Technical
  • Poor running Mitsubishi Shogun

    I was asked to look at a Mitsubishi Shogun that had come to us with the EML on. This had already been loo ...

    I was asked to look at a Mitsubishi Shogun that had come to us with the EML on. This had already been looked at by another garage, the customer had taken it back to them twice with the same problem an ...

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  • Pass-Thru diagnostics explained

    The structure of vehicles have changed dramatically over the past few years, with little or no informatio ...

    The structure of vehicles have changed dramatically over the past few years, with little or no information passed on to the car owner to help them understand exactly how their vehicle works. The easie ...

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  • Proton Impian with a camshaft sensor issue

    The problem: A Proton Impian was suffering from intermittent starting problems, and the vehicle randomly ...

    The problem: A Proton Impian was suffering from intermittent starting problems, and the vehicle randomly cut out. This caused the engine warning light to illuminate. The first stage of the investigati ...

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  • How to code diesel injectors

    With diesel vehicles now accounting for over 50% of new vehicle sales, combined with the more stringent e ...

    With diesel vehicles now accounting for over 50% of new vehicle sales, combined with the more stringent emission regulations introduced in September 2010 (which will again be tightened in 2013), garag ...

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  • MINI body control unit complaints

    Following the release of BMW’s MINI range, R56/55/57 customers owning the earlier R50/53 etc models, rely ...

    Following the release of BMW’s MINI range, R56/55/57 customers owning the earlier R50/53 etc models, rely on the expertise of the independent specialists to rectify issues with their vehicles. One of ...

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  • How to solve a common rail diesel fuel system issue on a Peugeot 307 HDI

    Given the self-diagnostic capability of modern diesel as well as petrol engine management systems, it ise ...

    Given the self-diagnostic capability of modern diesel as well as petrol engine management systems, it iseasy for fault symptoms to be mis-interpreted as something more complex than they actually are. ...

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  • Key reprogramming – various Audi models

    Product: AVDI & ABRITES VAG Commanders from KAPdiagnostics Did you know that most modern VAG vehicles req ...

    Product: AVDI & ABRITES VAG Commanders from KAPdiagnostics Did you know that most modern VAG vehicles require a transponder which is pre-coded with the VIN number from a dealer? That component protect ...

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  • Poor running Ford Focus TDCi

    If you were to ask five different technicians what diagnostics is, it’s likely that you’ll get a number o ...

    If you were to ask five different technicians what diagnostics is, it’s likely that you’ll get a number of different answers. Some will consider that the diagnostics are done by a scan tool, some will ...

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  • How to change a clutch on a Suzuki Alto

    The Suzuki Alto, in its fifth generation guise, was sold in the UK from 1994 to 2003. During these produc ...

    The Suzuki Alto, in its fifth generation guise, was sold in the UK from 1994 to 2003. During these production years Suzuki has sold over 36,000 models in the UK and as these vehicles are getting older ...

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  • Clutch replacement – Toyota RAV4 D4D

    Toyota’s ‘Recreational Active Vehicle’ or to use its more commonly known name – ‘RAV4’ – has been produce ...

    Toyota’s ‘Recreational Active Vehicle’ or to use its more commonly known name – ‘RAV4’ – has been produced in various forms since 1994. The second generation XA20, which was produced from 2000 to 2005 ...

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