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Volkswagen EuroVan, Volkswagen Vanagon, Volkswagen Microbus, Van
#538 of 854 Re: how is a eurovan better than a minivan? [woodym]
May 27, 2005 (12:36 pm)
I am an owner of a 2001 eurovan, this is the worst car I have ever owned. At 60,000 miles the transmission needs to be replaced, I have had all the servicing done at the Dealer, VW of America offers no help with the MANY problems I have had with this car. The van has so many problems , parts are not readily available and when the are they are very expensive! Buy a BMW, or a HONDA and save yourself $$$$ and a lot of Headaches!
#539 of 854 Re: roof rack for eurovan [surfamily4]
May 30, 2005 (12:54 am)
I put Thule Top-Trac 5 ft long rails against plastic pop-top of my Eurovan Winnie Camper. I Used 22 -- 10-32 -- short neoprene Well-Nuts - - ACE Hardware.
Got 4 Thule type ????? to support 2 Thule rectangular cross bars. More details if you are interested.
#540 of 854 Re: Gas Fumes [mgsuki]
May 31, 2005 (5:42 am)
Carbon in the vapor control system most likely has been saturated by an overflow of gas from the tank.
#542 of 854 Re: roof rack for eurovan [lizard2806]
Jun 07, 2005 (9:34 am)
I am also looking for a roofrack system for a 97 eurovan camper and have heard of both the false gutter option and the top track option. On the winnebago pop-top, the material of the pop-roof is thinner and not as rigid and I have been told by a couple of people that the false gutter brackets would not hold well (they do hold well on the westfalia pop-roof as the material is sturdier.
What have you heard?
I am considering installing the thule tracks on the top (where the two grooves are in the pop-top) and then attaching the thule feet and bars to these tracks. I understand that Yakima also make something like this.
Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
#543 of 854 Help! 1993 Eurovan GL with tranny troubles...
Jun 24, 2005 (8:36 am)
I am having a difficult time finding a specific part for my Eurovan.... the Euro is in the shop after having the transmission replaced (with a used but tested tranny)... After replacing it, it runs as bad or worse than before. The shop then told me that I need a transmission shifting module. Supposedly it is a device that electronically tells the engine/ trans when to shift into the appropriate gear. I was also told that this module has to correspond to my VIN # (which is WV2KC070XPH038256). Does anyone out there know anything about this module and/or where I may be able to find one? Any assistance would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks very much.
#544 of 854 Re: automatic shifting problems [tlriii]
Jun 26, 2005 (8:14 am)
My husband and I are looking at different options for travel vans. We are interested in VW Eurovans or Vanagons. In our research we came across electrical-transmission problems associated with the 1992-2003 Eurovans.
See this link: http://www.gowesty.com/campermodeloverview.html
Then look for the title: "The Achilles heel of the Eurovan is the Automatic transmission" After reading about all the problems associated with these camper vans we are probably going to consider different type models, not VW. Thanks for the chat!
#546 of 854 93 eurovan - stops running after hot
Jun 27, 2005 (11:36 am)
I could use any help available.. My van, the notorius 93 eurovan has been to 2 mechanics (one being the dealership here in Portland, oregon, the other being a volkswagon-only shop) and after many hours of diagnosis, I still don't have a fix for the upcoming problem.. I am pulling my hair out...
O.k. here is the problem..
My eurovan (which desperately needs a starter after all of this) runs.. O.K.. after starting. It will run for a while (maybe 10 miles) Once the engine gets to a certain temp, it will sputter.. then die. Sounds like a coil to me you say ... or maybe a distributor..
Here is what we tried..
new coil.. nothing
used distributor.. nothing
used computer.. nothing
test pressure in the fuel pump.. O.K.
tested computer for sensors.. O.K.
Mechanics put in on a scope when it was acting up and saw that the electrical system was jumping around
The shops have given up (unless I want to pay them 87 dollars an hour to take some guesses.. plus the price of parts)
Has anyone seen this in other eurovans..
Again, I thank you for any time you may spend on this as I have previously said. (1 month and lots of hair loss later I have come to the end of my rope.)