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Removing wheel bearings

Non-driven wheel bearings - the front-wheel bearings of rear-wheel-drive cars and rear-wheel bea...

Replacing wheel bearings on driven wheels

Driven wheels - independent suspension Cars with front-wheel drive have front-wheel bearings that...

Cleaning and checking leaf springs

Leaf springs are likely to wear because they have several moving parts. They should be inspected...

How to remove a cylinder head

Removing the cylinder head is straightforward on pushrod engines, but more complicated on overhea...

Replacing core plugs

Core plugs are also known as expansion plugs, welch plugs and sealing discs - a point to remembe...

Replacing lever-arm dampers

Front lever-arm damper A lever-arm damper on the front often acts as part of the suspension unit....

Adjusting wheel bearings

Wheel bearings need periodic checking - and adjusting if necessary - usually at 12,000 mile serv...

Replacing transmission oil seals

There are two main types of oil seal: static and dynamic. A static oil seal fits between two non...

Checking the half shafts

Half shafts, otherwise known as axle shafts, are fitted in rear-wheel-drive cars only. They give...

Checking steering-rack security

Most modern cars have rack-and-pinion steering gear, mounted across the car. Usually the rack ho...

Replacing starter or dynamo bearings

Starter-motor bearings are usually bushes made of graphite-bronze. A few starters - especially h...

Removing and refitting a dynamo pulley

The most common reason for removing a dynamo pulley is to fit it on a new dynamo — most...

Replacing a water pump

Water pumps wear out through age, through lack of lubrication on older types — which need greasi...