Technical
  • How to change rear brake pads on a Hyundai i40

    Blue Print guides readers of PMM through the replacement process for the rear brake pads on the Hyundai i ...

    Blue Print guides readers of PMM through the replacement process for the rear brake pads on the Hyundai i40. The Hyundai i40 saloon and tourer estate cars were designed specifically for the European m ...

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  • How to replace clutch on a Ford Transit II

    In this month’s Schaeffler LuK Clutch Clinic, REPXPERT Alistair Mason is focusing on best practice clutch ...

    In this month’s Schaeffler LuK Clutch Clinic, REPXPERT Alistair Mason is focusing on best practice clutch replacement to ensure an efficient and quality repair, using a front wheel drive 2012 Ford Tra ...

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  • BMW headlamp failure diagnostic

    Diagnostics expert Ben Johnson investigates a recent headlamp failure on a BMW E60. It would be fair to s ...

    Diagnostics expert Ben Johnson investigates a recent headlamp failure on a BMW E60. It would be fair to state that, at Schmiedmann, we tend to get our share of BMW Exx generation vehicles of which som ...

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  • How to solve common water pump faults

    Febi explores some common water pump faults across a range of makes and models. Models Various Audi, SEAT ...

    Febi explores some common water pump faults across a range of makes and models. Models Various Audi, SEAT, Škoda and Volkswagen models with 1.6 & 2.0 TDi engines. Fault The engine is overheating, ...

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  • How to replace timing belt on a Renault Kangoo

    This month’s Belt Focus comes from Dayco. The timing belt is being replaced on a 2007-16 Renault Kangoo I ...

    This month’s Belt Focus comes from Dayco. The timing belt is being replaced on a 2007-16 Renault Kangoo II, fitted with a 1.6 litre petrol engine (K4m.8.30) Vehicle Information Manufacturer: Renault M ...

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  • How to replace and install shock absorbers

    KYB offers readers of PMM advice for replacing shock absorbers.   Checking for external failure duri ...

    KYB offers readers of PMM advice for replacing shock absorbers.   Checking for external failure during an MOT is obviously important, but this fails to consider that shock absorbers naturally wea ...

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  • How to replace the clutch on an Iveco Daily

    Schaeffler LuK’s Alistair Mason guides PMM readers through a clutch replacement on a 2014 Iveco Daily 35C ...

    Schaeffler LuK’s Alistair Mason guides PMM readers through a clutch replacement on a 2014 Iveco Daily 35C17 that has covered 56,000 miles and had been recovered with no drive. Diagnosis pinpointed the ...

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  • How to install a Tesla control arm

    Aftermarket parts supplier Meyle provides a useful step-by-step guide to installing its replacement contr ...

    Aftermarket parts supplier Meyle provides a useful step-by-step guide to installing its replacement control arm intended for Tesla models 3 and Y. After Tesla drivers all over the world reported annoy ...

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  • The importance of vibration damping

    Michael Grimm, product manager of drive and power train at Meyle, gives his insights on why vibration dam ...

    Michael Grimm, product manager of drive and power train at Meyle, gives his insights on why vibration damping is so important. Vibration damping is critical for cars because it isolates noise and vibr ...

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  • febi outlines brake disc shields

    Febi outlines everything you need to know about brake disc shields. A vehicle’s braking system aims to cr ...

    Febi outlines everything you need to know about brake disc shields. A vehicle’s braking system aims to create the necessary braking force to reduce the vehicle’s speed and prevent it from moving when ...

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  • How to replace clutch on a Citroën Berlingo

    In this month’s Schaeffler LuK Clutch Clinic, REPXPERT Alistair Mason is replacing the clutch in a 2012 C ...

    In this month’s Schaeffler LuK Clutch Clinic, REPXPERT Alistair Mason is replacing the clutch in a 2012 Citroën Berlingo van, that has covered nearly 218,000 miles. The customer had reported that the ...

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  • How to replace a stabiliser link

    Delphi Technologies has supplied this step-by-step guide courtesy of their recently launched Masters of M ...

    Delphi Technologies has supplied this step-by-step guide courtesy of their recently launched Masters of Motion hub for independent garage technicians. Delphi’s new training resource has articles, tips ...

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  • Educating customers on brake fluid

    Scott Irwin MIMI, head of technical training at TMD Friction’s aftermarket brake brand, Mintex, discusses ...

    Scott Irwin MIMI, head of technical training at TMD Friction’s aftermarket brake brand, Mintex, discusses why garages need to educate their customers on the technicalities around each variation of bra ...

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  • Expert shares diagnostic techniques

    We asked PMM product tester and diagnostics expert Tony Powell to share some of the techniques and knowle ...

    We asked PMM product tester and diagnostics expert Tony Powell to share some of the techniques and knowledge he’s picked up along a career diagnosing vehicle faults stretching over four decades. When ...

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  • The role of fuel vapour valves

    SMP Europe’s Engineering Director, John Wass, delves deeper into the role of fuel vapour valves, why and ...

    SMP Europe’s Engineering Director, John Wass, delves deeper into the role of fuel vapour valves, why and how they fail, and gives tips on replacement. A relatively new component, a fuel vapour valve ( ...

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