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alternator problem? ford mondeo


September 11, 2019, 6:25 am

Hello, Last night I got into my car and it started without problems and I drove for almost three miles and then all the lights went out, including all of the dashboard and the engine stopped. I t... Read more »

Corsa air-con 62 reg


September 10, 2019, 2:20 pm

Hi. My corsa 1.4 ( (44000 miles) aircon only works on max setting so I'm taking it to dealership tomorrow for a 3pm booking. Only bought it 4 weeks ago. Is it a quick fix or much longer? Cheers.... Read more »

Clare, Xeno.... did you ever have a batch of tires that just wouldn't seal ...

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September 4, 2019, 11:05 pm

Clare, Xeno.... and anyone else who has actually mounted tires at home... this is a question simply to hone my skills, based on your experience. Did you ever have a batch that just wouldn't seal af... Read more »

Stolen motorhome


August 27, 2019, 5:40 pm

Got some more info today. Insurance company are acting rather odd. They arranged for it to be taken into safe storage, before repair. And now seem to be asking questions like they think it some sor... Read more »

Stolen motorhome

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August 23, 2019, 10:51 am

Mate has just had his brand new camper van stolen from outside his house. Luckily, it has a tracker, and they located it about 3 miles away. Lots of damage done to the electrics and so on. But they... Read more »

Coil springs


August 23, 2019, 9:08 am

Is there much, or indeed any, difference in the quality and performance of different makes of coil springs for suspensions? The prices vary widely, so it's difficult to make an informed choice. ... Read more »

Are EV cars ready?

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August 17, 2019, 9:04 pm

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cars/article-7364605/Test-reveals-range-Teslas-Model-3-90-miles-claimed.html What will you do when your EV runs out of Volt? Only option seems to be a tow or on t... Read more »

Power Steering Fluid Leak


August 17, 2019, 11:10 am

Have a slight weeping leak of power steering fluid around the small return hose to the power steering resevior on my mark 2 Ford Focus. Tried substitu ting the original factory fitted hose clip wi... Read more »

Drug dealing armed cyclist taken down


August 12, 2019, 7:59 pm

Unfortunately the Police did not shoot him. https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/17832285.cyclist-accused-brandishing-gun-seafront/ Read more »

2005 Vauxhall Astra rear window motor


August 4, 2019, 2:26 pm

My niece has asked me to fix the rear window mechanism on her astra, the window has powered down and won't go up. This appears to be a common problem from wires breaking in the loop between th... Read more »

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MoT failures on engine mounting/oil leaks?

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Hi all, My father is due to take his van (an M-reg Escort diesel) for an MoT. A local mechanic he knows checked it over and recommended that the following things need doing in order for it to pass: *... Read more »

2.5tdi Shogun blowing white smoke and overheating???

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Hi Just got back from a 3 hour wait on the M6 to be recovered after my 2.5 shogun (J Reg) overheated and blew the radiator top hose. The engine had also just started to blow white smoke on overrun a... Read more »

misfiring/stalling Volvo 740 (1989 2.0)

rating: 5

I've just bought this 1989 740 Estate. Lovely drive along the motorway but every so often the engine would backfire and was totally unresponsive. I changed the spark plugs and the HT leads but it see... Read more »

fuel gauge not working on my daewoo lanos 1.6i sx

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Fuel gauge not working on my daewoo lanos 1.6i sx Read more »

Ford Galaxy - Mass Air Flow Sensor

rating: 5

My R reg Galaxy has started losing power again - especially noticeable when going up hills at speed (or trying to!) - which makes me think the MAF sensor needs replacing again. It was last replaced... Read more »

Snatching Steering

rating: 5

Hi; I have a 2005 Mondeo ST220, which I bought recently with 30,000 miles on the clock. It's a joy to drive, but has a niggling problem which hopefully some of you could advise me about. When manoe... Read more »

Solved the dodgy speedo on Peugeot 306 1998/S

rating: 5

Some might remember I had a problem with my Peugeot 306 1998/S speedo sticking, only increasing and not returning to 0 following cold weather. Well, I visited the dealers yesterday to ask about t... Read more »

Toyota Avensis ignition switch

rating: 5

I suspect the ignition switch on my 1999 Avensis TD estate is on it's way out. When I go to start the vehicle the switch fails to operate sometimes unless I turn the key quickly. The problem is mor... Read more »

Ford Ka power steering rack leak

rating: 5

There's fluid around the rack where the hydraulis pipes enter, and on the chassis below it. The two hydraulic pipes from the pump can be moved, so I assume it's leaking from those. But, I can't see a... Read more »

Help - Looking for Honda Accord Lambda sensor 1999 model year

rating: 5

Hi I am trying to Urgently find the lamda sensor for a 1999 2L Vtec engine, that fits before the cat. Denso /Honda part number 192400-1000 marked on sensor DU1 12T01. honda want too much for it, tri... Read more »

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