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      IIRC there is an electrical safety mechanism ...

      IIRC there is an electrical safety mechanism near the starter battery that activates in a collision. It will prevent an electrical connection to the starter battery.From the looks of the pictures...
    2. Just a thought, do you happen to be carrying a...

      Just a thought, do you happen to be carrying a valet key in the vehicle? If so that could be the issue.

      Best of luck,
      Cantrell
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      Hello Michael, If your referring to the wheel...

      Hello Michael,

      If your referring to the wheel well cover then there's no difficulty in removing it once the wheel and tire are out of the way. Of course if you've a vehicle lift that you can use...
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      Another possibility could be the serpentine belt...

      Another possibility could be the serpentine belt slipping. If it happens to be several years old it could be dry rotted enough that slipping could occur producing the described sound.

      Cantrell
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      Business owner myself. I grew up farming hence...

      Business owner myself.

      I grew up farming hence I do all maintenance and most repairs myself.

      53 years young with wife and children.

      Cantrell
    6. Couldn't agree more. My interpretation of a...

      Couldn't agree more.

      My interpretation of a good price on this high miles car with a known tranny issue was $1500-2k. Odds are there are more issues to contend with concerning this car.
      ...
    7. I PM'd Tommy and was informed he could get it...

      I PM'd Tommy and was informed he could get it out the door for 6k although it wasn't officially for sale yet. He seemed to think that was almost a steal. I didn't quite agree with him to say the...
    8. Thanks Chris, They are 2 completely different...

      Thanks Chris,

      They are 2 completely different trannies but it would be a good place to start looking.

      Cantrell
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      Wouldn't a faulty connection cause consistant...

      Wouldn't a faulty connection cause consistant issues each time the starter is engaged? There is no rhyme or reason to when my W12 does this. When this issue occurs it has never happened on...
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      I to have seen this issue with my W12, it's not...

      I to have seen this issue with my W12, it's not common but it does happen from time to time. I'm still on the original starter battery as best I can tell and it still tests to be a good battery. I...
    11. Has anybody seen the price for a...

      Has anybody seen the price for a rebuilt/replacement transmission? If so where can they be purchased?

      Cantrell
    12. IF it were cheap enough it would make a good...

      IF it were cheap enough it would make a good parts car- maybe. I'd also like to know how a car like that is priced.

      Cantrell
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      Interesting observation

      Recently I've noticed a bit of a noise (whining) from under the hood. And due to not being concerned with the possibility of hearing loss for the first forty years of my life little noises like this...
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      I'll check that on my next oil change. Not...

      I'll check that on my next oil change.

      Not saying I'm correct in doing this but I've yet to replace the drain plug washer on either P nor any other vehicle I've ever owned. I'm fairly sure I'm...
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      I'd also like to know what that little metal...

      I'd also like to know what that little metal washer is intended for as one is included with tho oil filter from VW.

      Cantrell
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      Leaking front crank seal

      Today I did an engine oil & filter change on my Wife's V8. Previous to this event I'd noticed a few small oil stains beneath the front of this car and I'd needed to add oil once (1/2qt) to keep the...
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      If it were me I'd fly out and drive it home. My...

      If it were me I'd fly out and drive it home. My W12 came from Ohio and we drove up to get it and then back home. With the V8 I flew into JFK early one morning, met a fellow forum member at the...
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      This car was bought for $27,375.00 Cantrell

      This car was bought for $27,375.00

      Cantrell
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      Michael, I take it your implying that the rear...

      Michael,

      I take it your implying that the rear diff is refilled in the same manner as the tranny, thru the drain plug?

      Cantrell
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      This car for sale is not a part of the first post...

      This car for sale is not a part of the first post listing

      Here's a project for you Josh

      Cantrell
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