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Buying a 1997 Renault Laguna 2.2D RT this afternoon.

Hi guys,

I was looking through Gumtree last night, found a nice 1997 Laguna 2.2 D RT for £200.

The car has no MOT or Tax, but it has been failed MOT on the following:


My grandad used to have this exact car, both he and I loved it. Do you think this work will cost much?

I like the idea of having a car that I don't have to worry about the interior getting marked etc as I do with the others!

I'm going to see it this afternoon, I'll keep you posted.

Oh and it's got 140,000 miles and a tow bar.
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Re: Buying a 1997 Renault Laguna 2.2D RT this afternoon.

The drop link, track rod ends and plate under rad are all easy to replace and cheap more than £150 for all I'd say.

Not sure on the valves't know what you mean.
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Re: Buying a 1997 Renault Laguna 2.2D RT this afternoon.

probably seized brake pistons on rear drums.

though he could save some cash and buy this

PASSENGER SIDE DROP LINK - Anti-Roll-Bar Linkages(x2) £25
PLATE UNDERNEATH RADIATOR - radiator support £50
BRAKE VALVE - rear brake cylinder - £15
2 x TRACK ROD ENDS - (x2) £32

though i would bet there is more wrong with it than just those parts!

Spare parts available for 2001 Scenic 1.9Dci, 97 Lag1, 02 Lag2.
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Re: Buying a 1997 Renault Laguna 2.2D RT this afternoon.

I suspect it's more likely to be the rear brake load compensator valve,the arms on them have a habit of seizing.Usually they can be freed off easily with some penetrating fluid and a bit of working backwards and fowards,but if the valve needs replacing then certaintly a new one will expensive,a second hand one will be cheaper but theres always a chance that the pipes/unions will be siezed which will add to hassle.

I'm guessing the diesel pump stop solenoid is leaking?.These from memory aren't expensive and are available aftermarket.

I'd check the cambelt history on it too,I've known a few of these break belts or cambelt tensioners to break up on them,one saving grace is that they tend to just break cam followers rather than bend valves if the belt fails.

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