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Volkswagen EuroVan

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  • ajordan1ajordan1 Posts: 1
    I am looking at a 97 Euro Winnebego Conversion with 90,000 miles. The van appears to be in excellent shape. What are the issues I should eb concerned with?
  • keybankerkeybanker Posts: 20
    90,000 miles is not too bad for a 1997. You should expect no engine problems for quite some time. But it is definitely in the danger zone for transmission replacement which costs $6,000. Unfortunately, I know of no way to check a transmission for wear other than if it is acting funny. Make sure you don't pay much more than $20,000 for the vehicle because it is very likely you will spend some serious money on that transmission in the next 30,000-40,000 miles.
  • keybankerkeybanker Posts: 20
    90,000 miles is not too bad for a 1997. You should expect no engine problems for quite some time. But it is definitely in the danger zone for transmission replacement which costs $6,000. Unfortunately, I know of no way to check a transmission for wear other than if it is acting funny. Make sure you don't pay much more than $20,000 for the vehicle because it is very likely you will spend some serious money on that transmission in the next 30,000-40,000 miles.
  • I would check: http://www.poptopheaven.com/

    I got a 3rd seat for my Eurovan there. :shades: :shades: :shades:
  • cmajorcmajor Posts: 2
    I'm looking for a 2003 EuroVan. Is yours still available? I'm ready to upgrade from my 1986 vanagon.
  • cmajorcmajor Posts: 2
    Who makes a hard top for the EuroVan? I have a fantstic one on my 1986Vanagon. I'm looking into modernizing to a 2000 to a 2003 EuroVan and I don't see any with hard top conversions. We don't need any other conversion, just the top added after a hole is cut in the roof. Do they exist? I'm in Orange County, California south of Los Angeles.

    Where can I find dimensions of the EuroVan and Vanagon? I want to compare so I can see if I'm loosing or gaining space.

    What is the ground clearance under the EuroVan?
  • fbrawsr0fbrawsr0 Posts: 16
    Yes, I still have it and its just beautiful, it now has 40k miles. email is raraseal@aol.com. I am in Seal Beach, CA
  • skipplesskipples Posts: 1
    Which model and how much?
  • Sorry I didn't get the message in last time. Does anyone know how to untangle the shower hose that is mounted inside the back left panel of a (for example) 2000 EuroVan? This has been a handy feature for me and it is tangled now internally so I can't pull the hose out more than a few inches. Most panels seem to give me access to electrical system only. thanks
  • fbrawsr0fbrawsr0 Posts: 16
    It's a 2003 GLC with less than 41K miles and an extended 100K mile warranty. Excellent condition. I am asking 17K OBO. Absolutely beautiful piece of machinery. Great place to call home if someone wants to save money, be free of landlords and mortgages. Live in it and shower at your local gym.
  • keybankerkeybanker Posts: 20
    The hose probably got twisted. Can you gently try twisting it in one direction or another? That might help loosen it up. I call Chris at GoWesty for advice. He manages the service department there and the phone number for the service department is on www.gowesty.com website. Good luck! John
  • Karen@EdmundsKaren@Edmunds Posts: 5,028
    We don't allow buying/selling in the Forums, so please take any further negotiations to email.

    Thanks for your cooperation.

    Karen-Edmunds Community Manager

  • fbrawsr0fbrawsr0 Posts: 16
    Sorry about using the forum as my personal classifieds. If the person still has interest in my VW van, please contact me directly at raraseal@aol.com. Thanks
  • Can anyone tell me where to buy new gas struts? The ones I have do not hold up lid covering stove and sink.
  • I bought mine from Mobility RV which is the authorized distributor of Winnebago Industries parts. Their phone number is 1-800-933-7742. Good luck. John
  • Hello, Everyone:

    I just joined this discussion group to ask for some help.

    I purchased new, and still own, a 1993 VW EuroVan CL. It has the inline five-cylinder gas engine, with a five-speed manual transmission. The EuroVan now has about 120,000 miles on it. I say, "about," because the odometer went out a while ago, and this is an educated guess at the actual mileage.

    I won't bore you with all the details. but the FIFTH clutch is about to go. It has chattered for quite some time, and now the throw-out bearing is making a hideous noise. It is not going to last much longer.

    So, I live in San Francisco. I need a good, qualified mechanic who really knows the EuroVan to install a new clutch.

    Anybody know someone? San Francisco? Marin County? Sonoma County? Or, maybe, South - San Mateo County? Santa Clara County? East Bay?

    Pease advise, and thanks ...

    inlinefive
  • 2001 Eurovan (76K miles MOL .) Automatic transmission acts like it is slipping in 1st gear, and sometimes jerks when beginning to move. Also, car will roll back when on slight hill at stoplight. Local dealer says $7600 for a rebuilt transmission. From this forum, it looks like there may be an electrical problem possibility also, so replacing the transmission may not be the right fix.
    1. Any suggestions? 2. Any recommendations on how to find a reliable independent mechanic in the Denver, CO area? Thanks.
  • The automatic transmissions in the Eurovans is the weakest part. They can go out at any time and rarely last more than 120,000 miles. I suggest you call some wrecking yards for used ones.
  • I have a 1993 Eurovan with a 5-speed manual transmission. When Iput it on reverse it makes a funny noise... other gears are ok..Any ideas what that could be?
    Thanks Alain
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