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dyson, Bridgend

Fiat Doblo

Hi, my question is this ..... my doblo van runs great for a while then looses power and has no pull, it will accelerate up to about 40 mph. The fault seams to come and go.. can anyone give advice?

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theres a sensor on the exhaust. if its clogged up it can cause the symptoms described. its a common fault. you can get a new one fitted for 200 quid, or ask your garage to clean it for 20 quid. hope this helps. steve from Derbyshire

EGR - exhaust gas recirculating valve. They're a constant nuisance, no-one has ever given me a satisfactory answer as to how they improve emissions, but that's the reason they're fitted. There's a sensor in the inlet manifold on my 2008 Doblo 1.9 that gets horribly coked up, the inlet manifold gets completely blocked and the valve itself becomes unusable after a while. I have now blanked off the entire EGR system with a simple plate inserted just behind the turbo and now it runs sweet as a nut. It passed the MOT no problem with the plate in and the only problem I have now is that the engine management warning light stays on. Do I care...? You almost certainly need to have the inlet manifold and valve cleaned out, which on my engine is a real pain. Removing the manifold involves taking off the cast iron casting behind the cam belt, you really need the engine out to do this. Might be different for earlier or later models, I don't know. Just how does forcing the engine to swallow it's own oxygen deprived exhaust gas improve anything? This problem notwithstanding, I think the Dobby is a great, unpretentious car. Notice that it is now made with 6 different brand names? The Mercedes Citan, the Vauxhall Combo, Renault Kangoo, Citroen Berlingo and the Peugeot Bipper - all Doblo variants. I'm sad, really ought to get out more... Andy Clark from Hampshire

Submitted: 22/07/2014 19:25:17 | ID: 100172

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Jim Johnstone, Lothians

Fiat Doblo Cargo 2009

I have a small wander on the steering of my Fiat Doblo Cargo. When I accelerate it pulls to the right and to the left on de-acceleration. I have had all of the suspension and tracking checked but it`s still the same. Can you help?

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The problem is wear in the wishbone bushes. You need to change both wishbones complete - then you will need to have the tracking reset. The bushes are not available separately. Wishbones cost around £100 each, and come complete with new ball joints. Oh, and whoever checked your suspension, strike them from your list of approved repairers. Quik-fit maybe...? Lol Andy Clark from Hampshire

The problem is wear in the wishbone bushes. You need to change both wishbones complete - then you will need to have the tracking reset. The bushes are not available separately. Wishbones cost around £100 each, and come complete with new ball joints. Oh, and whoever checked your suspension, strike them from your list of approved repairers. Quik-fit maybe...? Lol Andy Clark from Hampshire

Submitted: 27/01/2014 12:33:29 | ID: 55115

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Joe Shields, Cambridgeshire

Fiat Doblo Cargo 2007

Can anybody tell me has the Fiat Doblo Cargo"multijet" 1.3 Van got an "oil" cooling system, cooled by water? If so where is it situated on the vehicle? I`m getting lots of oil in my water system.

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Ye. I Had the same problem on a 2006 Doblo van It is situated under the Oil filter It is a common fault when a crack comes in the cooling unit oil leaks into the water system Fiat have a modified unit now that has no cooler just the oil filter and oil filler I got mine replaced so it shouln't happen again Michael Phillips from Tipperary

Ye. I Had the same problem on a 2006 Doblo van It is situated under the Oil filter It is a common fault when a crack comes in the cooling unit oil leaks into the water system Fiat have a modified unit now that has no cooler just the oil filter and oil filler I got mine replaced so it shoudnt happen again Michael Phillips from Tipperary

Submitted: 24/03/2014 08:31:38 | ID: 63194

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al, France

Fiat Panda

Knocking sound from real axle when gears changed either:too quickly or too low revs...problem not apparent when gears changes very gingerly or with high ( over 3000 rpm).....please advise...help!

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Ps the model is a 4x4 climbing al from France

Submitted: 14/10/2014 14:57:14 | ID: 104602

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neil, Norfolk

Fiat Seicento

Hi I bought a Fiat Seicento, it drove home okay then after a day it started, but as soon as it got hot it wouldn't pull or rev, so I left the car standing. Now I need it for my daughter when she passes her test but the only way it will fire now is when you spray fuel directly into the throttle body. Any suggestions? Thanks Neil

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Injector or catalyctic converter has colapsed causing a blockage in the exhaust tom from Kent

Injector or catalyctic converter has colapsed causing a blockage in the exhaust tom from Kent

Submitted: 09/06/2014 14:40:32 | ID: 97289

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Claire, North Lincolnshire

Fiat Stilo

Hi, every 2 out of 3 times I start my Stilo I get an engine warning light, it says "loose connection" and the engine fault light stays on. 1 of the three times... this 'fault' is also accompanied by no Rev counter movement at all, very sluggish and the 'triangle' warning light comes on and stays on, and the car is in what my mechanic calls 'get you home mode'. The "loose connection" warning appears to be the camshaft sensor and that has been ordered and will be replaced shortly, however I was driving on the A14 today and my Rev counter suddenly 'surged' the temperature gauge shot to 'hot' and a red light came on and the word 'Stop' on my display..! This was accompanied by a sudden loss of power. However almost imeadiatly the car 'came back to life and all the warnings disappeared! Could these faults be connected and does this all point to the camshaft sensor? Thnk you.??

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Sorry it should read "crankshaft sensor" not "camshaft"... ?? Claire from North Lincolnshire

Submitted: 12/10/2014 00:09:16 | ID: 104474

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Teresa jeacock , Warwickshire

Fiat Punto

This morning driving to work my headlights were Working fine as soon as I put full beam on It cut off all my lights off completely Doesn't happen all the time but when it does You have to turn your lights off and on again To be able to access main beam?

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Hi Teresa, this is very likely a problem with the column stalk switch. what year is your car? I do have some replacement stalks in stock in the West Midlands. 07989 405972. Best wishes, Magik Joe from West Midlands

Submitted: 28/08/2014 14:09:41 | ID: 102278

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leilahbucbkingham, West Midlands

Fiat Punto

Hi I have a problem. My fiat punto has been working ok till yetserday when I starte driving it and it was making a banging noise. Someone told me it could be the drive shaft because it will drive ok and then won't drive and it makes a load banging noise. But I've changed the passenger side one as that's that one I was told it was but it is no different. Its still banging and driving some times and struggling to drive sometimes aswell. Plz could u help.

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Hi Leilah, this sounds to me like either driveshaft / cv joint failure or maybe a gearbox problem. I would be happy to take a look at it for you. 07989 405872 Magik Joe from West Midlands

Submitted: 05/08/2014 14:46:18 | ID: 100959

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kim, Buckinghamshire

Fiat Punto

Hi, please help. Ive got no brake lights at all which says to me either it`s a loose connection or fuse. All other lights work. I`ve got no handbook and need to know 1. which fuse do I check and is this the fuse box in the engine or is there another one? 2. how do I check for loose connection as it`s just a bundle of wires? Please help

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Hi Kim, this is almost certainly the brake light switch on the brake pedal, it is not an expensive part and you don't need any tools to change it, just nimble fingers. Even if you have never changed one before it should only take ten minutes. Best wishes, Magik Joe Magik Joe from West Midlands

Submitted: 21/09/2014 09:45:01 | ID: 103395

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michael, Lincolnshire

Fiat Punto

Hi, I have a Fiat Punto 1.2 16v sporting automatic and need to change the body control module. I've been told I can use a 16v manual body control module. Is this possible?

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Hi Michael, yes, a replacement body control module should work, but you will also need its matching engine ECU and ignition key or send your engine ECU to a specialist to have it 'virginised' as the body control module and the engine ECU are paired together for immobiliser purposes. You may need to have the replacement body control module reset using diagnostic equipment once the swap is complete so that the module knows it is now in an automatic car and not a manual. It is a bit more complex than first appears. Best wishes, Magik Joe Magik Joe from West Midlands

Hi Michael, yes, a replacement body control module should work, but you will also need its matching engine ECU and ignition key or send your engine ECU to a specialist to have it 'virginised' as the body control module and the engine ECU are paired together for immobiliser purposes. You may need to have the replacement body control module reset using diagnostic equipment once the swap is complete so that the module knows it is now in an automatic car and not a manual. It is a bit more complex than first appears. Best wishes, Magik Joe Magik Joe from West Midlands

Submitted: 24/09/2014 22:00:14 | ID: 103592

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J B, Northern Ireland

Fiat Scudo 2008

My 2008 Fiat Scudo Window Van has just had the head gasket skimmed and now the van has no power and is blowing out black/blue smoke/ It has done 115,000 miles and is well serviced. The engine revs are high but the van just won`t go. It struggles to get to 50mph. Can anyone help with this issue? (120 multi jet)

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Sounds like the turbo has been fitted back wrong or the turbo is sticking or stuck Nigel from Norfolk

Sounds like the turbo has been fitted back wrong or the turbo is sticking or stuck Nigel from Norfolk

Submitted: 13/07/2012 15:03:53 | ID: 86542

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dotty, Yorkshire

Fiat Grande Punto

just got Fiat Punto Grande 1.4 Dynamic semi auto 2006. So far have only driven in Auto mode but several times while changing from Auto N (which is park mode) to Auto 1 (which is drive) or from Auto 1 to reverse it goes in to manual mode with a flashing warning on dial and beeping. It is then impossible to get it back into Auto mode. People have helped and finally solved the problem but nobody knows how they did it. The message coming up on dashboard says check transmission.....consult handbook. The handbook doesn't mak e any reference auto gear at all.

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wait over 5 minutes put the car in neutral and handbrake ,switch the ignition off completely come back to the car and try once again it usually works for me that way ....see ya ! tom from Somerset

wait over 5 minutes put the car in neutral and handbrake ,switch the ignition off completely come back to the car and try once again it usually works for me that way ....see ya ! tom from Somerset

Do you know how to solve this I am having same problem? Erin hughes from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 29/05/2014 01:39:46 | ID: 96399

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Brenda, Merseyside

Fiat Panda

My Fiat has developed a leak to the radiator. Service engineer said U shud get it replaced ASAP. Couldn't I just use radweld? Money tight!

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It might just be leaking pipe or a perished pipe which you need to fix and replace, however radwell over long periods of use block up the pipes in the cooling system. If it`s a small leak it may work, it should only be used for a temporary fix to get you to a garage / mechanic wouldn't recommend long term use of this as had very bad experiences myself using this. I hope this is useful but I would get it sorted asap as it could result in cylinder head problems if left unattended Good Luck stevie from Perth and Kinross

Submitted: 05/10/2014 18:05:58 | ID: 104110

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Danielle, Kent

Fiat 500

Hi, I wonder if someone could help I've just bought a brand new fiat 500. It's started making a very quiet ticking noise when the gears change up & down (I drive it in auto) it's such a quiet noise I didn't even notice it my partner did when he had the passenger window open & the music off it sounds like it's from the inside if the car. But as I said barely noticeable. Is this a normal sound ? Or should I be worried? Thanks, Danielle

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is something connected with the speakers/radio. i had the same problem, i went to Fiat garage and fix it. They told me that they had to ordered e part. Dennis from Cyprus

Submitted: 19/05/2014 09:33:47 | ID: 95701

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ken, Yorkshire

Fiat Ducato

my fridge is not working on 12v. when i turn the engine on. where will i find the fuse for it

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Might be the fuse in the engine compartment you might find it by the battery, E DALMEDO from Lancashire

Might be the fuse in the engine compartment you might find it by the battery, E DALMEDO from Lancashire

Forgive me if this is too obvious, but it was the same in mine, when I drove no 12v to the fridge. I checked everything and could find nothing wrong. Then one day 2 years on when I was driving one night I noticed a red glow from the fridge switch as I looked around to check the dog! When I pulled up I realised I had left the 12v electric panel on to the motorhome section. When I turned it off no 12v to the fridge whilst driving (although nothing told me it was wired through eura mobil electric panel). So I learnt that for the fridge to work whilst driving = leave 12v panel on. Cheers, Andy andy from Shropshire

Submitted: 14/08/2014 20:08:57 | ID: 101500

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R LEADBEATER, Northumberland

Fiat Ducato

I am buying a fiat ducato motorhome 1997 I have the chassis number zfa23000005327009 the registration is French how could I find what size engine was fitted in the vehicle please

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On the vin plate under the bonnet? It will say motor number for example 8140.47 is a 2.5 tdi. If it is not a 2.5tdi which was the motor for 1997 motorhomes, type the motor number into google and it will tell you what size it is. CheersAndyandy from Shropshire

Submitted: 09/08/2014 12:08:53 | ID: 101199

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Mike Grant, Inverness-shire

Fiat Doblo 2005

My Fiat Doblo`s driver`s door window goes up half way then stops. It appears to have come off it`s runner and popped out of the rubber seal. It goes back down and comes back up to approximately half way. What can I do about this? (1.9 Dynamic jdt)

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Sincerely hope you've had this sorted now, but in case anyone else sees this, perhaps this will help.. My van, 1.3 multi jet diesel, does the same occasionally. If you let it go all the way down, then, while grabbing the front if the window and pulling backwards, put the window up a bit at a time, the runner will click back in after window has raised about 2 or three inches. You'll then need to just pull the rubber seal out where it has folded in on itself. I've not opened the door up to see what issue is with runner, but this will at least get the blessed window back up! Regards all. Dougie Brown from Stirling

Submitted: 22/10/2012 14:39:56 | ID: 66277

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peter, West Midlands

Fiat Ducato

Can anyone tell me where the horn relay is situated on a 1998 Fiat Ducato motorhome? I have been to a dealer to ask who told me to book it in to investigate, not very helpful. I have checked the horn, also fuse and steering wheel connections and all okay. It`s pointing very much to the relay which I cannot find. Please can somebody tell me where it is?

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Had the same problem, known fault, the relay is hidden, auto electrician re-routed the cabling and fitted new relay in easy to view position under the bonnet. Easy fixed in less than 1 hour on site barry g from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 10/09/2014 12:06:23 | ID: 102924

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Brenda Marson, West Midlands

Fiat Grande Punto

My boot lock will not open, either with the fob key, or the release button inside the car. We brought this car in October last year through a garage and upto till now have had no problem with it! Has anyone any suggestions that would help with my problem

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Have you checked the fuse. There are 3 fuse boxes which are listed in the handbook and tell you what amp rating they are. reece from Essex

Have you checked the fuse. There are 3 fuse boxes which are listed in the handbook and tell you what amp rating they are. reece from Essex

Hi Reece from Essex thanks for your reply, I will check the fuses tomorrow and thank you very much for your advice, I really appreciate you replying to my problem Best Regards Brenda Brenda Marson from West Midlands

Submitted: 27/08/2014 09:31:10 | ID: 102206

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Chris, Australia

Fiat Ducato

How to unlock water tank on fiat Ducati with key. Turn the lock and turn the cap but no result.

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I found you need to hold the water tank cap and stop it turning, then turn the key in the cap whilst still holding and stopping rotation. Then the cap should turn and open. Jeff from North Yorkshire

I found you need to hold the water tank cap and stop it turning, then turn the key in the cap whilst still holding and stopping rotation. Then the cap should turn and open. Jeff from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 16/08/2014 05:45:21 | ID: 101566

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Winston White, London

Fiat Doblo Cargo 2003

I have just bought this Fiat Doblo Cargo van. It runs for 15 minutes and then cuts out. What could the problem be?

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i have a non turbo doing the same thing part of the problem is sludge in fuel tank you have to remove sender unit unclip surround and blow out filter i think mine has got into the fuel line i have now got to do this but it was a lot better after i cleaned the pick up filter fredi from Northamptonshire

i have a non turbo doing the same thing part of the problem is sludge in fuel tank you have to remove sender unit unclip surround and blow out filter i think mine has got into the fuel line i have now got to do this but it was a lot better after i cleaned the pick up filter fredi from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 24/09/2013 10:38:56 | ID: 54891

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Mark Hollington, England

Fiat Doblo Cargo 2001

My Fiat Doblo Cargo van will turn over but not start and there is a key code sign that`s left on the dash board. I`ve had my key read and the key is fine. I`ve had a diagnostic done and it can`t pick anything up. Can anyone help?

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Hi, I have the same problem. Did you manage to have it fixed? Thanks – Barry Kent from Hertfordshire

Has anyone tried taking the key apart and tapping the chip directly onto the reciver on the ignition? The same thing happened to me with a Brava and it worked fine!!! B w from County Down

Mine did that and I had to take a panel off and press a reset button. The panel is on the drivers side and on the right hand side. Dave Wallace from Hertfordshire

My Doblo is the same, will start from cold, but not from warm, it turns over but will not kick in, someone said it was an immoboliser issue, and to change the battery in my blue key, I did this but to no avail....anyone have any solutions that won't cost me mega bucks please? thanks caroline from West Lothian

My Doblo is the same, will start from cold, but not from warm, it turns over but will not kick in, someone said it was an immoboliser issue, and to change the battery in my blue key, I did this but to no avail....anyone have any solutions that won't cost me mega bucks please? thanks caroline from West Lothian

Submitted: 15/03/2013 10:20:11 | ID: 91737

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Scott, England

Fiat 500 2008

Hi. After a front end crash and the airbags have deployed my Fiat 500 won’t start. I know the fuel cut off has activated and have done the whole indicator reset thing but still no luck. I have also had the airbag ecu reset and still no luck. I have been told the crash sensor on the front panel also needs to be replaced, is this true? I have checked for damage on all the wiring on the front end and all seems to be good. I’m really stuck now so any help would be appreciated. Can anyone advise?Thanks. (Diesel)

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Is this a diesel by any chance? If so it is quite common for the ecu to go down when damaged in the front, also check bcm unit too Paul Davis from England

Hi - did you get your problem solved - I have the same issue - Any guidance? Jan-Willem Wielsma from South Africa

Hi I have same issue to please advise on how you solved your problem thanks Paul from Essex

Hi I have same issue to please advise on how you solved your problem thanks Paul from Essex

Submitted: 12/04/2012 12:50:00 | ID: 80240

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roy nottage, Essex

Fiat Ducato

i have a motorhome and when I turn the engine off you can hear a squeaking noise for a couple of mins any ideas

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Hi, when you say squeaking, does it sound like a cow mo oing.... i have a 1997 2.5tdi and mine does it! it sounds like it's coming from the brake servo or turbo area? you are not alone! andy from Shropshire

Hi, when you say squeaking, does it sound like a cow mo oing.... i have a 1997 2.5tdi and mine does it! it sounds like it's coming from the brake servo or turbo area? you are not alone! andy from Shropshire

Turbos needs to cool down after driving. Let the engine tick over for a few minutes so the engine oil cools the turbo before turning off. Worth a try. Edward Edward Duffy from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 07/06/2014 16:11:35 | ID: 97132

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Bill Campbell, Antrim

Fiat Ducato

What number is the horn relay in the engine bay fuse box? My horn has stopped working. Bill

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Hi I have a ducato 1995. I had same problem with horn. Went online. Try to take off the horn cover. Under the cover de-rust/ sandpaper the contacts. Put cover back. Worth a try. Edward. Edward Duffy from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 19/06/2014 18:03:07 | ID: 98049

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Madelaine Williams, Sussex

Fiat 500 2010

The letter "e" has appeared on the main dashboard of my Fiat 500. What does this mean please?

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There is a little button marked E near the gear shift. Economy mode. Just press it and release. If it doesn't go out, like mine did once, give a squirt of WD40 and worry it a bit Richard from Berkshire

Submitted: 19/03/2012 11:28:05 | ID: 78360

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Kathleen Gore, Cheshire

Fiat 500 2010

My Fiat 500`s mileage display is flashing when the engine is turned on. Any ideas?

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I have exactly same issue - only highlighted as the intermittent windscreen wipers were only working... intermittently. Replacement stalk at £350 at Fiat Garage didn’t resolve, was told I needed to replace motor, now, after taking it to independent garage was advised that it could be "body control module"... I too have flashing odometer (occasionally) and once or twice. Power steering light. I’m told it could be in excess of £400 to repair - I’m not happy! Carol Clark from Kent

We get the flashing odometer but it doesn't seem to relate to anything. I would guess it is a software issue. Richard from Berkshire

Submitted: 03/08/2012 12:47:24 | ID: 88746

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Charchan, Northumberland

Fiat 500 2009

Someone has pulled the handle off my Fiat 500`s driver`s side door (exterior). I want to buy a replacement but will I have to change the lock and then the key etc. too?

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No you don't have to replace the lock. If you are going the DIY route, be careful Richard from Berkshire

No you don't have to replace the lock. If you are going the DIY route, be careful Richard from Berkshire

Submitted: 21/10/2013 14:58:09 | ID: 56447

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Richard, United States of America

Fiat 500 2014

My Fiat 500 has a total loss of locomotion. RPMs lock at 1200~2100. Gear shift and accelerator are non-functional. This is an intermittent problem which clears after 15-30 minutes cool-down. I have two dashboard indications: - Text message "ETC Failure - see manual" and Red ’reversed" parentheses with a lightning bolt between. The text message clears quickly and the car can be driven after the red icon clears. I have read the manual. This is the "new" double dry clutch with computer-assisted manual transmission. Operate in "Drive" or select-shift gears 1 through 6. No failure / fault codes are generated or stored in the on-board computer. FIAT recommended changing the throttle control body. The problem is still present after change-out. It occurs at any speed, in any outside temperature. Can anybody suggest what to do? Thank you. (500L Trekking Model)

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Fiats are badly made, 5 years max life span ac from Berkshire

Fiats are badly made, 5 years max life span ac from Berkshire

Submitted: 30/01/2014 11:44:41 | ID: 61505

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Neil Coates, England

Fiat Scudo 2007

Hello. When you are driving my Fiat Scudo and press the brake pedal it goes down but won’t release properly, it seems to be sticking down. I have put 2 new rear calipers on it and new pads. I have also changed the master cylinder to see if that stopped it. I am now thinking about changing the servo. Has anybody got any ideas please cos I’m about sick of it? (2.0 multijet)

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Had the same thing last month. My mechanic changed the brake pads and pumped the pedal. Stuck down. It’s basically a bearing right at the back of the engine compartment that gets jammed. It was not the servo or master cylinder so don’t waste your money. It is an awful job to fix and took hours to sort. Sorry I can’t be more specific but hopefully will direct you in the right direction Tom from Sussex

I have same problem did you ever find out what it is. Jonathan stewart from Ireland

FIAT SCUDO -- BRAKES STICKING ON ??? this vehicle was originally designed as a left hand drive ( Italy ). To convert it to R.H.D. the brake pedal has a cross shaft across the back of the engine bay to actuate the brake servo which is still mounted on the left hand side.. right hand side as you look in the engine bay from the front. At the servo end of the cross shaft, there is a short arm which links the shaft to the servo push rod. The bush in this link arm / push rod swivel is a double bush, with a plastic bush inside a steel bush. it is only small, about as big as your little finger end. This double material composite is a poor design and is prone to wearing and then sticking, sort of seizing, but rather just getting stuck. This has the effect of not letting the servo push rod not returning fully to the "off" position, and hey presto, your brakes stick on. It is fiddly and tricky to remove the shaft and link arm and overhaul the bush, cos must be done from underneath the vehicle, but not beyond the wit of a talented amateur of better. The rod travel is adjustable on the pedal end, so make sure you get the travel adjustment set right on reassemble.. a bit of t&e is involved.... g'luck... and don't blame me if it goes wrong and you crash and burn.. this is advice only, and I take no responsibility for your actions. JMR, aka STREETCRED john reynolds aka STREETCRED from Norfolk

FIAT SCUDO -- BRAKES STICKING ON ??? this vehicle was originally designed as a left hand drive ( Italy ). To convert it to R.H.D. the brake pedal has a cross shaft across the back of the engine bay to actuate the brake servo which is still mounted on the left hand side.. right hand side as you look in the engine bay from the front. At the servo end of the cross shaft, there is a short arm which links the shaft to the servo push rod. The bush in this link arm / push rod swivel is a double bush, with a plastic bush inside a steel bush. it is only small, about as big as your little finger end. This double material composite is a poor design and is prone to wearing and then sticking, sort of seizing, but rather just getting stuck. This has the effect of not letting the servo push rod not returning fully to the "off" position, and hey presto, your brakes stick on. It is fiddly and tricky to remove the shaft and link arm and overhaul the bush, cos must be done from underneath the vehicle, but not beyond the wit of a talented amateur of better. The rod travel is adjustable on the pedal end, so make sure you get the travel adjustment set right on reassemble.. a bit of t&e is involved.... g'luck... and don't blame me if it goes wrong and you crash and burn.. this is advice only, and I take no responsibility for your actions. JMR, aka STREETCRED john reynolds aka STREETCRED from Norfolk

Submitted: 24/12/2012 12:14:30 | ID: 65981

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Leslie Wilson, Antrim

Fiat Ducato

I have a ducato 2.8 jtd year 2001 in my motorhome the top end was rebuilt due to timing belt failure I am in france and when I look into the rocker cover from the oil filler cap the cams have only a little oil on them is that ok there is plenty of pressure when the filler cap is removed oil light goes out ok when started Thanks Leslie

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Take the oil filler cap off start the engine and then you can see if the oil coming through E DALMEDO from Lancashire

Submitted: 29/05/2014 12:00:32 | ID: 96426

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glen jordan, Devon

Fiat Ducato

the bulb holders in the rear lights on my 2000 swift kontiki maxi are rusty and i cant see how to remove them. i would like some help if you know how .regards glen

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PUT wd 40 and leave for it to soak through for some time and then try E DALMEDO from Lancashire

Submitted: 01/06/2014 12:26:37 | ID: 96655

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Jonathan Szekely, Caerphilly

Fiat Grande Punto 2007

My Fiat Grande Punto`s rear passenger footwell keeps filling up with water every time it rains. I took it to the Fiat garage in Cardiff and they were useless! They said they had solved the problem, when in hindsight they hadn’t even come close. They said it was due to the boot filling with water and coming through the car to the footwell. They said it was a simple matter of removing a plug from the boot and it would be sorted. The problem is far from being sorted. Is anyone else experiencing this problem and do they know how it can be sorted?

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I`m encountering the same problem. I got my car serviced and explained the problem to the garage. I mentioned that the carpet seems to get damp directly under the front passenger seat and gets worse towards the rear footwell (down the slope). I was told that they could not find out how the water was coming in! I got the wheels realigned 2 weeks ago and a bracket put on my exhaust. I checked underneath the car but could not see any holes/gaps in the floor Mervyn Lloyd from Wrexham

Hi, I have this same problem! I have been draining the water out all xmas and dried it out, then come home from work tonight first day of rain since last flood and all back in nearside rear footwell. Please please help, thanks Chris from England

Hi there, I had this problem with my Grande Punto 57 plate; took it back to the dealer. It was the seals under the bulk head at the front. I was lucky, still under warranty otherwise would have been about £400 and takes 8 hours to fix. They have to take the whole front of the car apart. Hope this helps Angie Leighton from Sussex

HI, I own a Fiat Punto and had similar issue. The problem with my car was that the water drain pipe was blocked. I normally park below the tree shade and found the dry leaves has got below the front windsheld plastic cover. I had removed the plastic cover by myself and cleaned the area. Now the issue did not reoccur Desiga Bharathi from India

Having the same issue with water in the rear footwell. Garage is useless. Took the time to track the wet areas in the car which led me into the boot and up to the rear light cluster which the garage replaced earlier this year. Car is going back to dealer with my findings and a few stern words. Might go straight to the Manager as he is an old friend. Either way, it will be fixed and it will be free. Top tip, water always heads south and punto carpets are plastic backed, so feeling on top of the carpet isn't always helpful. mark ferguson from Moray

Having the same issue with water in the rear footwell. Garage is useless. Took the time to track the wet areas in the car which led me into the boot and up to the rear light cluster which the garage replaced earlier this year. Car is going back to dealer with my findings and a few stern words. Might go straight to the Manager as he is an old friend. Either way, it will be fixed and it will be free. Top tip, water always heads south and punto carpets are plastic backed, so feeling on top of the carpet isn't always helpful. mark ferguson from Moray

Submitted: 19/11/2012 15:45:29 | ID: 55219

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Mike thompson, Northumberland

Fiat Ducato

I have a 2008 Rapido motorhome Ducato 2.3 130 multijet it has just started to fail to start after a long journey but if left to stand for 30 mins it starts fine, also starts fine on short trips, it is as if the fuel cut is not reactivating when you turn the key. You can try it many times but it only starts when it feels like it could it be the key code failing to work??? Runs great when it starts done it three times now and causes panic when on a fuel forecourt!! Regards in advance Mike

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We have just bought a Hymer b544 1989 and are having the same problem. Seems to start fine if the engine is cold. We are not sure, but wondered if it was to do with a solenoid? Any news from your end that may help both of us? Kind regards, Harriet Harriet from West Sussex

Hi, We have a Fiat Ducato Trigano Tribute 2.3 130 multijet 2008 model and have the same issues as Mike highlighted above. We would greatly appreciate it if you could advise us what the solution to the problem was. Kind Regards Ian Ian from City of Glasgow

Hi, We have a Fiat Ducato Trigano Tribute 2.3 130 multijet 2008 model and have the same issues as Mike highlighted above. We would greatly appreciate it if you could advise us what the solution to the problem was. Kind Regards Ian Ian from City of Glasgow

Van finally failed to start at all while on holiday in north of scotland, nice trip back on a low loader Eventually found out low pressure fuel pump was not running but unable at the moment to find out why may be the immobiliser but not sure. basically no power coming to the pump, if i then run a direct live to fuel pump van starts and drives fine. I am busy tracing the wiring from fuse box to immobiliser as we do not seem to have a live. Tried new relay but no change. Checked all the bits regarding the key and attena etc but also all fine as the immobiliser lights go out, Any thoughts from anyone???? Mike thompson from Northumberland

Hi Mike - Thanks for the speedy reply. The van is currently in a Fiat garage as from this morning and they are looking into the intermittent starting issues that we both seem to have. As soon as I get some feedback I will let you know. Ian from City of Glasgow

my dads friends camper is giving these issues. . after twenty mins of driving it wont start again. there is no diesel going to injecter. I have a one way valve after the diesel filter so the fuel doesn't creep back to tank. tnk was cleaned as filters were blocked. there is what looks to be a solenoid on the injecter pump. I have a feeling this the problem. will let you kno the outcome in the next day lenny from Tipperary

my dads friends camper is giving these issues. . after twenty mins of driving it wont start again. there is no diesel going to injecter. I have a one way valve after the diesel filter so the fuel doesn't creep back to tank. tnk was cleaned as filters were blocked. there is what looks to be a solenoid on the injecter pump. I have a feeling this the problem. will let you kno the outcome in the next day lenny from Tipperary

As promised here is the reply from the Fiat dealership this afternoon. I hope this helps anyone with the same problem. Please let me know if this resolves your issue. In the short term I will probably reset the body computer plug once I find out exactly where it is, as I don't want to be forking out £800 right now. Good afternoon Mr ******* I have had a word with my technician, he had informed me that the fault with your camper is the body computer is locking out , causing it not to clear the ignition code. A simple solution to this is to disconnect the plug on the body computer to re reset it, however you would have to do that every time the fault occurs. The price for the body computer is £526.48 which would take 2 hours labour to replace, on top of the 2.5 hours we have had investigating the fault … you would be looking at a total of £787.48+VAT. The body computer is situated underneath the steering wheel behind the dash on the right hand side (next to the fuse box) Ian from City of Glasgow

By body computer do they mean immobiliser? This is behind the fuse box on the right of the steering wheel, I have the dash etc out on my camper to access it. It has special pins/clips which connect a metal cover to stop you getting to the back of the fuse box not easy to remove. I have as yet not unplugged it to see if it would reset but my ignition code appears to clear ok ie light goes out coming into the immobiliser/body computer is a grey wire from the fuse box in the engine bay it then continues to the low pressure fuel pump which is not working. Let me know if you find yours and if the unplugging works You can contact me direct on mike@presidentestate.co.uk where we could swop pictures ideas etc. Regards to all Mike thompson from Northumberland

Hi Mike, this is the report from fiat. Investigate intermittent starting fault, found when not starting, no code light. Checked fault codes & found 1 fault, checked wiring to key pick up. Checked fuse for immobiliser system OK. Checked body computer, disconnected & re-connected and vehicle started OK. Required body computer. The body computer is the part that sits behind the actual fuse box to the right side of steering wheel. The body computer cable and connector sits just to the right of the ecu socket. The body computer connecter should have two thick cables running from it, as I recall I think they are black and red cables. I have been advised if van doesn't start turn engine off and just leave keys in ignition disconnect/reconnect body cable from fuse box for a few secs and the vehicle should start. Heading to Edinburgh this weekend, so will find out if this remedies the problem. Good luck Ian from City of Glasgow

Hi Mike, this is the report from fiat. Investigate intermittent starting fault, found when not starting, no code light. Checked fault codes & found 1 fault, checked wiring to key pick up. Checked fuse for immobiliser system OK. Checked body computer, disconnected & re-connected and vehicle started OK. Required body computer. The body computer is the part that sits behind the actual fuse box to the right side of steering wheel. The body computer cable and connector sits just to the right of the ecu socket. The body computer connecter should have two thick cables running from it, as I recall I think they are black and red cables. I have been advised if van doesn't start turn engine off and just leave keys in ignition disconnect/reconnect body cable from fuse box for a few secs and the vehicle should start. Heading to Edinburgh this weekend, so will find out if this remedies the problem. Good luck Ian from City of Glasgow

Hello All I'm trying to start a friends 2003 Autostar Aryal, based on Ducato 2.8 JTD. I thnk it may have this problem as well. The van has been standing for two years and needs a lot of work, but getting it started is the first job. I have 12V at the fuel pump fuse ( engine bay fuse box) but I can't hear the fuel pimp priming the system. The vehicle is a LHD with fuse boxes either side of the dasboard. The only thick red wire I can see coming into either fuse board appears to be the main feed. I wonder if the fuse boxes switch with the drive so I should be looking at the left hand fuse box, that one appears to have the ecu connectors in it. I have tried the disconnect trick with the thick red /thick blue cables on both sides to no avail. Am I getting this right.? All thoughts appreciated R Rob Whitley from Moray

Hello All I'm trying to start a friends 2003 Autostar Aryal, based on Ducato 2.8 JTD. I thnk it may have this problem as well. The van has been standing for two years and needs a lot of work, but getting it started is the first job. I have 12V at the fuel pump fuse ( engine bay fuse box) but I can't hear the fuel pimp priming the system. The vehicle is a LHD with fuse boxes either side of the dasboard. The only thick red wire I can see coming into either fuse board appears to be the main feed. I wonder if the fuse boxes switch with the drive so I should be looking at the left hand fuse box, that one appears to have the ecu connectors in it. I have tried the disconnect trick with the thick red /thick blue cables on both sides to no avail. Am I getting this right.? All thoughts appreciated R Rob Whitley from Moray

Submitted: 31/05/2014 08:46:16 | ID: 96568

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David Thomas, Yorkshire

Fiat Ducato

I have a 2006 Fiat 2.8l diesel DUCATO JTD MAXI , my problem is when I have been driving for some time on flat planes mostly in top gear an overpowering engine exhaust fume Co2 smell leaks into the cabin and further into the motorhome and becomes overpowering I have a co2 detector inside the motorhome it does not go off but the smell is overpowering. what can it be? I have taped over the plate between engine bay and the air inlet hose(to the air filter) as there was a gap in the plate but it did not make a difference.PS I have submitted this question previously but did not get an answer. Desperate. Kind Regards David

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Not sure if this is a motorhome, if it is it is probably because gas is still on to fridge whilst you are driving, as opposed to electric. If not a MH sorry.... JE from West Midlands

Submitted: 26/07/2014 09:38:30 | ID: 100368

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kagiso, South Africa

Fiat Grande Punto

hi i am driving fiat punto 1.9 diesel .i stay in SA pretoria.recently my car started making this odd noise when i drive it and also grrrr on the engine.i have to replace my clutch kit of which i took out the old one.now i am struggling to get this specific whole set of clutch kit of this car.no dealers have stock not even fiat ,anywere i can get the new kit quicker ? i also want to know can i in the mean time refill my old clutch kit and put it back on my car?also can i put back the pressure plate back again?just till i get a new kit? please any info will be gladly helpfull as now i am sitting with a car in the garage i cannot drive it and i use it for work purpose.i have tried everywhere cant find the clutch kit for this car :-(

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hi! Kagiso I'm also drive punto it give problems when come to parts, u can go to imperial franchise in boksburg opposite to Eastrand mall just after Mercedes Benz cheers u will get help victor from South Africa

Submitted: 31/05/2014 16:38:24 | ID: 96601

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liam blagden, Nottinghamshire

Fiat Grande Punto

Hi My warning light has came on for my fuel filter. And i have looked in my car hand book at it says that there may be water in my fuel and can damage my injections. I have changed my fuel filter and the light is still on. Any idea what else it could be? Looking forward hearing from you

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I'm from the garage today they took my car to Diagnostic device and gave me report that my camshaft has problem but previous they fix light by exchange oil filter and oil, I'm still dont know what's wrong with punto, look forward to hear from others victor from South Africa

Submitted: 28/07/2014 21:59:24 | ID: 100525

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Linda, Lancashire

Fiat Seicento 2001

My Fiat Seicento`s horn no longer works and I need to check the fuse. I know where the fuse box is but not which fuse relates to the horn. Does anyone know please?

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I believe it is fuse 17 - numbers are embossed on back of fuse cover plate. Malcolm from Northamptonshire

I believe it is fuse 17 - numbers are embossed on back of fuse cover plate. Malcolm from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 08/10/2013 15:08:13 | ID: 55904

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Ardi, Albania

Fiat Stilo 2003

Hi. When I accelerate over 200kmph my Fiat Stilo 1.9 jtd starts to make a hissing noise that seems to come out of the engine. Two days ago I replaced the thermostat. Someone told me that it could be a malfunction in EGR valve. Could you give me an answer? Many thanks in advance.

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Slow down!!!!! police from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 06/12/2013 15:06:32 | ID: 58914

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Peter Thevissen, Belgium

Fiat Croma 2005

While on cruise control at 120 km/h my Fiat Croma suddenly lost speed and power on a slope and the engine malfunction light came on. This problem lasted for about 100 km. In the workshop the following OBD codes were read in the ECU unit: P1206 P2004 and P2013. The last two codes point towards inlet manifold problems, code 1206 seems to be related to the DPD filter. Back at home power loss was also noticed while operating the gas handle over the whole rpm range. After a weekend not having used the car, the problem was gone, but I am afraid it soon will come back. What is the logic behind the three codes and what tests can be done before replacing expensive parts? (1.9 TDI 16V)

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After some time I found out that the swirl bar was blocked. I cleaned the inlet manifold with Forte diesel intake cleaner with success. After an other year the swirl valves blocked again. This time The Forte product was not able to set the system free. I then disconnected the connecting rod between the actuator and the swirl valve. At the same time I blocked the swirl valves in the open position. The actuator can move freely and does not give a fault code and as a consequente does not go info limp mode. Consumption remains low and regeneration of DPF occurs every 1400 km on average as before. No negative influence on power or smoke.The engine is equipped with a Race chip base model. This allows engine to run on manufacturer consumption specs for more than 50000 KMS now. Peter Thevissen from Belgium

After some time I found out that the swirl bar was blocked. I cleaned the inlet manifold with Forte diesel intake cleaner with success. After an other year the swirl valves blocked again. This time The Forte product was not able to set the system free. I then disconnected the connecting rod between the actuator and the swirl valve. At the same time I blocked the swirl valves in the open position. The actuator can move freely and does not give a fault code and as a consequente does not go info limp mode. Consumption remains low and regeneration of DPF occurs every 1400 km on average as before. No negative influence on power or smoke.The engine is equipped with a Race chip base model. This allows engine to run on manufacturer consumption specs for more than 50000 KMS now. Peter Thevissen from Belgium

Submitted: 21/08/2012 15:15:37 | ID: 85740

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