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Volkswagen EuroVan, Volkswagen Vanagon, Van
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#32 of 71 Re: 2001 Eurovan Transmission [didache]
Apr 15, 2008 (5:56 pm)
My 2002 had a slow shift problem at 35k. VW replaced it after trying everything else first. It was a 5k job but done under warranty. It went out again at 105k and this time there was only an aftermarket warranty that had a lifetime limit almost met. VW said they don't repair, only replace for 6k. AAMCO did a rebuild for 4300 but I think they broke the clock spring by letting the steering column spin around freely while the rack and pinion was down. I can't prove it. You could get a used car warranty easily with those miles and then in a month or two, make a claim. Good Luck. Rob
#33 of 71 Hans van der Westen
Apr 27, 2008 (9:13 am)
Hi, I have an 1992 EuroVan and I have backdoor problems.
I simply can not open it to replace the latch. The panel is alresdy off so I could reach most of it from the inside. HELP. I use the van for work so it is a little abused but I still call it my baby.
#34 of 71 Re: Replacing ignition switch [weekender3]
Jul 25, 2008 (8:01 am)
Wonderful thing the Internet. Typed in eurovan ignition switch and found your comments. Cant open the instruction sheet. Anybody have it out there . appreciate any response.
#36 of 71 1992 Eurovan CL Manual Transmission Question
Aug 30, 2008 (8:49 pm)
I have a '92 Eurovan with a 5 speed manual. Typically, when engaging reverse, you put the shift lever into neutral, move it to the left until it stops, push down vertically on the stick, move it further left and then up into reverse. However, today when I was in traffic, I put the van into what I thought was 1st gear but began to move backwards. When I got home I verified that I no longer had to push down vertically to engage reverse. Simply moving the stick to the left and pushing up engages reverse. Reverse is where it should be (as I can't shift into anything if I pull the stick back), and it shifts into the other 5 gears normally. It is just a little hard finding 1st when you're used to moving the stick forward once you meet resistance on the left.
Is this a bad thing? Is it something that needs to/can be fixed? Does this phenomenon have a specific name? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
#37 of 71 2001 VW Eurovan
Oct 20, 2008 (12:12 pm)
My Eurovan makes an awful clunking sound when I accelerate. It gets worse as time goes by, but when my husband and I take it apart to try to find the problem (haven't diagnosed it yet) and put it back together the noise goes away for a few days. And then it comes back again... worse. It sounds like something is loose? and hitting another piece of metal? am I imagning things or is the left front tire wobbly now? The noise is so bad I'm afraid to drive it. And it's my daily drive for me and my four kids. Please help! Any ideas are welcome!
#38 of 71 Re: Replacing ignition switch 2001 Eurovan MV
Oct 21, 2008 (10:31 am)
I looked at your sequence of pictures to replace the ignition switch on my 2001 and I have a bolted cover plate on the bottom of the steering column. How do I take it off so I can get at the ignition switch? I see four nuts across the bottom section. If I take those off will it come out?
#39 of 71 Re: Replacing ignition switch 2001 Eurovan MV [rizzagh]
Oct 24, 2008 (11:57 am)
No, the nuts will not remove the plate. On the left side (door side) you will see a cover plate, made in the same material as the console. Push the two plastic pins in, so you can remove this cover. now you will see two bolts, remove them. On the other side, you will find the same bolt from underneath, (look up from underneath) just loosen this bolt, as it might be difficult to get it out. Now you should be able to turn the plate downwards to get access.
#40 of 71 Re: Replacing ignition switch 2001 Eurovan MV [weekender3]
Oct 24, 2008 (4:32 pm)
I wish Id read this post before I did the switch switch as I pried the plastic cover off. Apart from that the job is pretty easy. A bit of a contortionist act to get to the switch but doable. To get the set screw at the back of the switch out. I used one of those offset srewdrivers (two ends are at 90 degree to main axis) . I had to grind a little of the corner to get it in there but after that it took about 4 minutes to swap the swich. Turned the key and PERFECTO.
Now I have to fix the power locks. Any else having problems with them. Already swapped out the lock Actuator on the drivers side but it didnt fix the problem.
problem is you push he door lock button on the key and all the locks close (except drivers) then open up again immediately.
any ideas appreciated
#41 of 71 Re: Auto locking mechanism [nglasgow]
Nov 24, 2008 (11:29 am)
Same problem but more interesting . When the door locks go spastic I just turn off the radio it stops the door locks misbehaivour? .Ive pulled out the door lock actuator on the drivers side (that doesn't respond to key remote). It is fine . tested it with a 12 V source and it goes up and down no problems.. If operated manually( when connected) all the other locks respond to it ie. open and close to match drivers side.
Someone suggested frayed bad wires in the loom where they go through from the door to the chassis, Mine look fine??
did you get any answers??
Im toying with the idea of writing to VW as I know this is a common problem.
You can just pull fuse # 11 on the bottom row to get manual control back