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  • Diagnostics: Having a good process
  • Apr 15

  • Autoinform (109) Contact
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...Diagnostics: Having a good process If a car doesn’t have any Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs), does that mean that there isn’t a problem? A long cranking Polo didn’t have any DTCs, but there was obviously something wrong. Autoinform’s Frank Massey explains his diagnostic process t...

...INA Belt Academy VW Scirocco 2.0TDi This month, REPXPERT's Alistair Mason replaced the timing belt and water pump on a 2011 Volkswagen Scirocco. The car was fitted with a 2.0 TDi common rail engine (engine code CFHC), had covered slightly more than 70,000 miles and was replaced due to adv...

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  • VAG Tensioners OE Differences by design
  • Aug 21

  • Gates (127) Contact
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...Strongline explains why the OE tensioner that comes off the car might look different to the Gates OE quality replacement that’s inside the PowerGrip box. Vehicle manufacturers commission a range of component designs from different suppliers as a matter of routine, for logistical reaso...

...Clutch component failure diagnosis part 3 Despite the complex nature of the modern clutch system, many technicians remain under the misapprehension that clutch replacement is a simple and straightforward affair. However, with clutch replacement now often taking several hours, it's impera...

...A recent call to the Helpline involved a Ford Mondeo misfire. The 2007 Mondeo 1.8 TDCi had a misfire on cylinder 1, with a code present for Injector circuit failure. On investigation, the injector circuit was shorted within the injector. A new injector was sourced from a local supplier and...

...Blower Fan Troubleshooting Interior blower fans transfer warm/cold air, depending on the set temperature, from the heater/evaporator to the passenger cabin. At the same time, the blower ensures that the air conditioning is performing properly by maintaining airflow through the evaporator....

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  • LuK Clutch Academy 2003 Mini One
  • Oct 19

  • LuK (131) Contact
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...LuK Clutch Academy2003 Mini One This month, REPXPERT Alistair Mason replaced the clutch on a 2003 Mini One, which had covered 103,000 miles. The customer reported that the clutch pedal was heavy when used. For this repair, a two-post vehicle lift, engine support, transmission jack and...

...Autobiz Technical Helpline Tim Stock Ford Fiesta won’t start over one small detail A recent technical call to the Autobiz Technical Helpline was regarding a non-start for a Ford Fiesta, fitted with an M1JH EcoBoost engine. The task of replacing a complete engine was given to the...

...LuK Clutch Academy Nissan Juke 1.5 dCi Workshop equipment used Vehicle lift ñ (two post is ideal) Engine support Transmission jack Clutch alignment tool Note ñ Prior to the repair, ensure you have the locking wheel bolt key if required. Gearbox removal With the vehicle plac...

...Potential tensioner setting problem Adjusting the timing belt tensioner on some Volkswagen and Audi 1.6/2.0 TDi EA288 engines, from 2012 on, requires a few particular steps that may not be obvious to a mechanic. If the tensioner is not set correctly, catastrophic engine failure may occu...



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