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...Opel Astra - Common link arm knock One of the things that drives many motorists mad is when they get an infuriating knock from the suspension while driving. Many will put up with a whistle or a squeak, but when it’s a knock, they are straight in for me to try and find its source. Th...

...ALFA 147 - Suspension wear remote bolt One thing that any long term mechanic will soon get to realise, is that certain problems will occur with certain vehicles, and they will continue to occur for the life of that vehicle. I have seen quite a few Alfa Romeos which have suffered from to...

...BMW X5 - when the Fix is not the Fix Tales from the Helpline This is an interesting case of a non-starting BMW X5. The workshop was called to start a BMW X5 E70 that had sat unused for several months. Suspecting a flat battery, the garage sent a technician to jump start the BMW. The b...

...BMW 5 Series - Past its time tyre The customer who owns this 2001 BMW M5 has had the motor since it was a couple of years old. He has no problems with spending money on the motor and has upgraded the exhaust system and the audio system a few times during his ownership. He has also bee...

...Tales from the Helpline Tim Stock It is always this time of year that the Helpline is flooded with heating related issues, especially now that vehicles have been stood still for many months. This is one of those unusual problems that has many technicians confused. The complaint was...

...Tales from the Helpline Tim Stock Mini high and low oil pressure issues The Helpline continues to receive calls regarding the oil pressure control on engines fitted to both the Mini and PSA variants. These engines operate on a variable engine oil pressure control principle. This vari...

...Tales from the Workshop Steve Rothwell Porsche Cayenne - Steering fluid loss The owner of this 2010 Porsche Cayenne V6 diesel had been seeing a few drips of oil under his parked vehicle from time to time. He believed he may have an engine oil leak, but had kept a keen eye on the dash...

...Tales from the Workshop Steve Rothwell Mercedes A-Class - Tricky access starter On 85% of vehicles, the starter motor is accessible. At the worst, it is a bit tricky to replace. The starter motor on the A-Class Mercedes is in a league of its own for difficulty. This 2001 A-Class...

...Tales from the Workshop Steve Rothwell VW Transporter - Driveshaft failure The driver of this 2009 VW Transporter had felt an unusual clunk from the driveline, but it had only happened the once, and he brushed it off as insignificant. When he felt the problem again accompanied...

...It is often the case, on many vehicles, that when a lower swivel fails, it is either necessary or cheaper to replace the complete lower arm. Many lower swivels are part of the lower arm, while others are riveted in place. In these situations, the labour required to change the swivel outwei...



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