Starter motor brushes - renewal
1 Starter motor brush renewal is a relatively difficult procedure, requiring skill in the use of a soldering iron. It should also be borne in mind that if the starter motor has been in service long enough to wear the brushes out, the rest of the unit is likely to be well worn also. In such a case the best course is to obtain a new or reconditioned starter motor.
2 For further advice on brush renewal and on starter motor overhaul in general, consult an auto electrical specialist.
Wash/wipe system components - removal and refitting
Windscreen washer pump Engine compartment-mounted reservoir Removal 1 Drain the washer fluid container. 2 Disconnect the lead and washer pipe. 3 Ease the top of the washer pump away from the fl ...
Engine oil and filter renewal (Every 6000 miles or 6 months)
1 Frequent oil and filter changes are the most important preventative maintenance procedures that can be undertaken by the DIY owner. As engine oil ages, it becomes diluted and contaminated, which ...
Suspension and steering
General information The front suspension is of independent MacPherson strut type incorporating coil springs and integral telescopic shock absorbers. The lower end of each strut is attached to a h ...