Timing belts are a serviceable item (60k or 4 years) and should be considered imperative in the up keep of your vehicle! failure of any of the timing belt, tensioner pulleys or water pump will in most cases lead to catastrophic engine damage
The tell tale signs of your T5 may need a clutch and or flywheel can be the obviously starting to slip under hard acceleration, rattle or noise coming from the passenger side of the bonnet area or even a rough jerky engine whilst at idle!
Another potential fault with the Volkswagen T5 can be the drive system! specifically the drive shafts, unlike conventional drive shafts which go inside the gearbox Volkswagen use a stub axle that does that and the drive shaft in turn is fitted to that via a splined connection! this connection is where the problem can occur with the splines wearing out which unfortunately ends up a break down situation and the vehicle requiring recovery This is a job where the price can vary dramatically due to the difference in how much a new shaft and stub can be purchased!
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Another fairly common problem on the Volkswagen transporter T5 can be the vehicle going into what is commonly known as limp mode! this will be evident by reduced power and the fault light on the dash board illuminating!