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TEMITOPE, Nigeria

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi, good day to you, pls i need to buy a new original starting sensor of my 5 plug volkswagen transporter,pls how do i get it from germany? TTEMITOPE,Nigeria. 08025534054.

Submitted: 23/07/2017 11:37:24 | ID: 142698

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Becky, Bristol

Volkswagen Transporter

Why does my t5 van keep eating water so much

Submitted: 23/07/2017 10:03:22 | ID: 142695

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Becky, Bristol

Volkswagen Transporter

Why is the water being eaten up so quick

Submitted: 23/07/2017 10:02:28 | ID: 142694

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Mike Liddle, Devon

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi, Please can you tell me how to silence the reverse beep when reverse gear is selected

Submitted: 14/07/2017 14:09:26 | ID: 142556

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Call Hendricks, Warrington

Volkswagen Transporter

Microbus 2.6i 1996/1997 heavy on fuel and black smoke comes from exhaust spark plugs are black , it did that after someone bypass the immobiliser and only does it from the computer box (ECU) , it goes well on the road and have its power like always but use to much fuel . i stay outside UK in south africa

Submitted: 22/06/2017 07:32:50 | ID: 142065

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Jerry, South Africa

Volkswagen Transporter

2009 VW T5 Kombi. Engine does not crank when I start. Dash lights are on. It will not start when I push start. Cam belt is still intact and did not snap. Car just stopped in the middle of the freeway and switch off. No issue with the starter. I had recently serviced the car and drove 1500 kms before this happened. What could be an issue and what might have caused it?

Submitted: 18/06/2017 12:09:29 | ID: 142005

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trevor, County Down

Volkswagen Transporter

HI, my 2002 vw transporter 2.5tdi has started to leak power steering fluid and i have to top up the reservoir every 3 days or so. The steering rack has been looked at in my local garage and they said the steering racks rubbers/gaiters are all fine with no leaks. could anyone give me any advice as to what this might be, THANK YOU

Submitted: 14/06/2017 05:31:48 | ID: 141920

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Shane Thomas, Caerphilly

Volkswagen Transporter

An amber T shaped warning light has appeared on my dash? when it appeared my speedo stopped working, milometer disappeared, fuel gauge faulty. Heater circulation button also stopped working (everything else on heater stills works). Everything else electrical works fine. Any ideas greatly appreciated? Cheers Shane

Submitted: 06/06/2017 22:48:43 | ID: 141774

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k huntley, Hampshire

Volkswagen Transporter

how can you increase the idling speed the engine vibrates when ticking over but if I run the engine at 860 +-50 the engine runs smooth on tick over and sound good engine tupe is 2.5 tdi 1999 vw t turbo

Submitted: 02/06/2017 16:52:42 | ID: 141697

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Pauline Sullivan, Kerry

Volkswagen Transporter

I was driving and suddenly van would not go into gear so i free wheeled to a stop. I started up again and managed to get it into 3rd gear! I tried numerous times to get the other gears but to no avail. Then i stopped and started again and i managed to get 3rd and 5th gear and had to drive home in 3rd gear. I then had the gear selector changed but to no avail. I am told it a possibility my gear box needs changing. I find this unusual as i had no trouble previously.

Submitted: 13/05/2017 18:06:03 | ID: 141286

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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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