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  1. Engine & Gearbox
    So the day after my job was cancelled because of coronavirus my t4 broke down ? Looking for any advice/recommendations. VW T4 2002 Diesel Auto 2461cc. The breakdown: There was a sudden snap whilst driving at around 60mph then lost power & coasted to stop. Engine still runs & revs but no...
  2. Engine & Gearbox
    Good afternoon all, I have a 1999 Caravelle 2.8L VR6 Petrol (automatic). Unfortunately the auto gearbox has given up. I've tried changing the fluid (using the correct fluid) and the filters, but no joy. After hours of reading posts on automatic gearbox issues, repairing the box and...
  3. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all I have a 10 plate Caravelle 180 with the above gearbox, it's been getting noisy changing gear mainly 2/3 3/4 when cold and getting louder, so we changed the gearbox oil and set the levels using Vagcom. It's still noisy, so local VW want to book it in for diagnostics. They say because...
  4. General Van Chat
    Hi, am looking to get an auto T4 van, and after reading much on this forum about auto gear box woes I would want to fit external cooler however I'm lacking the skills/inclination to do this - can anyone recommend anywhere in the surrey/SE area that could do the work? - I need a cost estimate...
  5. Engine & Gearbox
    Hello. So, I have a 1992 T4 Westy 2.5 petrol auto. It was seriously leaking oil from the torque converter and on closer inspection I discovered it was coming from the Neutral Safety Switch. Or the Gearbox Multi Function Switch as I found out it's also called. I found one on ebay. When it...
  6. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, (apologies for the long description - might help in understanding my issues - thanks for reading!) I've been worried about my Auto gearbox for about 12 months. I have a 2002 2.5 Tdi Automatic, she has done only 120k. Last year whilst on holiday we started getting a juddering from the...
  7. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi I have a 2009 T5 130 2.5 Caravelle and have started to notice a thud when the auto changes down from 3rd to 2nd. It's almost as if its trying to change down to 2nd too early and then you get an unexpected bit of engine braking. Has anyone else had this and have an idea of what I might need to...
  8. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi Folks, I've got a Volkswagen TRANSPORTER (T4) 1200 SWB 2.5 1996. Basically my vans auto gearbox died in france this summer (140,000 miles so she's done well!). We got towed home. The van will go forward very slowly, won't reverse at all and creeps forward in neutral. I haven't had it seen...
  9. Engine & Gearbox
    This happened once about 4 weeks ago and should have taken it in at this point, but seemed to sort itself so ignored it..... its now happening everytime I drive the van. It starts and sets off ok, and even moves through the gears but as soon as I slow down to a stop and take off again it just...
  10. New T4 Members Forum
    Hi - I have a question or two. I was thinking of getting a Westfalia or similar T4/T5 to export to Canada/North America. Can you tell me the vehicle regulations for importing? What model (if any) Westfalia has 3-way fridge, LPG/propane fitted tank, Automatic, LHD, heater, air con? (don't want...
  11. Engine & Gearbox
    I have owned my van for almost a year. When I bought the van it had a service history that showed that the ATF had been replaced at 65K miles. The gear changes were smooth and fine and I know that the box is supposed to go into neutral when on level ground at a standstill and with the breaks...
  12. New T5 Members Forum
    Wanting to buy a T5 since 2 trees crushed my T2. Bad day!!! Insurance company has now paid out, decision time Here is 3 I have my eye on. 2009 T5 2.5TDI PD 130PS Van Tip Auto SAT NAV CRUISE 80,000 miles for £12.000 plus vat 2010 T5 2.0 140 Ps Van Tip Auto 80,000 miles for £12,500 plus vat...
  13. Engine & Gearbox
    Changed my fluid and filter and farewelled reverse. Wondering where to start diagnostically?? Only recently aquired this our first VW, with usual indicators of valve body wear with slow engagement of both forward and reverse, harsh engagement and harsh on changes between 1st and 2nd. But now...
  14. General T4 Chat
    The excitement of my first T4 .. indeed my first VW! Changed the oil and filter ... and said goodbye to reverse gear in the process. Initially seemed that reverse was being selected (motor) would load slightly, but upon acceleration go nowhere fast. Only the slightest motive force to the...
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  16. General T4 Chat
    Hello forum members, I was looking for some info on what to look out for on a 2.5tdi auto gearbox? Yes I'm not overly keen on an auto as my Doka is manual but my wife passed on an auto. I wanted it for a camper conversion. We got back from having a look at one today but it had a few too many...
  17. Caddy
    Hi, Anyone had any experience with auto boxes in these vehicles? Am asking on behalf of father in law who is looking at an 08 plate maxi 2.0 tdi that has an auto box. Vehicle appears very straight and tidy but he is concerned due to it having 97k on the clock. Presumably it has FSH. Any...
  18. Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Hi, Have a 2.5 TDI with auto box. The display in the binnacle that shows what gear you are in has packed up. When I start the vehicle and move from park to drive the display shows park for a fraction of a second and then I hear two clicks from the base of the gear lever (sounds like an...
  19. Technical Articles
    With a Vagcom it is possible to reset or change the shift patterns in the automatic gearbox range. And also reset the DSP (dynamic shift points), The dynamic shift point will monitor your driving pattern and adapt to your driving style. First, make sure there are no fault codes in the Auto...
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