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...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...

...Question: While their vehicle was in for service with us, the customer mentioned that their rear view mirror permanently vibrates while driving. The vehicle is a 2012 Volkswagen Golf Mk VII. We checked the rear view mirror for any broken retaining clips but didn't find anything visibly w...

...Question: We have a 2009 Astra-J workshop and the customer is complaining of a rattling noise from the front of the vehicle above 80 kph. We have been on a road test with the customer to confirm where the noise is coming from, and it sounds like it’s coming from the LH front wheel area....

...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 importance of system knowledge for a good diagnostic process is now one of the primary factors for an accurate diagnosis of modern systems.Time taken to understand how every components in the system behaves in operation is a key factor.     Recently we have had several...

...You think it would be safe to assume that replacing the conventional ignition switch with a push button start, you would avoid issues with the switch failing and the starter motor remaining engaged due to continuous power supplied to the solenoid. Well that is not the case when it comes...

...We recently investigated 'overheated solenoid' on Vauxhall Antara 2.2 CDTi and Chevrolet Captiva 2.2 VCDi. Our research showed that there is a common fault with the wiring loom for the battery feed going to the starter motor. Due to a poorly insulated B+ wire, the cable will overheat and c...

...We have come across numerous issues of Starter Motors fitted to Fiat Doblos 1.3 Multijet Diesel engines between 2006 and 2011 where they have been returned burnt out. This failure is also very common on old core returned showing the mode of failure is caused due to a vehicle fault (faul...

...Vehicle platforms having overlaps on year of manufacturer are increasingly common. This leads to changes and variations of the models and choices of parts fitted to the vehicle. A common misconception is that ‘they look the same so it will be fine’, but this is not always the cas...

...Recently, we have received several calls form garages relating to various fault lights on the BMW X3 E83.     The SRS, ABS/DSC and 4X4 system warnings lights are illuminated. On investigation, the main code seems to be the LEW sensor, or commonly known as the Steering Angle...



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