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Glenn Latimer, Norfolk

Volkswagen LT

Hi, The heater in my van is temperamental. Sometimes it works fine and then it doesn't work at all. Why? And is there an easy fix? Cheers, Glenn

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I had a lot of trouble with my heater unit , check the water level in the reservoir first and run it til warm , if it goes cold again after a few days head gasket issue is likely , also I had a replacement relay just behind the battery unit that may be faulty , and check the wires to the heater fan unit itself they may be broken , if u can remove the fan unit do so and directly test it via a battery to see if the unit is faulty if so replace it , don't attempt to pull the dash panel apart as this isn't likely to be a faulty switch unit graeme stephenson from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 10/09/2014 13:51:00 | ID: 102927

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Anthony Rockson, Greater London

Volkswagen Touran

Just bought a VW Touran. When I was driving, through my own fault the ENGINE CUT OFF. I then tried to stop the car by applying the foot brake but it would not respond- Car kept moving. It seems the foot brake does not work when the engine is cut off. Is this normal. I am relatively new driver so i do not know a lot of about driving.

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Hi, Dont know why your car would stop running but when the engine is off the brakes still work you just have to push harder to stop, when the engine is running it primes the brake servo so the pedal feels soft and easy to use the brakes. You have brakes fluid in pipes that run to the pads and when you push the pedal it pushes on big round cylinder that forces fluid from a big opening in to a small opening that gives lots of pressure from a a little effort. JJ from Hampshire

Submitted: 25/06/2017 05:49:46 | ID: 142147

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Piet, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My 2010 Polo 1.4 trendline is giving problems. Whiles driving the ABS light will come on the sortly followed by the breake light flashing and then the emmision light comes on and the car dies. Please help what could be faulty coz now diagnostics machines wont pic up my car. What's wrong with my ???

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I had a similar problem with my Mercedes C240 There are a few symptoms .that cause this. 1) Check your brake linings and disks for wear. 2) Check that the sensors on the wheels are in good order and no loose or broken wires 3) When last did you flush your brake system and replace with new brake fluid? 4) Check the ABS connector on your brake booster is in order ( not loose) Should all be in order and the problem remains it could possibly be a faulty ABS pump and that would have to be replaced by a specialist. My problem was resolved by draining and flushing my brake system with new brake fluid. Hope this helps. Joe from South Africa

Submitted: 28/06/2017 22:43:24 | ID: 142245

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Najeeb, Kenya

Volkswagen Golf

hi so i have a 2004 citi golf 1.4i agy engine, sorry wasnt sure of the car details in the options so picked the closest one i thought. so this year the car started giving me issues at certain temperatures on vcds it reads 63'c when it cuts off, so what would happen was it would reach this temperature and then cut off as im driving or in idling and when id let it cool it would start up again so eventually i thought it was my engine speed sensor but there was no fault for this on vcds however i opened up my distributor cleaned the sensor connections and sensor as well and the propblem was gone. now this weekend after replacing my clutch it was fine for a couple of hours but then as i was coming to a stop with my clutch in and the car in free it died tried cranking but nothing kick started it and picked perfectly the car drove fine but when i came to a stop again it died and had to kick start it, it did this a few times and at one point i removed my fuel filter tapped it and blew it oput and the car started with the key perfectly then as i was driving the car just lost power like the key had been turned off the rev counter would drop to 0 and then spurt back to life sporadically but after throwing it into gear and trying to push start it it was fine then like a click down the road it died, we removed the filter tried cleaning it but nothing then after a bit it kick started fine fueled up and took it for a run flooring it all the way to 5th and was perfect so thought maybe i got bad fuel (a common issue here in kenya) it drove perfect for quite a while then i went a distance on the highway with no issues but when i came to a rough section of road and was driving slowly it cut off and just wouldnt start even while towing it engaging second and releasing the clutch however after a distance it just started perfectly with the key and was fine for quite a while but today i drove parked and it wouldnt start at all then again after an while it just started perfectly and only cut off in drive slightly but picked up after a few seconds doing that thing with the rev counter, question is i dont think its my engine speed sensor could it be my temperature sensor on the flange on the block i know this once gave me issues but i replaced it a few years back and havent delt with it after ps please note the car is behaving like its flooding but barely chews on fuel

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same issue as najeeb from kenya dino from South Africa

Submitted: 10/07/2017 22:31:51 | ID: 142482

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Elliot Coffey, England

Volkswagen Caddy 2006

My 06 Volkswagen Caddy is losing coolant. The light comes on and I top it up every other day, gave it a pressure test and there are no leaks..it`s a head scratcher! Please can anybody help? (TDI)

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Hello, mine does a similar thing. Did you solve the problem? What was it. Thanks. Mark Jackson from Suffolk

Submitted: 13/12/2013 09:55:18 | ID: 59091

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Jacob Timothy, Nigeria

Volkswagen Sharan

Hello. I have a vw Sharan automatic (1998). I love this car. The problem is that the auto transmission doesn't select gears properly and while driving, the engine/car slows down almost to a halt. Could it be the brain box? Besides, where is it located in the car? Thanks

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Change the brainbox. Its inside the dashboard and close to the stearing. ajani olaolu james from Nigeria

Submitted: 02/01/2016 06:08:54 | ID: 125412

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john, Lancashire

Volkswagen Sharan

hello I have a 2001 Sharon and my problem is very often when going up fairly steep hills the power disappears but when back on level or downhill roads the power returns, please help

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It's the Isaac Newton sensor. Mick from Portugal

You may need to change the brainbox ajani olaolu james from Nigeria

Submitted: 05/06/2016 18:03:35 | ID: 132378

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ajani olaolu james, Nigeria

Volkswagen Sharan

Hello guys, Kindly help me. My sharan 1998 model is having problem to pick up speed after starting the engine and put on drive, engine or presses the brake and also loses speed while on motion and the noise will increase. I also observed that while accelerating and the speed meter is at 40 to 60 the accelerator meter will be running to 40 which makes it making sound and the motor become shaking. I have my gearbox change following the advice from my local mechanic but the problem persist. Please help

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I have been able to solve this problem by changing, fuel filter and injecor all together and my motor is normal. Thanks ajani olaolu james from Nigeria

I also change the inside brainbox ajani olaolu james from Nigeria

Submitted: 04/12/2016 11:12:23 | ID: 137150

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Rumble t, Cambridgeshire

Volkswagen Caddy

Could anyone tell me where the ECU is located in my VW Caddy van 2.0 litre 2006?

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Remove the plenum chamber cover. James from Romania

Submitted: 02/03/2015 22:41:46 | ID: 112635

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Bren, Yorkshire

Volkswagen Caddy 2009

We have an ex British Gas Volkswagen Caddy van on an 09 plate with 28k on the clock. When we lock the van on a night the LED lights in the back of the van remain on at all times, the light in the front can only be switched on and kept on even when driving. Any ideas would be much appreciated. We can’t turn the rear ones off or use the front correctly. Any ideas please? Thanks in advance.

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I have the same problem, so the battery will run down without a run to charge it up. I cannot think that BG wired the lights in directly? Is there a hidden switch for them somewhere that I have not found? George from Buckinghamshire

Have you looked behind the passenger seat to check the relay in the white box? There are other goodies in there you should find. Also check that the door contact are making as well; I had to fold cardboard over the rear door one to make them go off. Hope it helps. Louie Hobin from England

Hi, I have an ex British gas van and would like to disconnect the additional lights that BG added to the van. Any ideas best way to do it? Krissy from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 06/09/2013 15:31:39 | ID: 54086

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GARY, Kent

Volkswagen Crafter

Error Code on dash LA17. VW CRAFTER 2.5 diesel turbo 2006 lab high top. This prob occurs whether or not I been driving 2 hours or 2 mins. Drives fine until I have to slow down for any reason and sped up again. Engine cuts out and I get the glow plug sign light up on dash display and error code LA17' only thing I can do is turn ignition off and on again whilst moving and error code stays on and flashing for about two minutes then all is back to normal- If anyone knows how I get this fault corrected without having to spend millions I would be very grateful

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Hello, i have the same problem, if you find out how to fix it i would really appreciate it if you would let me know Thanks, Barry from the land down under Barry from Australia

Hi did you manage to get to the bottom of this fault? I have the exact same issue Scott from Northumberland

Submitted: 27/12/2015 11:28:33 | ID: 125181

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Warick, Norfolk

Volkswagen Crafter

Hi I'm new to this site and I have a vw craft on an 08 plate and it started getting vibration through the whole van but when I excelarat or put clutch in this stops what could it be. The other thing is does anyone know how to get vw to honour the 12 year warranty for rust as my van has got rusty as in the last year.

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Sounds like you need a new propshaft Mike Dickenson from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 03/05/2017 13:14:33 | ID: 141081

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Joey, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Good day guys. my polo playa1.6i 2001 model. keeps on burning the plugs and when I take the plugs out its wet ,ill replace them and drive for 500m then the car will lose power and starts jurking.what could be the problem?

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If your engine is fouling the plugs after 500km it could be because it is using excessive oil due to worn rings / bores etc in which case it will be using oil. If not, it could be excess fuel caused by (for example) faulty coolant sensor telling the ECU the engine is still cold and needs excess fuel or else the air filter is choked up or the fuel injection system is faulty. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 08/06/2017 11:00:29 | ID: 141793

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masia, Hertfordshire

Volkswagen Crafter

Hello, can someone please help!! I have vw crafter 2012, the van starts perfectly when it is cold and runs very well. When the engine warms up and I try to start up, it STARTS but dies immediately. I have to wait 5-10min to start it up again (sometimes it takes 15 times to get it running - starts and dies...). The engine will run all day without problem unless I switch it off. I have taken it to vw but they want to change 'half of the engine' quoted £4500. Many thanks for any help.

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I had the same problem an it was the egr valve what needed to be changed Pedro from Blackpool

I had this problem changed the egr valve still got problem but not as bad can take up to 15 attempts to start ? Kevin Schofield from Bristol

Submitted: 28/03/2016 17:19:19 | ID: 129582

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Paul, Lancashire

Volkswagen LT

Hi, has anyone converted the 109 bhp version of this van from a cambelt timing to chain driven timing chain version? Like the older Sprinter 2.9 312 model? Is it possible to change the items ie pulleys and tensioner to accept the chain etc? Cheers

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I have vw lt35 with 2.5 dti engine code BBF, yr2003. Can I replace the engine with vw lt28 2.5 dti engine yr 2003 Jim from Surrey

Sorry I mean to ask question not to answer pls ignore response Jim from Surrey

Submitted: 21/09/2014 21:36:20 | ID: 103412

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Erin Mead, Suffolk

Volkswagen Lupo

Hi, I'm going to sound really stupid but I've just received a Lupo as a courtesy car whilst my Ford is in the garage. I have tried putting the car into reverse and it is just going into first, there's no button or anything on the gear stick in order to put it far enough left into reverse and I have sat for a few minutes trying to figure it out and I can't. Please help!

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Hi, In order to put the car into reverse you have to press down the gear stick before sliding it into the R position on the gear stick. Hope this helps! Sam from Lancashire

Submitted: 03/04/2017 11:09:18 | ID: 140374

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Samantha Edey, Merthyr Tydfil

Volkswagen Fox

When I turn engine off and remove key from ignition both electric windows roll down

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I'm having the same problem. Both windows also drop when I unlock the car. Have removed the door lock module and done a continuity test and the switches seem to be working correct. Just cannot work out why the windows open when unlocking the car or removing the key from the ignition. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks. Craig Brennan from Torfaen

Submitted: 23/02/2017 14:16:47 | ID: 139139

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Sean, South Africa

Volkswagen Caddy

Hi all... 2005 Caddy Panel van 1600 petrol....Idles rough and loss of power. When on the freeway it has moments when there is no power but returns to sluggish condition and I can not even get up to the speed limit of 120 km/h on a highway. Also ASR light on the consol just below the ashtray is on and pushing the button does not switch it off or disengauge it .ASR light on dashboard is also on when I start up the car..... Anyone have any Ideas what it might be ...thanks

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Hi.. did you ever find out what it was? Petrus from South Africa

Submitted: 26/02/2017 08:48:03 | ID: 139202

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Sarah Lees, Yorkshire

Volkswagen Transporter 1995

Hi. We’ve just bought a second-hand T4 Volkswagen Transporter Hightop campervan with 122,000 on the clock. It’s a manual diesel 2.4 engine and the cambelt was changed 20,000 miles ago. At what mileage will it need changing again please? Many thanks. (Campervan T4 Komet Hightop)

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Sarah, I would get it done again in another 40000 miles to be on the safe side. Also, change the engine oil every 6000 miles Dennis VWT4 Autosleeper Trooper 2.5TDi 1998 176000 but new engine in 83000 miles ago Dennis King from Durham

Submitted: 23/05/2013 11:03:11 | ID: 58356

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Justin, South Africa

Volkswagen Touran

Hi guys 2004 Touran with DSG box, on releasing brake and applying throttle on pulloff the car jumps,quite a healthy jerk and then pulls cleanly from there on. I would assume it should be quite a smooth exercise. Only bought the car last week. Apreciate any ideas. cheers Justin

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Hi Justin Let me know if you find a solution i have the exact same problem people told me to check my kick down valve isn't programmed right.? Jgeld@vdlv.co.za Jacques from South Africa

Submitted: 24/05/2014 20:54:46 | ID: 96086

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Carol Shaw, Devon

Volkswagen Transporter 2008

Hi, I`m looking for help. The steering on my Volkswagen Transporter goes frighteningly heavy but only after travelling at speed. Typically I will be braking on the slip road coming off the dual carriageway and suddenly the steering almost seizes when trying to turn left or right. Shortly afterwards it reverts to normal. If I just let the van slow itself down and only break lightly it doesn’t really happen? Has anyone else had anything like this or have I just got a weird van? (T28 84 TDI SWB)

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Hi, sounds like lack of power steering effort. Could be low oil in res or slipping belt drive to power steering pump (maybe contaminated with oil) or the pump failing to maintain presure (replacement only cure) Tony Wade from Essex

Hi, had the same problem when the van was 1 year old. Took it back to main dealers, it was a slipping belt. Hope this helps Paul Lawrence from Kent

Dear Carol, I have exactly the same problem: after driving at "high speed" (90-110 km/h) for some time e.g. after some km in a highway, the power steering does not function anymore and it's difficult (and dangerous) to take an exit lane out of the highway following the tight exit curved roads. VW found the steering pump fluid was very dark and changed it after cleaning the hydraulic circuit, but it did not solve the problem. Now they suggest changing the steering box, they have no other ideas, but it's outrageously expensive. Did you find a solution? Thank you, Diego T5 2.0 2006 AXA engine Diego from Italy

Diego - many people have had similar problems with the VW power steering BUT before you spend hundreds on a new steering rack, get the front jacked up and check you haven't got any dry ball joints on the steering and suspension as these can cause similar steering problems causing the pump to overheat and 'cook' (darken) the power steering fluid. Mick from Portugal

Thank You Mick, I reported what you said to VW dealer but they insist the only solution to solve the problem is to change the steering rack, the pump and all the pipes(!) They say there are no ball joints in T5 steering or suspension system (?!). The problem is sistematic now. If I use the van only at low speed the problem never shows up: I can run months without a single failure. Just 5 minutes at 90 kmh on a highway and the power steering is gone. After a couple of minutes at low speed and suddenly it comes back in action with the full assistance. This is *very dangerous*: while putting a lot of force to steer the wheel then the power comes back and it over-steer instantly needing a very quick correction: I'm prepared now, but it's still very dangerous. Thank you so much for all the possible hints, I'm trying a different VW dealer before selling our beloved van on desperation. Diego from Italy

Submitted: 03/08/2012 14:49:25 | ID: 70135

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Vincent, South Ayrshire

Volkswagen Golf

Hi guys, I have installed a new water pump but there is a strange noise coming from the pump, please assist what could be the cause

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faulty pump... take it back Fabian from South Africa

Submitted: 20/03/2017 17:44:53 | ID: 140031

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Selwyn, South Africa

Volkswagen Golf

Hi I'm driving a golf life 1.4 2005 and it started leaking water from the back of the engine,there a hole as big as a coin that the water is leaking from.What could be wrong and how cn I fix it

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It's called a welsh plug or water jacket.... you need to remove it and replace with a new one. you will need "victor weinz sealer" too While you at it replace all 3 of them then you know you wont have that problem again soon Fabian from South Africa

Submitted: 01/05/2017 18:40:17 | ID: 141039

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John, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi...My vw polo classic 2.0 engin 1998-2000 can start and idle well but it can not ref or drive.please help

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You mean your car was driving OK and then all of a sudden it's like this? If you've been driving your Polo too hard and braking violently or been in a crash it will bring on the EPC warning light and the symptoms you describe. However there are things you can look at. Disconnect the battery for 15 minutes then reconnect to see if you can reset the ECU. Check the spark plugs, if they are black and sooty then the ECU is overfuielling the engine and needs resetting or overhauling. The accelerator pedal has a micro switch that may have gone faulty and need replaced. The engine knock sensors may have activated and caused fault lights to come on. A faulty brake light switch can cause the EPC light to come on and give you problems so check and see if your brake lights are working and not staying on when your foot is off the brake. There's other things but you need to get it scanned for fault codes otherwise you're just guessing. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 26/04/2017 14:38:06 | ID: 140926

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John, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi ...My vw polo can start and idle well but it can not ref...please help

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I don't know the answer,that is why I need help from you John from South Africa

Submitted: 26/04/2017 15:13:26 | ID: 140928

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Crispen, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi, I have a vw polo 2011 model, when I am driving it , the high temperature warning sign appeares on the dash but temperature gauge is on the normal position it stays when the car is running. What could be the problem

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That used to be a well known problem with VW's there was a diode (or some other electronic gizmo) failure in the overheat warning light system which caused the light to come on even though the temp was OK. It meant taking out the dash and taking the instrument cluster to a repair shop, the fix was fairly cheap. Either thast or some people used to just put a big o black tape over the instrument glass (pespex). Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 25/04/2017 19:49:59 | ID: 140903

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Megan, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi could someone tell me i need to take my polo for its manor sirvice ...what do they need to service .....

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Any reputable garage will tell you what is involved in a major service with your particular car, it should also be shown in your car handbook. If they are now willing to provide a written quote then don't go there. The VW dealer will service your car per the VW service schedule which is dependent on mileage, type of vehicle, whether petrol or diesel etc. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Correction: I should have said ".... if they are NOT willing to provide a written quote ...." Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 25/04/2017 09:58:05 | ID: 140880

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Ora, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

My VW polo 2006 is jerking and loosing power. although it has just been serviced. The plugs and coil have been checked and they have a spark. When tested. Leads 3 and 4 do not give the same reaction as 1 and 2 as if they do not connect properly to the cylinders . Can the fault be with the cylinders needing repairs to the top as suggested by the technician? the car is not mixing so far. How will I know that its the leads? What can I do to rectify if its leads?

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With the engine idling, if disconnecting either lead 3 or 4 has less effect on the engine running than either lead 1 or 2 then you may have faulty leads for 3 and 4 and a replacement set of leads is required. You could try swapping the leads for 3 and 4 around with 1 and 2 but be very careful or you will lose the firing order. However if cylinders 3 and 4 are down on compression then it's nothing to do with the plug leads and requires further investigation eg blown cylinder head gasket, burnt valves etc. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Thanks Hugh I have replaced the leads and cleaned the carb and the car is now running smoothly. Ora from South Africa

Submitted: 20/04/2017 23:53:57 | ID: 140790

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sean, South Africa

Volkswagen Caddy

Hi everyone.....I have a 2005 1600 vw caddy van...BGU engine type. I need to replace the camshaft sensor but can not see where it is located on the engine....lookes all around on top of the cam cover but can not see any wire....please help...

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You need to remove the camshaft pulley cover, the sensor is located down to the right hand side of it with a 10mm bolt. The wiring is routed along the engine and has to be disconnected from the plug about halfway along. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 19/04/2017 21:32:39 | ID: 140757

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romanno, Namibia

Volkswagen Polo

the engine starts but it does not accelerates. it does not ref. sometimes don't start

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okay here is a solution to your problem and how to fix it, when the engine start and does not accelerate it means that the airflow meter does not respond, what you can do is to find a mechanic and tell him to remove the airflow meter and clean it with a spirit, and put it back, your car will be as good as new Meshack from Botswana

Submitted: 21/03/2015 09:17:31 | ID: 113608

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Thifhelimbilu Rathogwa, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

I m driving a pilot vivo blue line 2012 since Monday I'm experiencing a problem because everyday when I wakeup I found that the front and back light on the passenger side the light is on but when I pack the car I make sure is switched off

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You probably left your indicator switch activated. It activates the park lights on the side which you indicated, if you leave the switch activated before removing the key from ignition and locking car. John from Middlesex

Submitted: 06/10/2016 18:13:22 | ID: 135761

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Chic McLean, Argyll and Bute

Volkswagen Caravelle

I have just bought a new battery and I have changed the alternator but the battery still does not seem to get charged. Any suggestions?

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if battery light stays on ,will be bushes in alternator. peter knox from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 23/02/2015 22:40:34 | ID: 112219

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Brendan, Donegal

Volkswagen Crafter

I have a two litre crafter year 2012 with 90000 miles..It has started to loose a little water we have pressure tested but can not find a leak there is no sign of white smoke when it starts

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You have a cracked heat exchanger it is on the side of the engine just above the turbo.sitting on the exhuast. A pipe go's in either end.we have the same with my van2013.big problem is getting it sorted there is a guy on the Web but he wants 700 plus to repair it.did you put rad seal in the water to try to stop it leaking. Let me know colin. colin wilson from Kent

Hi had the same problem it was the egr cooler got new one off a guy on eBay that guy Coates the new one and douse something with the hoses problem solved Brian gallagher from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 22/01/2016 17:40:29 | ID: 126539

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john mckie, City of Edinburgh

Volkswagen Crafter

how do i get in the of van side and rear doors r lock

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how do i get in the of van side and rear doors will not unloock john mckie from City of Edinburgh

Submitted: 01/04/2017 16:46:43 | ID: 140331

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Daniel Watt, Surrey

Volkswagen Polo

Hi there everytime i pull away or brake my car makes a clunking noise I believe the worse of the sound is coming from the passenger side does anyone have a clue what it could be so I don't end up paying endless money to get the car fixed thank you dan

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Hi, I am also experiencing this. Did you ever get it fixed? And what was the solution? Zoey from South Africa

I, had the same problem and it was the rubber bush that fits on your brake callaper ( in between the bolt that tightens your cllaper) Vees from South Africa

Submitted: 29/08/2015 18:34:01 | ID: 120511

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Graham, Australia

Volkswagen Crafter

Hi, not sure of Variant, but it is 6 speed Extra long Wheelbase TDI probably built late 2012, compliance is 1-3-13, My problem is the fuse 28 on holder 28 SD 28, keeps blowing, and the vehicle will not start, blows as soon as I hit the start, I also do not get the whirr of the oil pump, My garage sujjests it is a wire that has rubbed through, however it sounds similar to what has been posted re oil pump, has anybody had the fuses blowing.

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When you talk about the oil pump I assume you have the Shiftmatic system. Problem with the pump would probably show as no-start rather than fuse blowing. Older model Crafters had problem with condensation getting into the roof panel light which also houses the alarm circuit board and connected to the ECU. If electrics in here are soaking wet and corroded it might be the answer to your problem. Otherwise problem with the wiring for the column integrated module (CIM) steering lock module and key / transponder recognition. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Hugh, my vehicle has been converted to a Motor Home from new, can't get to roof panel wiring, has a new ceiling, however the oil pump doesn't seem to be working upon entry, it is a bit of a problem as I think it is still in gear, so can't move it untill in neutral, hard to get it to workshop's. Graham from Australia

Graham go to the VW Crafter section of this board and see the detailed reply from one of your fellow Australians (sorry can't remember his monicker). See if that helps you. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Hi Hugh, it seems as if I have located the problem, after disconnecting the Hydraulic pump, fuses no long blow, have arranged for new pump to be installed next week, so if anyone else has the same problem with SD 28 fuse blowing look at the Hydraulic pump. (was surprising that this has occured at only 35,000 Klm) Graham from Australia

Graham, you said in your first post that the fuse only blew once you turned the key to start position. If the hydraulic pressure is low the pump should start running as soon as the drivers door is closed as described by Reg Moore. Otherwise thnx for coming back. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Hi Hugh, received the Crafter back from VW this arvo, as I said before, hydraulic pump and accumulator replaced, don't know why the fuse wasn't blowing when I opened the door, may be a relays stopping it, I have also read with other vehicles with similar transmissions cause of pump failure is a relay failure and keeping the pump working until it burn's out, ??????? Any way it is back on the road now. Graham Graham from Australia

Submitted: 07/03/2017 04:05:57 | ID: 139564

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Shaun, South Africa

Volkswagen Polo

Hi I am driving a 2011 polo gti dsg . It is in P and the engine won't start or the gearlever come out of P .

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Sounds like a failed solenoid. Get it scanned for trouble code. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 17/03/2017 05:46:12 | ID: 139914

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Phil Beaumont, Lincolnshire

Volkswagen LT

does anyone have a list of which fuse does which job on a 2004 LT35, there is no info on the fuse box cover.

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This from another web site: 1. Left dipped headlight 2. Right dipped headlight 3. Left main beam headlight 4. Right main beam headlight 5: Heated Rear Window 6: Brake lights and Hazards 7. Ceiling light 8. Indicators 9. Reversing light, sound signalling horn, fuel cut-off valve 10. Fresh air blower (fan) 11. Windscreen wiper & washer 12. Fog lamp 13: Front Parking, Rear Lamp (RH) 14: Front Parking, Rear Lamp (LH) 15: Fuel Pump (Petrol) Hugh from City of Glasgow

Thanks for that, had a look, and it was a blown fuse, just looked ok, all happy again now Phil Beaumont from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 16/03/2017 11:33:43 | ID: 139894

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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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Romus, Somerset

Volkswagen LT

My brakes dont work at all. If i push the brake pedal when the engine it.s stoped is getting harder, but when i start it it goes slowly down , i change master cilynder and still same problem..what,s the problem? And another minor problem, i cant use my navigator because the place where it charges is not working so well, it gives some power for a sec then stop and then working again for a second and allways do like that, before was working with the engine off now dont work anymore..

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have had same problem, which seems to have been cured by force bleeding the brakes, (not pumping the pedal) using a Gunsons eazybleed kit, you may need to repeat it a few times, but it worked for me. Phil Beaumont from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 06/11/2015 13:58:06 | ID: 123221

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