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    Hi Guys mechanic let me down and i need to get the new alternator on, is this something i could do myself and if so is there any videos or source of instructions to do so, i need the van monday night so hes dropped me right in it. Any help would be gratefully appreciated Kind Regards
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    Back ground the MIL Nissan note 1.4 2007 - i've just mot'd it and as it went straight through, after a few small jobs and just done a full service and brakes for her for the price of parts - so saving the in-laws ££££'s they had £400 put aside to fix it.... spent about £150 now. They want...
  3. Steering and Suspension
    Hi all, So my mk3 clio basically failed its MOT because of an excessively worn ball joint on the passenger side. The drivers side was an advisory as too were both suspension arm pins/bushes. Given that the bushes are about to go it would make sense just to replace the entire lower control arms...
  4. Engines
    in my time in trade must done 100+ timing belts, but for the life on me cant remember if done 1.9 dci F9Q belt, any way got the full gates kit inc pump, tensioner, crank bolt etc, any tips on how to make it as quick simple and painless as possible? trying to distract myself as next thursday the...
  5. Engines
    Hi Folks , hope I can get some expert advice on this system , fault codes are DTC145392 DIFF PRESSURE SENSOR CIRCUIT . PARTICLE FILTER. PERFORMANCE OR OPERATION INCORRECT and DTC010629 INLET PRESSURE CONSISTANCY . INVALID SIGNAL , I was hoping that it would have been the pressure sensor pipes...
  6. Miscellaneous
    Last night, on another Forum. Bloke had flattened battery. Key Didn't work either. (As usual no spare Key). Usual advice given to jump to Alt or Starter. Also advised to jump to Pin 4 12S Tow Socket. Then along comes another Bloke who suggests:- I'm thinking he should repair his lock or...
  7. Steering and Suspension
    Hi all. I've just gotten back from a safety check. I need to have the front right lower ball joint replaced. Parts and fitment, I'm looking at around £160. Fair price? Any recommendations on where to have it done in Harrogate area? Thanks.
  8. Engines
    Hi All Renault Espace 4 Petrol 2l 16 v 2004 model Yesterday morning on the way to work I leave a roundabout and let go of the clutch and suddenly there is nothing. No power at all. I free the car for a while but each time I let go of the clutch I loose speed. Eventually the car slows...
  9. Engines
    Hi, I started my cambelt/dephaser/waterpump adventure today and hit a snag when I got to the fun part. I put the locking pin in and rotated the crank until it stopped but the cams dont align. The rear cam is straight but the front is way out. I have attached a pic. Do I need to remove the...
  10. Engines
    Got check injection and Df025 fault - so going to change glow plugs, just after some advice as never done a scenic set of glows (mainly fords..... as ex ford mech) so better to do with engine hot or cold? -
  11. Wheels & tyres
    Just got the wife a 2016 cilo but it has no spare wheel , have found a breakers with one from a mk3 Clio , my question is will it fit my car
  12. Engines
    Hi folks, I've found a 2011 Megane III 1.9 DCi that I've agreed to buy. It seems a nice car and is a reasonable price, but there's an oil leak from the pipe on the top of the engine. I've attached a photo I took. Can anyone tell me what it is and whether it's something I should be worried...
  13. Engines
    Hi guys the air con unit has gone on my gf clio i want to fit a new air con unit , i suspect i need to get it degassed first but after i do that how do i go about removing the air con belt and any advice on removing the pump fitting a new one and re fitting the new belt how to tension and such...
  14. Cars & motoring
    Hi. I am in the market for a cheapish (approx 4k) 7 seater and was looking at Grand Scenics 2011. I found one online a Renault Grand Scenic 1.6 TD ENERGY Dynamique TomTom Bose+ Pack that is well spec'd with FSH (dealership) and 135K on the clock. It has the 1.6 Has sat nav and unusually all...
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