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Old 26th January 2014, 11:47   #3676
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Red coolant is unusual and unheard of. I thought mine is peculiar case as my Scorpio mHawk has purple'ish coolant filled inside. Never bothered to check with the ASC guys though.
By Red I mean it is maroon / purpulish.
I guess for some time ASCs used this coolent.

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Old 27th January 2014, 20:01   #3677
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I got the misplaced keys finally after a prolonged search. I had given up and ordered a new set of keys from MandM when I got the key.

Here is the process one needs to take if you ignition key is lost:
1. 2. 3.

The whole cost is approx 1750.
Dear Diwakar,
One can directly connect with the key company and get a duplicate in a day or 2. I got it for Rs 1100 in 2 days in Mumbai.

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By Red I mean it is maroon / purpulish.
I guess for some time ASCs used this coolent.

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The purpulish coolant was used earlier by MnM. Now they use the blueish green one. Recommend you to drain the old coolant completely and put all fresh even though never heard of any issues due to mixing the two.

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Old 30th January 2014, 13:56   #3678
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[quote=TheG2;3355331]Dear Diwakar,
One can directly connect with the key company and get a duplicate in a day or 2. I got it for Rs 1100 in 2 days in Mumbai.

G2, thanks for the information. I wasn't aware of the company that supplied keys for the scorpio. I went in with options Mahindra A.S.S. provided across to me

Now that I am lucky in getting my old keys, its fine. Would it be possible to share the inforamtion about the company for information sakes
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Old 30th January 2014, 14:01   #3679
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The seats in the Scorpio get uncomfortable over a period of time. In my Scorpio the seats have become pretty hard and the cushion effect is pretty much gone. Though I have used it over limited distances for the last 4 years, I feel the comfort factor is missing. I am thinking about the following options. Request experts in this form to let me know if my thinking is correct
1. Can we retro fit an Endeavor seats (all three rows) into the Scorpio? I am not sure about the technicality of the fittings. Why Endeavor seats, well, I find them to be more comforatble and they look richer as well
2. Keeping a mix of Endeavor seats for the front and middle row and looking at innova style side folding but front facing seats for the last row, so that I don't loose out on boot space

I know I am thinking a bit loud here, if there are any other options request the experts to share with me. Also please recommend any places I can check the feasibility out in Chennai

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Old 4th February 2014, 18:11   #3680
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Hi Folks,

I am having a strange problem with the graphics on my one year old Scorpio. The graphics on the engine hood seem to be fading away. Its lost all its golden color and is now grey. Also some of the graphics is completely faded off.

Strange because this is only with the sticker on the hood. All the others are as good as new.

Attaching a quick picture that I took from inside the car. But gives an perspective.

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Any idea if we can replace this 'sticker'. Or do I have to to live with this ?
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Old 5th February 2014, 21:21   #3681
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The graphics on the engine hood seem to be fading away. Its lost all its golden color and is now grey.

Any idea if we can replace this 'sticker'. Or do I have to to live with this ?
This happens if the car is parked extensively in the Sun. Try sourcing just the bonnet decal from the dealer, but I'm sure they will ask you to pay for the full set, like they did for one my friend. The whole set will cost about 10K, but if you know some mech, they can find you one. Btw, mine is 6 yrs old and still holding up. Just ensure to try parking the beast in an enclosed parking.
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Friends, I am facing some peculiar issues with my 2012 Scorpio VLX 4WD. Kindly help with your inputs.

1) Both 4H and 4L indicators remain on at the time of starting even with 4wd turned off. If I engage 4wd, move a few feet and then disengage, the lights go off, only to reappear at the next start up. Having said that the 4wd also has a mind of its own, as it fails to engage sometimes. The M&M SA diagnosed it as a faulty 4wd sensor by just glancing at the lights. As I have some serious doubts on the capabilities of the M&M guys here with 4wd systems, I'd like your views so that I can point him to some possible issues. Otherwise, his solution seems to be just to replace the sensors. Also, while engaging / disengaging 4wd, there is a thud sound. Is it normal or it should be more like a click sound?

2) The airbag indicator remain on. SA diagnosed it as a faulty steering clock spring sensor without any check inside and wanted to change the same. It seems that their only solution is changing sensors. Any pointers to what could be a cause for the warning?

3) The most irritating issue is this - there is this jarring, rattling noise somewhere behind the dashboard during cold starts. The noise appears only on neutral or low rpms. After I have driven for some 5 kms, it disappears altogether. I have checked for the infamous speedo console cover rattle, but its not from there. Its driving me crazy and the SA has also not been able to identify the same as by the time I reach the ASC, the noise disappears completely.

Pls share your views on the above and all pointers are welcome.
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I have central/remote locking issue with my year old SLE. Does anybody know how to reset the system to factory settings?

Currently when I use the key to unlock, the door locks keep moving from lock->unlocked position for 3/4 times before staying in unlocked position. When I use the remote to lock the car, I get 5 beeps sometimes rather than the 1 beep for lock (that means a door open? or problem with a sensor?) and then alarm sounds after half an hour.

Anybody else seen this kind of behviour? I really do not want to take the car all the way to the SS for this as they managed to keep the vehicle there for 1+ day last time to check for a coolant 'leak'

At the same time my ABS light had come on the day before I had taken the car for service - after checking it for ages, they said it was dirt/gunk on the sensor. After that the light came on again 1/2 times but did not stay on for long....Now it has been off ever since - should I be satisfied with their explanation or are these magical healing powers that "comfortablynumb" told me about

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I have central/remote locking issue with my year old SLE. Does anybody know how to reset the system to factory settings?

Currently when I use the key to unlock, the door locks keep moving from lock->unlocked position for 3/4 times before staying in unlocked position. When I use the remote to lock the car, I get 5 beeps sometimes rather than the 1 beep for lock (that means a door open? or problem with a sensor?) and then alarm sounds after half an hour.
This is a 30 second job at the service center. IIRC the central locking module is at the back of the glove box. I will try and PM you the central locking manual if possible.

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At the same time my ABS light had come on the day before I had taken the car for service - after checking it for ages, they said it was dirt/gunk on the sensor. After that the light came on again 1/2 times but did not stay on for long....Now it has been off ever since - should I be satisfied with their explanation or are these magical healing powers that "comfortablynumb" told me about
Go back to the service center and get it cleaned again if its bugging you. The scorpio is quite famous for it's self healing techniques and for all you know the problem will never exhibit itself while at the service center.

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I have central/remote locking issue with my year old SLE.
Apart from a reset, check if all the door switches are working perfectly, and replace if required (they're quite cheap). The central locking system might be reading a door switch as 'on' even if the door is closed.

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At the same time my ABS light had come on the day before I had taken the car for service - after checking it for ages, they said it was dirt/gunk on the sensor. After that the light came on again 1/2 times but did not stay on for long....Now it has been off ever since - should I be satisfied with their explanation or are these magical healing powers that "comfortablynumb" told me about
Any idea what was the DTC code thrown up by the ABS module?

The rear sensor on the differential sometimes works itself loose, and needs simple tightening. Hope that has been checked by the ASS.
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^I am not sure I remember the error code.
I have a feeling that the door thing could indeed be the problem so I think I have to take it to the Service Centre for that. Thanks.
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I am having a strange problem with the graphics on my one year old Scorpio. The graphics on the engine hood seem to be fading away. Its lost all its golden color and is now grey. Also some of the graphics is completely faded off.

Any idea if we can replace this 'sticker'. Or do I have to to live with this ?
AFAIK, that sticker/decal can't be removed and replaced so easily.
That type of decals are stuck on base coat and then a clear coat is sprayed over it.

Try using a polishing compound with a rotary polisher and see if it makes any difference.
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.....The most irritating issue is this - there is this jarring, rattling noise somewhere behind the dashboard during cold starts. The noise appears only on neutral or low rpms. After I have driven for some 5 kms, it disappears altogether. I have checked for the infamous speedo console cover rattle, but its not from there. Its driving me crazy and the SA has also not been able to identify the same as by the time I reach the ASC, the noise disappears completely......
Please help me with your views regarding this noise. I now believe it might be the idler bearing making this strange noise. The noise disappears as soon as the rpm is in the 1100 and above range. It appears during idling or very low speed crawling after cold starts, but after the engine reaches its optimum temperature, the noise is gone. It is this krrrr krrrrr type noise.
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The M&M SA diagnosed it as a faulty 4wd sensor by just glancing at the lights.
...his solution seems to be just to replace the sensors. Also, while engaging / disengaging 4wd, there is a thud sound. Is it normal or it should be more like a click sound?
Thud sound isn't normal. The 4wd light remaining on could mean one of 3 things:
1. Sensor
2. 4wd ECM
3. 4wd shift motor

Easiest to start by replacing the sensor.

I presume your car is still under warranty.
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2) The airbag indicator remain on. SA diagnosed it as a faulty steering clock spring sensor without any check inside and wanted to change the same. It seems that their only solution is changing sensors. Any pointers to what could be a cause for the warning?
The clock spring commonly goes kaput, causing the airbag light to stay on at times. An OBD scan will pinpoint the issue, but clock spring is the commonest culprit.
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3) The most irritating issue is this - there is this jarring, rattling noise somewhere behind the dashboard during cold starts.
...SA has also not been able to identify the same as by the time I reach the ASC, the noise disappears completely.
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...your views regarding this noise.
It is this krrrr krrrrr type noise.
Could be an AC pipe rattle, where the AC pipes enter through the firewall ahead of the steering, into the back of the dashboard - a known issue. Ask the technical specialist at the ASS (not the SA) to take a look at it. Usually needs a bit of adjustment and some insulation material packing between the pipes.
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Thud sound isn't normal. The 4wd light remaining on could mean one of 3 things.........Easiest to start by replacing the sensor.

I presume your car is still under warranty.
Well, now the car seems to be displaying the ill-famed self healing process. Of late, the 4wd light goes out normally as it should. However, the thud sound is still there while engaging / disengaging 4wd. Could it be an issue the couplers not engaging properly? The SA simply wanted to change the sensor and sadly my car is just out of warranty.

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The clock spring commonly goes kaput, causing the airbag light to stay on at times. An OBD scan will pinpoint the issue, but clock spring is the commonest culprit.
The ASC also said the same. And now that you have also confirmed, I'll wait till the next service to get this done.

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Could be an AC pipe rattle, where the AC pipes enter through the firewall ahead of the steering, into the back of the dashboard - a known issue. Ask the technical specialist at the ASS (not the SA) to take a look at it. Usually needs a bit of adjustment and some insulation material packing between the pipes.
But in case it was the AC pipe, wouldn't the noise persist at all times? In my case, the noise is only there at the time of cold starts and it goes off once the engine reaches the operating temperature after driving for around 4-5 kms. The SA said that it is a normal sound at cold starts till the time all the oils circulate in the system which I don't believe. It is a very loud krrrrr noise at idling engine speed which goes off the moment rpm touches 1100 only to come back once the foot is lifted off the accelerator and it is very different from the normal cold start gruffness. However, after the engine is warmed up there is no noise and the engine is as smooth as ever. Any pointers in this will be very helpful.
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