Alternator troubleshooting & repair might seem like a job to leave to the experts but in reality it is an easy DIY job! You can troubleshoot and repair faults with your car's alternator with a basic tool kit and this post and video will show you how. Often, alternators stop working due to a cheap and easy to replace component. Usually it is a problem with the diode plate … [Read more...]
CAR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR
I've been tinkering with and fixing vehicles for as long as I can remember and have done some pretty big jobs in the past. In future I'll share this with you and hopefully you will learn something along the way!
Crankshaft position sensor replacement on an Opel / Vauxhall Astra is easy - this tutorial will show you how to do the job. Change your own crank sensor and save a fortune on garage fees! This post explains exactly how you can change the crankshaft position sensor on an Astra. Other names for the crankshaft position sensor include:Crank sensor Crankshaft sensor … [Read more...]
In this post and video we will find out how engine sensors work. Magnetic inductive sensors are very common and are used as crankshaft sensors, camshaft sensors, vehicle speed sensors etc. Let's look at exactly how they are made and how they work. The video consists of the following:Why it's important to understand how magnetic inductive sensors work Common uses for … [Read more...]
This post will show you a trick to read fault codes (trouble codes / error codes) without a diagnostic tool. It is nicknamed a 'pedal test' and is really quick and easy to do. This is one thing that the manufacturer always seem to forget to add to the car's owners manual!... This can work on many different models of Opel / Vauxhall cars including the following models: Astra, … [Read more...]
In this post I'll show you how to replace a crankshaft position sensor. If you have trouble code P0335 or need to change a crankshaft position sensor, read this post and watch my video showing you how you can do this job. By doing this job yourself you can save a fortune on garage fees! For me, this all started when my wife, Rossella, had the car cut out on her on a … [Read more...]