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...Audi A5 - Suspected DPF problem The small pressure sensor is fitted to the top of the engine and takes no time to fit With the MIL suddenly illuminating, the owner of this 2011 Audi A5 was concerned, even though there were no problems with the drive of the Audi and it would seem no appar...

...Understanding Long Term Fuel Trim - a hidden gem that will save you time and money Long term fuel trim (LTFT) is a powerful PID in the diagnostic data that is often overlooked or ignored by many technicians. Here are 2 recent examples of the power of LTFT data that can make early diagno...

...Ford Fiesta - Intermittent indicator The relay unit is plugged into the indicator switch The indicators on this 2002 Ford Fiesta, when first turned on, worked perfectly. After about two or three seconds a loud buzzing could be heard, and the indicator lamps just stayed on and flickered....

...Alternators - Time for a rethink Vehicles have always needed electrical power to run various systems. In the beginning, manufacturers developed the dynamo to provide the energy required to run the limited systems like lighting, wipers and heating. For the luxury models, even a radio was f...

...Always Verify… I recently had a call from a workshop about a 2009 Mazda6 MZR 2.2 Diesel with a running issue. The vehicle had been previously with another workshop, but the customer was unhappy with the ongoing diagnosis and decided to give it to a new garage for a fresh look. The fi...

...SEAT Ibiza - Too late for any service I will share with you a little-known fact, cars need servicing. While this is quite apparent to us in the trade, to some of the customers this is not apparently common knowledge. The owner of this 2006 Seat Ibiza had no idea when the motor was last...

...Advanced Insulation Testing - 2007 Volvo XC70 2.4 D5 This Volvo was delivered as a non-start to the workshop, a code scan was performed that revealed multiple short circuits on various components. The first in the list was fuel pressure sensor short to positive. The loom at the connec...

...BMW 325Ci - Knocking Front Suspension It was not too surprising to find that the offside front lower ball joint on this 2001 BMW 325i had excessive wear. The knocking noise it was making as it drove along the road was enough to indicate attention was needed. The lower arm has two ball j...

...Calliper Slide Seized and not Shifting The seized slide would not shift and had caused the noticeable different wear rate of the pads One of the regular problems we encounter, is the sticking of brake calliper slides. The result of this is that we discover one brake pad worn, while the o...

...Toyota Multi-Mode transmission (MMT) clutch replacement The Toyota Multimode transmission has been fitted to various models, including the Aygo, Yaris, Corolla and Auris for many years. This is a sequential manual transmission system, with a conventional diaphragm clutch. It comes in both...



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