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A rope is all you will need. Almost all vehicles have an accessible strong point that can be used to tow. This may be a loop or hook specifically designed for towing, or it may just be a part of the chassis. While a tow rope incorporating a little elasticity is best for towing (as it can soak up jolts) you can safely tow using just a rope, and a little ...


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There are several considerations here. But the most important missing piece in your question is a second driver. If you don't have the car you are towing on a dolly or trailer someone will need to operate the steering and brakes. Depending on where you live they may also need to be a licensed vehicle operator. The car you are towing also needs to be ...


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I found the problem. I purchased breakdown cover and called the AA out on Sunday afternoon. They were very fast and the guy was incredibly helpful. He said that a fuse had blown, and checked the fuses. He then found a blown fuse and replaced it for another one, but as soon as it touched it instantly blew again. So he looked up on his computer to see which ...


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While it's possible the VANOS was the original culprit I have to say I don't think it's going to do you much good to address that now. One of the consequences of a failing VANOS is that you steadily lose oil (and frankly the N46 has something of a reputation for leaking like a sieve to begin with) - which is the likely culprit for you ultimately ending up ...


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Since the car cut out while running and it wont crank, but everything else reportedly works, this kind of sounds to me like an ignition switch or immobilizer problem (or associated wiring somewhere along the line) more so than a starter issue. Disconnect your battery then do a visual inspection of your ground points and starter/ignition/immobilizer wiring, ...


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From the pictures, that does appear to be the block. As for what would cause this damage, I'm not sure, but it doesn't look good. Usually damage in this area means a new engine is in order. If you really want to know what happened, pull the oil pan.


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Yes, this is definitely possible. One possible cause is poor electrical contact somewhere. Modern cars are relying on electronics, and therefore, temporary contact failure of the electronics could cause exactly the issue you're describing. I remember having electronic problems on an old 1989 Opel Vectra. It didn't however stop the car engine running, it ...


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Car from years ago - Its cabling between the Alternator and Battery had multiple connectors, and they corroded over time, the symptoms I got were that the car would run fine in daylight (unless it rained and I operated the windshield wipers, or lights) and not long at night, the Battery would run out of power. The reason for the problem is this - Say the ...


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There is a 30a fuse in the battery junction box (engine compartment), be sure it is good, should be 12v on both sides of the fuse, if only one side the fuse has 12v fuse is bad, if both sides 12v fuse feed is open circuit. There is a starter relay in the central junction box (behind dash panel left side), it could be defective. Starter relay location image ...


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