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#607 of 854 2002 Eurovan fuel problem plus sludge
Jan 10, 2006 (11:27 am)
Our 2002 Eurovan has what appears to be a chronic fuel problem. The check engine light comes on at increasing interals (now about every two months). Most of the time, the dealer finds no code, but sometimes replaces a sensor or some other repair. The car drives at reduced power. They replaced the ignition coils which I had hoped would fix the problem. The latest episode has the engine light plus the engine stalls immediately after cranking. It is no longer drivable. We have been in the garage with this in varying degrees of intensity about six times in the past 18 months. Anyone have any experience with this?
Now the mechanic says we have engine sludge, which means no warranty coverage without all oil change documents from a garage. We did it ourselves to save money, and we are paying now. Don't do it yourself if you are under any kind of warranty.
I now find that Volkswagen knows it has a sludge problem with some engines.
So I have the choice of a big repair bill or a court case.
Like most on this board, we loved camping and hauling our kid around in this van. Too bad it stays in the shop all the time. Buying this car was the worst financial decision I've ever made.
#608 of 854 Re: Eurovan electrical problems [matampuhin]
Jan 19, 2006 (5:56 am)
If you have not solved the problem then here's what my solution was to my trouble. It was the ignition switch. Try pushing your key in the position that you would if you were starting the car. By doing that, it keeps the connection for the lights going. I bought the extended warranty (thinking I was an idiot for doing it) but luckily for me, it was covered and only cost me $50.
#609 of 854 My Eurovan 2002 Won't start
Jan 22, 2006 (4:08 pm)
My wife could not start our 2002 MV Eurovan, one morning, about a month ago. The starter would start the engine momentarily, but it would die shortly after. I tried it in the afternoon and it started with no problems. It happened again today about noon. I cranked the engine over and it died again, so I pushed the gas pedal on subsequent starts, and it would rev up momentarily and die again. I let it sit for an hour, it recovered and started again, with no problems. I have read about a few other cases like this on the internet. Does anyone have any suggestions?
#610 of 854 Re: 93 VW eurovan - power door lock problems [tshanafelt]
Jan 23, 2006 (8:21 am)
I have the same problem. I am new to VW's and new to this e-list. I was looking for a reply when I selected the reply button, ie: I too would like to know how to fix this as I currently can not lock the vehicle.
#611 of 854 Re: My Eurovan 2002 Won't start [shamos]
Jan 27, 2006 (4:19 pm)
I had a similar problem with my 2001 VW. I understand that it is either a oxygen sensor or temperature sensor problem. Be careful, it gets worse with time.
Jan 30, 2006 (1:29 pm)
I just bought a 99 evan camper and the captains chair (passenger side) will not swivel around?? The lever which releases the peg will not budge...any ideas???
#613 of 854 93 eurovan won't pass emission
Feb 01, 2006 (3:34 am)
any ideas? excessive hydrocarbons, standard 2.4, mine 2.86. new catalytic converter, plugs, wires, rotor, cap. 145, 110, 140, 140, 140 compression. rings fine, no head gasget problem. I hear a vacuum sound coming from around or under the intake manifold. An online vw enthusiast said intake manifold failure is common 150k miles. My car has 149k miles. He stated plastic intake manifold? Anyone heard of this. Thanks for any advice.
Feb 01, 2006 (5:49 pm)
I just replaced the gas struts which hold up the stove and sink lid and now it rattles like mad when it's down...any ideas??
#615 of 854 Re: My Eurovan 2002 Won't start [degans]
Feb 08, 2006 (12:05 pm)
Thanks, for the tip. It turned out to be a coolant temperature sensor that was behaving intermittently. The engine light had come on a couple of times and it had turned off on its own, and so it seemed unrelated, but a competent mechanic said he was sure it was the sensor causing the start problem, and thus far, he seems to have been correct.
#616 of 854 Re: 93 VW eurovan - power door lock problems [dburgoon]
Feb 13, 2006 (2:23 pm)
I am a 93 eurovan owner with power lock problems. This is a common quirk with these vehicles. There is an explanation at a website called gowesty.com/powerdoorlocks. The fix is fairly simple;it requires replacing one or both of the master actuators in either the driver-side or passenger doors. The problem is finding the part. As you can imagine VW dealers will oblidge you in your search; however, at a premium (as much as $100) for one.