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Our Editor and News Editor will be away on holidays until the 18th of July. Our office will remain open for all other business.
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How to Install a Harmonic Balancer

10 easy steps to balancer removal and replacement Harmonic balancers are used to help lessen the vibration of the engine. Maintenance and replacement are important. Below are the key steps necessary for proper removal and installation. Step 1 – Remove the belt or belts from the front of the engine. Step 2 – If your vehicle requires it, drain and remove the radiator to gain access to the balancer. Step 3 – Remove any pulleys bolted to the balancer. Step 4 – Use an impact wrench to remove the large bolt in the center of the balancer. Step 5 –...
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Brake Warning System In Detail

A. Brake warning system In general, the dashboard light that indicates a problem with the brake system has an alarming red colour (depending on the vehicle model) to indicate that there is an immediate risk, potentially compromising the general safety of the vehicle. It should never be ignored. There are several reasons why the brake system warning light may light up. The problem is that according to the survey mentioned below, almost half of the people on the road don’t recognise the risk and consequently don’t react accordingly. Many drivers can’t identify mission-critical dash lights According to a recent survey...
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Changes on the horizon for air con servicing, Waeco warns

Back in March, the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) welcomed air conditioning (AC) specialist Waeco to the organisation. Its territory sales manager for workshop equipment, Andrew Bastable, has called the group’s determination to prioritise education in the automotive aftermarket “refreshing”. Waeco’s desire to align itself with the membership, so workshops can be prepared for a mixture of internal combustion engines (ICEs) and electric vehicles (EVs) coming through their doors, is evident. Waeco boasts more than four decades of AC engineering and manufacturing prowess, delivering systems and consumables suitable for passenger, truck, bus, agricultural and construction vehicle markets. Bastable said...
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Cabin Air Filter Failure and Diagnosis

We rely on our cars more today than we ever have done; they are used for minor tasks and for the big moments in life. We all tend to look after our cars keeping them clean and tidy, getting them serviced yearly, but some parts are prioritised more than others. If the Cabin Air Filter is not replaced this can lead to an inefficient clean air flow and protection of the driver and passengers from a build-up of outside contaminants, eventually completely blocking the filtration process as the debris continue to build up, to avoid this there should be regular...
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Steering & ADAS re-calibration

Steering & Suspension system + ADAS re-calibration= partners in safety!

May
31
2022

Workplace

Watch and Work Know-how – TDI Special

Whether you are replacing a timing belt or timing chain, the “Watch and Work” video series provides practical tips on how to replace drive components correctly. Videos are easy to understand, can be replayed at any time and are always geared to the requirements of technicians in auto repair shops. Topic of the video: TDI …

May
30
2022

How to install TRICO Force Blade Pinchtab wiper blades on your vehicle

TRICO Force Watch & learn how to efficiently remove windshield wiper blades with our step-by-step instructional videos. View our videos now! TRICO Force Blade Pinchtab

May
27
2022

Watch and Work Know-how – Belt spray

Whether you are replacing a timing belt or timing chain, the “Watch and Work” video series provides practical tips on how to replace drive components correctly. Videos are easy to understand, can be replayed at any time and are always geared to the requirements of technicians in auto repair shops. Topic of the video: Belt …

May
25
2022

Safe charging of car batteries

Charging car batteries? Is it really necessary? If so, how often and for how long? Aren’t modern batteries maintenance-free? Many drivers have asked these or similar questions. Firstly: normally the alternator should adequately charge the battery in everyday use. However, there are situations in which recharging and other care can have a positive effect on the …

May
23
2022

Connector change upon sensor installation

This video explains the installation of a Lambda sensor supplied with an alternative connector design.

May
20
2022

Propshaft coupling inspection & replacement

In this video we inspect and replace the prop-shaft coupling, which is also known as a torsional flexible rubber disc, this forms part of the vehicle’s driveline. This part is commonly used in many rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations to transmit torque from the transmission, to the driven wheels. If any deterioration of the …

May
16
2022

The small dual-mass flywheel in the auxiliary drive

The PYD decouples the belt drive from the rotational irregularities of the internal combustion engine, with a specifically designed arc spring isolating the belt pulley from the crankshaft. The PYD is mounted directly on the crankshaft. It usually also contains a torsional vibration damper, which is needed to limit the natural vibrations of the crankshaft …

May
13
2022

Nissens Automotive focuses on the air conditioning condenser

Nissens Automotive is an established aftermarket air conditioning (AC) expert, with a huge range of premium quality replacement AC components in its considerable armoury. Alongside these Genuine Nissens parts, the company has a vast array of technical information it freely makes available to technicians wishing to expand their knowledge base. It also takes the opportunity …

May
12
2022

Repair and maintenance of vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are already part of the basic equipment for many vehicles. The number of these vehicles is growing constantly, which means that workshops have more and more customers who bring vehicles with ADAS for repair. In order to be well prepared for this application, TecRMI provides comprehensive repair and maintenance information …

May
10
2022