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...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...

...Steve Rothwell Ford Fiesta - Misfire codes and running rough The reason for the low compression was easily visible after the head was removed The diagnosis on this 2011 1.6 litre Fiesta goes to prove that the basic mechanical tests are just as important as the more modern plug-i...

...Handy blanking pipe A short pipe is a handy blanking plug Like many mechanics, I save the old bleed screws from various units. This come in very handy when replacing brake pipes. The male threaded metal blanking plugs that normally come fitted to ABS units and the like, are useful wh...

...Transporter - Hot sticky brakes A failing servo unit was binding the brakes At first, the plumber who owned this VW Transporter was under the impression that he had engine problems and was concerned with the power loss. He then realised that a strange odour was being emitted from t...

...Kuga and Ranger communication issues Customers often put the technician under pressure to complete the diagnostics in an unreasonable time scale. Some will want to wait with the vehicle, others need their vehicle and cannot leave it. This can often lead to short cuts in our diagnostic pro...

...In automotive diagnostics, understanding electrical systems and components is crucial for identifying and resolving issues efficiently. Two common problems that technicians often encounter are high resistance and voltage drop. These issues can lead to a variety of symptoms in a vehicle, ra...

...New towbar causes a breakdown Bernard Clarke, Clarke's Garage Cavan Poorly routed towbar wiring had melted onto the exhaust, causing the breakdown A customer rang me while he was broken down on the motorway. The engine had cut out as he was driving, immediately after he had applie...

...What is internal EGR? How does it differ from external or external exhaust gas recirculation? And what are the differences between high-pressure EGR and low-pressure EGR? Everyone will understand with this video! 00:00 Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) 01:06 Structure and function of low-pre...

...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...



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