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...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...

...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...

...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...

...We recently assisted a customer with a Fiat Scudo 120 Multijet, fitted with an RHK engine. This vehicle came into his workshop as a non-running vehicle. The DTCs on the ECM were endless. Codes were present for Reference voltage error, Analog to Digital converter, Internal memory error,...

...Freelander TD4 running rough   We have had several instanced of customer reporting poor performance, stalling and rough idling, and poor starting on the Land Rover Freelander range with the TD4 engine. This engine has been used in the Freelander since  2001.    &...

...Access to Digital Service Records for Independent garages Vehicle manufacturers are increasingly ditching the physical, printed maintenance records in favour of online digital service histories. The argument is that it is more convenient and efficient, with reduced scope for mileage...

...In the past, it was normal practice to accept any job that came into the workshop, as cars had very similar systems. Once you knew the basics, you could get by with a little help from your technical manuals and data software. But this is no longer true.     A recent case we...

...Clogging in EGR valves (Exhaust Gas Rescirculation)The (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) EGR valve is an element used to lessen\ unsafe NOx gases in the exhaust by reducing the combustion temperature in the cylinders. This is done by recirculating oxygen deprived exhaust gas back into the \ e...

...Replacing a mass air flow sensor MAF When replacing an mass air flow (MAF) sensor, there are several factors which have to be considered.Why is the MAF sensor being replaced? Is it as a result of a stored error code which triggers the engine management light?If so, just because the engine...



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