1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Volkswagen Vanagon

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1990 Volkswagen Vanagon
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1,061
to $
1,806
1990 Volkswagen Vanagon
$
105
to $
138
1990 Volkswagen Vanagon
$
573
to $
913
1990 Volkswagen Vanagon
$
251
to $
959
1990 Volkswagen Vanagon
$
462
to $
801

1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Problems

Transmission damage due to faild transmission oil cooler
Extensive transmission damage can occur in some of the automatic transmission models when the transmission oil cooler fails and allows coolant to mix with the automatic transmission fluid.
Aging plastic components in cooling system may fail unexpectedly

Aging plastic components in the cooling system—including the connecting pipes to the radiator—can fail unexpectedly.

Air flow, oxygen, and coolant senosr failures

Air flow, oxygen, and coolant sensor failure is common.

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1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Questions

Why do I get a Rattling noise from transmission when i release the clutch. (1 answer)

When i release the clutch, at idle, after i drove a bit, there is rattling noise happening. It is not happening first start in the morning, nor after short distances. Its happening after a 15 minutes drive though and more and more. It goes from subtle to clear rattling. Its almost scary at some...

when I press the clutch pedal there is noise, what is wrong with the clutch? (1 answer)

there is noise only when the clutch pedal is pressed.

1990 WWestfalia brake failure troubleshooting - suspected master cylnder failure (1 answer)

Vehicle had been sitting for a few weeks. Started it up, put it in reverse, gave it some gas - felt like something was bound up - vehicle not moving??? check e-brake - off. Gradually/slowly gave it more gas - BOOM! It broke loose and now no brakes! Checked under the vehicle - no fluid on the driv...

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1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Recalls

Recall 93V175000
THE PLASTIC MATERIAL OF THE CENTER AIR FLOW DUCT, WHICH IS FASTENED BY TWO MOUNTING SCREWS TO THE CEILING OF THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT, CAN CRACK AND EVENTUALLY BREAK.
Recall 92V058000
THE FUEL HOSE ATTACHED TO THE FUEL DISTRIBUTION RAIL ON THE ENGINE MAY SHRINK BEYOND THE CLAMP FORCE OF THE FUEL HOSE CLAMPS, ALLOWING FUEL TO LEAK.

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1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Reviews

Van does not run. Injectors are not functioning properly. Does run if ether or gas is sprayed into air intake. Not sure the problem.
Actually -- I drive a Westfalia -- and despite the cost of repairs which must assumed with maintaining one of these beauties -- there is no other form of transport like them! If you love the outdoors -- yet hate to cram tents into hatchbacks -- this is the ultimate answer. It is fun to drive once you have the feel of it and offers many of the comforts of an RV -- without the 50,000 cost. But do...

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