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...Ford C-MAX - Badly Twisted DMF The DMF outer face had twisted, making access to the bolts difficult (A collapsed release bearing was the original problem) Whenever we quote for a replacement clutch, we also need to check if the vehicle is fitted with a DMF and alert the owner that if it...

...3 System failures from 1 Actual fault Case Study - Peugeot 207 1.4 2008 KFU The customer complaint was that intermittently the engine warning light would illuminate and at the same time the ABS light and electronic power steering fault light. The speedometer would also stop reading. O...

...Replacing the battery on a modern vehicle is no longer a straightforward fit-and-forget task. On vehicles with advanced technology, such as Start-Stop, battery replacement can be complex and time consuming. Ian Newham, Training Manager for GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK, explains the difference...

...Tales from the Workshop Steve Rothwell Peugeot 306 - Charging Problem The battery terminal was the cause of all the problems This 1998 Peugeot 308 diesel had been suffering from sluggish starting for a while. The owner decided that the battery must be the source of the problem an...

...Tales from the Workshop Steve Rothwell BMW M5 - Spark Plug Replacement The rear plug on the nearside bank is the most difficult to replace When I first entered the motor trade, if a set of spark plugs lasted for 12,000 miles without a hiccup they were doing well. Modern spark p...

...Tales from the Workshop Steve Rothwell VW Touareg - Centre Prop-shaft Joint Failure Volkswagen Touareg - Centre Prop-shaft Joint Failure With the prop-shaft separated the centre bearing can be replaced When the centre prop-shaft joint on this 2006 VW Touareg failed, producin...

...Tales from the Autobiz Technical Helpline Tim Stock Silicate beads in coolant reservoir can clog a heater matrix The silicate beads, ( at arrow), can migrate to the heater matrix and cause blockages It is that time of year when we are getting calls about poor heating systems and how...

...Tales from the Autobiz Technical Helpline Tim Stock How does it boost? - Turbo boost knowledge critical to a proper diagnosis Knowing how each component in a system works can be critical for a proper diagnosis The importance of knowing the basics on what every system you are diagnosi...

...Ford Transit Connect - Failed Fuel Pipe Having only owned this 2010 Ford Transit Connect for around three months, the owner had noticed a smell of diesel when topping up the tank. He had never actually filled the tank up to the top and had not given the diesel smell too much thought, thin...

...Citroen C3 - Common Misfire Cause This little 2004 Citroen C3 SX 1.4 just about made it along to our doors under its own steam. It was running on three cylinders and the Check Engine light glowing brightly indicating a fault. Reading off the codes, we discovered that the misfire was on cy...



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