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#1 dingdongdo

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:40 PM

I was taking my time looking for a galaxy and hoping to get a good one, my citroen almost gave up so was rushed into a quick find.I ended up getting a 2000 1.9tdi 110 ghia, its done 168k and does not have history although i am assured it had a cambelt at 144k. i know this seems foolish but needs must etc!
looking under the bonnet its obvious that its had a few new parts, filters, some pipework, battery etc. i was told it had been well looked after but have no paperwork to prove this. it is generally in reasonable condition for the year and mileage but there is a few things i will need to look at soon and hopefully you guys can help!!
Firstly i need some tunes and the radio is somewhere else! lol. i have a new kenwood to install but as this model has the amplifier where is best to get a harness?
Also the gear stick feels quite sloppy, is this an easy fix?
When starting from cold its quite rattly for a few seconds, is this normal for a high milage galaxy or a pending problem?
The temp gauge does not reach normal even on a long run but heat comes into the car ok, oil temp is fine around 100 on a motorway blast.
Also the key fob battery was flat and when i replaced it and tried to match it to the car following the instructions in the book it was unsuccesful. The led now works on the fob and on the first attempt the light on the drivers door flashed in response but the fob would only unlock and not lock. I re-tried and now it does nothing! All the locking works fine when using the key!
There is a few more minor issues but i think i will leave it there for now..
many thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

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#2 gregers

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:21 PM

as this forum is rather slow in answering qs about the galaxy,
do you know if yours is a mk1 or mk2?

try asking here.
www.fordgalaxy.org.uk
or
www.fordmpv.com

#3 dingdongdo

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:02 PM

as this forum is rather slow in answering qs about the galaxy,
do you know if yours is a mk1 or mk2?

try asking here.
www.fordgalaxy.org.uk
or
www.fordmpv.com

im guessing its a mk1 but not sure, ive seen many x reg models with the different headlights and bonnets which mine does not have if that helps.


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