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  1. 2.5 tdi strange starting...

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I have a 2003 2.5 Tdi Westfalia camper which started without any problems until now. 75/80% of the time it still starts great, fires up straight away without any problems, but about once every 4 or 5 times it struggles to start! It turns over, but just takes 20 - 30 seconds to fire up...
  2. Starting problem after short journey

    Electrical
    Can anyone suggest the answer to this: if I do a short journey from cold, <1 mile say, and stop engine I have to turn the motor over for much more than usual to get her started. On a longer journey where she has warmed up no problem she starts on the button. Glow plugs working on first start...
  3. Desperatly need auto electrician

    Electrical
    Hi Im in need of an auto electrician to sort out my non working speedo 99% sure its wiring and an intermittant starting problem (which is solved by a gentel persuasive kick to the fuse box). Im in Hall Green, South Birmingham. Do you know anybody...Please? Thanks Rowlie:confused::blg:confused:
  4. T4 '98 Starting problem. Fuel related. Quite a tale.

    Electrical
    Hi all, firstly great forum! Long time reader, first time poster. So I have a VW T4 Transporter '98 Petrol. When trying to start it wont catch. I sprayed a little starter fuel into the air pipe and that started up 1st time but quickly died. I then went to the fuel filter and saw fuel was...
  5. starting problem

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi everyone, this is my first post so hope that this is in the right area. I have a 1996 2.4l diesel engine. It has recently suffered from having the alternator bracket shear off the engine block. This has been repaired but now it is very difficult to start. Once started it will tick over but if...
  6. Starting problems

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I've got a 95 t4 2.5d with 134,000 on the drums and recently had a new exhaust fitted prior to this the van would start 1st crack every time......it's really temperamental now and can turn over loads before it finally fires up. Just can't work out what's happened could this be related or is...
  7. scan tool reading everything except the ECU.?

    Electrical
    Hi there, I have a 1998 2.5 petrol T4 with a starting issue.(which has been unable to be diagnosed for 8 weeks now by previous mechanics including the dealership) I have finally found a mechanic who is able to scan the vehicle.!! The only drama i have now is that he is able to scan/read the...
  8. 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...
  9. 1.9 t5 starting issues...please help!

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello there, I have a 2007 1.9 84 bhp t5 with 65k on the clock and would like a little help please, The van used to start first turn of the key every time, but about 6 months ago it started taking longer to start. But only every so often. It can take 5,6,7 times to turn over before it starts but...
  10. starter motor issues I think.

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi folks, Right... I have read a few threads on here about this issue but hardly anybody finishes the thread off with how they sorted the issue out. About a month ago when trying to start the van the starter motor would turn over very slowly as if the battery was low and then after a couple of...
  11. 2.5 TDI reg 2002 Glowplugs not energised

    Electrical
    "Just had a cambelt change by a VW garage. Cold starting now poor and typical of failed glow plugs. Returned to the garage which confirmed that the glow plugs were OK, but not receiving power. Also claimed that the work, which included brake fluid change, did not touch any electrics. I have...
  12. Turn the Key and nothing Happens

    Electrical
    Hi, Wondered if someone could help. Got 2001 1.9TD T4. Most of the time it's not a problem, but then every now and then, we turn the key, wait for the lights to go out, theres a bleep (assuming from immobiliser) and then nothing. No turn over. Thought it might be a problem with the Key...
  13. t4 engine cut out

    Electrical
    I recently bought a 1998 caravelle everything was working fine until a few days ago, i turned the key and the glow light didnt come on the engine turned over fine but wouldnt fire. I kept taking the key out and putting it back in i tried this for a few minutes then the light came on and went...
  14. Any Nautical People (immobilisers)

    Electrical
    Fault code P1570 - Any Nautical People (immobilisers) Evening all. Just got back from a visit to Portland Bill. Went to start the van, it ran for 2 seconds and stalled, it then started 2nd time with no issues. When I got home I scanned it with VCDS and it popped a P1570 Engine start blocked...
  15. 2.4 starting problem

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi guys need help I have just bought my t4 2.4 diesel caravelle it wont start from cold will start with some easy start and will start with no help untill sttod for a few hours then again when cold will need easy start ??? what if any ideas does anyone have cheers :*
  16. Poor starting (again)

    Engine & Gearbox
    Please dont tell me what it may or may not be, But if you can answer the question please do so. If the fuel sender in the tank has cracked, leading to poor starting, do the air bubbles clear in the clear fuel pipe or are they always introduced when running? now the back ground. new leak off...
  17. Ignition lock not activating starter switch

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    Having fitted a new ignition switch I have now discovered that both it and the original switch will only operate the starter if removed fron ignition lock and turned with a screwdriver. Are both the old and new switches faulty or is it the key barrel or it's holder. Tip for changing ignition...
  18. Sorry Another T4 Starting problem, HELP :/

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, Thanks for looking. Ok here goes, I recently bought a 2003 88bhp T4. It was always a little lazy on the start, Turns over lively but takes a while to fire. This got worse and worse, It got to the point where it would turnover for maybe 5-6 seconds then the oil light would come on and beep...
  19. HELP - t4 1.9 starting lumpy everytime

    Electrical
    hi all, this fault is doing my nut. i have a vw t4 800 special 1.9tdi 1998. everytime, hot or cold i start the van it is starting lumpy. after 10minutes or so of running - a relay clicks in (not known which one) then it runs sweet as a nut as it should. its got to be sensor/electrical as...
  20. starting problem, not battery

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    Hi all - I just got my first VW T5 so I am a complete novice and have a problem. When I put the key in and turn it all the lights come on, some go off, there is a long continuous beep and then when I try to start it there is nothing. No response at all, not even a stutter or anything from the...
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