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...THIS BULLETIN ONLY APPLIES IF YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING 3-PIN STRIP PLUG ON THE ALTERNATOR: A known fault exists which can result in a charging fault. This can be the alternator showing as overcharging and/or charging with the warning light on. This alternator is operated through a sma...

...This fault is found on Ford Transits with 2.2TDCi engines from 2006 to 2012 (Alternator Part No. AEK2977) A known fault exists which can result in a charging fault and/or noise from the drive belt system. The fault occurs due to water and dirt contaminating the crankshaft pulley and cau...

...Vehicle platforms having overlaps on year of manufacturer are increasingly common. This leads to changes and variations of the models and choices of parts fitted to the vehicle. A common misconception is that ‘they look the same so it will be fine’, but this is not always the cas...

...Steve Carter of eXponentia takes us through a not uncommon fault that he observed in a Ford Mondeo TDCi, and shows how to identify and repair the fault in a timely manner.  Although this fault was unusual in its severity, the fault itself is not uncommon and given that this par...

...Question: We have a 2009 Astra-J workshop and the customer is complaining of a rattling noise from the front of the vehicle above 80 kph. We have been on a road test with the customer to confirm where the noise is coming from, and it sounds like it’s coming from the LH front wheel area....

...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...

...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...

...One of the most common risks when driving a vehicle is the lack of visibility in the rear view mirrors, because there is a blind angle or spot where the driver cannot perceive another vehicle while driving, putting other users at risk. In 2007, Volvo developed a system called BLIS (Blin...

...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...

...A common problem we are having with the replacement of the brakes on BMW vehicles fitted with a condition based service indicator.  When checking the condition of the brakes on the service menu, the technician then performs a brake pad reset after replacing the pads. But the problem o...



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