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Proven mechanical fixes for those trickier jobs

Autodata, part of the Solera group, has provided the following technical article which tackles two tricky mechanical faults on the Citroen DS3 and the Ford Mondeo. (more…)
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Additives & Oil Seals

Today’s cars are becoming increasingly powerful but are still retaining the convenient size which fits with the chaotic world we live in. With cars becoming more demanding, the engines have to do more while trying to meet efficiency targets, this is helped by the engine oil that we put in to keep the car ticking over. Today’s cars are becoming increasingly powerful but are still retaining the convenient size which fits with the chaotic world we live in. With cars becoming more demanding, the engines have to do more while trying to meet efficiency targets, this is helped by the...
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The INA Decoupling Tensioner (534 0707 10)

The shift toward e-mobility doesn’t stop at the spare parts market. Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket is gearing up for the demands of tomorrow. On 48-V hybrids, the conventional alternator is replaced by an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG). While switching from the charge phase to the boost phase, the direction of the belt drive’s torque is reversed. In addition, this directional change and the higher output of the generator result in higher loads acting on the V-ribbed belt, bearings and other components. Therefore, the INA FEAD KIT repair solution (FEAD = Front End Auxiliary Drive) for 48-V hybrids developed by Schaeffler now...
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Repair manual LuK GearBOX for Ford DPS6/Renault DC4 Transmission

Gearbox series: 6DCT250 Gearbox type: DPS6, DC4 Manufacturer: Getrag Application: Double clutch transmission The 6DCT250 6-speed double clutch transmission was developed by Getrag for vehicles with a maximum torque of up to 280 Nm. Ford is one of the vehicle manufacturers to use this gearbox under the DPS6 designation in the compact and medium-sized vehicle segment. Typical failures: The main reason for failure of the Ford DPS6 gearbox, usually at a high mileage, is wear of the main bearings. This form of wear can be caused by wear debris in the gearbox oil. Wear of this nature on the DPS6...
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Battery Maintenance: 4 steps on cleaning

This week, let's take a look at another auto part that is often forgot; the auto battery and it's connections.  Here is the second of four 'under the hood' cleaning tips that can help give your vehicle a fresh start for the new season, and hopefully not have to use those jumper cables anytime soon. Clean the battery’s connections Your vehicle’s battery survived the winter, but even though temperatures are rising, your battery seems a bit sluggish, a common sign of battery terminal corrosion. Corrosion disrupts the electricity flow from the automotive battery to the battery terminal, which can affect...
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Additives & Oil Seals

Today’s cars are becoming increasingly powerful but are still retaining the convenient size which fits with the chaotic world we live in. With cars becoming more demanding, the engines have to do more while trying to meet efficiency targets, this is helped by the engine oil that we put in to keep the car ticking …

October
10
2022

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Poor Cooling Performance in a Vehicle With Dual A/C

CONDITION: Poor cooling performance in a vehicle with a dual (front/rear) A/C system. The system uses a joint type expansion valve* in the rear cooling unit, with no magnetic valve. The compressor has been confirmed to be ok, and the front expansion valve was replaced recently. CAUSE: The thermosensitive tube of the rear expansion valve …

September
29
2022

Get to know your vehicle warning lights

With the increasing electronic content in modern vehicles comes a multitude of new dashboard warning lights. And since cars can now effectively self-diagnose, these lights will communicate important error messages and faults, alongside less critical information. Worryingly, however, a recent survey suggested that nearly half of all motorists don’t understand what they mean. Do you? …

September
26
2022

How to install Trico Exact Fit Beam Blade – V notch

TRICO Exact Fit Watch & learn how to efficiently remove windshield wiper blades with our step-by-step instructional videos. View our videos now! Trico Exact Fit Beam Blade – V notch

September
23
2022

Mounting instruction U2005 ‐ 48021

Mounting instruction U2005 ‐ 48021

September
16
2022

VAG 1.6 & 2.0 TDi Water pump

The popular 1.6 and 2.0 litre TDi engine, which is fitted to many Volkswagen, Audi group vehicles, has a thermal management system that is designed to shorten the warm-up phase after a cold start and channel the heat produced by the engine, to where it can be utilised to improve vehicle efficiency. In this video, …

September
12
2022

Catalog section: Sequential Gearbox

You may have come across a section like this in the catalog and wondered: What exactly is a sequential gearbox? How do I recognize one? Many motorcyclists will be familiar with this type of transmission, where gears usually only change “sequentially”, i.e. in “order”. In the car world, we also refer to automatic gearboxes as …

September
9
2022

Oil quantity distribution in air conditioning circuits

Finding out the correct oil quantity is absolutely key to avoiding consequential damage when replacing an air conditioning compressor.

September
2
2022

Dayco – Diagnosing Belt Noise Training

Diagnosing Belt Noise Training

August
29
2022

Cabin Air Filter Installation Precaution

CONDITION: Field reports indicate the vehicle air conditioning system uses only outside air, even if the recirculation mode is engaged or the recirculation mode doesn’t operate at all. CAUSE: It is most likely that the vehicle cabin air filter was replaced with the air blend door in the ‘Fresh Mode’ or the blower assembly door …

August
26
2022