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...This BMW came to the workshop with a rather unusual emissions failure. It had failed the NCT test on  emissions test, with a very high level on the Lambda reading. The first step taken was to scan the engine management system for fault codes, but no codes were stored. The data fo...

...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...

...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.    &...

...As vehicles become more advanced, they need more control modules. Finding places in the car to put the growing number of control modules brings more challenges to manufacturers, and they become more inventive in finding places to put them in. This brings it's own special problems that here...

...The most important part of any clutch system repair begins with the initial diagnosis. The primary cause of complaint must be identified correctly, along with any secondary or related concerns, prior to replacing or repairing any components. For example:  a clutch might be slipping be...

...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,...

...In recent years, diagnostic tools have gone through major changes, from the very basic scan tool to high end diagnostic platforms. So many brands  and models are available. Some with inbuilt scopes, wifi connectivity, onboard help services, built in cameras, databases, etc. All of thi...

...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...

...A Pumpe Duese Problem on a Discovery II Extensive wear on the cam lobe caused the engine misfire A recent call to the Helpline concerned a misfire issue on a Land Rover Discovery II fitted, with a TD5 engine. The initial scan revealed a misfire code for cylinder 5, and the misfire was...

...Understanding AC components is critical to success Protecting a new compressor from the debris of the failed one A recent helpline call was about an issue with a poor performing air conditioning system on a Nissan Note. The technician had performed a basic refrigerant service, but the sy...



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