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...Mercedes Benz Sprinter 1999-2006 Diesel vehicles affected. Part Numbers affected: AEA3201, AEC1299, AEC1481,AEC1489,AEC1630 There is a common known fault with many Mercedes diesel vehicles between 1999 and 2006 which results in the failure of the alternator pulley and/or bearings. O...

...This month we look at two Corsa’s with unusual problems, but proper diagnostic techniques quickly found the source of the problems.     The first Corsa D had a flashing MIL and a misfire. A scan revealed the code P0300 (Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected) was prese...

...Fitting error causing engine coolant to leak onto alternator can cause belt slip on a 2001-09 Mini R50/R52/R53 with 1.6 &1.4 petrol engines. All vehicles with W10 engine code are affected from 2003 onwards. Alternators fitted to the above vehicle are being returned under warranty af...

...Spark Plug specialist NGK has issued advice on plug replacement on BMW N43 and N53 engines, which were fitted with ZKBR7A-HTU NGK spark plugs as original equipment. The engines feature on the BMW 1 series and under the bonnet of a 3, 5 or 6 model. The spark plug is a semi-surface type,...

...Question: We are having difficulty diagnosing an electrical fault on a 2005 Lexus RX300 3.0. The ABS/ESP warning lamp is illuminated and some trouble codes are stored. We have worked through the trouble codes but haven't found the cause of the fault. Has this been reported before? An...

...Question: We are experiencing a problem of increased engine noise in the passenger compartment of a 2009 Audi Q5. Despite visually checking the engine bay and both front footwells, we cannot find the source of the engine noise. Can you help? Answer: Yes, we are aware of the fa...

...We recently assisted a customer with a Fiat Scudo 120 Multijet, fitted with an RHK engine. This vehicle came into his workshop as a non-running vehicle. The DTCs on the ECM were endless. Codes were present for Reference voltage error, Analog to Digital converter, Internal memory error,...

...Freelander TD4 running rough   We have had several instanced of customer reporting poor performance, stalling and rough idling, and poor starting on the Land Rover Freelander range with the TD4 engine. This engine has been used in the Freelander since  2001.    &...

...Autodata shares some common problems found in modern cars.     Question: A customer's 2005 BMW 320d has an ABS/ESP warning lamp illuminated and the windscreen wipers operate continuously. The ABS control module does not communicate with our diagnostic tool, so we have no tr...

...    Question: We service a 2009 1.6 HDi Citroen Berlingo III and recently replaced the crankshaft position (CKP) sensor as the cause of engine starting difficulties and hesitation on acceleration. The vehicle was OK for a while, but has now returned to the workshop with the...



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