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Wheel End Bearings with ABS functionality

Wheel End Bearings often have impulse wheels which allow sensors to send a signal to the car’s ECU (Electronic Control Unit). The ECU calculates the wheel rotational speed based on this signal.

November
12
2017

Kit installation on PSA diesel engines

During several garage visits we learned there are potential installation issues with the tensioner included in these kits. Although this tensioner looks very easy to install, there is one error often made.

November
2
2017

Diagnosis of worn wheel end bearings

Wheel end bearings are vital components of a car. They are crucial for safe, quit operation, minimising rolling resistance and assuring proper ABS function. On average the replacement cycle is around 150.000 Km.

November
1
2017

EGR Valves Tech Tip

tegral to the vehicle’s engine management system, the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve recirculates a metered quantity of exhaust gas to the engine intake system, helping to increase engine efficiency, lower fuel consumption, and reduced NOx in diesel and petrol engines. The symptoms associated with an EGR valve failure are similar to those of many …

November
1
2017

VW Sharan – Engine warning light illuminates

There has been a complaint of a drop in performance during the acceleration phase in the above vehicles.

October
27
2017

Lambda Sensor fault-finding boosts workshop customer satisfaction

DENSO is helping workshops identify signs of faulty Oxygen Sensors with expert servicing tips As a leading manufacturer of Oxygen Sensors, DENSO is providing workshops with expert fault-finding tips to improve fuel efficiency and reduce exhaust emissions for environmentally-aware customers. A combination of ever-tightening environmental regulations and environmentally-aware motorists over the last decade has made …

October
26
2017

Best Practices for Steering & Suspension Diagnostics and Repairs

Why is it important to check steering & suspension? A vehicle’s steering and suspension system is an intricate network of linked components designed to work both together and independently to provide a smooth, stable, and safe ride. Since the suspension is typically the first system affected when it comes to road abuse, its components can …

October
20
2017

New time-saving tech tip video for commercial vehicle clutch cylinders

Diesel Technic UK & Ireland brand, DT Spare Parts, has released a new ‘Parts Specialists’ video detailing how to replace commercial vehicle clutch cylinders. The two mechanics, Björn and Lars, provide helpful tips along with a walkthrough on how to safely replace the component. The latest video sees the experts educate technicians by using DT …

October
17
2017

Autoelectro presents trio of diagnosis and solution examples in latest technical bulletin

Autoelectro, the independent remanufacturer of starter motors and alternators for car and commercial applications, has diagnosed and resolved three specific issues affecting three different applications. Vehicle manufacturers, Renault, Fiat and Mercedes, all feature in the Bradford company’s latest technical bulletin, available free-of-charge on Autoelectro’s website, and demonstrates the level of its considerable technical expertise. Focusing on the Renault Clio 2.0 …

October
16
2017

VW Touareg – Terminal 15 fails sporadically

The cause of failure for terminal 15 (switched plus) relates to a defective relay holder in the main fuse box in this case.

October
15
2017