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What is more important the age or the mileage of a vehicle

Since you're asking specifically about a conversion van, and the mileage on both is relatively low, I'd say in this case age is going to be the most important. There are not enough miles on either ...
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How to mount a 2x4 to a cargo van wall without drilling?

There is a product "rivnut" that you can put in the hole, do up, and it locks itself into place... Like a rivet, but it has a thread and is thicker / larger. Then you can just "bolt through" - make ...
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What van is this?

Using a handful of internet tools such as Google image lookup, I found this Instagram post where one of the tags says "#uaz452". Comparing the picture in the Instagram post and the video of ...
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Removing engine from Nissan E23 van/minibus (engine under seats)?

The motor comes out through the passenger side door. Remove the radiator, the thermal fan, the water pump, disconnect and remove the exhaust manifold if possible, otherwise leave it on and disconnect ...
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What PC Van stands for?

PC stands for "Passenger Car(s)" ... in this case, Renault Tech is taking a Passenger Car and doing a conversion on it to what you're seeing in the video. Here is some Renault literature (pg ...
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What is more important the age or the mileage of a vehicle

I base my decisions on several factors when purchasing used vehicles. I research the history of the vehicle to see if at any mileage interval the vehicle has reported issues. Another issue would ...
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Can I put 225/75R16 on a vehicle meant for 245/75R16?

As was pointed out, the outer diameter isn't quite the same, but it's not a major problem. The sole distinction I would be worried about would be load range. For example, an E350 van most likely wants ...
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What size Ford Transit van would accommodate a double bed, shower and cooking area?

Here's an article showing two wheel bases and 3 body styles with different interior cargo heights, from 55.8", 72" and 81.5" I imagine the bigger ones are more costly, but would definitely feel more ...
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Holes drilled in driver side Door Jamb?

They only reason I can come up with why those holes would be there is for paintless dent repair. Paintless dent repair is a process by which you manipulate the metal from inside a panel (such as the ...
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checking the transmission fluid

Are you pouring the ATF down the dipstick tube? The dipstick tube has a bend in it. When you pour fluid down the tube, the fluid follows gravity and tends to run down one side of the tube and bend....
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LDV 2.5 Maxus: Does the high-pressure fuel pump have a fuse?

The high pressure pump is not an electric pump, it is powered by the toothed belt. I would suggest you to do the following: Check that the fuel filter is clean (not the main suspect, but the easiest ...
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What is the part on older van power windows that typically fails and how do I replace it

You have a couple common parts Switches - supplies power to the motor Regulator - gears and tracks motor (or crank) - moves the regulator Sometimes you can take the door panel off and grease the ...
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I have a 2002 Mitsubishi L300 SWB Van - Can it get too cold to start it without damaging it?

How cold is very cold? The outside temperature when you go to start it is key. But in general, unless you are more than twenty or thirty degrees F below zero, I would say the answer is "no damage"......
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How can I tell the approximate real milage of this vehicle?

Its almost Impossible to determine the mileage of a pre digital era vehicle. There is No way you can ascertain that the odo has not been tampered with, for instance the local mechanics in our suburbs ...
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Steering safety precautions on a Ford Van

In your previous question I warned about ball joints failing and that you should have them checked. I was not suggesting that your wheel will necessarily roll away from your car. Your vehicle appears ...
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Steering safety precautions on a Ford Van

Ball joints are the most critical component of your front suspension, they are the wheel's pivot point and where most of the forces are transferred from the wheel to the body of the car. There are ...
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What size Ford Transit van would accommodate a double bed, shower and cooking area?

According to Wikipedia, the standard size parking space in the UK is 2.4m by 4.8m, so if you want to fit in one you'll need a SWB - but you may well find that's too short for your needs. I'd go for a ...
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Should I be concerned about van with rear coil spring replacement after 85k miles?

Well tire wear is normal. Certainly by 85K the vehicle should have gone through at least one set. But why only the one tire? Perhaps there is an alignment problem or other suspension issue related ...
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Brakes are suddenly hard to push since I put new pads on, why?

This is fairly normal. It will take some time for the pads and the rotors to wear a bit, and then braking performance will improve. One thing you can do to accelerate that is to dismount the rotors ...
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Renault Master spare wheel - best place to keep it

For anyone interested... This is what we ended up doing...
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Can I put 225/75R16 on a vehicle meant for 245/75R16?

https://tiresize.com/calculator/ Diameter is 4% smaller Width is about 9% smaller Since you are going to a smaller tire... The speedometer will read higher than your actual speed by about 4% You ...
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1986 Dodge B van, 5.2L, heated air intake, replace, leave, or remove?

You can find a replacement for the corrugated tubing at just about any auto parts stove. Some car makers called it a stove heater tube. When you start the engine in cold weather, the diverter valve in ...
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1986 Dodge B van, 5.2L, heated air intake, replace, leave, or remove?

It was not for emissions purposes, it was for the cold weather when the air was very cold and the venturi effect in the carb would cause the moisture to freeze causing running problems. Finding a ...
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Should I Replace The Alternator or Try Something Else First?

11.8 volts is too low, you need at least 13.8 volts of output to charge your battery, preferably 14.5 volts give or take .2 volts. It sounds like your alternator is faulty, or possibly you have a ...
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van won't start or go into gear

It seems like you may have the shifter linkage put back in incorrectly. The van will have a neutral safety switch. If the transmission isn't in neutral, it won't start. If you got the linkage on wrong,...
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Van won't start and no lights come on; battery good

The battery is fine, reads 12.8 V. When you measure the voltage while the vehicle is off (no load on the battery), the voltage doesn't say much. The battery can be nearly empty and still show 12 V ...
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what happens mot for a commerical van

When you use the term MOT then I assume that you are in the UK. The test does have things that are visually inspected, steering joints shocks, lights for function and direction etc But some things ...
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2005 Chrysler Town and Country sliding door

Inspect your wire harness as explained in this video. Basically, remove the cover, remove the clips and slide the harness around. Look for broken or frayed wires.
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Tuning van side-door

As @ZachMierzejwski says in his comment, it looks like the adjustment is done in the bottom bracket - the three bolts holding the door to the bracket are slotted to allow for height adjustment (it ...
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2000 Chrysler Town & Country brakes are jamming. I have replaced calipers, rotors and pads

Calipers that tighten easily but don't back off are a result of failing rubber lines. They swell on the inside and block off the brake fluid when it tries to return to the master cylinder. Replace the ...
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