2014 18:54:22 | ID: 107857

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John graham, Essex

Volkswagen Transporter

Can I take the second row of seats out of the transporter

Submitted: 12/12/2014 22:14:20 | ID: 107796

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ivor, North Yorkshire

Volkswagen Transporter

.i would like to know what the square metal plate under the hand brake lever is.threaded in all four corners on my vw t5 t32

Submitted: 02/12/2014 16:16:00 | ID: 107259

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jon witney, Essex

Volkswagen Transporter

when i put wipers on they seem to interfere with the radio like a wuring noise and also when i plug sat-nav in the radio does not pick any stations up.

Submitted: 23/11/2014 16:54:35 | ID: 106721

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Phil, East Sussex

Volkswagen Transporter

A couple of years ago the electric windows fuse blue, which I replaced. A few days later it went again, this time the interior light stayed on when I locked the van. Vw dealer tested it but could not find a fault. Apparently if an unknown fault happens their computer won't pick it up. They decided to fit a new motor, this was a year ago, now the fuse keeps blowing again in about 3 month intervals. Thankfully it only affects the electric windows. Anyone had a similar problem, or better still, does anyone know why it's happening.

Submitted: 18/11/2014 17:01:21 | ID: 106430

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Kath, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

Have an ex ambulance van and I am wondering if and how I would go about getting an extra seat fitted in the back to accommodate a child? It currently only has the two front seats. Does anybody know if there are existing fittings on these vans for extra seats? if so does anybody know the Australian laws concerning fitting extra seats and the process? Thanks. It is a petrol, 1998 LWB but I have no idea whether it is a 1100, 1200 or 1000?

Submitted: 17/11/2014 22:58:02 | ID: 106374

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Joanna Nicholson, Cheshire

Volkswagen Transporter

I left the roof open some time ago and over a period of time the remote locking/opening will not operate I have replaced batteries in fobs which flash but do not open the locks. A garage says the transponder is faulty but where is it located. it was a little bit wet under the drivers seat after the roof was left open and it rained. Is it likely if we dry the area with a fan heater things will work again. or will we have to fit new parts and how much are they likely to be. any help please

Submitted: 14/11/2014 18:19:40 | ID: 106215

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Trevor Smith, Essex

Volkswagen Transporter

My fuel gauge is stuck reading full and stays there. Can anyone help please?

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Hi, we have the same problem, did you fix yours, if so how? Help David from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 14/11/2014 11:55:31 | ID: 106198

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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.

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Hi rohan Did you get to the bottom of the Transporter stopping when hot. mine does the same thing. drives great then just stops. Wait a few minutes, start up and drive again then it stops after a few km. very annoying in warm ambient temps. thanks dirk from Australia

Hi rohan Did you get to the bottom of the Transporter stopping when hot. mine does the same thing. drives great then just stops. Wait a few minutes, start up and drive again then it stops after a few km. very annoying in warm ambient temps. thanks dirk from Australia

Try changing the crankshaft sensor , that should come up on a scanner but doesn't always Paul from Greater London

Try changing the crankshaft sensor , that should come up on a scanner but doesn't always Paul from Greater London

Hi Rohan, I have the same problem and have changed the camshaft and the crankshaft sensor and it is still happening. Have also had fuel flow checked and is above specs, new plugs, new leads, new coil new rotor, new distributor cap. I am my wits end. Any more suggestions?? Peter from Australia

Hi Rohan, I have the same problem and have changed the camshaft and the crankshaft sensor and it is still happening. Have also had fuel flow checked and is above specs, new plugs, new leads, new coil new rotor, new distributor cap. I am my wits end. Any more suggestions?? Peter from Australia

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

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ive had my van servicesd but shortly after the warning lamps came back on and then the fuel filter light came on i replaced same but the lights are still on how do i turn them off anthony from Ireland

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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