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  • Eurovan :: RE: A/C Advice--I messed up
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: subdewd Subject: Re: A/C Advice--I messed up Posted: Today 11:14 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 11 So b and c require going to a shop. Labor prevalent an hour either way so why not go by weight which is the proper. Plus while it's drawn down check for leaks. Just a thought

  • Eurovan :: RE: 99 Eurovan Injector open circuit after wash
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: FJBen Subject: Re: 99 Eurovan Injector open circuit after wash Posted: Yesterday 8:09 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 26 TheOneTrueQuux wrote: FJBen wrote: Down again. Hooked up spare battery and smoke now no start. Clicking fuel pressure relay and windows won’t close now. Did you hook it up backwards? Sure sounds like it. What smoked? This was the aux battery under the seat. Unless the pos/neg are flipped on the eurovan I didn’t hook it up wrong. They had red terminal and the black was bolted to body. It does seem like that’s what happened. Basically it started clicking then then I smelled and saw smoke so I unplugged it. Probabaly less than 5 seconds easily. Smoke was coming from the fuse area in footwell. Now just cranks, no start Fuel relay clicks on crank, tick tick tick tick tick Check engine light flickers as the fuel relay clicks Strange part, windows now no longer work. I rolled them down as it was hor when working on it, now they won’t roll up. Turn signals work, lights, door locks still auto lock (another issue) but most all electrical seems ok. Fuses in footwell all look good The relay next to the fuel pump relay smells smoked. Switched that 53 relay with another one and nothing changed. I unhooked the crank position sensor, that caused the fuel pump relay to quit clicking on crank. Plugged it back in and it clicks on crank. I’m assuming that means the crank pos sensor is good and it is changing signal. No codes other than the random misfire on 1 and crank position when I unplugged its. I’m kind of at a stopping point and running out of ideas. I plan on checking spark. My gut feeling is some wire burned through under dash and causing issues in that mass of wires.

  • Eurovan :: RE: Catalytic converter replacement- something to not procastinate
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: wannabecamper Subject: Re: Catalytic converter replacement- something to not procastinate Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2022 2:21 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 2 I second the experience. Mine went from running well to slow degradation of performance over 1 year. Ended up being the catalytic converter. At the worst point, it wouldn't do more than 40 mph on a roughly 5% grade climb. I heard some folks using paint thinner to soak and clean out the catalytic converters. Ended up replacing with a new one. One pain in the arse comment... finding a direct fit replacement in California is not fun nor cheap.

  • Eurovan :: RE: 93/95 Eurovan Dash Removal -How to-
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: WFRANKV Subject: Re: 93/95 Eurovan Dash Removal -How to- Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2022 5:41 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 14 Hi, so I have followed all these steps and have watched various videos on this process but I can not get my dash to come out. I can lift it from the front, there is quite a bit of up and down movement but it seems stuck at the back near the front window. I have all the screws/bolts noted in the process removed. I don't want to get to wild or force things but is there a trick to getting the dash out? TIA, Frank

  • Eurovan :: A/C Advice--I messed up
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: menko Subject: A/C Advice--I messed up Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2022 5:51 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 11 Hi everyone, I just put a transmission cooler on, and while reading the directions to remove the bracket holding the power steering cooler on I accidentally unscrewed a torx bolt that released AC refrigerant instead. I quickly closed it, but it shot a bunch of yellow goop all over and not surprisingly my AC no longer cools. What I wasn't sure of is whether this opened my system to air and I need to replace anything, or if I can take it and have them recharge the refrigerant level to get it 700 +/-50g of charge again. The AC worked perfectly fine prior to this, so hopefully no underlying issues. I just wanted to be sure if I took it a local AC person I knew what I was getting into. Thanks in advance!

  • Eurovan :: RE: A/C Advice--I messed up
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: TheOneTrueQuux Subject: Re: A/C Advice--I messed up Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:03 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 11 menko wrote: Hi everyone, I just put a transmission cooler on, and while reading the directions to remove the bracket holding the power steering cooler on I accidentally unscrewed a torx bolt that released AC refrigerant instead. I quickly closed it, but it shot a bunch of yellow goop all over and not surprisingly my AC no longer cools. What I wasn't sure of is whether this opened my system to air and I need to replace anything, or if I can take it and have them recharge the refrigerant level to get it 700 +/-50g of charge again. The AC worked perfectly fine prior to this, so hopefully no underlying issues. I just wanted to be sure if I took it a local AC person I knew what I was getting into. Thanks in advance! It kind of sounds like you ran a screw through the condenser. There shouldn't be any screws that, when removed, release refrigerant. Is it possible that when you re-installed it you punctured the condenser?

  • Eurovan :: RE: 99 Eurovan Injector open circuit after wash
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: TheOneTrueQuux Subject: Re: 99 Eurovan Injector open circuit after wash Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:05 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 26 FJBen wrote: Down again. Hooked up spare battery and smoke now no start. Clicking fuel pressure relay and windows won’t close now. Did you hook it up backwards? Sure sounds like it. What smoked?

  • Eurovan :: RE: Purge Valve Location!
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: TheOneTrueQuux Subject: Re: Purge Valve Location! Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:06 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 5 AlexandMary wrote: Abscate wrote: Picture and part number off the old one. It’s not the ubiquitous N80 purge? PN is 023906281 No one has this for less than 50 bucks $50 is very reasonable. Count yourself lucky you can get one at all!

  • Eurovan :: RE: 93/95 Eurovan Dash Removal -How to-
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: Joshwa Subject: Re: 93/95 Eurovan Dash Removal -How to- Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2022 10:23 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 14 WFRANKV wrote: Hi, so I have followed all these steps and have watched various videos on this process but I can not get my dash to come out. I can lift it from the front, there is quite a bit of up and down movement but it seems stuck at the back near the front window. I have all the screws/bolts noted in the process removed. I don't want to get to wild or force things but is there a trick to getting the dash out? TIA, Frank Did you remove the 10mm bolt that is accessed through the engine compartment? Either that or years of grime and heat is keeping it stuck. _________________93 Weekender TDI conversion (AHU) 93 MV TDI conversion (1Z) Weekender rear cot Late model cabin air filter on 93 Euro spec bumper install on 93

  • Eurovan :: RE: Eurovan photos out enjoying adventures: post your pic here!
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: mikemtnbike Subject: Re: Eurovan photos out enjoying adventures: post your pic here! Posted: Yesterday 5:07 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 430 Amazing few days this this past weekend with Marzivan. Volunteering at the Pisgah Enduro in Old Fort, NC, which starts at a summer camp complete with cabins/bunkhouses. Here's the campsite, nobody else using the bathroom in the bunkhouse behind that door. Volunteer duty was running a rest area, here's the aftermath from the first day- it's not a campervan, it's a work van! Each day after the last rider came through the rest area, I did a great mountain bike ride myself. Here's just a random view photo- a few of the "Seven Sisters," a ridge of peaks climbing towards Mount Mitchell (tallest point in United States east of the Mississippi). Despite the contrary evidence above, I am not much of a photo taker, so I'll use words to try and explain how great the venue is. There's a full size pool with a deep end and diving boards. A lake with canoes and ziplines. Basically, summer camp for adults- and they don't mind the adults having adult fun, at all. I also can't say enough about the van. About 350 pounds of water, plus a lot of other rest area gear, didn't even notice it. On the way home, 55 mph up the Old Fort grade on I-40 without missing a beat. Loving it! _________________1991 Vanagon GL 2.1 AT Westfauxlia. "Frankie" Totaled https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=764510&highlight=carnage 1995 Eurovan Camper "Marzivan" Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain- Henry Ford

  • Eurovan :: RE: A/C Advice--I messed up
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: Abscate Subject: Re: A/C Advice--I messed up Posted: Yesterday 6:05 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 11 Have to system evacuated , pumped down for a few hours, then test to see if it hold vacuum. Then recharge by weight. No need to replace drier if it has been exposed for less than 24 hours, you ve been open much less than that Internet sheep might bleat differently. _________________.ssS!

  • Eurovan :: RE: A/C Advice--I messed up
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: TheOneTrueQuux Subject: Re: A/C Advice--I messed up Posted: Yesterday 6:36 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 11 Abscate wrote: Have to system evacuated , pumped down for a few hours, then test to see if it hold vacuum. Then recharge by weight. No need to replace drier if it has been exposed for less than 24 hours, you ve been open much less than that Internet sheep might bleat differently. Baaa! Seriously though, it might be helpful if the OP posted a picture here of the area of the leak, and annotate that picture to show which screw was removed. That way we'll all have a better idea of what happened.

  • Eurovan :: RE: 93/95 Eurovan Dash Removal -How to-
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: TheOneTrueQuux Subject: Re: 93/95 Eurovan Dash Removal -How to- Posted: Yesterday 6:39 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 14 Joshwa wrote: Did you remove the 10mm bolt that is accessed through the engine compartment? Either that or years of grime and heat is keeping it stuck. I think you only need to do that to get the AC unit assembly (the box containing the heater core, evaporator, blower, flaps and whatnot) out. I think the question was about removing the dash, which must be removed before removing the unit assembly. I'm not really sure why it's stuck, my suggestion would be to try to pinpoint where it's hanging up by judicious yanking, and then look for a missed fastener there.

  • Eurovan :: RE: 99 Eurovan Injector open circuit after wash
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: FJBen Subject: Re: 99 Eurovan Injector open circuit after wash Posted: Yesterday 9:50 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 26 I’m officially an idiot. I swapped batteries to test and you are right after looking at the other battery I tried , I spun it Becuase it was a reverse post battery. However in haste I swapped cables which explains it all. Any ideas on where to check fuse/relay from the aux battery that would cause this?

  • Eurovan :: RE: Space Capsule 1995: Repairs, Roadtrips, Retrofits, & Wrenching
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: Saturn Subject: The Contemptious Steering Rack Boot Posted: Today 10:52 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 25 TheOneTrueQuux wrote: For that drain plug, did you try heating the aluminum housing a bit with a propane torch? Sometime that can help. You don't want to go too gonzo because of the risk of charring or burning the transmission oil inside, but get it nice and hot and see if that helps. Applying heat was one of the approaches I have been thinking about. Decided to postpone digging into it now as I am running out of time to get the van ready and rolling for an event later this week. ---------------------------------------------------- Changing out a power steering boot is usually a fairly straightforward task. The drivers side has already been updated when working on the various suspension components last summer. Will say, that side is a little more challenging due to limited access due to the transmission. When noticing the cracks and openings on the passenger side boot, this was immediately added to the work list. Fortuitously, I possessed a new one in my spares collection for this exact moment. The initial step is separating the tie rod from the hub knuckle. After removing the 19mm nut, brought two hammers to bear and alas those proved unsuccessful in dislodging the tie rod. Plan B is a pickle fork and after a half dozen strikes with a 3-lbs sledge, it finally pops out of its hole. Placing a 24mm wrench on the locking nut and a 15mm to old the steering arm taut, the locking nut is loosened. Counting the turns (17), remove the tie rod off the arm and put it aside. Sliding under the van once more, there is easy access to the inner shoulder of the steering rack. A pair of dykes takes care of the zip tie and the old boot pulls off its perch with a firm pull along with some persuasion from a screwdriver. Utilize two flathead screwdrivers to dislodge the outer part of the boot away from the mounting ring and off of the steering arm. The grease around the inner tie rod joint is grayish, so it has been a while since it has seen fresh lubricant. Inspect the damage around the inner boot bellows then cast it on the growing old parts pile in front of the van. One of the aspects of the recent work is the cleaning up of the accumulated grime, grit and dirt, this is no exception. Last year discovered the passenger axle inner boot had come apart and as a result had ejected grease across the engine, cross member, and everything else in the surrounding area. Spent time cleaning this up because if anything leaks again, I want to be able to know it is a recent accumulation and not have to decipher between old and new deposits. Once the clean up is complete, the new boot is taken out of its box and as it is usually written, installation is the reverse steps of removal. It sure is, though this job suddenly takes an unexpected turn. Sliding the new boot onto the steering arm, quickly get the outer shoulder onto the mounting ring. From then on its a two-day, multi-hour battle to mount the inner ring. After many many attempts of pulling on it, stretching it, heating it, etc., I finally pull it back off the arm and compare it to the old one. Come to find they are not the same part, the new one is in fact, smaller. A while ago when going through my parts I looked up a steering boot part number on the box. This boot is originally for the Volvo 240/700/900 series steering racks, and several websites cross-reference to the early 1993-95 Eurovan. Thought it was a lucky coincidence, this just isn’t the case at all. Went back to Amazon to order a replacement. (https://www.amazon.com/Rein-BKP0025R-Power-Steering-Rack/dp/B00K2UGC0K/). Waiting for the right boot to arrive. I post about changing out the transmission mount and TheOneTrueQuux replies about replacing the inner tie rod/steering arm during all this work. Completely forgot I ordered a set last year and dug them out of the spares collection. Once the new boot arrives, work resumes. Removal of the inner tie rod/steering arm requires a large wrench 32 or maybe 36mm, unfortunately not a size available in my array of tools. Locate an adjustable wrench and make quick work in loosening it. Unscrew the old one out and the new one is in place within a minute or two. After tightening it down with the adjustable wrench, the new boot in slid on with the outer shoulder sitting on the mounting ring. Heading under the van within 90 seconds seat the boot to the shoulder of the steering rack. It takes another 2 minutes to wrap and tighten a zip tie onto the inner boot to secure it in place. Still kicking myself for not comparing the two boots after removing the old one and all of the time wasted because of that oversight. A lesson relearned. Looking at the outer tie rod, I notice the rubber boot is punctured in two places from being extracted by the pickle fork. Order a new one, though this stops work on this job until its arrival. Though, once this tie rod is in place, the work under, around and on the engine/transmission/steering is complete. Well not exactly... again, every time I have been working on one thing, I see another part which should be replaced: the fuel filter. .

  • Eurovan :: RE: 93/95 Eurovan Dash Removal -How to-
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: Joshwa Subject: Re: 93/95 Eurovan Dash Removal -How to- Posted: Yesterday 10:53 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 14 TheOneTrueQuux wrote: Joshwa wrote: Did you remove the 10mm bolt that is accessed through the engine compartment? Either that or years of grime and heat is keeping it stuck. I think you only need to do that to get the AC unit assembly (the box containing the heater core, evaporator, blower, flaps and whatnot) out. I think the question was about removing the dash, which must be removed before removing the unit assembly. Please look at my fourth, from last picture. There is a single 10mm bolt accessed from the engine bay, that directly bolts into the dash. The bolts for the climate control box are lower amongst the insulation. I didn’t misunderstand the question. _________________93 Weekender TDI conversion (AHU) 93 MV TDI conversion (1Z) Weekender rear cot Late model cabin air filter on 93 Euro spec bumper install on 93

  • Eurovan :: RE: 93/95 Eurovan Dash Removal -How to-
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: WFRANKV Subject: Re: 93/95 Eurovan Dash Removal -How to- Posted: Yesterday 11:33 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 14 Thanks, that 10mm bolt in the engine bay was it. I somehow had managed to find another bolt on the firewall and undid that one (so wrong bolt). The correct bolt had grime on it which made it hard to spot. The dash easily came out after that removing that bolt. Onto the the foam repair! Thanks, Frank

  • Eurovan :: RE: Buses By The Depot (& Bus Depot Open House) is back for 2022!
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: Busdepot Subject: Re: Buses By The Depot (& Bus Depot Open House) is back for 2022! Posted: Yesterday 2:31 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 4 The Buses By The Depot / Bus Depot Warehouse Sale page is now up! https://www.busdepot.com/details/bbd.htm _________________- Ron Salmon The Bus Depot www.busdepot.com

  • Eurovan :: RE: A/C Advice--I messed up
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: menko Subject: Re: A/C Advice--I messed up Posted: Yesterday 3:49 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 11 Here's a close up of the screw I accidentally opened. Photo borrowed from whatavan.com as I had already put my grille back together. I also should clarify, I loosened it only until the r134 shot out, and quickly tightened it back down--it never fully came out, but enough leaked out to make a mess.

  • Eurovan :: RE: A/C Advice--I messed up
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: Abscate Subject: Re: A/C Advice--I messed up Posted: Yesterday 6:18 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 11 …which means you never let any air or moisture into your system as it never fell below atmospheric pressure. Find a good Ac shop and charge back by performance , no need to evacuate. _________________.ssS!

  • Eurovan :: RE: A/C Advice--I messed up
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: menko Subject: Re: A/C Advice--I messed up Posted: Yesterday 6:30 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 11 Sounds like I finally made a minor mistake instead of a major one Thank you for the help! MJ

  • Eurovan :: RE: A/C Advice--I messed up
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: MrPulldown Subject: Re: A/C Advice--I messed up Posted: Yesterday 8:00 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 11 Can't he just shot some more refrigerant in. _________________2002 EVC

  • Eurovan :: RE: A/C Advice--I messed up
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: Stripped66 Subject: Re: A/C Advice--I messed up Posted: Today 5:09 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 11 MrPulldown wrote: Can't he just shot some more refrigerant in. He can, but unless he has a set of A/C gauges/manifold, it will be a guestimate whether he adds the correct amount. _________________ 66brm wrote: Bodacious wrote: Why not just make a custom set of wires with a Y splice in them. Then you could just run one distributor. I don't think electrickery works that way

  • Eurovan :: RE: A/C Advice--I messed up
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: subdewd Subject: Re: A/C Advice--I messed up Posted: Today 6:34 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 11 Option a: shoot some in b: use gauges c: evacuate and add by weight I choose c

  • Eurovan :: RE: 93/95 Eurovan Dash Removal -How to-
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: TheOneTrueQuux Subject: Re: 93/95 Eurovan Dash Removal -How to- Posted: Today 8:32 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 14 Joshwa wrote: TheOneTrueQuux wrote: Joshwa wrote: Did you remove the 10mm bolt that is accessed through the engine compartment? Either that or years of grime and heat is keeping it stuck. I think you only need to do that to get the AC unit assembly (the box containing the heater core, evaporator, blower, flaps and whatnot) out. I think the question was about removing the dash, which must be removed before removing the unit assembly. Please look at my fourth, from last picture. There is a single 10mm bolt accessed from the engine bay, that directly bolts into the dash. The bolts for the climate control box are lower amongst the insulation. I didn’t misunderstand the question. You are correct, my apologies. I misremembered that bolt holding the unit assembly in, rather than the dash.

  • Eurovan :: RE: 99 Eurovan Injector open circuit after wash
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: TheOneTrueQuux Subject: Re: 99 Eurovan Injector open circuit after wash Posted: Today 8:35 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 26 FJBen wrote: I’m officially an idiot. I swapped batteries to test and you are right after looking at the other battery I tried , I spun it Becuase it was a reverse post battery. However in haste I swapped cables which explains it all. Any ideas on where to check fuse/relay from the aux battery that would cause this? Start checking every fuse in the vehicle. Reverse polarity can do weird stuff. I'd especially inspect the area around the smoked relay, pull that relay out and see what it looks like.

  • Eurovan :: RE: A/C Advice--I messed up
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: Abscate Subject: Re: A/C Advice--I messed up Posted: Today 10:42 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 11 subdewd wrote: Option a: shoot some in b: use gauges c: evacuate and add by weight I choose c Except C requires going to an AC shop anyway to recover charge. If you blow charge into our breathing air you are a prick of epic proportions. This includes the people who just need to 'add a can each summer to get AC" If you take it to the right shop, they can add charge to performance. _________________.ssS!

  • Eurovan :: RE: 99 Eurovan Injector open circuit after wash
    on August 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Author: FJBen Subject: Re: 99 Eurovan Injector open circuit after wash Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:34 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 26 Down again. Hooked up spare battery and smoke now no start. Clicking fuel pressure relay and windows won’t close now.