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The INA Decoupling Tensioner (534 0707 10)

October 5, 2022 • News • Views: 9

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. …

Repair manual LuK GearBOX for Ford DPS6/Renault DC4 Transmission

September 30, 2022 • News • Views: 26

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 …

Battery Maintenance: 4 steps on cleaning

September 26, 2022 • News • Views: 157

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. …

Starter System Diagnosis

September 20, 2022 • News • Views: 70

The following general information has been assembled as a guide for starter circuit diagnosis. Refer to the appropriate Original Equipment Manufacturer’s service manual for specific information pertaining to starting system diagnostic procedures and safety precautions for your vehicle. Bench testing If a starter test bench is available, follow the procedures found in the bench tester’s …

Risk of mixing up the tensioner and deflection pulleys

September 9, 2022 • News • Views: 74

Risk of mixing up the tensioner and deflection pulleys in the CT1038K1 and CT1038K2 kits during fitting Problem: The deflection and tensioner pulleys are mixed up during fitting, resulting in incorrect tensioning. This can lead to increased noise and even engine damage. Cause: The two pulleys look almost identical with only a small difference in …

Get to know your vehicle warning lights

September 1, 2022 • News • Views: 103

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? …

Cooling system cannot be bled properly on vehicles with an electrically/pneumatically controlled water pump

August 30, 2022 • News • Views: 98

Examples: Audi / Seat / Skoda / VW 1.4l, 1.6l, 2.0l TDI – CT1168WP1 Problem: Noise or temperature problems as a result of incorrectly bled cooling system. There is still air in the system following replacement of the electrically/pneumatically controlled water pump. Cause: On vehicles with an electrically/pneumatically controlled water pump, the cooling system must …

A quick guide to ADAS

August 26, 2022 • News • Views: 111

As the world’s leading automotive companies continue to develop safer, future-ready vehicles, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, ADAS for short, will become increasingly common place. Here we talk you through the main systems available on the market today. And just how these smart, connected technologies are helping to both assist drivers, and improve road safety. Anti-Lock Brake …

Catalog section: Sequential Gearbox

August 25, 2022 • News • Views: 137

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 …

The Thermal Management Module

August 24, 2022 • News • Views: 135

The first volume produced engines to be equipped with a multifunctional thermostat are the 1.8 l and 2.0 l TFSI engines from the VW-Group (four-cylinder in-line engine EA888 Gen.3). This module was developed jointly by Audi and Schaeffler (Figure 1). In the warm-up phase of the engine, the Thermal Management Module is able to completely …