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  1. Busted lower ball joint

    Steering & Suspension
    Hi all, I'm new here, but what has brought me here is that unfortunately my front left bottom ball joint has failed on my 2001 T4 LWB Diesel Auto :( and my front left wheel is monumentally bung. I did this while going 10kmh around a corner. See pictures attached. I've dragged the poor vehicle...
  2. Engine ruined from cam belt

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi vw forum T5 2.0 tdi 2012 105bhp 133,000 miles My Van broke down, last week on the m25- doing 70 mph and the power cut out and I rolled to the hard shoulder with the glow light flashing. AA could not start van, so it was towed to my house. The normal garage i use(last 20 years) was busy and...
  3. bulb failure light in dashboard on after towbar removal t5.1

    Hi all, I have spent the afternoon removing the towbar from my t5.1 and I have created a problem... The bulb failure/ lighting system orange fault light on the dashboard is lit. When I indicate left or right the dashboard green indicators flash at double time...all the outside actual...
  4. 1.9 TD - New turbo, dead after few miles

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi there, I just bought my 1.9 TD Transporter 1997, originally Ambulance vehicle made by VW but stripped down to be "ordinary" LWB Transporter. Previous owner took out the original turbo because it started to make weird sounds, lost power etc. I bought used but good Garett also from T4 1.9 TD...
  5. WATER PUMP failed HELP

    Engine & Gearbox
    The water pump on my 1997 T4 2.5 TDI LHD Multivan has failed, and a couple of hoses damaged by oil. First a slight dip in water reservoir, then suddenly all the water drains in a steady stream, so I am stranded except to limp to somewhere for a replacement. Back home in England my very reliable...
  6. T5 gear box failed with only 60k on the clock

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi We had an issue with the gear box a week or so back. Essentially it didn't want to go into 5th and 6th. We took it into our local independent VW garage, and they said 5th and 6th gear were essentially destroyed. Given that the van is a 60 plate and has only 60 000 on the clock, this...
  7. Alpine screen failure - any ideas??

    Bought a van recently and it had an Alpine PKG-2000P, however it's just stopped working correctly. Anyone got any good ideas on what the issue might be or how to investigate it?? I also found the service manual here: http://users.telenet.be/Maes_Goossens/Alpine_PKG-2000_service_manual.pdf
  8. 1.9TD alternator mounting bolt snapped again!

    Engine & Gearbox
    For the second time this year, the bolt holding the alternator in place on my 2001 1.9TD has snapped, this is also the third alternator this year. The first alternator failed at teh sme time as the first bolt snapping (not sure what came first), teh second alternator failed but the bolt was...
  9. T5 Jack Failure

    New T5 Members Forum
    Went to take the rear wheel off my T5 today, and noticed a ball bearing dropping from the winding mechanism of jack that came supplied with T5, immediately stopping to realise the cast holding the screw to the underside of the plate had fractured. Luckily still had the wheel in place so quickly...
  10. T4 Caravelle 1993 (Petrol) Failed on Emissions

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi there. Am new to this forum and brought my first T4 - Caravelle, 2.0 petrol 1993. It has just failed its MOT on emissions - the 2nd idle test gave a CO reading above what is acceptable. Any ideas? I think I also have a bit of a gap in the exhaust manifold as on taking off it sounds a bit...
  11. Check your intercooler, before it splits!

    General T5 Chat
    (applies to all 1.9 and 2.5 T5s, -I don’t know about 2.0l) From checking the forum it’s well known that intercoolers fail, some because of stones and roadkill, some due to failed welds on end tanks, but the largest number seem to be like mine, where the top and bottom tubes split. On closer...
  12. Turbo fail! 1.9td.

    Team Red
    Hi all, I know there are loads of posts about this but I want to start a new one because I'm a new member and I have no idea what I'm doing. My turbo is failing, (oil issue, fixed now) making a lot of screaming noises and giving an irregular boost... If any... What's the best thing to do...
  13. MOT Failure on Lowered Coils - Any Advice?

    Steering & Suspension
    MOT Failure on Lowered Coils & Decat - Any Advice? Hi Guys, Anyone got any advice for me on my MOT? I just had it into VW van centre for a new Cambelt and got them to do an MOT while it was in there to try and save me time - that has monumentally backfired! They sent it to Peugot!!! for...
  14. Complete T5 2.5 Engine Failure - Help

    Engine & Gearbox
    Dear All I'm new to the forum, it looks like its full of useful info and interesting people and I hope some of you can shed some light. My 2004 2.5 Caravelle ( 88K miles ) was due a new DM Flywheel, clutch and bearing, it was booked in and ready to go. 2 days prior to dropping it off I drove...
  15. Rad needed 1.9, SE Cornwall/Plymouth

    General Technical
    HEY YOU GUYS! Anyone got a working rad for a 1.9 no aircon in the S E Cornwall or Plymouth area? Need to get one tomorrow if poss, cash waiting. Puh-leeze let me know, my pride and joy is suffering! Cheers dudes John
  16. Engine failure - cam belt? - 2.5 TDi AJT

    Engine & Gearbox
    Good Afternoon Gents (and the odd lady) Engine is a 315’000 AJT (TDi 2.5 5 cy) So this morning the van was making some horrible noises, and then it failed on the M5. Normally I wouldn’t have driven it given the noise it was making – but as this was the first day of my new job I didn’t fancy...
  17. Watch out for pot holes!!!

    Steering & Suspension
    :eek: Pictures speak a thousand words, but basically this is the result of hitting a pot hole near Ludlow:
  18. is it going to get worse before it gets better?

    Steering & Suspension
    about 2 hours away from home tonight, the battery symbol came on on my dash and i lost power steering - i had a van full of friends with various commitments and as the van was still drivable i pressed on home - there were no further developments but now my quandry is that the family mechanic...
  19. Clutch slave cylinder failure

    General T4 Chat
    VW Caravelle Transporter I have a small motorhome based on a 1997 VW Transporter (T4 - 102 BHP with Intercooler) now with 26500 genuine miles on the clock. Two years ago, the internal clutch slave cylinder was replaced due to a small hydraulic leak. In August 2008 and 6000 miles later, the...