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VW Sharan intermittent problem loses power and engine cuts out

The speed sensor (tachyometer sensor) has failed. How much does it cost to get a replacement part and how hard is it to fit yourself? Where about on the gearbox does it fit and how likely is it that the old one will be corroded by electrolysis between the copper sensor and the aluminium housing? Can you send me diagrams of where and how to fit it?

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    Colin Stickland May 11, 2010

    i would look at sensor first,tachometer is rev counter yes and odemeter is speedo right so please explain why your looking for the rev counter sensor on the gearbox ,either i have mis read or going doo dally tat

  • David Shaub May 11, 2010

    How do you know it's the sensor and not the tachometer?

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I have a Transporter 2.5 TDI that had similar problem. I found the small pipe that supplies boost pressure the the waste gate valve had worn through. This caused a over boost condition at revs over 2500 rpm and the computer reduced fuel to counteract the over boost. I would start looking in that area. You may find your solution there also.

Cheers, Dennis

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SOURCE: Is the transmission sealed on a 1999 VW Sharan?

you need a haynes manual.because some new cars dont have dip stick to check tranny fluid.you have to locate a check fill plug on automatic transmission differential.its located on the right side.front of drive axle.for volkswagon you got buy the tool to squirt fluid in tranny.still get a manual it will show you place to put tranny oil.

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your getting close to a change, especially if its a belt and not a chain. i know friends that had there belts changed out anywhere from 60k to 90k. Chains can go about twice as long as a belt. i you kept this car up on it servicing and dont abuse it. i"d say it"ll last till at least 70k.

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