• Fiat 500 fix: Engine misfires from cold

    In this case study, Pico technician Steve Smith describes the diagnostic techniques involved when faced w ...

    In this case study, Pico technician Steve Smith describes the diagnostic techniques involved when faced with a misfire symptom during cold starts in engines that utilise TwinAir technology. Manufactur ...

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  • The cause of a Range Rover suspension warning

    In its first contribution to PMM, the IVS 360 team explains how it went about supporting a workshop with ...

    In its first contribution to PMM, the IVS 360 team explains how it went about supporting a workshop with a 2013 Range Rover showing a critical suspension fault warning. Vehicle information Brand: Land ...

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  • Scantec uncovers parasitic battery drain cause

    Scantec Automotive’s Ross Kemp explains how his team came to uncover the culprit of parasitic battery dra ...

    Scantec Automotive’s Ross Kemp explains how his team came to uncover the culprit of parasitic battery drain on a Mercedes C220 CDi Sport. We were recently asked to investigate an intermittent parasiti ...

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  • PICO tackles a Renault Zoe fault

    PICO technician Steve Smith confronts a Renault Zoe presenting worrying electric failure messages to the ...

    PICO technician Steve Smith confronts a Renault Zoe presenting worrying electric failure messages to the driver. Here, PMM finds out how Steve identified the root cause of the problem. Manufacturer: R ...

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  • Scantec runs through a diagnostic case

    Scantec Automotive's Ross Kemp presents a diagnostic case that perfectly exemplifies why reading fault co ...

    Scantec Automotive's Ross Kemp presents a diagnostic case that perfectly exemplifies why reading fault codes and replacing parts is simply not enough to solve the underlying problem. We were recently ...

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  • PICO takes a look at a vehicle charging fault

    PICO technician Ben Martins faces a Renault Kangoo that is refusing to charge. Here is how he tackled the ...

    PICO technician Ben Martins faces a Renault Kangoo that is refusing to charge. Here is how he tackled the problem… Vehicle information Vehicle: Renault Kangoo Engine code: 5AM 400 Year: 2014 Symptom: ...

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  • PICO runs through a BMW fault: Part 2

    Following on from part one of this feature, we rejoin PICO Technician Steve Smith as he continues his bre ...

    Following on from part one of this feature, we rejoin PICO Technician Steve Smith as he continues his breakdown of how to locate the intermittent knocking noises coming from a troublesome BMW. After o ...

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  • Scantec solves a Ford Fiesta issue

    Ross Kemp of Scantec Automotive wrestles with a Ford Fiesta that was exhibiting a central locking problem ...

    Ross Kemp of Scantec Automotive wrestles with a Ford Fiesta that was exhibiting a central locking problem. Here’s how he managed to solve the issue… As a German car diagnostic specialist, I often find ...

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  • Pico runs through a BMW fault

    Pico Technician, Steve Smith, takes PMM readers through the following case study that looks at a known an ...

    Pico Technician, Steve Smith, takes PMM readers through the following case study that looks at a known and documented issue surrounding a knocking noise from the steering column area of a BMW. Vehicle ...

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  • Scantec Automotive addresses vehicle diagnostics

    Ross Kemp, of Scantec Automotive, understands the difficulties of keeping a functioning data log. In this ...

    Ross Kemp, of Scantec Automotive, understands the difficulties of keeping a functioning data log. In this article, he outlines the system his business uses to ensure that he always has access to the i ...

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