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  Topic: Check the AC relay if your radiator fan doesn't come on!!!!
vanjoe

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:07 pm   Subject: Check the AC relay if your radiator fan doesn't come on!!!!
Just found my AC relay burnt out which wasn't allowing the radiator fan to come on when I was turning the AC on. I took the one from my 1989 Bluestar and put it in and the fan started and ran fine. I ...
  Topic: 1990 Carat tintop Radiator fan operation with AC on
vanjoe

Replies: 3
Views: 139

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:55 am   Subject: 1990 Carat tintop Radiator fan operation with AC on
Can anyone please tell me how the radiator fan should function when the AC is turned on? What relays energize and the sequence that it operates. When I went on a trip in July the fan use to come on wh ...
  Topic: CV joints are super stiff and won't move
vanjoe

Replies: 4
Views: 327

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:46 pm   Subject: Re: CV joints are super stiff and won't move
I reassembled wrong like you posted. Took them apart and reassembled the correct way, installed them back in the van and test drove. All is good now. Thanks for the response. You saved me a huge heada ...
  Topic: CV joints are super stiff and won't move
vanjoe

Replies: 4
Views: 327

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:34 pm   Subject: CV joints are super stiff and won't move
I did a entire clean up and service of my cv joints because the boots were torn. The joints are so stiff they don't move. I have taken them apart over and over with no luck. I tried installing them ba ...
  Topic: Power window regulator repair
vanjoe

Replies: 0
Views: 99

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 8:31 am   Subject: Power window regulator repair
https://youtu.be/gsGFVor57IM

I made these videos to show what happened to my regulator. Repaired it and it is working great. Hoping it will hold up for the long haul.
  Topic: To Eurovan or not to Eurovan is the ?
vanjoe

Replies: 11
Views: 651

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:46 pm   Subject: Re: To Eurovan or not to Eurovan is the ?
Thanks for the input. I test drove the van today that I was looking at. The Eurovan is definitely not for me. There is no comparing it even close to a Vanagon. I will stick to getting another Vanagon ...
  Topic: To Eurovan or not to Eurovan is the ?
vanjoe

Replies: 11
Views: 651

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:46 am   Subject: To Eurovan or not to Eurovan is the ?
I would like some input please. I have a 1990 Vanagon Carat which I absolutely love and am not getting rid of. Now my question is should I get a 1993 Eurovan 5 cylinder 5 speed manual transmission wit ...
  Topic: Why is my van so peppy? Not complaining just curious
vanjoe

Replies: 32
Views: 1432

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:05 pm   Subject: Re: Why is my van so peppy? Not complaining just curious
My other 3 vans ran pretty good also and had good power. This one just seems to have a little more. It idles very smooth compared to my other ones which idled ok but bounced up and down a little. Whic ...
  Topic: Why is my van so peppy? Not complaining just curious
vanjoe

Replies: 32
Views: 1432

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:44 am   Subject: Re: Why is my van so peppy? Not complaining just curious
I am actually being serious with this question. Even though I do like the replies so far haha. I bought it a year ago and it has ran flawless. I don't drive it everyday like I was when I first bought ...
  Topic: Why is my van so peppy? Not complaining just curious
vanjoe

Replies: 32
Views: 1432

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:37 pm   Subject: Why is my van so peppy? Not complaining just curious
I am just curious if anyone might have an idea why my van runs so smooth and is peppy. It isn't no sports car but it scoots along good. This is my 4th van and my first automatic which I love and would ...
  Topic: Won't start, but will start immediately with jumper cables
vanjoe

Replies: 23
Views: 1568

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:22 am   Subject: Re: Wont start, but starts immediately when connected to jumper cabl
Wild things is dead on. My recommendation for a new battery is a Bosch from Pep Boys. I got mine for $90 and it has a 3 year free replacement and a 100 month warranty. It is a great battery. I was hav ...
  Topic: Would Anyone Be Willing To Help A Girl Find A Nice Vanagon?
vanjoe

Replies: 129
Views: 8690

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:13 am   Subject: Re: Would Anyone Be Willing To Help A Girl Find A Nice Vanagon?
I have a 1990 Tin Top Carat weekender with an automatic. Thus is my 4th van. I want to get another one just like it. I would never have another one without and automatic, PW, PL, and cruise control. I ...
  Topic: Wal mart.com cup holders are meant for my van
vanjoe

Replies: 0
Views: 552

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:34 pm   Subject: Wal mart.com cup holders are meant for my van
So I purchased these cup holders from Walmart.com for $5 each. They fold just like the OEM VW ones and fiT perfect where the OEM ones go. They are adjustable for big cup. I purchased 2 white ones and ...
  Topic: Acellera ultra 2 tires, so far so good and impressed
vanjoe

Replies: 2
Views: 226

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:48 pm   Subject: Acellera ultra 2 tires, so far so good and impressed
So here is why I went with these tires. I bought my van back in November and it's been my daily driver project. I have been trying to get all the critical maintenance done because it sat for over 4 ye ...
  Topic: My 84 Vanagon GL
vanjoe

Replies: 81
Views: 6295

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:28 pm   Subject: Re: Just bought a Vanagon
Tires! Tires! Tires! Did I say tires? Lol. I am telling you I am no expert but the wrong tires make these vans ride horrible. They are very heavy and require a tire with a high speed rating and load r ...
  Topic: My 84 Vanagon GL
vanjoe

Replies: 81
Views: 6295

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:21 pm   Subject: Re: Just bought a Vanagon
Congrats and happy driving. A few recommendations I have would be the fuel lines for sure which someone mentioned. If you don't have or know the history do ALL of the fluids with the proper filters. ...
  Topic: to change or not to change transmission to final drive seals?
vanjoe

Replies: 5
Views: 416

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:47 pm   Subject: Re: to change or not to change transmission to final drive seals?
https://youtu.be/jCwDZ6H4Uuk

Ok here is my first link so far. Hopefully it gives some insight. Pulling the tranny isn't that difficult. It is all the cleaning and prep putting it back together that ...
  Topic: to change or not to change transmission to final drive seals?
vanjoe

Replies: 5
Views: 416

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:50 pm   Subject: Re: to change or not to change transmission to final drive seals?
I can't thank you enough. How you just described it is how they were. I will re-install the way they were then. Thank God for these forums. Thanks again.
  Topic: to change or not to change transmission to final drive seals?
vanjoe

Replies: 5
Views: 416

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:37 pm   Subject: Re: to change or not to change transmission to final drive seals?
So I decided to do the seals. I have the transmission out and can't tell for sure but it sure doesn't look like it has ever been out. It is very dirty on the out side. Just picked new seals and a filt ...
  Topic: to change or not to change transmission to final drive seals?
vanjoe

Replies: 5
Views: 416

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:19 am   Subject: to change or not to change transmission to final drive seals?
So I have been doing the little things that add up to making a more fun and reliable van. I replaced all the fuel lines this past weekend now onto the transmission. I am not having any problems with i ...
 
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