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Trevor Smith, Cambridgeshire

Volkswagen Transporter

T4 2.5 TDI 2003. My T4 has started overheating and boiling over ONLY above 60mph. I've read various forums and checked that the thermostat is ok, water pump impellor isn't slipping on the shaft, water is circulating through the radiator. It will run all day up to 60mph, but within a few minutes of 70mph, the temperature goes through the roof and boils out of the expansion tank. It isn't losing/using water, there's no oil in the water, or water in the oil. I'm stumped :-( My mechanic suspects a cracked head/head gasket, but I'd have thought that would a) use water, b) contaminate the oil/water and c) wouldn't only affect it over 60mph? Any suggestions would be most welcome? Thanks Trevor, Cambs England

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It is the type of thing that can happen with a cracked head, you may find it will get worse ie it will start to happen at lower and lower speeds. Have your cooling system sniff tested to see if there are any combustion products in the coolant. If OK then have the system pressure tested for leakage. If your engine has a drive belt, check it for wear, sometimes the grooves wear and the belt does not grip the pulleys very well even though it is tight Also check all coolant hoses by squeezing them, if they feel hard and crack when you press them you may have a build up of deposits on the inside - replace hoses if so. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 16/03/2017 09:10:28 | ID: 139889

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Andre Muller, South Africa

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi I own a 2010 VW Kombi 2.5 TDI. I am experiencing a knocking sound in front on the right hand side of the vehicle when turning to the left. It usually happens when I have to take a sharp turn to the left and when the steerung is then corrected. I have replaced the LCA bushes; the Lower ball Joints and the top shock mounts and bearings.. There is still no diffirence. The sound is still as prominent as ever. The noise started after having travelled on a bad gravel road. Any suggestions would be welcome, Please!

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Possibly the CV joint, or wheel bearing. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 08/02/2017 07:30:13 | ID: 138789

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Fredrick Kinyua, Kenya

Volkswagen Transporter

Where can I buy windscreen for VW transporter water cooled, petrol - 1988 , in kenya?

Submitted: 28/12/2016 13:24:45 | ID: 137646

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Allan Smart, New Zealand

Volkswagen Transporter

New turbo fitted new ERG sensor still same problem turbo not functioning will run for a few km then engine malfunction light appears also exhaust warming light

Submitted: 28/12/2016 05:45:30 | ID: 137638

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Sosa, Wexford

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi all, please kindly help as I am going knot with my transporter 2,5L petrol engine 1997 model. The vehicle starts lovely at a go but when I press the trottle, a little, its just fine. The more I press the throttle down, the more the Engine starts to loose power and starts to give a knocking sound. Left on this knocking mode for sometime, it gradually starts to gain smoth running again. What the hell is wrong? I have cleaned the MAss air flow sensor, and the throttle body. Air filter is clean. Please help augently as I need this van to work every day. Vehicle is now sitting at home as I now commune on public transport to work.

Submitted: 29/11/2016 11:21:40 | ID: 137033

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Sosa, Wexford

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi all, please kindly help as I am going knot with my transporter 2,5L petrol engine 1997 model. The vehicle starts lovely at a go but when I press the trottle, a little, its just fine. The more I press the throttle down, the more the Engine starts to loose power and starts to give a knocking sound. Left on this knocking mode for sometime, it gradually starts to gain smoth running again. What the hell is wrong? I have cleaned the MAss air flow sensor, and the throttle body. Air filter is clean. Please help augently as I need this van to work every day. Vehicle is now sitting at home as I now commune on public transport to work.

Submitted: 29/11/2016 11:20:35 | ID: 137032

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Paul, Kent

Volkswagen Transporter

I was driving along the road engine running fine but there were a few odd noises from engine and then suddenly lost owner and cur out. Diesel is fine , tried turning over and tries but sounds like engine failure ???

Submitted: 22/11/2016 21:23:13 | ID: 136887

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marc evans, Surrey

Volkswagen Transporter

hi, i am getting a vibration and rattling noise from engine bay when driving,drive shafts both sides been chaged this year,have just done all engine mounts, since mounts done it is a lot better but when i hit a hill or speed up it starts i did get vibration through clutch but that seems ok now ,what else would i look for that can cause a loud vibration when driving, its fine when turning , many thanks

Submitted: 12/11/2016 11:23:56 | ID: 136635

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derek harris, Norfolk

Volkswagen Transporter

can the sliding doors be open from inside cab if driver leaves, passengers to goes to the shop.

Submitted: 30/10/2016 11:53:13 | ID: 136355

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Stephen, Hampshire

Volkswagen Transporter

Why won't my van start in the mornings if my orange light doesn't stay on whereas if it stays on for a while it won't please help me asap thanks

Submitted: 25/10/2016 10:33:57 | ID: 136229

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Marvin A, South Africa

Volkswagen Transporter

My Vw T4 2002 Tdi Syncro just switch off second while idling thx

Submitted: 23/10/2016 06:19:18 | ID: 136168

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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?

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Did you ever find your air intake sensor? I am in the states but am also having trouble to find this part. Torii from United States of America

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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