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Poor Cooling Performance in a Vehicle With Dual A/C

October 20, 2022 • News • Views: 8

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 …

General notes on the installation of water pumps and the use of sealants or grease

October 15, 2022 • News • Views: 49

Design of a water pump: 1. Hub or flange onto which the belt pulley for driving the pump is fitted 2. Cover for the collecting tank with suitable drainage hole 3. Seat for one of the bolts attaching the pump to the engine 4. Tank for possible leakages from the mechanical shaft seal 5. Sealing …

Additives & Oil Seals

October 10, 2022 • News • Views: 197

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 …

The INA Decoupling Tensioner (534 0707 10)

October 5, 2022 • News • Views: 317

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: 303

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: 327

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: 253

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: 213

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: 373

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: 299

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 …