Last post on Jul 02, 2013 at 4:34 AM
You are in the Volkswagen Eurovan
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Volkswagen EuroVan, Volkswagen Vanagon, Van
Share tips for performing your own maintenance and repairs on your Eurovan.
#21 of 71 Re: Eurovan Transmission Shifting [hectorr22]
Mar 06, 2008 (7:00 pm)
Well, maybe you have solved this problem by now.
I'm assuming you're pushing the button to down shift, the eurovan transmission actually locks the shifter when pushing the button to down shift. So don't, and just shift down. Why it is different than other manufacturers transmissions, I don't know.
#22 of 71 Replacing ignition switch
Mar 31, 2008 (11:02 am)
I have a 2003 Eurovan, that needs a new ignition switch, what are the websites where I can find instructions for DIY on how to replace the switch.
#23 of 71 Re: Replacing ignition switch [fbrawsr0]
Mar 31, 2008 (5:13 pm)
I made you a quick instruction sheet.
#24 of 71 Re: Replacing ignition switch [weekender3]
Mar 31, 2008 (9:40 pm)
I could not open the document. Please try again,
#26 of 71 Re: Replacing ignition switch [weekender3]
Apr 01, 2008 (6:35 pm)
Thanks so much. Can't wait to try it.
#27 of 71 Re: Replacing ignition switch [fbrawsr0]
Apr 07, 2008 (9:43 pm)
A great big thanks to weekender3 for the instructions, I followed your directions but chickened out at the last minute, I got scared after seeing the wires I would have to pull out to get to the switch. Instead took it to Sunset Motors (VW) in Sunset Beach on PCH in CA close by. Hector the owner, did a good job and am pleased with the service, unlike others he took on the job and was all done within 5 hours promptly and he knew what to do, cost me $200.
#28 of 71 Re: Replacing ignition switch [fbrawsr0]
Apr 08, 2008 (2:04 pm)
Oh boy, 200 bucks!
There is only the plug to disconnect for the switch, thats all.
It took me 30 minutes to do it, and I'm not a mechanic.
#29 of 71 Re: Replacing ignition switch [weekender3]
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Apr 10, 2008 (7:40 am)
Would you mind posting this as a guide on CarSpace? I think it would be very helpful to many and easier to find when doing a search. http://www.carspace.com/guides/
#30 of 71 2001 Eurovan Transmission
Apr 11, 2008 (11:05 am)
Hello. My 2001 Eurovan (70k) will not always go into reverse. There is no grinding, it simply does not engage. After pressing the accelerator repeatedly (revving), it will kind of "jump" into reverse suddenly. At first I believed this happened primarily when the vehicle was cold (sitting over night); but now it is happening most of the time. I've read that the 2000-2003 Eurovans have had transmission probs. Anyone have any thoughts as to some simple things to check first before making the decision to spend big $$?