GEARBOX, CLUTCH & BRAKES

Hitting the floor

A Ford Ranger was presented for its annual MoT inspection and failed as the brake pedal sank. If you held your foot on the pedal it actually hit the floor of the vehicle! The customer was quite indignant and stated: “This is normal for this type...

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The right tool for the job

This is another example of Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic having the correct tool for the task in hand. Without this tool, this simple brake disc replacement job on an old but very nice Daimler, would have been a nightmare to complete. The...

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Gearbox gremlins

Sometimes some jobs snowball all on their own and this was one such job. The vehicle, a Ford Focus, came in on the back of a breakdown vehicle as the owner had completely lost drive. Upon checking the vehicle, this was confirmed...

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Flywheel fault

We’re always sad to see vehicles which have been driven to destruction. This Ford Focus had been towed in and we quickly established that the gearbox was destroyed. Upon examining other related components, we noticed that the clutch had caused...

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Stitch in time saves nine

Stitch in time saves nine

The MoT test is “the minimum standard at time of test” and this is an excellent example of how it works. This vehicle was in for its routine service and MoT. The MoT lists this as rear discs advisory – it is clear that they are in...

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Clutch Chaos

Clutch Chaos

Clutch chaos Modern vehicles never cease to amaze me! How this one drove for as long as it did is simply amazing. It was recovered to the garage when the customer had a sudden loss of drive without experiencing any previous problems with the...

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A case of ‘braking bad!”

A case of ‘braking bad!”

Drivers are often unaware of how many faults a vehicle will amass when stood for two years. This perfectly good Audi sat on a lawn for two years. The customer then decided to put it on the road and tasked Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic to...

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Willing to help – Part 2

Willing to help – Part 2 Click the image to enlarge Recently I was tasked to drive some considerable distance to rescue a vehicle that was stuck in fifth gear (see part 1). The transit had every single warning light possible illuminated, it...

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