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  1. Loose unknown wire - Van not turning over

    Electrical
    Hi everyone, Today, I got in my Van and the engine wouldn't turn over. When attempting to start the engine, the key clicks into the last position but doesn't fire up. I can't hear any clicking from the starter motor, it's as if the battery is flat but it has been charged up and is fully charged...
  2. Loose unknown wire - Van not turning over

    Electrical
    Hi everyone, Today, I got in my Van and the engine wouldn't turn over. When attempting to start the engine, the key clicks into the last position but doesn't fire up. I can't hear any clicking from the starter motor, it's as if the battery is flat but it has been charged up and is fully charged...
  3. 01 ACV Syncro not cranking/ starter motor solenoid?

    Electrical
    Hi all, I'm back with another question. 2001 ACV T4 Syncro 2.5TDI (close too 200,000km) So currently I'm not getting any cranking or at least once every few days (no idea why sometimes it turns over). When I get the van running there is zero issue with it mechanically but I can drive it for...
  4. AAC Engine starter motor - 2l petrol 1996 Caravelle

    Electrical
    Hi everyone, We needed a new starter motor for our van and I ordered one from Heritage Parts but it doesn't look like the one that we are replacing. Does anyone know what we should do? I thought it was quite a simple switch but there are different places saying which one is correct. The...
  5. starter seizing up

    Electrical
    I've been having starting issues for some time - it turns over very slowly but does fire eventually.... or it did until today. I'd checked the battery and the connections so that left the motor itself. Ordered a replacement from Brickwerks, went to take the old one out, and think I've identified...
  6. Starter motor

    Engine & Gearbox
    I need to replace my starter motor on my 2002 2.5 tdi . Can anyone confirm what size hex/allen key socket needed on the starter motor mounting bolts before i start work on it .I have read posts where some say 7mm and others say 6mm (i have a 6mm socket but not a 7mm). Any other tips for a easy...
  7. Intermittent Starter motor- one more to watch for.

    Electrical
    Having searched the forum and seen lots of people with vans that sometimes take a few key turns to get the juice to the starter motor, I'll add my fault on mine; Though frequently these symptoms can be attributed to corroded terminals, on mine the terminal (on the piggyback solenoid) had come...
  8. Start engine/motor HELP!!!

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi there, I will post this question here because im sure there are lot of people who know more than me! I bought a used start enginge for my Caravelle 2.5 T4. I unscrewed the old one from the van and realized that the "new" and the old one dont look the same. But the "new" one fits were the...
  9. Starter Motor Replacement Guide

    Engine & Gearbox
    Here is a video of how I have just changed the starter motor on my van as it was getting sluggish to start so figured get it changed before it leaves me stranded, easy to follow guide in the video for anyone else who wants to swap theirs
  10. Is slow cold start a norm for T4?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Good morning T4 owners, Been a little while since I posted a question here. Which is good, as our van is working fine and we are very happy! When we got the van in Oct. The owner mentioned and showed that the van struggles when starting first thing in the morning (especially cold) or after...
  11. I changed my starter motor!

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello T4 owners, My van has been struggling first thing in the morning especially since it's got colder. I need to turn the engine couple of times for the starter to get enough power to crank the engine. So I decided to replace the motor! I got the Bosh Motor from ECP (Surcharge £70+ that you...
  12. 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...
  13. VW T5 1.9tdi starter motor location

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Hi, Could anyone tell me the location of the starter motor on the T5 1.9tdi (2006) model? I suspect I have a corroded contact or fault with the connection to it from the starting problems I'm having and the useful info on the forum. However I'm not entirely sure where it's located to check the...
  14. Engine oil leak

    Engine & Gearbox
    I have been chasing an oil leak for £500 now and need help! At first I thought it was coming from the oil neck filler, new seal fitted. Still leaking!! Poss leak from the rocker cover, no, bone dry. Next was hose from inter cooler to turbo, seal replaced but still leaking from somewhere...
  15. 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...
  16. Starter motor

    Electrical
    Hi folks, I have a problem and not too sure whats causing the issue. A couple of weeks ago the following happened: I would turn the key in my ignition, it was sort of struggling to start on the first turn. But would start on the second turn, then all of a sudden, I've had nothing for the past...
  17. What battery to get for my 1.9 diesel t4 (1983)

    General T4 Chat
    I want to get a engine battery for my 1.9 diesel t4 (1983), but not sure which one is best? I need a starter battery. The leisure one, which excuse my ignorance is for the interior right? this also needs replacing, but not so urgently.. Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.
  18. Not another Starter Motor, Ignition Switch thred!

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi All, Throughout the winter months it has been an absolute nightmare trying to get my 1994 T4 2.5D Automatic to start. I'll walk you through my process of getting it started, and all the variations I've tried. - Put my key in the ignition - Turn key to the position which shows all the...
  19. At ignition , just a nice click. Is this a starter motor problem ?

    Electrical
    Hello all, The T4 gave up on me this morning. Its a 2.4 Diesel Transporter, 2002, 125k miles. All lights come on as normal at first key turn, when the heater coil goes off and I turn to start I hear a decent click but absolutely nothing else. This happened me yesterday as well but on the...
  20. T5 Non start. No power to solenoid.

    Electrical
    Hi all, New to this forum so hope this is the right procedure. I have a dead VW T5 2007 Diesel. Suddenly no power to solenoid exciter lead when key turned to 3rd start position. Some help identifying which relay receives signal from ignition and send on power to excite the starter. I have fired...
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