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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Routan
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...

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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.
Slow leak causing oil light to come on.
Hi there. The problem you are describing may be two different issues. The first is a possible coolant leak from the two hoses and the other is the oil light coming on when you make sudden stops. The coolant hoses...
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,...
Brakes grinding
Hi there. It sounds like your brakes are worn out and need replacing. When brakes become worn out, they will start grinding on the rivets that hold the brake element to the metal bracket. Eventually, they will wear through the...
Coolant leaking from Van
Hi. The system will need to be checked to see where it is leaking. Some leaks can be a simple fix, like a loose clamp, or split hose. Others can be quite involved. The radiator is the most common leak,...
Van makes noise
Hi. It is possible. Wheel/hub bearing failure is not uncommon. A bearing noise tends to get louder when you put more stress on it, for example, when you are turning. There can also be a looseness of the wheel even...
Sometimes won't turn over
The starter motor's built in solenoid has an internal circuit that should keep the starter engaged once you turn the ignition key to the start position and send power to the starter to start the car. The internal circuit is...
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...
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...
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 completed. It is possible that the alternator is working intermittently. There are brushes inside of the alternator that conduct electricity....
Van shakes, thumping noise
Hello. It is possible that a problem exists with one or both front tires on your Volkswagen Routan. There may be a broken radial belt in the tire. Tires are made with steel radial belts, and these belts hold the...
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...
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 intermittently or if the heater control regulator opens and closes when it isn’t supposed to, it could...
Where is Crankshaft Position Sensor on 2011 VW Routan with 3.6L engine?
The 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.
Where is the MAP sensor located I need to replace it? A P0108 code come up twice with in 4 days of using hand held code machine
Hi there. The MAP sensor is almost always located under the intake plenum and is screwed into the intake manifold. The MAP stands for manifold absolute pressure. It is monitoring the air pressure inside the intake manifold and reports this...
Fuel Mileage
Hi there. When the engine and fuel system is running efficiently, fuel mileage is actually driven by the driver. The smoother they are with applying the throttle, the more efficiently fuel will flow through the engine. However, when the motor...

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