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I HAVE A 2003 S500 MADE IN GERMANY FOR JAPAN WITH LEFT SIDE STEERING VIN# WDB220075A362522 IS THIS GOOD TO SHIP TO AMERICA TO DRIVE

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Probably not as the left hand drive is not your only difference... there is also emissions that must conform to the USA standards set by the EPA and sometimes the parts are not even available to get the vehicle to conform and if they are most times the cost of a retrofit is prohibitive. there is also the issue of how the car would perform in a crash, most cars are tested and a standard set which some foreign cars can not pass in thier native form. again parts to remedy this may or may not be available and then there is the cost of such re fitting. there also imoprtation fees and the vehicle would have to pass thru US customs. not saying it cant be done, but would you want to for example spend $50,000.00 just to get the car legal to import? this is a question best answered by the US customs and your wallet.

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  2. Temporarily loosen the water pump pulley bolts, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
  3. Remove the front air intake inlet pipe bolts, 1.8L engine only.
  4. Remove the top hose from the air intake inlet pipe, 1.8L engine only.
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  14. Remove the power steering pump bracket, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
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  16. Remove the alternator pivot bolt.
  17. Loosen the bolt at the base of the adjusting bracket and rotate the bracket up.
  18. Remove the alternator.

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    Fig. Alternator mounting-1.5L and 1.6L (VIN 5) engine shown


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    Fig. Alternator mounting-2.0L and 1.6L (VIN 3) engines shown


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    Fig. Alternator mounting-2.4L and 2.7L engine


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  8. The belt deflection for 1.6L (VIN 3) engine is as follows :
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