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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Routan
For For those who need a vehicle that focuses on people-moving and little else, the 2012 Volkswagen Routan just might hit the mark. With improved fuel economy and responsiveness compared to the Chrysler platform on which it is based, this...

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computer will not talk to altenator 2011 vw routan

Hi there. Each mechanical and electrical system in today's vehicles are monitored and in many ways, controlled by a series of sensors and electrical connections that send and receive data from the ECU in order to work effectively. The alternator...

Need 3 motor mounts and spark plugs and wires how much how long? 2010 Volkswagon Routan

Sent to CS motor mount replacement service (3) spark plugs replacement service (6) ignition coils replacement service (6)

Where is Crankshaft Position Sensor on 2011 VW Routan with 3.6L engine?

The crankshaft position sensor (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-buy-a-good-quality-crankshaft-position-sensor) is located in the right rear of the engine block. There is a protective shield that needs to be removed for access to the sensor.

Engine replaced, check engine light on again

Hello. There are several reasons why the Check Engine Light is on, but the Check Engine Light is not always an indication that the motor will need to be replaced. A Check Engine Light that is steady may indicate a...

Car shutting off in the middle of driving

Hello. The first thing that I would suggest that you do is have an inspection of the electrical charging system (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/electric-problems-inspection) completed. It is possible that the alternator is working intermittently. There are brushes inside of the alternator that conduct...

Replace Faulty Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid code

Hello. If the Check Engine Light has come on for a faulty torque converter clutch solenoid, it is likely that the solenoid needs to be replaced. The torque converter clutch solenoid is an important part of the vehicle's transmission system,...

What would you charge to replace timing belt on my 2011 VW Routan?

Hi there. We'd be happy to send you an estimate for having one of our professional mechanics come to your location and complete the timing belt replacement. The best way to accomplish this is for you to click this link...

Suddenly my engine surges on rpm on the freeway or main street at 40 mph between 3000 rpm's to 4000 rpm's. Could it be the EGR?

Hi there. Check the distributor or coil packs to the vehicle. The surging would most likely be caused by the electronics getting old and causing a delay in the spark ignition. I recommend replacing the spark plugs (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/spark-plugs-replacement) and wires...

Heater malfunction

Hello. There are several possible components that could be causing the problem you are having with your heat. If the thermostat is sticking (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/thermostat-replacement) intermittently or if the heater control regulator opens and closes when it isn’t supposed to, it...

Lightning bolt warning on

Hello. Thank you for writing in about your 2010 Volkswagen Routan. This light is an indication that there is a problem with the electronic throttle control. The electronic throttle control is what controls how much gas the van gets when...

Driver's side window stuck down

If the window is not rolling up, but you can hear the motor turning, it is likely that the window regulator has failed. This particular vehicle uses a regulator to lower and raise the window, that has the motor integrated...

Light stays on in car.

There is a good chance that the gate sensor is malfunctioning. This is not an uncommon problem. I would enlist the help of a qualified technician to pinpoint the problem and confirm that the sensor is malfunctioning.

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