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Solving noise problems: Ferodo Tips for correct brake removal

If a road test is possible, carry this out first, and note the conditions under which the noise occurs.

July
21
2015

Spark Plugs Feature – The Small Giant

When it comes to automotive components the spark plug is the small giant of the powertrain. If someone else has coined that phrase before I apologise, but it is an extremely good description of the component that is the pacemaker at the heart of every petrol engine, the spark plug. Precise control of ignition  has …

July
20
2015

Glowplug overview

Tim Howes, Deputy General Manager – Supply Chain & Technical Service, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd give an overview of the main types of glow plugs, and which ones a Motor Factor should stiock.

July
20
2015

Ford S-Max – TDCI

The Ford S-Max is the clutch fitter’s dream. Really easy to do and with a few pointers from LuK it should be easy to beat the book time of around five hours. The S-Max has proved a popular purchase in the UK and Ireland after gaining a reputation for reliability and quality and as a …

July
20
2015

Toyota Aygo 1.0 – Semi Automatic Transmission

The LuK technical team looks at the Toyota Aygo, which was launched in 2005, and advises independent garages undertaking the four hour clutch repair, tackling the semi automatic transmission in this article. If the vehicle has alloy wheels then it is a good possibility that they are secured with anti theft bolts so make sure …

July
20
2015

Honda CR-V 2.2cdti

The Honda CR-V launched in 1995 is a popular multi-purpose vehicle which is now onto its fourth generation. LuK takes a look at the clutch replacement on the third generation 2.2cdti model. This handy guide should prove to be a worthwhile read for any garage in the aftermarket. No special tools are required to complete …

July
20
2015

Common causes of brake noise

There are a number of reasons why brakes make a noise, however, the problem does not always arise from the brake pads themselves. Global leader in brake technology, Mintex, discusses the most common reasons: New pads fitted with old discs Probably the most common cause of complaint has nothing to do with the new pads …

July
3
2015

Blue Print instruction on ABS System Diagnostics | Part 7

In the six previous parts of this article we have studied the function and operating principles of Anti-lock Braking Systems and other functions based on ABS components. It can clearly be seen that Electronic Brake – force Distribution (EBD), Traction Control (TRC) and Vehicle Stability Control are simply extensions in functionality of the basic ABS system and it follows that test procedures and diagnosis are also similar.

July
3
2015

Blue Print instruction on ABS System Diagnostics | Part 5

Having achieved a good understanding of ABS, we will now study what are effectively extensions in functionality of this system:

July
2
2015

Blue Print instruction on ABS System Diagnostics | Part 3

ABS System Diagnostics | Part 3 This article is the third in a series being written to assist the workshop technician in the development of electrical and electronic diagnostic skills; the previous articles being ‘Essential electrical skills’ and ‘Multiplex’. A thorough understanding of the two-part ‘Essential electrical skills’ is as the title suggests, essential in …

July
2
2015