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  1. T4 auto gear shift knob or handle replacement

    Does any one know where I can source the rubber covered 'knob' or handle that you use to select the gears on an auto t4 (1996 Vanagon/Caravelle). The rubber has split and my lovely 3 year old son has kindly picked at it... currently it is held together with a ncie piece of cling film! Its like...
  2. Stuck in first gear and lurching into second

    Engine & Gearbox
    My 2004 T4's automatic transmission keeps getting stuck in first gear and lurching into second. It doesnt stay stuck very long, and it doesnt happen often. Has this happened to anybody else? I've taken it to multiple mechanics but it never acts up for them.
  3. GL-5 Synthetic Gear Oil

    Engine & Gearbox
    I have decided to change the gear box oil in my 6 speed box, I see GL-5 is recommended, and I understand fully synthetic is the way to go. The manual doesn't specify a quantity but Google suggests 2.7 to 3.0 litres. I rang VW as I've found genuine fluids to NORMALLY be reasonably priced.....this...
  4. Gear Gaitor Frame

    Hiya Folks. I'm just trying to breath a bit if life back into a tired looking interior by replacing the gear stick gaitor but I've just the round clip frame that holds the bottom into the dash. I can only find German sellers after best part of £40 for a whole new gear stick assembly. Is there...
  5. Reverse Gear Crunches downhill. :/

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, People Is my gear box knackered or is it something else? Have a love hate thing with my van. A problem I have had right from the start is the reverse gear. Van is a T5 1.9 TDI manual 4 gear box. It will go into reverse smooth and no problem at all if the van is facing up a slope a fraction...
  6. Selector rod repair - Too many pipes!

    Engine & Gearbox
    A few days ago I lost all but 3rd and 4th gears and after a bit of research on here and digging around under and over the van have confirmed that the selector rod has come adrift due to failure of the socket on the gearbox. It's now held together with a beefy zip tie and I'm only missing fifth...
  7. Auto-gear stick wont go beyond Drive, into numbered gears

    General Technical
    Hi, i,ve a T4 Caravelle 2001 auto diesel. Gearbox had a rebuild 18 months ago. Was working fine since. yesterday noticed i'd put it into 2nd (rather than Drive), by mistake...no real problem.....but it was very difficult to get it out of 2nd. the button on the gearstick handle wouldnt depress...
  8. Gear lever problem (after bush repair)

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    I've repaired the bushes on my 1999 1.9 T4 which if I'm honest was unbelievably easier than the majority of the posts on here suggest. I think the major Issue people seem to be having is getting the bushes on to the t bar and and the socket in to the mount. The socket was simple and is just a...
  9. T5 won't select 1st and 3rd gears - HELP!!

    Engine & Gearbox
    Help Please. 2006 1.9 T5 T30 LWB remaped to 130 BHP 5 speed gear box. Today while slowing down for lights and trying to select 1st gear nothing happened, it was like it was in netural. Then it wouldn't select 3rd either and again felt like netural. All other gears work fine and some times...
  10. Gearbox woes...jumping out of 5th

    Engine & Gearbox
    I'm trouble with 5th gear...It wouldn't select at all, replaced the shift segments and it now selects but jumps out as soon as you touch the throttle. The gearbox oil was low and from what I've read about others having similar issues, it sounds like the 5th gear cogs will need replacing. Checked...
  11. Gear shift question

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello all, Hopefully someone can shed some light on my gear shift?? Just of late the actually shifting started to stiffen up from being really smooth, dont think its in the gear box but unsure. The feeling does change though as it does feel very loose to shift and then changes back to stiff...
  12. Gear noise

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi At low speed, most on first, second and third gears, there is a noise from the gear box. It seams like a vibration and thounds like metal. The noise only happens at low speed. My van is a T4 2.4d from 1991. Can annyone help me? Thanks
  13. RPM at 70mph in top?

    General T4 Chat
    Hi Sorry to start another 5th gear(ish) thread but I've just had a new gearbox in my TDI88 and it seems to be revving harder for the same road speed. I didn't make a note of what it was doing before so i'm not sure. So can i ask what others' vans are doing in rpm at 70 mph? Mine seems to need...
  14. Auto g'box display not working

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, Have a T4 2.5 TDI long nose LWB 1999 with auto box. The display in the blue instrument cluster 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...
  15. Skate board wheel gear knob???

    seen some guys on here have use skateboard wheels as gear knobs, ive got an extension on it so how do i fit the wheel???? though t4s r us sold them but not anymore it seams.... and has anyone got a spare red or blk wheel as i dont wanna buy 4I: i'll pay of coarse......
  16. where do i begin!

    New T4 Members Forum
    Hi all, I've just bought a 2001 2.5 Lwb T4. I've started moding myself and really enjoying working on my new toy. however In fifth gear there is a high pitched whirring sound over the top of the normal engine rumble. Is this normal? what could it be? how do i fix it ? etc. does anyone know...
  17. Auto gearbox issue

    General Technical
    Hi all, My auto caravelle gearlever control switch seems to be having issues. When in 'park' it shows on the dashboard display as being in 'reverse'. When all other gears / out of gear it shows the correct display so not sure where the problem is. In order to start her up I turn on the ignition...