Keeps cutting when I stop,only has 3 and 4 th gear

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Keeps cutting when I stop,only has 3 and 4 th gear

Post by david5367 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:44 pm

Bus keeps cutting out when I stop at a junction or at traffic lights, what should I be looking at???
Can only find 3 and 4th gear, what do I need to look at ??
Many many thanks in advance

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Re: Keeps cutting when I stop,only has 3 and 4 th gear

Post by 8 8US » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:16 am

David

On the cutting out it is back to basics, set valve gaps, check, clean & gap plugs, check, clean & gap points, check & clean all ignition components, leads, cap, rotor arm, time the ignition, set the carbs, balance if twin carbs, check the timing, sorted.

A good website to read http://www.vw-resource.com/

See this page on engine setup procedures in more detail etc http://www.vw-resource.com/tune_up.html

On the gears it could be a multitude of things, first and easiest is to try and reset the gear stick position, loosen the bolts holding the gear lever in the cab, try and get second gear, hold it in second and push the base of the gearstick as far right and forward as you can, tighten the bolts, see this page http://www.vw-resource.com/stop_plate.html

If you don't have all gears then you need to get under the van and check bushes & connections, see this image
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Obviously and worst case it could be the gearbox, but try all the simple and cheap things first.
Richard

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1966 Devon “Hetty”

1980 Brasilia gone :(

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Re: Keeps cutting when I stop,only has 3 and 4 th gear

Post by vwJim » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:04 am

Adding to Richard's list. Check for air leaks.
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Re: Keeps cutting when I stop,only has 3 and 4 th gear

Post by david5367 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:03 am

Excellent thanks lads

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