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Hi

Just bought a 99 V230 automatic. I have two urgent issues with it:

1. Fuel Gauge - Constantly showing empty, even once filled up.
2. Violently kicks when engage reverse, and not as bad on drive.
3. Seems to be over revving.

I'm no mechanic, but is there anything I can do to keep the garages bill down?

Does anyone have a manual for this van?

Neil
 

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Hello,

I'm no mechanic either, just want to help you out.

Does your van have service history? Might me auto gearbox oil that needs changing.

The fuel gauge can be something in the sensors in the tank. Does the triangle light up as well?

Good luck!
 

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Thanks for the help.

No paperwork unfortunately. The triangle stays on too.
Been reading through the forums and seems to be a trend to get it diagnostic tested - think it's worth doing that?
 

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Hi ya, you say it seems to be over-reving, can you describe exactly how you mean.
The fuel gauge should be fairly straight forward to diagnose but lets sort your gearbox prob first

Martin
 

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When you start the engine on first use, the rev counter is constant at about 14. After been in drive for a little it and back in park it stays at around 20 - 25. Which sounds like you've got your foot on the accelerator.

Does that make sense?
 

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Yeah that makes perfect sense, just checking we are talking 2.3 petrol and not 2.3 diesel ?
 

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First place i would check is the throttle is free and is moving ok. It would help a lot if you could get it put on a star machine because it will tell us exactly what the problems are and we could then advise you better. The gearbox may be low of fluid which could cause the jerk you are experiencing

Martin
 
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