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Most cars are fitted with ABS brakes – but how do they work? ABS stands for Anti-lock Braking System. The ABS is designed to prevent the car from losing traction (skidding). There are four main components to an ABS system: Speed sensors...
Actually, yes!  Needless to say it has to be a manual transmission, of course.  Here's a little trick that gets them going... The other day, I was at the supermarket when I see a chap trying to push his Peugeot into a park. I...
Many starter motors these days are planetary gear reduction. Why is this so popular, and why do manufacturers prefer it? The 'normal' gear reduction setup has the armature turn a gear that is meshed directly with the output shaft gear. The...
Alternators often have several connection terminals, each with their own specific function. When fitting like for like there's no issue, but somnetimes you need to wire something up, or adapt a unit to fit an application... so what is what? The...
The Lucas A123 is a universal mount, universal fitment 12V alternator. It has stiuds and the common Lucas EC3940 plug connections. Which is which, and do they all need to be connected? No. Here's a basic overview: There is a single...

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