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...Question: We are having trouble diagnosing the source of a fuel odour in the passenger compartment of a 2011 2,0 BMW X3. We can smell the fuel odour in the passenger compartment and have visually checked all of the fuel pipe connections which are tight and not leaking fuel. Can you help?...

...Autodata, the leading provider of automotive technical information shares a common problem found in modern cars. To learn more about Autodata’s innovative online workshop tools, visit www.autodata-group.com.     Question: A customer of ours has a 2011 Audi A6 with a rattl...

...Autodata, the leading provider of automotive technical information shares a common problem found in modern cars. To learn more about Autodata’s innovative online workshop tools, visit www.autodata-group.com.     Question: We are having problems diagnosing an electrical...

...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...

...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...

...Certain Honda vehicles have a known fault in the drive belt system that results in the premature failure of the alternator pulley and/or bearings.These are: Accord 2.2 CDTi 2004-2008 FR-V 2.2 CDTi 2005-2010 with Honda Engine Codes: i-CDTI N22A1 2004-2011 Some of the vehicles are ori...

...Is it really the alternator? Don’t do it twice, do it right! We are continuously pointing out how far technology has advanced from the good old days of just a battery feed and warning light circuit on alternators. We are now at a stage in the market where alternators are becoming a...

...Battery choices can be overlooked and as the market is very price orientated the cheaper alternative always seems like the best way forward. Often this can be the incorrect choice and can affect the vehicle’s charging system and electrics. There is a large selection of battery choices...



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