1985 VW Vanagon needs to idle for 10-15 minutes to heat up the transmission fluid before it goes into gear.

Asked by Apr 14, 2015 at 03:38 PM about the 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon GL Passenger Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1985 VW Vanagon needs to idle for 10-15 minutes to heat up the transmission fluid
before it goes into gear. Reverse works immediately, any forward gear needs to wait.

Any helpful ideas?

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Did you check the atf fluid level yet? That's the first step. An automatic transmission service may help this too. Also, be aware that there is a separate differential oil that should be checked in the Vanagon too.

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