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    Wrench Los Angeles Area

    Hello,
    I have my first 1999 Vehicross now any tips for good mechanic for my new beauty in Los Angeles ?

    Thank you for Info

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    I’m on the other side of the country, but congratulations on your VX!
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    Be sure to join the Facebook group too. Lot's of members there that are not here.
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    Hi, do you have any suggestion what child car seat is the best for this car ?

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    Raoul..
    Welcome to this board ! I'm not too far in the Los Angles Forest if you need help with your VX. A few pointers to never forget.


    I'm not sure which seat to use as all our kids are grown but I have heard of a lot of sales of VX's over needing a more kid friendly car. Just getting to the back seat can be a big challenge let alone trying it with child in hand. I have heard from some of the survivors of this they go through the back door and over the seat. Either way it's a challenge.


    1. Always check your oil every time you put gas in. (I own 3 and have had a qt of oil burned in 100 miles 4x4ing)
    2. Check the coolant level in the radiator (not the resevoir) often when engine is COLD !!
    3. In the summer or higher temps watch the temp gauge CLOSE ! They can over heat in the blink of a eye a toast the engine. Every spring 3-4 will loose a engine do to over heating and running out of oil.
    4. Don't trip on the ABS light.
    5. Service the transmission often (30,000-50,000 miles and get a transmission cooler. The transmissions on these can be very temperamental on running temperatures. Transmissions might be the #1 VX killer.
    Last edited by Nikad92397 : 12/05/2018 at 09:29 AM

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    My VX is at Mitch's Auto in Pasadena right now. I'm actually trying to find an ABS module cuz he's having problems finding one. So far he's been good, but I've only used him once. He's got good ratings. I have a carseat in the rear passengers side. It's pretty easy to install. I lean the back seat down and after tightening it up, i bring it back up until it's snug. I use the top strap and connect it to the trunk net hook.
    Call me a geek, or maybe even nerd, but face the facts, we da ones be rulin' this world!

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    You can get that module rebuilt for less than $100 from an Ebay seller. You only need to send the electrics and you can drive the VX with the black electrics removed with just the silver box in place.

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    I remember seeing on here somewhere that the dodge Dakota had the same ABS module. Maybe that will help expand your search?

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