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Re: Grand espace 3.0Dci gas pedal failure, smoking tires! HELP

Originally Posted by Dancingdad View Post
My first thoughts are you've got two problems.
First is the battery... Could be charging system and easy enough to check with a multimeter. Garage should find out easily.

Second is brakes binding. Smoke from wheels and lack of power typical symptoms and quite easy for brakes to sieze on if a car is standing for a while, especially handbrake.
Will need callipers stripping and freeing. May need new pads and discs if driven too far.
before the garage can diagnose anything they've had to fit a new battery costing over 100 :-( then they can diagnose further problems
What do you think it's likely to cost?
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