Technical
  • Best Practice: Remember the resistor

    Denso explains why technicians should not overlook the resistor when changing the cabin blower fan. Cabin ...

    Denso explains why technicians should not overlook the resistor when changing the cabin blower fan. Cabin blowers generate a flow of air, which passes through the heater, ventilation and air condition ...

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  • The DPF Doctor’s Surgery

    In the latest rendition of The DPF Doctor’s Surgery, PMM welcomes a new contributor, Barry Lawson, who ta ...

    In the latest rendition of The DPF Doctor’s Surgery, PMM welcomes a new contributor, Barry Lawson, who takes us through his process for diagnosing and curing a long-suffering Ford Kuga. Vehicle: 2010 ...

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  • Electric Avenue

    The constant emergence of new battery technologies can be hard to keep up with. To help, HEVRA’s Pete Mel ...

    The constant emergence of new battery technologies can be hard to keep up with. To help, HEVRA’s Pete Melville runs through the differences between hybrid and electric batteries and their effects on r ...

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  • Autodata shares its fix on a Suzuki Vitara

    In this regular column, Autodata’s Technical Team share their fixes to common problems raised through Aut ...

    In this regular column, Autodata’s Technical Team share their fixes to common problems raised through Autodata’s technical helpline, available to all UK customers. Suzuki Vitara – resonance or abnorma ...

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  • Porsche 911 message centre display fix with Autodocta

    In this regular column, Autodata’s Technical Team share their fixes to common problems raised through Aut ...

    In this regular column, Autodata’s Technical Team share their fixes to common problems raised through Autodata’s technical helpline, available to all UK customers. Porsche 911 - message centre display ...

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  • Case Study: How to prevent a broken adjuster

    Gates traces the cause of a broken adjuster to a common fitting error and provides the ideal solution. En ...

    Gates traces the cause of a broken adjuster to a common fitting error and provides the ideal solution. Engine: VAG 1.4, 1.6, 2.0L Fuel: Diesel, common rail Year: 2012 onward When the Gates Claim Handl ...

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  • How to replace the clutch on a Vauxhall Movano

    This month, Schaeffler REPXPERT Alistair Mason replaced the clutch on a Vauxhall Movano 2.3 D, which has ...

    This month, Schaeffler REPXPERT Alistair Mason replaced the clutch on a Vauxhall Movano 2.3 D, which has covered more than 140,000 miles. As is the norm with light commercial vehicles, the first job i ...

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  • Two sides of the same coin

    Ross Kemp of Scantec Automotive has spoken in previous issues of PMM about when to use aftermarket tools ...

    Ross Kemp of Scantec Automotive has spoken in previous issues of PMM about when to use aftermarket tools in the diagnostics process. However, he stresses that his businesses refuses to work on a vehic ...

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  • Best Practice: Specialist tools required

    Richard Newman, Comline’s Product Line Manager, explains why having specialist tools available is not onl ...

    Richard Newman, Comline’s Product Line Manager, explains why having specialist tools available is not only advisable, but often essential. When tackling the fitment of a wheel hub, such as the CHA045 ...

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  • Deconstructing the DTC

    Do you know your DTCs? If not, you may be surprised to hear that truly understanding a DTC can help you d ...

    Do you know your DTCs? If not, you may be surprised to hear that truly understanding a DTC can help you deal with the fault it is representing. Autodata elaborates… A diagnostic trouble code, better k ...

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