Adjusting the clutch

To work efficiently, the clutch needs the right amount of play in the linkage between the foot p...

How to check and change automatic transmission fluid

Automatic transmission needs little maintenance other than regular checking of the transmission f...

Checking a clutch cable

The clutch cable has a steel-wire inner core sliding inside an outer sheath. It should last at l...

How to bleed a clutch

Many cars have clutches that work hydraulically. The mechanism that operates them is sturdy and ...

Checking the half shafts

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

Fitting new clutch seals and removing a slave cylinder

Replacing clutch master-cylinder seals Always renew the seals whenever you dismantle the master c...

Replacing transmission oil seals

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

Driven wheel hubs

The hubs of the driven wheels often look similar to those of undriven ones, but there are some d...

Replacing and renewing clutch cables

If your car has a cable-operated clutch and you find that the gears are difficult to engage, the...

Diagnosing faults in automatic transmission

Although they are considerably more complicated than manual gearboxes, with control and operating...

How to check U-Joints

A propeller shaft, or propshaft, connects the rear axle to the gearbox on front-engined rear-whe...

Checking and removing a clutch master cylinder

If a clutch fails to disengage fully when the pedal is pressed, the problem may be the clutch it...

Checking the gearbox oil level, draining and refilling

A gearbox contains a great many moving parts. Some of them are submerged in oil and some of them...

Checking the rear axle for leaks and changing the oil

A rear-axle oil leak is easy to miss. The axle works normally until it suddenly seizes up - the e...