Diagnosing & Repairing Running Gear Problems

Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 - Diagnostics & Repairs

Diagnostics & repairs for the Running Gear category in Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 is probably one of the most difficult and complex parts of the game. This guide covers a very wide variety of the parts, and it overlaps almost every other category. Knowing how to find the faulty parts, what tests may be helpful, and how to find the elusive faults are keys to success.

Comprehensive guide to diagnosing & repairing running gear problems in Car Mechanic Simulator 2015.

Basic Running Gear Diagnostics & Repair

As with the other parts in Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 it is quite easy to see if the part is defective, assuming you can actually see it. And that is one of the big problems with running gear problems. Many of them are hidden.

With that being said, it is surprising how far a visual inspection can go. Move the camera slowly as you inspect under the car. You can often see a hint of rust poking through even if the part itself is hidden. An example is the wheel hub, which is almost completely hidden. However its bolts and nuts are visible from the back side and may show rust.

Another quick way to find many running gear problems that are otherwise hidden from the eye is to pop off the wheels. With them off you can see wheel hubs, caps, bearings, and various axle components. Don't forget that in the suspension crossmembers you will also find rubber bushings. Each one has 4 of these rubber bushings, and if you look across the top you should be able to see a thin line of rust around them if they are defective. Rubber bushings also hide in leaf springs (easily visible from the side) and in some of the wheel knuckles (usually hidden behind a suspension part).

In this image it is easy to see some of the suspension parts on this car in Car Mechanic Simulator 2015. The faulty cap in the right wheel is a little harder to see, along with the faulty bushing.

In this image from Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 we can see that the vehicle has many faulty steering and suspension parts.

Helpful Testing

There are two tests that can really tell you a lot about possible running gear problems, but they can't always get everything. The first test is the Test Drive, while the second test is the Path Test. These two tests can help you find the vast majority of running gear problems quickly enough.

In-Game Repair Orders Showing Faulty Parts

These repair orders show which parts were causing the problem. Keep in mind that this can be random, and some of these parts can appear in different or multiple categories. On the up side, these examples will give you a good idea of the things to look for when hunting for faulty parts.

Diagnostics & Beyond

To help you learn the diagnostics side of Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 as quickly and easily as possible, I have created a few short but comprehensive guides covering each problem category. For a complete listing of these guides, check here:

Diagnostics & Repairs - Car Mechanic Simulator 2015

If you are looking to learn about the early and mid-stages of the game, you may find these pages of interest:

Your Garage, Tools, Tests, & Upgrades, Jobs & Job Management

And if you are wonding what awaits beyond and where the real cash is hiding, check out this link:

Rebuilding Guide - Car Mechanic Simulator 2015