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ray, Ireland

Fiat Ducato

I have a 2.5D fiat ducato 1993 motorhome. Pls can someone explain how the radiator. Hould be installed. It currently appears to be suspended at the top with nothing fixing it at the bottom. Thank you

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Hi, I had an advisory on my ducato 2.5 tdi cat last year .The radiator support arm! was badly corroded!! as you look underneath the van its the arm that has a big hole in it the r4adiator sits n 2 pins located in this arm.hope this helps john from Norfolk

Hi, I had an advisory on my ducato 2.5 tdi cat last year .The radiator support arm! was badly corroded!! as you look underneath the van its the arm that has a big hole in it the r4adiator sits n 2 pins located in this arm.hope this helps john from Norfolk

Submitted: 24/11/2014 09:43:23 | ID: 106765

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Carol T, Leicestershire

Fiat Ducato

Window Wiper Problem Replaced the wiper Motor as the old one was definately no good. Now think the Mechanism is siezed as i tested the new motor without the rack attatched, works fine.Put the rack back on and it wont move. Can any one tell me either how to free the wiper splines off without removing the mechanism. Or indeed how to get the rack off.I know about detatching all the relevant parts, except when i get to the side of the Battery,there is an obstruction just above it.Any help would be very much appreciated.

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Rack hasto come out, freed out or replace keith from Cornwall

Thanks for that. Have no manual. But worked it out eventually. Did it all myself and saved a shed load of money. Carol T from Leicestershire

Submitted: 06/11/2014 21:47:38 | ID: 105799

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Ahmed, Hampshire

Fiat Scudo

Fiat Scudo van headlights stay on all of the time, even with the engine off? I have to take the lead off the battery to switch off the lights.

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If anyone can help ive got the same problem but mine flash on and off all day and night whether im driving the van or its locked on the drive !! Very strange!! Rich from Staffordshire

If anyone can help ive got the same problem but mine flash on and off all day and night whether im driving the van or its locked on the drive !! Very strange!! Rich from Staffordshire

My 07 Scudo 2 litre multijet was doing that while I was driving, but I eventually twigged it was wear or crud in the switch and the headlights would flash whenever I used the indicators and sometimes randomly. Great way to encourage road rage! I got a big fright when I priced a new switch at 300 quid and it looked a pig to replace anyway. So I removed the steering column shroud (pull hard when the bottom two Torx screws are out!) and without any further dismantling just squirted good old WD40 right into the guts of the switch wherever I could get the tube in. After frantically switching the flashers left to right for a few minutes my particular problem has gone! Hope this helps but I appreciate it could be another issue with yours. Terry Kirkup from Tyne and Wear

My 07 Scudo 2 litre multijet was doing that while I was driving, but I eventually twigged it was wear or crud in the switch and the headlights would flash whenever I used the indicators and sometimes randomly. Great way to encourage road rage! I got a big fright when I priced a new switch at 300 quid and it looked a pig to replace anyway. So I removed the steering column shroud (pull hard when the bottom two Torx screws are out!) and without any further dismantling just squirted good old WD40 right into the guts of the switch wherever I could get the tube in. After frantically switching the flashers left to right for a few minutes my particular problem has gone! Hope this helps but I appreciate it could be another issue with yours. Terry Kirkup from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 21/05/2015 21:52:26 | ID: 116332

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Mohamed, Egypt

Fiat Grande Punto

Ive got a grande punto 2009 Sound 1.4 and I have a problem with the air ventilation. It only works when its set to number 4 on the dial. 1,2 and 3 does nothing. The aircon is working as well on No 4. Any idea what it could be

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Submitted: 09/08/2015 21:04:45 | ID: 119540

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mark, Devon

Fiat Stilo

I have a Fiat Stilo 2003 Estate 1600, when driving randomly car will just cut out with engine failure security loose coming up on dashboard. After a few minutes car will start and then drive again, no one seems to know how to cure this problem. Thank you. P.s have cleaned all Earth connections replaced e.c.u, problem still persists

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hello, on my 1.4 2004 stilo- imanaged to cure this problem- it may not apply to u but never know. i cleaned the fuel filter in the fuel tank, its under the rear seat and has a plastic large nut on it. once out i blew it out the best i could, then replaced . there is also a smaller tank when you remove the rear wheel on the petrol flap side.- the nuts where rusted up so i coundnt get it of whithout sheering the nuts of, at a guess id say its a water trap.. so i just used a pieceof wood knocking it on the sde to loosen any blockages in the tank, its plastic so no harm is caused. the car noe doesnt cut out now and pulls better as well. ps if you remove the filter in the tank have a empty bottle in to catch the small amount of fuel that comes out of the feed pipe.- the system is preasurised, once reffited it repressurises it self instantly. martin fox martin fox from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 12/07/2015 18:39:05 | ID: 118384

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Derek McLoughlin, County Armagh

Fiat Ducato 2007

My Fiat Ducato 2.3TDi is leaking fuel from the filter at the RH side under the bonnet. This is the second time this has happened, last time was about 500 miles after a service when the filter had been changed. I had a new part ordered and fitted by a Fiat garage and have since done 3,000 trouble-free miles. The van has been parked up and I started it yesterday to find the fuel leaking substantially. Any ideas on what is causing the recurrence of this problem? (2.3 Tdi)

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Hi Derek. Your fuel filter should have been fitted with a new rubber o ring. Also a special tool for tightening the top down, the filter housing is best removed, simple job and tighten the top down substantially, tighter than you would think neccessary. You could use large grips or an oil filter removing tool. Should take about 2 minutes. Only use Fiat garages for your stamp otherwise do your own servicing. Mine left me with two new tyres with 1.5bar of pressure and no rear brake pads after a full service. Nice... Kenneth Talbott from England

Hi Derek - had exactly the same problem with our 2010, 10K miles 130 multijet camper. After looking through all the forums I decided to buy a replacement filter housing complete with filter element in. Cost about £100 from Ebay. This worked fine and I also noticed the top and base had been marked with paint to ensure the correct tightness. I also bought a replacement filter and O-ring and rebuilt the old housing as a spare. The problem is a result of poor design. The O-ring is far too small for the job - it should be much wider and deeper like an oil filter seal. Also, the recommended tourque of 30 Nm is a useless indicator for a plastic thread as the plastic grips and moves in jumps. What you have to do is assemble the top without the O-ring in place and mark top/base with paint where it stops turning. There is in-built stop to prevent over-tightening. Then re-assemble with the O-ring in place and turn the collar until the paint marks align - approx. 100 Nm of torque on my one. Needless to say this part is now replaced with a metal one. Hope this helps. Graham Miles from Lancashire

Hi, same problem as loads of others, fuel peeing out of the filter, as a n emergency fix just by passed the filter by connecting the two pipes together, yes it know but it got me home. Anyway what is the metal filter mentioned by Graham Miles, and where can I get one. David Allen from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 08/01/2013 11:57:42 | ID: 67436

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Lee, Middlesex

Fiat Stilo

My son has just bought the car everything is fine only when I test drove it and put it through its paces a bit I noticed that in second gear travelling at around 35mph to 40mph the car started spluttering and felt like it was misfireing,then up would come a message saying engine fault and the yellow management light would come on,then after a couple of days the management light would go off then I would put it through its paces again and then the same thing.had the car put on diagnostic machine it said valves 1 and 3 were at fault but the mechanic said the engine fault was an old fault and it hadn't cleared itself,could some advise me what to do and is it worth changing the valves anyway and at what cost please..

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id love to know why u where doing 35-40mph in second gear, the engine must have been screaming and ready to blow up- your lucky u never snapped the timing belt or put a piston through the block- it was probably spluttering as the ecu couldnt figure out why the revs where so high,- 20 mph max in second gear. martin fox from Greater Manchester

id love to know why u where doing 35-40mph in second gear, the engine must have been screaming and ready to blow up- your lucky u never snapped the timing belt or put a piston through the block- it was probably spluttering as the ecu couldnt figure out why the revs where so high,- 20 mph max in second gear. martin fox from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 16/06/2015 09:28:25 | ID: 117264

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Pete Southwick, Staffordshire

Fiat Ducato 1989

My Fiat Ducato currently has a 2ltr petrol engine but I am wondering if it is possible to convert to a say a 2.5ltr turbo diesel? My reason: is that it seems very underpowered and can only do around 65 on the motorway. Also I would like to have power steering. What would I be looking at re cost if these options are available and where could this be done? Thanks. (Kontiki Motorhome)

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Hi easysteer in bolton did my powered steering for £600 and it was worth every penny.. Stan from Lancashire

Hi easysteer in bolton did my powered steering for £600 and it was worth every penny.. Stan from Lancashire

Submitted: 25/02/2013 09:02:41 | ID: 71879

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Colin, Merseyside

Fiat Stilo

Hi, my passenger headlight is making a noise when it`s on, it doesn't do it on side light, it's like a squeaking noise. I`ve given it a shake and a bash and it's quieter for a while?

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The unit can fail because of corrosion of a small control item within it,and it runs on passed it's stop position, and the small motor keeps turning and that's probably the sound you hear. It's a small black box with a white plastic rod that is about as thick as a pencil protruding from it, best seen on drivers side, as passenger side is very cluttered, a cover at the back of the headlamp has to be unclipped and removed before it can be seen. Unless you or someone is knowledgeable it can be a pain to repair, or get secondhand one. Michael from Staffordshire

Submitted: 08/03/2015 21:25:10 | ID: 112998

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Karen, Northamptonshire

Fiat Stilo

My airbag warning light comes on the dashboard, followed by stop engine, it goes off occasionally, my son has cleaned the connectors, any ideas??

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on several occasions this has proved to be the Passenger occupancy pad that sits under the seat cloth. a plug in emulator can be the answer at a cost of £36 E/BAY as compered with the cost of new pad. Michael from Staffordshire

on several occasions this has proved to be the Passenger occupancy pad that sits under the seat cloth. a plug in emulator can be the answer at a cost of £36 E/BAY as compered with the cost of new pad. Michael from Staffordshire

Submitted: 11/04/2015 20:06:17 | ID: 114593

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Tony O`Neill, England

Fiat Doblo 2005

I have got a Fiat Doblo 1.3 diesel. Every now and then it will drop into limp mode which could last for 20 miles or 200 + miles, then it resets and runs fine for a few weeks or months. I have had it checked but they can`t find a fault. Can anyone suggest why it does this please?

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that sounds like a blocked dpf filter, keep dosing it with an occasional bottle of dpf cleaner with the fuel Frank Flanagan from Berkshire

Submitted: 04/04/2014 09:47:32 | ID: 93860

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S Wright, Brighton & Hove

Fiat Doblo

My vehicle us a Fiat Doblo conversion camper 1.4 car high top petrol and has a problem with the fuse box which keeps blowing. My mechanic has had the car for 6 weeks and cannot find the cause. Can someone recommend anyone in Brighton or Hove who can help me and him fix it? Fuse started to blow with the left indicator but now the fuse box blows as soon as it is replaced. Help, as I want it fixed!

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i have a Fix It Again Tomorrow doblo and and my left indicator didnt work at all ,have been told its the multifuctional unit that is attached to the fuse box for a brand new one £500 then you need to get it set to your car ,that will cost another £120 ouch i know pete from West Midlands

i have a Fix It Again Tomorrow doblo and and my left indicator didnt work at all ,have been told its the multifuctional unit that is attached to the fuse box for a brand new one £500 then you need to get it set to your car ,that will cost another £120 ouch i know pete from West Midlands

Submitted: 25/02/2015 20:14:05 | ID: 112341

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Shaun Read , West Sussex

Fiat Multipla

I have just purchased a Fiat Multipla jtd 110 bhp with a full service history and 77k miles on the clock .. I am getting what appears to be intermittent turbo lag in lower gears especially when taking off at junctions etc ..with some smoke being emitted .. Then it clears and can be fine for ages .. Any ideas ?? With many thanks ... Shaun

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It could well be the EGR valve full of crud. If you look on the Fiat forum inthe Multipla section there is some posts about how to clear it. Chris from Yorkshire

It could well be the EGR valve full of crud. If you look on the Fiat forum inthe Multipla section there is some posts about how to clear it. Chris from Yorkshire

Submitted: 25/12/2014 13:22:59 | ID: 108435

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Kevin, Nottinghamshire

Fiat Grande Punto

I have no drivers side rear brake light, the n/s does not work when that side of the indicator is on when foot brake is applied n/s indicator light up faintly could this be a cluster problem or earth problem ??

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Did you sort this problem out,, my daughters fiat punto is doing the same thing. frank from Derbyshire

This will be an earth problem of the nearside light cluster and a blown brake light bulb on the offside cluster. Best wishes, Magik Joe from West Midlands

yes it was an earth problem Kevin from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 02/11/2014 12:48:22 | ID: 105500

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Ian Goddard, Bournemouth

Fiat Ducato

I bought this Swift Sundance motorhome last year and it has been excellent but have since discovered that there is no jack or wheelbrace. I have purchased a 4 tonne bottle jack and have, with the aid of a couple of blocks of wood, managed to raise the front but cannot raise the back?Is anyone able to suggest where I can buy the correct jack for the vehicle and/or the best place for the bottle jack to raise the back?

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I've got an Autotrail based ducato, 2007. My jack, brace etc is under the passenger seat, worth a look Colin from Wiltshire

I've got an Autotrail based ducato, 2007. My jack, brace etc is under the passenger seat, worth a look Colin from Wiltshire

Submitted: 13/04/2015 12:57:13 | ID: 114658

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andrew pickavance, Merseyside

Fiat Punto

Why wont my car go into gear with the engine on its fine with the engine off

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Hi Mate, sorry I don't have a answer to your question, but could I ask what the problem was? I'm having a similar problem. Rob from Merseyside

Hi Mate, sorry I don't have a answer to your question, but could I ask what the problem was? I'm having a similar problem. Rob from Merseyside

Submitted: 21/05/2014 17:08:13 | ID: 95861

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Jackie Kerr, Highland

Fiat Panda

when headlights are switched on after a short while they flick off and then won't come back on again until the indicators are flicked. The lights then go off again and flick on and off. Can be very frightening whend riving in the dark in the north of Scotland where not many street lights exist! Anyone with an idea of the problem?

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Yes we have a fiat panda that did the same when indicating the lights would flick off on quickly when the indicator stork self cancels. However it has miraculously stopped now but you will need a new indicator/lights instrument stork as the connections inside become lose and worn over time. May be tricky locating one most definitely have to buy online or head to a scrap yard and salvage one. Kris from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 20/05/2015 18:44:49 | ID: 116273

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L.Pearce, West Sussex

Fiat Grande Punto

Where are the fuses apart from the box next to the battery also obd2 connection on grande punto 2006 1.4 16v sporting. The information in the handbook is completely wrong. With thanks. where are the fuses

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For fuse left side of the Glow box compartment and obd2 drivers side bottom of the menu and fog light buttons Mark from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 26/04/2015 02:31:34 | ID: 115253

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mark, Powys

Fiat Grande Punto

After deployed passenger side airbag and steering one replaced whole dashboard including the airbags only fault showing on dash is airbag failure see owners handbook. Been on diagnostic all faults cleared but airbag failure see owners handbook see there. No airbag lights at all. And sometimes radiator temp fluid stop the engine saying on the dashboard what could be this problem? Thank you

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Firmware or software update by fiat cure your problem as well as radiator temp fluid problem. Mark from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 08/06/2015 18:58:11 | ID: 116969

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Sumit Simlai , India

Fiat Grande Punto

Hi My variant is Emotion Pack 2009 model, 1.4 petrol. Just a small problem yet a significant one. The cigarette lighter stopped charging my mobile. Tried another charger, same issue. Strangely, the orange light bulb comes on every now and then still won't charge. Any help? Regards Sumit

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Check the fuse may needs changing Mark from Greater Manchester

Check the fuse may needs changing Mark from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 22/06/2015 15:55:55 | ID: 117546

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Eddie, Merseyside

Fiat Doblo

my doblo 1.9 diesel has gone into limp mode the engine has just been changed Anybody know the reason For this

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Its a faulty engine. Jimmy from Sligo

Its a faulty engine. Jimmy from Sligo

Submitted: 27/03/2015 13:25:29 | ID: 113940

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Michael Wood, Herefordshire

Fiat Ducato Maxi 2005

Problem with cruise control. Does not operate, just suddenly stopped working. It no longer displays itself on dashboard when attempting made to operate it but does initially display when ignition is switched on. Checked the fuse, it is OK. The vehicle is a Burstner Motorhome, fitted with the 2.8 diesel engine and the factory fitted cruise control on the steering wheel. Are there other fuses or connections to be checked?

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Check brake light circuits, it could be a fuse or bulb. Also check any brake wear indication. I’ve just had a system fitted to mine (5 months ago). One morning it wouldn’t work, I rang the supplier/installer and they said to check brakes for any faults as this is a safety feature. Mine was a rear brake light connection shorting Kev from England

I seem to have a similar problem: Fiat Ducato 2.8 in a 2005 Hymer motorhome. All brake lights and cruise control all stopped working at once. Where is the fuse for the brake lights? Is there a relay which could have broken, and if so which one? I've found a fuse box under the bonnet, and another in the Elektroblok in the cab. No obvious blown fuses in either, well, none labelled "brake lights". The brake light switch on the pedal seems to be ok - there are 4 wires from the switch: two thick (brakelights?) and two thin (cruise control?). When you press the pedal, the thick ones connect and the thin ones disconnect. The opposite when you release the pedal. Probably not a bulb because all brake lights have gone. How would I trace a short circuit in the brake light circuit? Nick from Somerset

I seem to have a similar problem: Fiat Ducato 2.8 in a 2005 Hymer motorhome. All brake lights and cruise control all stopped working at once. Where is the fuse for the brake lights? Is there a relay which could have broken, and if so which one? I've found a fuse box under the bonnet, and another in the Elektroblok in the cab. No obvious blown fuses in either, well, none labelled "brake lights". The brake light switch on the pedal seems to be ok - there are 4 wires from the switch: two thick (brakelights?) and two thin (cruise control?). When you press the pedal, the thick ones connect and the thin ones disconnect. The opposite when you release the pedal. Probably not a bulb because all brake lights have gone. How would I trace a short circuit in the brake light circuit? Nick from Somerset

Submitted: 14/02/2011 11:26:08 | ID: 68453

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kayla vautier, South Yorkshire

Fiat Ducato

Hi, I have a Fiat ducato 1998 and when it has even left over night or for more then 6 hours it struggles to start, the battery is fine and it sounds as though it does want to turn over but it struggles, and when it does a cloud of white smoke comes out. Is this the glow plugs?

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If the car / van is having trouble to start it points to a glow plug down, It is advisable to change the 4 at the same time, false economy to replace just the faulty one. Trebor from Lancashire

There isn't four glow plugs on a 2.5 Fiat Ducato engine 1998. There is only one. Which the engine doesn't need to use eighty percent of the time - only in the coldest weather will it activate. Add a good quality additive to the diesel fuel plus a cleaner to blow out the injectors. Or replace or tune the injectors. Replace the fuel filter and the air filter. Brian Noble from Carmarthenshire

Submitted: 12/05/2015 15:36:53 | ID: 115943

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Nathan Millward, Lancashire

Fiat Punto 2008

When I turn my interior heater on my radio and 18v doesn’t work and when I turn it off they come back on. Wondering if it’s something simple as I don’t have time to get to an auto electrician anytime soon!

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Fiat Punto 2006 I have a problem with my fait, While I was driving it went into limp mode and the engine light game on. What could be the problem.Thanks Susan from South Africa

Fiat Punto 2006 I have a problem with my fait, While I was driving it went into limp mode and the engine light game on. What could be the problem.Thanks Susan from South Africa

Submitted: 09/01/2013 10:39:13 | ID: 67550

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Vassilis Chalkias, Greece

Fiat Stilo 2003

I have a Fiat Stilo Dynamic 1.6 and at irregular moments the engine stops even while I am driving and I have to turn it off and then on again to get it started. First time it happened I was on a high speed motorway. Three mechanics and two electricians cannot find what is wrong. Any ideas? (dynamic)

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I've had my stilo for four years, and she's certainly is a learning curve lol. Brilliant daily drive, but is riddled with electrical faults. A) loose connection, immobiliser... Christmas tree lights... Had to fit a new ECU B) Air bag lights on... Relays are under passengers seat... Had these sensors reseated and installed correctly C) loosing power and going into limp mode... Lamba and crank sensors replaced D) Cutting out at junctions, poor performance... This was a biggie, and all down to Mechanic not fitting my timing belt using the correct fiat tool! Drove it for a year in that state. Had it replaced and drives brilliantly. E) Wipper arm broke whilst on duel carriage way... Got it pinned and soldered F) Lost all indicators and wiper actions.... Had switch motors in stalk replaced G) Brake lights staying on... Faulty brake switch under brake peddle H) False error readings on rear lights... When I close the boot, the vibration knocks my cluster out.. So have to go into the boot to reseat them I) Latest problem, been on for 7 days.. ABS and ARS lights... No faults in reader, in garage as I'm writing changing my tyres over to summers.. Will check if brake dust is causing error... Will let you know our come Victoria from Yorkshire

I've had my stilo for four years, and she's certainly is a learning curve lol. Brilliant daily drive, but is riddled with electrical faults. A) loose connection, immobiliser... Christmas tree lights... Had to fit a new ECU B) Air bag lights on... Relays are under passengers seat... Had these sensors reseated and installed correctly C) loosing power and going into limp mode... Lamba and crank sensors replaced D) Cutting out at junctions, poor performance... This was a biggie, and all down to Mechanic not fitting my timing belt using the correct fiat tool! Drove it for a year in that state. Had it replaced and drives brilliantly. E) Wipper arm broke whilst on duel carriage way... Got it pinned and soldered F) Lost all indicators and wiper actions.... Had switch motors in stalk replaced G) Brake lights staying on... Faulty brake switch under brake peddle H) False error readings on rear lights... When I close the boot, the vibration knocks my cluster out.. So have to go into the boot to reseat them I) Latest problem, been on for 7 days.. ABS and ARS lights... No faults in reader, in garage as I'm writing changing my tyres over to summers.. Will check if brake dust is causing error... Will let you know our come Victoria from Yorkshire

Submitted: 29/08/2013 10:49:31 | ID: 91077

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Anthony, Stockton-on-Tees

Fiat Ducato

My van is motor home can any body tell me the locations of the main battery and the leisure battery please

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2006 on , It is under the passengers feet. Jerome from Ireland

Submitted: 10/04/2015 21:22:43 | ID: 114559

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Chris, Suffolk

Fiat Scudo

My Scudo starts and drives well when cold. If you stop it for over an hour it will start fine again, but if you drive and it reaches normal running temp then you stop for less than 10 mins and try to start again it will start, splutter and stall 8 - 10 times or until you switch off. Leave it 15 mins then try again and it starts first time with no problem. Any suggestions?

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I had exactly the same thing. I'd had a new EGR but it needed programming of sorts to learn the engine's settings. Odd that it doesn't workk straight out of the box. So maybe EGR fault? I hope this helps. Alfie from Devon

Submitted: 19/02/2015 20:24:39 | ID: 111922

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Matt Downes, Ireland

Fiat Ducato 2007

Hi, I have an 07 Fiat Ducato 100 multijet. When I start it it cuts out again. I restart it and it might stay running for a minute and then will cut out. When I`m driving it will lose power (cuts out) and the only way of getting power back is to turn off the ignition and back on again. Fault code stored is p0600, K line fault. The van has always been hunting up and down from nearly new, so I had fitted a new egr valve but it still was the same. The ECU had water in it but there were no signs of damage or corrosion in it. I have dried out the ecu and left in hot press for a week but it is still the same. Has anyone seen this before or is this a common fault? (100)

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Hi Matt, have had the same problem with my 07 Ducato for the last 2 years, have replaced 2 egr valves and mass air flow sensor but problem lies with wiring loom around that area, any luck with yours? John Noone from Ireland

I’ve had this problem for 3 years with a Fiat 2006 jtd. Checked by Fiat service and an reputable independent auto electrician with no satisfactory outcome or code number. Same cure - switch off and on - presumably this resets the ECU - very hairy at night or in difficult circumstances. Potentially very expensive to pay for unsuccessful investigations!! I’ll watch this space with interest Mike Black from Yorkshire

Hi, I had this problem with my 08 100 multijet . Turned out to be the fuel filter. It was very dirty, probably never changed from new. So cheap to fix it might be worth a try. Hope this helps. Bob from Buckinghamshire

Hi there, I’ve been working on a friend’s Multijet Ducato 2007 3.0 for a year now, I’m an auto electrical tech and usually find problems quite fast, even having repaired ECU faults. This one, however, has been a nightmare as so far - I have only found the throttle body to be faulty. Errors are different to yours but after throttle body replaced (old one was rusted solid within the electrical control body) the fault returned. I know the wiring inside out and have had to resort to fitting a manual feed circuit to the throttle body to try to eliminate the fault returning. The ECU has signs of water corrosion so my next job is to take this apart to see what the PCB looks like. Earths have been cleaned, main relay board stripped out and checked, relays replaced etc. Anyway to help you out, K line fault means the twisted pair of wires from one ECU (or component) to another may be damaged/corroded, or have poor connection. You need the wiring diagram to start with, then trace all wires in the loom that are the K-Line wires in question to inspect and test the wires and connections. Hope that helps a little, but it’s a process that can take a lot of time. MC from England

I don't know if this helps at all, but according to my wiring diagrams this vehicle does not run a separate K-line system, only CAN and VAN. The K-line is a single wire communication circuit from either the instrument panel or body module to the DLC and not two twisted wired like on either CAN or VAN. This leads me to believe that the K-line is actually build into the body module (on this vehicle) however trying to prove this......? It would be interesting to see what other fault codes come from all the other controllers on board. Lee from Devon

I don't know if this helps at all, but according to my wiring diagrams this vehicle does not run a separate K-line system, only CAN and VAN. The K-line is a single wire communication circuit from either the instrument panel or body module to the DLC and not two twisted wired like on either CAN or VAN. This leads me to believe that the K-line is actually build into the body module (on this vehicle) however trying to prove this......? It would be interesting to see what other fault codes come from all the other controllers on board. Lee from Devon

Submitted: 06/11/2012 09:42:36 | ID: 91307

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gerald Richards, Hampshire

Fiat Ducato

We have a Fiat Ducato motorhome, (1999) we think the fuse has blown in the fridge but we cannot locate where the fuse is, we have looked in the fridge manual but to no avail.

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Hi Often the fuse for the fridge 12v supply is in the engine compartment and sometimes also supplies power to an electric step .it will be in its owe holder not with the vans fuse box and can be almost anywhere depending on who fitted the original supply ,hope this points you in the right direction. Ian Merrell from Cornwall

Submitted: 04/05/2015 15:51:44 | ID: 115561

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Michael York, Northamptonshire

Fiat Doblo

When I put my foot on the brake pedal of my Fiat Doblo the dashboard buzzes like a wasp and the rear window wiper motor starts to move very slowly (it`s not switched on). The brake lights seem okay. It`s just started doing it after I parked up for 10 minutes. I`ve absolutely no idea why. Any suggestions please? (JTD Diesel)

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Hello I have the same problem, any idea? please let me know via email Kind Regards Ivan Ivan Enriquez from Belgium

Hello I have the same problem, any idea? please let me know via email Kind Regards Ivan Ivan Enriquez from Belgium

Did you get this problem sorted if so can you tell me what it was as mine has just started doing the same. many thanks. Ric from Hertfordshire

Did you get this problem sorted if so can you tell me what it was as mine has just started doing the same. many thanks. Ric from Hertfordshire

Open tailgate. top left. Corrigated Rubber pipe has wires from car to tailgate - open up and you will find wires have snapped. Rejoin - job fixed. dave from North Yorkshire

Open tailgate. top left. Corrigated Rubber pipe has wires from car to tailgate - open up and you will find wires have snapped. Rejoin - job fixed. dave from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 06/03/2013 08:58:06 | ID: 68028

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David Edwards, Carmarthenshire

Fiat Doblo

Intermittently hunting/judder/unevenness on tickover. Drives fine, starts ok, and problem is not related to whether engine hot or cold. Have had various causes suggested - flywheel, sticking valve, diesel injectors, injector pump, EGR valve. Has anyone had similar experience, and what was the cause?

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I also have the same unevenness / judder on tick over on my Fiat Doblo 1.9 Diesel occasionally and was told by a mechanic that it was the engine`s D.P.F. cleaning itself out. He also told me to use an engine cleaner (REDEX or something similar) once a year to help keep the engine and filter clean. THE FIAT DOBLO MAN from South Lanarkshire

Submitted: 28/11/2014 23:15:05 | ID: 107056

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Adrian, Bristol

Fiat Panda

Sticking clutch pedal. I see a number of past posts on this subject, has anyone found a solution for this yet? Son's 2007 Panda Dynamic 1.2, very intermittent fault (I initially thought it was my son!). Clutch sticks to floor, only releases with a sharp second stab. Accompanied by squeaking noise from area where activating rod enters gearbox housing. Seems temperature dependant but not always. Local garage couldn't get it to play up despite many eforts / test drives. Got them to change fluid & check slave. All seems ok. Got it home and the problem is back. It's not carpet, pedal spring etc, seems related to binding near operating shaft. Any ideas or solutions? Thanks.

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I have had this problem for the best part of a year! The mechanics couldn't replicate it in my case either until one took it for a 20 mile test drive and it got heavy and squeaky. It turned out it was the master cylinder had grease all over it, looks like it happened at last MOT and service (my mechanic generously said it was probably an apprentice! at the other garage). I have now had the master cylinder replaced a month ago and all is good again. Zoe from Devon

I have had this problem for the best part of a year! The mechanics couldn't replicate it in my case either until one took it for a 20 mile test drive and it got heavy and squeaky. It turned out it was the master cylinder had grease all over it, looks like it happened at last MOT and service (my mechanic generously said it was probably an apprentice! at the other garage). I have now had the master cylinder replaced a month ago and all is good again. Zoe from Devon

Submitted: 08/04/2015 18:23:16 | ID: 114453

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peter, Ireland

Fiat Ducato

how much gear oil does the gearbox take,

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Hi, Has anyone answered this question as I would like to know.............Dom Dom from Buckinghamshire

Hi, Has anyone answered this question as I would like to know.............Dom Dom from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 03/03/2015 22:13:12 | ID: 112706

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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

I have the same problem with my Panda 4x4 climbing edition ,55plate. I wonder if its the gear box mounts!! Not sure but I need help too Kenneth from Orkney Islands

I have the same problem with my Panda 4x4 climbing edition ,55plate. I wonder if its the gear box mounts!! Not sure but I need help too Kenneth from Orkney Islands

I too have the same problem on a 4x4 climbing 2005. Anyone had any luck finding a solution? Ian from West Sussex

I too have the same problem on a 4x4 climbing 2005. Anyone had any luck finding a solution? Ian from West Sussex

My car is booked into a garage next week to find the problem. They think it might be the rear CV joint. I will let you know the outcome of my knocking sound. Cheers. Kenneth from Orkney Islands

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

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m ryan, Ireland

Fiat 500

Where can I find crash sensors on my Fiat 500?

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Usually on the driver`s side on the inside of the front panel k from Cheshire

Submitted: 03/05/2015 22:17:04 | ID: 115537

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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

I have he same problem. It works sometimes so it's not the fuse. iviewoods from North Ayrshire

I have the same problem. It works sometimes so it's not the fuse. iviewoods from North Ayrshire

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

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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

I wonder if just giving the engine a terraclean might sort this out. I did this with my 2004 Passat 1.9 diesel and it was really impressive and goes like a drean with only 124 K on the clock... James from Surrey

I wonder if just giving the engine a Terraclean might sort this out. I did this with my 2004 Passat 1.9 tdi and it was really impressive and goes like a dream with only 124 K on the clock... James from Surrey

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

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John Walton, Yorkshire

Fiat Punto 2001

Hi. My Fiat Punto`s heater fan has just stopped working. I`ve looked at the fuse but I`m not sure where to look now. Any ideas? Thank you.

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I had same problem. Under the glove box right hand side wiggle the wires to see if it comes on. Look on google how to remove glove box and you will see where the wires plug in. Just push them onto connector .. worked for me :) Karen Appleyard from Cheshire

Hi. I have had this problem before on my wife’s mk1 and mk2 Puntos. I fixed it on both occasions by removing the resistor next to the heater motor (under the dash near the passenger door), it is held in place by 2-3 screws. When removed it is green with a wired plug at 1 end. At the top of it there is what looks like an electrical component connecting 2 pins. It is this component that I bypassed by soldering a piece of 20amp fuse wire across the 2 pins then screwed the whole thing back and they have worked ever since costing the time and 20 pence Stuart from Leicestershire

easiest fix ever thanks Karen wiggled wires and away it went again thanks just got to keep big footed passengers from kicking wires thanks again robert from Perth and Kinross

easiest fix ever thanks Karen wiggled wires and away it went again thanks just got to keep big footed passengers from kicking wires thanks again robert from Perth and Kinross

Submitted: 29/11/2012 15:58:41 | ID: 63847

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Mrs J Glenn, South Yorkshire

Fiat Grande Punto

Three days ago at Fiat main dealer I had a MAP sensor replaced because I couldn't start the engine, not been very far since but tonight 08/02/15 I was travelling along ok then my acceleration failed and then I noticed the radiator fan was on. I restarted the engine and acceleration was back, then after approx. 1 mile the same again - engine off again, restarted with acceleration. What can the problem be? Thank you

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Where are the fuses and obd2 connection onGrande Punto 2006 1.4 16v sporting. the information in the Fiat owners handbook is completely wrong? With thanks. 26/4/15 L.Pearce from West Sussex

Submitted: 08/02/2015 20:41:00 | ID: 111155

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SIMON DOWDEN, Somerset

Fiat Panda

MY FIAT PANDA MAKE A LOUD SQUEALING NOISE BUT IT ONLY HAPPENS AFTER A LONG DRIVE COMING FROM THE LEFT SIDE OR FRONT RIGHT SIDE BUT ONLY WHEN I TURN THE STEERING WHEEL SLIGHT TO THE LEFT OR RIGHT. I DONT THINKS ITS THE BEARINGS AS THE NOISE ONLY HAPPENS AFTER DRIVING FOR ABOUT HOUR AND NOT ALL THE TIME.

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Any squealing noises from the wheels is usually the brake pads (or something in the pads, stones or rubble) just catching the discs. The pads should be checked for thickness or damage, but it is usually the pistons in the calipers not allowing the pads to return of the brake disc. A good cleaning of the caliper components would be cheapest from a spares point of view but expensive labour would cost more then new calipers and pads (and possibly discs). The reason it des not happen straight away is that it will take a number of brake applications before the discs heat up and expand to contact the pads. If there is unusual tyre wear then that is the bearings, get the bearings replaced as soon as possible. bcooper from South Yorkshire

Any squealing noises from the wheels is usually the brake pads (or something in the pads, stones or rubble) just catching the discs. The pads should be checked for thickness or damage, but it is usually the pistons in the calipers not allowing the pads to return of the brake disc. A good cleaning of the caliper components would be cheapest from a spares point of view but expensive labour would cost more then new calipers and pads (and possibly discs). The reason it des not happen straight away is that it will take a number of brake applications before the discs heat up and expand to contact the pads. If there is unusual tyre wear then that is the bearings, get the bearings replaced as soon as possible. bcooper from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 27/05/2014 21:46:59 | ID: 96283

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