Technical
  • Why the BMW E61 M-Sport is losing power

    Ben Johnson investigates an (extremely) high mileage vehicle which left its driver stranded after losing ...

    Ben Johnson investigates an (extremely) high mileage vehicle which left its driver stranded after losing power and discovers that faults, like good things, come in threes… It has been quite a while si ...

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  • Continental diagnoses timing belt issue

    Continental outlines a common fault affecting certain Vauxhall/Chevrolet models with 1.7D/CDTI engines. P ...

    Continental outlines a common fault affecting certain Vauxhall/Chevrolet models with 1.7D/CDTI engines. Problem: Noise from the timing belt drive. The timing belt jumps or is torn. One edge of the tim ...

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  • Febi outlines suspension issues on the Ford Focus

    The febi team has provided PMM with a guide to some common issues with the suspension system on the Ford ...

    The febi team has provided PMM with a guide to some common issues with the suspension system on the Ford Focus. The Ford Focus was introduced in 1998 and has proved to be very popular with its owners. ...

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  • How to replace an ABS Sensor

    Delphi Technologies has supplied this step-by-step ABS sensor replacement guide courtesy of its Masters o ...

    Delphi Technologies has supplied this step-by-step ABS sensor replacement guide courtesy of its Masters of Motion hub for independent garage technicians. The ABS sensor, sometimes referred to as the w ...

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  • Opus explains engine fault in Minis

    Opus IVS, a provider of diagnostics solutions backed by OE master technicians, explains a problem documen ...

    Opus IVS, a provider of diagnostics solutions backed by OE master technicians, explains a problem documented for the N12 engine used on 2006 to 2013 second generation Minis, in which the EML warning l ...

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  • Why did the BMW F15 X5’s BDC fail?

    PMM ’s expert diagnostics troubleshooter Ben Johnson wonders whether a simple battery replacement could h ...

    PMM ’s expert diagnostics troubleshooter Ben Johnson wonders whether a simple battery replacement could have saved a customer a lot of money and hassle. A rather sorry looking X5 was dragged into the ...

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  • How to replace a clutch on a Audi A1

    In this month’s Schaeffler LuK Clutch Clinic, REPXPERT Alistair Mason is investigating a clutch fault on ...

    In this month’s Schaeffler LuK Clutch Clinic, REPXPERT Alistair Mason is investigating a clutch fault on a 2013 Audi A1 1.6 TDI that has covered more than 45,000 miles. Vehicle Information Manufacture ...

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  • Monroe discusses shocks and struts replacement

    Why should shocks and struts be replaced in pairs on the same axle? Why should old mounting or protection ...

    Why should shocks and struts be replaced in pairs on the same axle? Why should old mounting or protection kits be replaced? Why should you avoid taking shortcuts? To answer, here’s Monroe. Shocks and ...

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  • How to replace the suspension on a Ford Mondeo

    Febi takes us through the rear suspension on the trusty Ford Mondeo. The Ford Mondeo model produced from ...

    Febi takes us through the rear suspension on the trusty Ford Mondeo. The Ford Mondeo model produced from 2007 to 2014 was the fourth incarnation of this family favourite. It was renowned for having go ...

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  • How to replace the timing belt on a Škoda Octavia

    Dayco guides PMM readers through the replacement of the timing belt on a Škoda Octavia, using Dayco Kit K ...

    Dayco guides PMM readers through the replacement of the timing belt on a Škoda Octavia, using Dayco Kit KTB819. On its launch in 2013, the 1.4- litre TSI (CHPA) powered mark III Octavia, was the large ...

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  • How to replace the clutch on a Hyundai i30

    In this month’s Schaeffler LuK clutch feature, REPXPERT Alistair Mason is investigating a clutch fault on ...

    In this month’s Schaeffler LuK clutch feature, REPXPERT Alistair Mason is investigating a clutch fault on a 2014 Hyundai i30, which has covered more than 162,000 miles, as the customer had reported th ...

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  • How to replace an EGR valve

    Delphi Technologies has supplied this step-by-step EGR Valve replacement guide courtesy of its Masters of ...

    Delphi Technologies has supplied this step-by-step EGR Valve replacement guide courtesy of its Masters of Motion hub for independent garage technicians. The Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve recir ...

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  • PT-CAN 2 failure diagnostic

    PMM ’s diagnostics expert, Ben Johnson investigates a PT-CAN 2 failure on a vehicle perhaps a little too ...

    PMM ’s diagnostics expert, Ben Johnson investigates a PT-CAN 2 failure on a vehicle perhaps a little too close to home… The morning was crisp and chilly, but nothing could dampen my spirits as I prepa ...

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  • DRiV discusses brake pad fitting

    DRiV’s Garage Gurus, the technical support team behind the company’s Ferodo and Jurid OE braking brands l ...

    DRiV’s Garage Gurus, the technical support team behind the company’s Ferodo and Jurid OE braking brands look at the best practice for fitting brake pads to optimise safety, performance and durability. ...

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  • Carwood discusses common rail injector failures

    With multiple injections during a combustion cycle, sub-micron tolerances and operating pressures of over ...

    With multiple injections during a combustion cycle, sub-micron tolerances and operating pressures of over 2,000 bar, today’s common rail injectors are having to work harder, making them more susceptib ...

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