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...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 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...

...Sensor Confusion - What type of sensor is it? In 1993, it became law in the UK for petrol cars to be fitted with a catalytic converter, or cat, in the exhaust system. This was the demise of the carburetor for mass produced road legal vehicles. But the cat was only just the beginning of a...

...Renault Modus - A Real Sticky Mess The engine compartment on this 2005 Renault Modus diesel is mainly covered with a large under bonnet shield. This effectively hides any problems from view. Because of this, the owner was unaware of the mess around one of the injectors. He was well aware...

...Volvo V70 - Broken Steering Rack The rack was literally broken in half, most likely the result of a collision with the wheel while parked This 1999 Volvo V70R AWD had been driving fine. The owner had parked it while visiting the shops, but upon her return, discovered that the power steer...

...BMW ABS issue BMW 1 Series E87 Case Study This vehicle was reported to have an ABS DSC light on and was diagnosed as a Left Rear Sensor Signal Missing. The sensor was resistance tested and compared to the opposite sensor. The resistance was not the same, so a new sensor was fitted, an...

...Peugeot 206 - Seriously Overdue Radiator The radiator was rotten to the core, and even the best additive wasn't going to make it a serviceable unit The owner of this 2006 Peugeot 206 Sport was not the kind to spend money unnecessarily on his motor. The radiator began to leak over a year...

...Intermittent Faults One of the most challenging issued faced by technicians is the intermittent fault that only occurs rarely, but has a big impact on the performance of a customer's car. It disappears just as fast, leaving behind it only a fault code. On investigation of the fault code,...



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