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ALLDATA Repair: Inside Intelligence

By autotech-nic on July 14, 2023

ALLDATA Repair solves “strange noise” coming from 2016 Ford Transit 2.0L EcoBlue. The issue left technicians puzzled!

Providing safe, accurate vehicle repairs and getting customers back on the road quickly means starting with the right tools: ALLDATA Repair offers exactly that by providing up-to-date OEM mechanical/body repair information and procedures for 91,950 unique vehicle combinations – more than 95% of all vehicles on the road today.
The portal comprises of six million technical drawings and wiring diagrams, including electrical connector views, which are available in five languages.
To show how ALLDATA Repair can be used in the real world, here is a genuine use case involving a 2016 Ford Transit 2.0L EcoBlue:


Experts at the ALLDATA Repair Info Centre Service recently received an enquiry from an independent workshop. The team were struggling to diagnose an issue on a 2016 Ford Transit 2.0L EcoBlue. The concern was a strange noise emanating from the vehicle’s engine compartment area and only appeared to sound when the vehicle was being driven – not stationary. Furthermore, the driver reported random starting issues.
Despite a thorough diagnostic scan, no DTCs appeared, nor did any recorded issues. Perplexed, the workshop contacted ALLDATA Repair Info Centre Service for assistance.


Reassuringly, ALLDATA Repair’s professionals were able to come to the workshop’s aid! This issue pops up now and then, with the main suspect the alternator pulley. In this case, the alternator needs to be removed, which then gives the technician access to the pulley (highlighted below).

The correct pulley can be acquired via local distributors or dealer, as long as the technician has the vehicle’s VIN number. To complete a professional and accurate repair, ALLDATA Europe advised technicians to follow the detailed OEM step-by-step instructions – found in ALLDATA Repair.

For more information about ALLDATA Repair or sign-up to a trial, click here



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