What's wrong?

Asked by Dec 22, 2010 at 12:20 PM about the 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Now, if I drive non-stop. She'll run fine. Now,If I turn it off, it'll take about an hour to start it up again. She'll crank and all but won't start till it has cooled down, why?

2 Answers


you may have an air bubble; how's the coolant level? whether it's got the 1.9L or 2.1L odds are on the tempII sensor. it has a blue/green plug end. mounted on the water pump thermostat housing. relatively cheap and easy replacement. hope this helps so you and your handsome ride have a safe and happy holiday together and many more ...

check your hoses. if there is a small hole in a hose..it will expand as it gets hotter. contract when it cools.that was my mystery problem for about a year plus. good luck.

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