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...This month we look at two Corsa’s with unusual problems, but proper diagnostic techniques quickly found the source of the problems.     The first Corsa D had a flashing MIL and a misfire. A scan revealed the code P0300 (Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected) was prese...

...Ford Smart Charge alternator problems There are a few things that a mechanic should know when diagnosing and testing Ford Smart Charge alternators. Rotating electrics specialist Rhino Automotive details a few things to look for when dealing with this slightly different charging system...

...Starter problems caused by ignition switches A faulty ignition switch can cause a starter to fail. Rotating electrics specialist Rhino Automotive gives details of a few things to look out for to prevent a replacement starter from falling victim to the same fault that damaged the first sta...

...It's all about the pressure Recently we had 2 separate calls, both Ford Transits that would not start. Both garages are very capable in their diagnostic procedures, and went through the usual tests for the fault codes that had been retrieved for fuel pressure. They tested the leak bac...

...BMW 120D - Failed dual mass flywheel The DMF had collapsed and this was most apparent around the centre bearing The owner of this 2008 BMW 120D had to abandon her vehicle in the car park, because she couldn't select a gear. Even though the clutch operation felt normal, when attemptin...

...BMW Lighting - A repeat offender Over the last year, we have a high number of help line calls for various BMW models with lighting, window and wiper issues. All these systems are connected to the FRM (Footwell) module. This module is located on the right hand side, under the dash on...

...Renault Clio - Handbrake Adjustment Correction Once the cables were released the calliper levers returned to the back stop Some owners it seems, have a hang up about the number of notches the handbrake travels before it holds the vehicle firmly. This is not a problem, except on a vehicle...

...Recently we have had calls from garages with charging problems on various brands. A 2016 Ford Focus TDCi came in with a charging problem. After some preliminary checks, the garage decided the alternator was faulty and a genuine replacement was fitted. Codes were cleared, but the charging...

...Citroen Relay - Failing auxiliary belt tensioner With plenty of access there was ample room to fit the new tensioner While driving his 2003 Citroen Relay van, the owner had been listening to the ever-increasing whine from the auxiliary drive belt for some time. Not one to take action at...

...Premature starter failure from contamination Contamination from foreign material and fluids can cause damage to the internal parts of a starter, often bringing about an premature failure of the starter. Rotating electrics specialist Rhino Automotive has advice, on what to look out for, to...



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