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by jasper5
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 31
Views: 1447

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

Still amazes me that people would send a car for an MOT knowing the tyres are on the limit, or there's bulbs out etc. This used to seriously wind me up when a customer gives you their car to get through the test and you find that: There is no fuel in the car. The tyres are bald...how the heck can I...
by jasper5
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Intermitent Clunking from N/S front, on Hard right hand turn
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Intermitent Clunking from N/S front, on Hard right hand turn

It's possible there could be an issue with the power steering. You really need to be outside of the car in position when someone drives the car and watch and listen to the car to see if anything shows up. Check the wheel on full lock without moving the car to see if the wheel is catching anything. A...
by jasper5
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Intermitent Clunking from N/S front, on Hard right hand turn
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Intermitent Clunking from N/S front, on Hard right hand turn

On coldish mornings, when I first drive my 2003 406 HDi Estate (160,000miles) out from it's over night parking place and turn hard right on full lock, it has been making pretty awful noises and judders from the N/S front. It was the same last winter, then I suspected the suspension top mount bearin...
by jasper5
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 31
Views: 1447

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

I got my son's 2004 Passat 1.9 diesel...189,000 miles... through the test yesterday...it failed on both sides top suspension arms (common VW/Audi fault), brake light o/s, holes in both front wings (sharp edges)...changed both front shockers and springs as they have to come off to do the suspension a...
by jasper5
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Rear handbrake adjuster jammed full on (cant move Car)
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Rear handbrake adjuster jammed full on (cant move Car)

Apart from trying to use something stronger than a screwdriver and using a hammer on the adjuster, take out the screws holding the disc onto the hub then through a wheel bolt hole use a punch or something on the handbrake shoe metal frame and knock it backwards towards the backplate and or use somet...
by jasper5
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 31
Views: 1447

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

caprixpack wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:07 pm
As far as I'm aware eml on on any car is classed as a fail.
Did you read the testers manual?
by jasper5
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 31
Views: 1447

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

The correct information on whether an EML is on and fails the test is that it only applies to diesel vehicles used after 1st July 2008 and for petrol vehicles used after 1st July 2003. The brake fluid test is that a failure is for dirty brake fluid. Regarding anything used for emission control like ...
by jasper5
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Immobiliser activated, car won't fire
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Immobiliser activated, car won't fire

There is a picture of a key on the dash on some models which also indicates immobiliser activated....my 406 had this.
by jasper5
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: humming noise
Replies: 9
Views: 992

Re: humming noise

A wheel bearing noise will be there all of the time when coasting out of gear...it may STOP on cornering for a short while. If the noise goes away when the brakes are applied then you should check the brakes before anything else. An out of shape tyre will give a humming/buzzing sound as you drive al...
by jasper5
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: humming noise
Replies: 9
Views: 992

Re: humming noise

If the problem is a wheel bearing then the humming noise will be loudest with the car out of gear and coasting.
Check the tyres for being out of true...egg shaped or wobbling on spinning them around.
by jasper5
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Immobiliser activated, car won't fire
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Immobiliser activated, car won't fire

Is the key icon showing?
The last time I had this problem I had to re programme the keys with PP2000.
by jasper5
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: 406 estate rear shock absorbers
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: 406 estate rear shock absorbers

Pull down the seats and remove the inner trim around where the shock absorber enters the car interior.
by jasper5
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Crank pulley bolt problem
Replies: 16
Views: 1026

Re: Crank pulley bolt problem

Glad you got it sorted :) I thought you would do it with the locking tool....the Peugeot one has a 90 degree bracket on it for bolting to one of the tin plate mountings if I remember. I've had quite a few like this which usually undo by fitting a bar and socket to the bolt and held by the driveshaft...
by jasper5
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)

Given the other problems, I would cut it in half and clamp it together with a decent gasket in the middle...should be fairly simple to do.
by jasper5
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)

That should be very easy to repair.
Cut it across the seam where the leak is, grind it flat on each side and glue it together.

Have you tried bypassing it and looking at the effect on the cooling system?