Triumph classics – guide to common problems & how to fix them

10 January 2022 | David Young

This guide is designed to offer TR2 and TR3 owners an insight into the common problems that can arise, how to diagnose and how to fix them

Triumph classics – guide to common problems & how to fix them

Arranged into easy-to-follow sections – engine, driveline, suspension, etc – it's possible to see not only where the problems originate, but also how to resolve them.

Useful information is also provided on owners' clubs and spares suppliers to help keep your car in good condition and on the road.

Triumph TR2, TR3, TR3A & TR3B by Paul Hogan

ISBN: 9781787117259

UPC: 6-36847-01725-5


  • Covers problems and remedies based on owners' real experiences
  • Covers TR2, TR3, TR3A & TR3B models in detail
  • Diagnoses problems relating to unusual vibration, noises and smells
  • Advice on what to carry in your spares kit
  • Identifies commonTR2, TR3, TR3A & TR3B faults and fixes
  • Details of club and spares suppliers
  • Lots of hints and tips for owners

Paul Hogan has been an avid TR owner and enthusiast for over 40 years, buying his first TR, a TR5 in 1975. Since then, he has owned virtually every example of the marque, the exceptions being the TR3 and the TR8. As a member and former Chairman of the TR Register, he has always sought to raise the profile of the TR series of sports cars through active participation in a variety of events, be it hill climbs, touring or racing. He currently owns a special bodied TR4, a GTR4A Dove, and a TR3S which has competed with some success at Le Mans Legends and Classic Le Mans races.

He first started competing at the age of 19 after borrowing his mother's Triumph Toledo without her knowledge to enter a hill climb. Unfortunately for him a photographer was present, and when his photo appeared in the local paper, he had some serious explaining to do! While serving his apprenticeship with Jaguars and Healeys he stripped his own car down to the last nut and bolt and rebuilt it from the ground up. The fact that this car is still in excellent condition is testament to the care he lavished on it at the time.