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XLR Newbie

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Philadelphia Area
My XLR/V(s)
2008
Hello Everyone - My wife just inherited an XLR (still determining exact model), and it needs work. Given this car's sensitivities, can anyone recommend a mechanic whose specialties include the XLR? I am in the Philadelphia area, west of the city. I appreciate any information. Thanks, Michael
 

IAN

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Feb 19, 2015
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Province of Québec
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2004 silver XLR
XLR Newbie

Welcome on this site.

With the help of internet, ask for the XLR Cadillac dealerships, also the corvette repairs shop of your area, that usely are aware and know the XLRs.

You could be surprise of the choice you can have to get your car repaired.

The name of the game is to know how good they are, call them and ask questions about their knowledges and their labor rate

Good luck.

IAN :blinzel:
 

pure zen

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AZ
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2005 Crimson Pearl XLR
tell us,,,,

",,,,,it needs work..."

Newbie,,, You might be more specific with the XLR problems/issues you are experiencing, as you may not
need a XLR tech trained 15 years ago..... and who may not be around any longer. A good C6 Corvette tech can
help you with many issues....


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XLR Newbie

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Philadelphia Area
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2008
Thanks for your advice.

The car sat for a while, then it was brought to the dealer, who repaired the central computer system, then tried to start the car, which resulted in two fuel pumps failing due to failure to drain the old gas.
 

Fireduck69

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Mar 21, 2015
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NorthEast PA
My XLR/V(s)
2007 Black XLR-V
Fuel system is same as a c5/c6 corvette. Fuel pump replacement can cost a pretty penny at the dealer. Think $1800+. It’s a bit labor intensive but not hard to do. Most general mechanics should be able.
 

long Tall Sally

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Aiken SC
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2008 xlr dove gray
that must have been some really old gas. as fireduck says .its not a high tech repair but it is a lot of nuts and bolts and a pretty high labor price to pull the tanks. any Corvette shop in the area would have done it before and know the labor
 

lextoy

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Mar 29, 2014
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Location
philadelphia
My XLR/V(s)
2007 Liquid Amethyst
welcome newbie,
did you find a competent mechanic?
i am also in philly area.
in the past i have used County Corvette for general maintenance.
they are in West Chester PA
they were comfortable with the xlr as its a vette underneath.
if anything got really tricky i might consider the the local dealer.
but so far i have only had generic issues. nothing that was XLR specific.
 

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