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My 2006 Volkswagen Polo has done around 65,000 miles and is regularly serviced. While doing a long journey, the emission control warning light illuminated. Shortly afterwards the engine cut out and I managed...
I have a 2009 Ford Mondeo TDCi X Sport that's done 95,000 miles. I was driving at appox 40mph when I suddenly lost my power steering. The engine management light came on and there was a rasping noise from...
I have a 2013 Renault Clio 1.4 and it has done just shy of 60,000 miles. It's already had a cam belt change seven years ago (25,000 miles ago). Will it need another belt change?
I've just passed my test and would like to buy a cheap, reliable, mid-size automatic (about the same size as a new design Vauxhall Corsa as it's what I passed in). As long as the automatic gearbox is known...
When warm and idling, I can hear a whining noise from the engine of my 2014 petrol Ford Kuga 1.6 2WD. This happens with or without clutch depressed. It disappears at other revs.
Thinking of buying 1.4 diesel Yaris 2010 52000 miles - does this have timing belt or chain?
I am thinking of buying a 2012/62 Skoda Superb. It has the 170PS diesel engine. Please can you tell me if this engine has a timing chain or belt?
I have two cars: a 2008 Peugeot 308 Sport 120 with 57,800 on the clock and a 2002 Ford Ka 1.3-litre petrol. Do they have a cambelt or chain?
In a past life I have owned a Saab 9000 LPT and an early 9-3 LPT, both of which I enjoyed. For the past year I have been running my late wife’s Skoda Fabia. I am tempted to look for an older Saab at around...
My car, a Citroen C4 1.6 HDI, broke down with a very loud cracking noise from under the bonnet. The franchised dealer found the alternator drive belt was breaking up due to road grit ingress and the noise...

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