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  1. Gear leaver housing bracket

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all. So I have an automatic T4 and discovered after taking the gear lever out and the cover off that shows the gear selected that the well underneath was full of water. I had the van valeted in the summer and have since discovered the Valeter jet washed the carpet (I’m fuming) and I think...
  2. Caravelle automatic gearbox problem

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello all, I've been having auto gearbox issues. I've got a 1999 Caravelle 2.8 petrol automatic. It shifts from 1st into 2nd fine, but instead of shifting into 3rd, it drops to neutral then back into 2nd. It won't shift into 3rd. It was fine in January, then wasn't driven for 6 months. I...
  3. Very RARE Automatic Transmission Problem nobody could solve yet - desperate

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    Hi everybody I have a 2.4D California T4 with automatic transmission and I have a long history of problems. A few years ago the transmission started making erratic shifts ONLY if the engine was warm and ONLY after turning the engine off and then on again. Then if it changed to third it acted...
  4. Please don't throw the frog out

    New T4 Members Forum
    Hi, As the title suggest I'm french, living in France, near La Rochelle. I: I like to use the DIY way, as far as possible. I discovered the VW camper's world in 1990 when I bought a 1982's T3 wanagon (1.6D 50Hp!). But, due to its big mileage (300,000km) I encountered so many (and costly)...
  5. Automatic to Manual T4 Help please? Manchester / Derbyshire

    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...
  6. converting auto to manual

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, has anybody heard of converting an automatic T5 2.5 to a manual or do you know can it be done?
  7. T4 ProjektZwo Centre console. Automatic or manual.

    Parts For Sale
    I was just about to modify this to fit my manual but I have been told that the Automatic version is quite rare so it would be a shame to hack it about. Will swap for a manual version or sell for what it cost me £200+ postage. Has some marks as pictured, top storage has been cut to fit...
  8. 2.5ACV auto starter not engaging with Starter ring

    Engine & Gearbox
    Had a problem where the starter ring appeared to have a tooth missing - sometimes would not catch on the starter. About 3 weeks ago would not catch at all, so have taken torque converter out and had a new ring gear fitted. The old one did not look that bad, but was some wear on the first mm or...
  9. Automatic Transmission downshifts unnecessarily

    Engine & Gearbox
    I have a 2007 T5 Caravelle with a 128KW 2.5L Turbo Diesel engine and 5-speed automatic transmission. Lately, it has been upshifting in this strange sequence: 1st - 2nd - 3rd - 2nd - 3rd - 4th - 5th. That is, it almost always down-changes back to 2nd after 3rd gear, before proceeding up the...
  10. Auto Box Recon or Manual conversion?

    Engine & Gearbox
    My Auto box has started leaking oil and stuttering as it moves through the gears so I figure I've got a few weeks before it packs in. :( I'm resigned to the fact it could cost upwards of a grand to fix but wanted to understand all the angles before I turn up at the garage.... for example is...
  11. Hello & seeking help with my Auto Petrol T4 van

    New T4 Members Forum
    Hello all, I've been reading and searching the forum to try and decide what to do about my van. Thought it was a very informative useful place with some really helpful people, so have just joined. Meet my van: My Van is N reg. T4 Automatic Petrol Panel Van 2.5 engine. I bought it new in...
  12. Automatic not starting

    Hi, I have a 1994 2.4 automatic which has decided not to start. The engine doesn't even turn over, I suspect it's to do with the gear selector which needs to be in park to start. Does anyone have an idea where the relay is sited? Also a wiring diagram for the auto so I can trace the wiring. Thanks
  13. 4speed autotrans

    Engine & Gearbox
    Vw Pic-up 97 2,5L gasolin EAT engine with a 4 speed auto trans 01P I got a dried up and blown o-ring to the oil cooler, got rid of the oil and lost traction at speed. Did towing the car approximately 1.5 mil. After new oil and replacing the o-ring, I have no drive at all, regardless of gear...
  14. Automatic Gearbox: Setting Transmission modes with VAGCOM

    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...
  15. Oil cooler fitted to auto.

    General T4 Chat
    Has anyone fitted a cooler to their automatic gearbox? Do you have photos, prices etc? And what sort of work is involved? thanks for any help.
  16. Automatic Gearbox - Additional cooling

    Engine & Gearbox
    As most of you know the automatic gearbox is somewhat fragile, and frequent oil changes above the recommended service intervals has been suggested many a time. The reasons for the oil needing to be changed is that the gearbox generates too much heat above the operational temperature of the...
  17. 2.5 TDI auto gearbox perfect working order

    Parts For Sale
    Now sold. Thanks.
  18. HOW TO - Change Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) photoguide.

    Technical Articles
    Replacement Parts for Maintenance There are a total of four different items needed to change the AFT and filter. Filter (Strainer) - VW # 01M 325 429 Filter Gasket - VW # 01M 325 443 Pan Gasket - VW # 098 321 370 AFT Fluid, 4 litres - VW # G 052 162 A2 Filters & gaskets are also available...
  19. Automatic Gearbox: Setting the Adaptive Transmission Sequence

    Technical Articles
    The T4 uses an electronically controlled transmission which sets the shift points based on engine load and rpm information that is tuned to your specific driving habits. Sometimes this information gets garbled or for whatever reason may need to be reset to the default patterns so that it can...
  20. Auto or not to Auto.....

    New T4 Members Forum
    Hi all - new member to the T4 family, just sold my T2 and am about to go for an automatic 2003 LWB T4 and kit it out to my requirements. I really like the idea of an automatic but understand they aren't as robust as the manual. Are there any parts that need replacing after a certain amount of...