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  1. 1988 rabbit caddy pickup

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I have a 1988 Caddy diesel pickup that was built in Germany for the German Red Cross. Has 10,000 orig. km but my mechanic says the injector pump is bad. Any idea where I may find one, what differences are, or if anyone rebuilds them? they are having no luck finding one, but it has a german vin...
  2. 2015 TDI Passat manual transmission

    TDI / Diesel Owners Club
    Hi, Looking for some advice. Almost 2 years ago I traded in my 2011 diesel Jetta in the buy back from VW. Took the generous buy back cash. The 2015 TDI's just came into thier stock at the dealer. Bought a 2015 TDI Passat. 6 speed manual transmission. It was a great deal, 5k off sticker and...
  3. 1980 Rabbit pickup AND EXTRAS 4 sale

    Private Party Car 'For Sale' Classifieds
    1980 rabbit truck AND MORE Price: $2000 pros: RUNS AND DRIVES new battery new clutch new axles last oil change 600miles ago converted to a 5spd transmission from 83 cabriolet canopy is sealed and dry cons: sitting since 2016 minor sun roof leak canopy window-screens ripped EXTRAS...
  4. 2016 b8 passat ciggy lighter fuse

    Passat Owners Club
    Hi, does anyone know what fuse No is the ciggy light fuse as I am trying to hardwire a dashcam but only need power when ign is on.
  5. CIS mystery

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    When my 1981 truck gets to temp, the fuel pump has been quitting on me. I've tried different fuel pump relays--no change. When I jumper the relay socket, the pump runs and I can move on down the road. Before the engine reaches temp, and after it cools down, the engine runs normally. I'm thinking...
  6. CIS stall mystery

    General Volkswagen Discussion
    My 1981 truck has been stalling when the engine reaches temp recently. When I try to start it again, the fuel pump doesn't kick in. If I wait 15 or 20 minutes, it will usually start again, but only until the engine reaches temp again. I'm thinking the coil, the warm pressure regulator, or? I...
  7. Trouble bleeding fuel lines

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Hey everyone, so I have a 81 rabbit pickup with the 1.6D ever since I bought the truck I've had trouble with air in the fuel lines, it's only when the truck isn't running the fuel rushes back to the tank, when it's running it's fine, I have pressure tested the system and I found no fuel leaking...
  8. rear light ground

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I don't even want to describe my wiring situation but if somebody could tell me where all the rear lights are supposed to be grounded to I would appreciate it. My caddy 's was wired to be pulled behind an rv and not well.
  9. What is the box in the glove box?????

    CC Owners Club
    Hello everyone,, Having had six Passats and none of them have ever been on the back of a breakdown truck I am firmly a VW man. However I always fancied the CC as they look so cool. (at 65 years old I can still say that-Right?) OK. I bought a June 2014 GT CC in black. The parking sensors aren't...
  10. coil check, no start

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I can't start my '81 CIS pickup. I read to check the coil, you should ground a test light and touch on the positive terminal (15) to see if you have voltage, and that it should be 12v or about the same as your battery with the ignition switch on. I had 13 volts at my battery. When I checked the...
  11. ignition trouble

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    My truck won't start after overcharging the battery. I changed the voltage regulator/alternator and the ICM. It still won't start. How would I check the coil? Would the hall sender in the distributor be suspect after charging at 18v for a couple of days? What damage and to what could result in...
  12. diesel/gas alternator 1981 gas pickup

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I'm thinking of using a spare diesel starter on my gas truck---can it be done and would it be more durable?
  13. 2016 VW CC Truck opens every time I unlock the car

    CC Owners Club
    For the last few weeks, I've been hearing a noise, like a vacuum noise. I ignored it. The other day, my trunk opened randomly. I tried to close it. It opened again until finally, it don't it. I was driving and the trunk opened again. Last night I went to start my car, the trunk open again...
  14. overcharge (18V) CIS 1981 caddy --no start now

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I had a voltage regulator fail and overcharged the system for maybe a day or two. Now I can't get my truck started. What parts of the ignition system could have been damaged by this? Coil, ignition control module (ICM), Hall sender, plugs or wires (coil to distributor wire)? I'm hoping none of...
  15. IP leak, glow plugs

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I have an IP on an '82 diesel truck that leaks fuel back of the cold start cable connection. Can I fix this without a major rebuild? I have the kit for the total job, but it looks like one seal is the problem. The truck runs fine while it is leaking. I put an '81 engine in and suppose I have to...
  16. belt squealing noise

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    There's is a belt squealing noise that happens when I start moving the truck. It only happens if the truck has been sitting for at least 3 hours. I'm pretty sure it's not the alternator because I replaced that a few months ago. I'm thinking water pump or AC compressor, but I'm not sure. any...
  17. Nowhere to attache parking brake wratchet

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I have a 1981 Rabbit (US) pickup aka Caddy… I'm trying to reinstall a parking brake lever that was partially installed when I bought the vehicle. I have gathered all the parts, but there's nowhere on the frame of the vehicle for the notch at the bottom of the toothed piece (#10 in the attached...
  18. Manual trans fluid leak

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Couldn’t find the seal I need. I’m driving a 1982 1.6 stock diesel truck. Noticed leaking from the trans. Just changed the fluid and a few days after I checked everything for leaks. When you push on the green cover/seal fluid squeezes out. What needs to be changed to fix the leak Sent from my...
  19. truck not starting with 3/8 tank

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Last week, I had a problem with my truck not starting after work. I thought it was because of the extremely cold weather we had that day and my negligence in plugging in my truck at work. When I tried to start it, it acted like there was no fuel. I got it going the next day after having it...
  20. heard loud pop and then no 1st gear

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I was returning home on Saturday after doing some snow removal. I was stopped at an intersection, and when the light turned green I put my 81 caddy in gear and started moving. Almost instantly, I heard a loud pop and the truck stalled. I started the engine again and the same thing happened...
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