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Kevin watts, Ireland

Fiat Ducato

Where is the brake fluid reservoir on my 2.5 td campervan left hand drive? Thanks.

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its under the spare wheel,remove the spare wheel and its there JOHN from Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles)

its under the spare wheel,remove the spare wheel and its there JOHN from Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles)

Submitted: 20/11/2014 10:43:06 | ID: 106528

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fouzi, South Africa

Fiat Punto

Hi, Something is never happen. Fiat punto grande model 2006. When you put the key on all the light come on only light not on is oil light and engine light. Once you put the key on and you turn the key full to the position to start nothing happen. The engine not turning at all. I check and put another battery, nothing. I take off starter test on the ground is working. Put starter back try to brige the starter nothing happen. I check all the fuses and relays all tfine. Why engine light and oil light stay off when the ignition is on? Why the engine is not starting at all.? Can be that the cause and what the cure for this problem. Diagnostic can not be done because the engine light do not come on. Thank you Fouzi

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Hi Fouzi. Check the earth cable from the battery to the engine block. You can test whether this is the problem by running a booster cable from a suitable area of bare metal on the engine block to the negative terminal of the battery. If everything is then working, replace the earth cable. They usually break between the body connection and the gearbox. Best wishes, Magik Joe from West Midlands

Submitted: 26/11/2014 09:03:25 | ID: 106915

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Billy P, England

Fiat Doblo Cargo 2007

Hello, I have a problem with my Fiat Doblo Cargo 1.3 Multijet... I can’t get warm air into the car, the fan is working but there is no heat. What might be the problem?

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There could be air in your water system or possibly the head gasket. Check there is no oil in the water. If there is, it will be the head gasket and also check the oil to see if there is water in that because that can also mean head gasket Paul Dand from Lincolnshire

Compare the temperatures of the top and bottom radiator hoses. If the top is hot and the bottom cold them it could be your thermostat is not opening for circulation Jomanda Thompson from Leicestershire

The problem is almost certainly leaves and debris in the blower of the heater motor. Undo three screws under the heater motor (under glove box) undo multiplug and lower carefully . You'll be amazed how much leaves, twigs, moss etc is in there. Clean out and will run hotter and quieter. Richard Turner from West Yorkshire

The problem is almost certainly leaves and debris in the blower of the heater motor. Undo three screws under the heater motor (under glove box) undo multiplug and lower carefully . You'll be amazed how much leaves, twigs, moss etc is in there. Clean out and will run hotter and quieter. Richard Turner from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 23/01/2012 15:52:54 | ID: 73629

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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

Could be the tubo hose leaking. I had to replace mine ( noise comes from left front of engine ) Barry Smith from Staffordshire

Could be the tubo hose leaking. I had to replace mine ( noise comes from left front of engine ) Barry Smith from Staffordshire

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

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Kelly, Greater Manchester

Fiat Punto

I`ve just bought a Punto 04, MOT due in Feb 2015. It says on the last MOT rear side coil corroded. Is this dangerous and how much would it cost to be repaired at a garage?

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Hi Kelly, its not dangerous unless its very seriously corroded, the paint flakes-off the springs as they age and it looks far worse than it is. Springs are not expensive (unless you go to a Fiat dealer) and fitting is quick and reasonably simple. If you do decide to replaced the springs it is best practice to replace them as a pair, i.e. replace both sides. Best wishes, Magik Joe from West Midlands

Hi Kelly, its not dangerous unless its very seriously corroded, the paint flakes-off the springs as they age and it looks far worse than it is. Springs are not expensive (unless you go to a Fiat dealer) and fitting is quick and reasonably simple. If you do decide to replaced the springs it is best practice to replace them as a pair, i.e. replace both sides. Best wishes, Magik Joe from West Midlands

Submitted: 20/11/2014 10:24:56 | ID: 106527

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linda, West Midlands

Fiat Panda

i have a red light come up on dashboard that looks like a steering wheel . no idea what this is can anyone help pls

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Hi Linda, I had the same problem yesterday. I stopped at my Fiat garage and was told that the warning light would normally come on In the event of electric power steering system failure, however the car can be driven with mechanical steering. My mechanic also explained that this warning light can also be illuminated if the battery charge is low, which is likely in our case as the Panda had been left at the airport for some days. We will get the battery charged and see how it looks. Al from Italy

Submitted: 15/11/2014 23:50:14 | ID: 106263

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Stacey, Kent

Fiat Grande Punto

Went to start the car and an error message on the dash said fuel cut off unavailable. I tried again and it said airbag failure, see handbook. My car won't start and ignition automatically shuts the car down. Central locking has also stopped working. Any ideas?

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I'm having the same issue right now. Any luck with you? Erand Jonuzi from Essex

I'm having the same issue right now. Any luck with you? Erand Jonuzi from Essex

It was a faulty battery as crazy as that sounds. Everything was fine after a new battery was fitted. Stacey from Kent

Ditto - crazy Erand Jonuzi from Essex

Submitted: 19/06/2014 15:00:04 | ID: 98034

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Wilma Fielding, Moray

Fiat Punto

The electrics in my Fiat Punto have gone absolutely crazy. Started 3 days ago when engine switched on all dashboard lights started flashing - when I reset the clock everything returned to normal. Happened a couple of times. Yesterday rear wiper started up without me turning the handle and would only stop when I put the headlights on. Today battery completely flat and once charged up each time I start the car up all lights flashing again. Now when I switch off the ignition and remove the key the flashing dashboard lights start up again!! Mechanic friend says he's never seen anything like it in his life. Expect battery to be flat tomorrow morning again. Does anyone have any idea what this could be? As it is an old, but usually very reliable, car (2004) I don't want to have to spend more than the car is worth.

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When it happened to mine the windscreen was leaking water into the electrics, the headlights flashed on and off very quickly and the fuel gauge went haywire . I would check for leaks with a hose pipe. andy from Cheshire

When it happened to mine the windscreen was leaking water into the electrics, the headlights flashed on and off very quickly and the fuel gauge went haywire . I would check for leaks with a hose pipe. andy from Cheshire

Submitted: 16/11/2014 19:15:15 | ID: 106286

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Nelson Metharam, London

Fiat Scudo 2003

I`ve just found oil in the water tank of my Fiat Scudo. What does this mean?

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Cylinder head gasket is gone. Make sure you skim the head before fitting a new gasket jordan_uk from London

had same problem with my expert,if no lost power its the oil cooler not the head as I thought cheers craig from Fife

Submitted: 25/11/2013 16:01:25 | ID: 64866

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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

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

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Mike Holder, Hampshire

Fiat Idea

On console in front of gear stick are two switches the one on the right operates door locks the one on the left says CITY can you tell me its function cannot find any reference to it in owners manual.

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It`s for City Power Steering, ultra light. Press it as you are turning the wheel and you`ll see what I mean. EasymodeStef Pridden from Derbyshire

Submitted: 19/10/2014 20:25:39 | ID: 104875

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Jason Holloway, England

Fiat Ducato 2002

I have just purchased my first Fiat Ducato and the leisure battery is flat. I have since found out it is located under the passenger seat which I tried to remove today without success, as the screws were quite stubborn. I cannot use the electric hook up as there is not much space outside my house to park so my question is have you any tips on what I should do?

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Only way is to take the seat off, use a long reach allen key. Did mine ok. By the way, have you tried charging the battery. In situ, you will need a trickle charger to do this and it takes a long time U Jonson from Derbyshire

You remove three of the torx screws, 2 at the back and one nearest the door then loosen of the last screw and it will swivel round giving access to battery...every forum on this is giving very bad advice. Takes a few minutes working slowly. celeste from Merseyside

You remove three of the torx screws, 2 at the back and one nearest the door, then loosen off the last screw and it will swivel round giving access to the battery. Every forum on this is giving very bad advice. Takes a few minutes working slowly. celeste from Merseyside

Submitted: 03/01/2013 15:42:03 | ID: 66738

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reuben, West Sussex

Fiat Ducato

i am considering buying a 2004 2.3 turbo diesel motorhome, would like to know if there should be a red key with the ignition keys

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Indeed there should be 2 Black Keys and 1 Red/Brown Key .Also make sure you have the code for reseting the imobiliser should it fail. Carol T from Leicestershire

Indeed there should be 2 Black Keys and 1 Red/Brown Key .Also make sure you have the code for reseting the imobiliser should it fail. Carol T from Leicestershire

Submitted: 11/08/2014 15:16:02 | ID: 101330

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Cliff Atkin, North Yorkshire

Fiat Scudo

My Scudo based motorhome is now 14 years old but still in excellent condition both the coach built body & the cab. I have a problem with water seeping into the passenger foot well but can't find the point of entry. I have read a couple of responses in the Forum & have checked these out if the cab interior light & the drainage tubesunder the vents. All seem OK. As the cab part is now 14 years old I am thinking it maybe the breaking down of the wwindscreen sealant. I ask if the windscreen can be removed by Auto glass or whoever without damage. A difficult question & a difficult one to answere. Any help or suggestions will be very much appreciated. I don't know just how long this has been going on. It's beginning to smell like a cats litter tray! Cheers Cliff A

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Check the air vents outside the cab just below the windscreen wipers. I have a Scudo based camper 2001 and if these vents are loose rainwater can run down behind them. Double adhesive sided foam like draft excluder will fix it. J Baxter from Devon

Submitted: 01/08/2014 17:52:09 | ID: 100728

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Jess, Bristol

Fiat Punto

My steering goes heavy now and again and it's hard to steer?

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Hi Jess, what year is your Punto? magik-spannerz.co.uk/punto has some useful information about these problems or contact me for advice and help. Best wishes, Magik Joe from West Midlands

Submitted: 03/11/2014 10:35:01 | ID: 105561

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gareth, Staffordshire

Fiat Punto

Hi, i have brought a 2nd hand punto 2004 yesterday with no manuals. I have notice 2day that when i start the car up a symbol (i can describe it as a person sitting backwards and some zig zag lines behind head) flashes 4 roughly 4-5 seconds then goes off! Should i b concerned?? Pls...... the help would b very appreciated

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Hi Gareth, this light on the dash shows that the passenger airbag is active and working correctly. It is designed to be de-activated using the ignition key in the switch on the passenger end of the dashboard when carrying a child in a rearward-facing child seat in the front passenger seat. When the passenger airbag is deactivated the light will remain illuminated continuously. Best wishes, Magik Joe from West Midlands

Submitted: 01/11/2014 20:49:59 | ID: 105478

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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

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

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yvonne, Swansea

Fiat Punto

Car starts well but on driving after a minute slows almost to a stop- injector light comes on and off - car then shoots forward and slows for a few minutes = almost coming to a stop before running well. Thought at first was due to rain getting into engine area or fuel and have been covering car during rainy spells this appeared to work for awhile but now seems to make no difference.

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My radio in my Punto suddenly played very loud and the word ALARM appeared when I turned the engine off and then turned it on again it stopped gould from Hampshire

Submitted: 31/10/2014 14:08:19 | ID: 105409

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Susan Stott, Banffshire

Fiat Doblo 2008

I had to replace two front winter tyres on my Fiat Doblo after a year and 7000 miles, very badly worn on the inside, almost ready to blow on one tyre. The garage says it`s unlikely to be tracking as it`s not pulling to one side. However if both tyres are affected then I assume it would not pull to one side, suggests more likely bushes in wishbones causing the problem and a common problem in Doblos. Mine has done 58,000 miles. Is this right or as a woman am I being ripped off? Is it worth having tracking checked first elsewhere or would a tracking problem not account for the severe wear? Can anyone help please? (1.9 diesel)

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Don't use winter tyres all year round. I did and had the same problem as you. My garage pointed out that winter tyres are extremely soft and grippy and wear out fast in dry warm weather gilby from Hampshire

Don't use winter tyres all year round. I did and had the same problem as you. My garage pointed out that winter tyres are extremely soft and grippy and wear out fast in dry warm weather gilby from Hampshire

Regarding tyre wear on the fiat doblo. These wear tyres for fun & ALWAYS wear on the inside. Tracking is set 2mm negative for some reason, I drive one of these & work in a garage. 40k miles & had 5 sets of tyres if not 6 on the front already. As for pulling, if a car pulls to one side people think tracking! ! NOT tracking at all, tracking causes uneven tyre wear then this makes or can cause the cars to wonder. 9/10 will be left, camber also making it pull. So Setting Tracking will not solve The Issue. . Paul Elsdon from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 28/01/2014 11:59:47 | ID: 61407

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Michael McCarthy, England

Fiat Croma 2007

We have a Fiat Croma multy-jet 1900. The dashboard is showing rhs-power with a non flashing alert - how can I cancel this? It only happened on the 4th of November, when I disconnected the battery. Thank you in advance for any help.

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Hi Michael. To reset the sensor, hold down the ’rear’ right window switch until the right window is fully open, while holding the right switch down, now hold down the ’rear’ left window switch until the left window is fully open. Keep hold of both switches and count for the equivalent of 30 seconds. After the 30 seconds is up (while holding the right switch still down), put the left window all the way up, and then the right window all the way up. This will reset and the warning triangle on your dashboard, and the RHS digital warning will go out. If you have the same problem with your front windows, follow the same sequence exactly, though using the front switches instead. Hope this helps. (Fiat charge £95 + VAT to do this for you,so save yourself a few quid and do it yourself) Pete from Lancashire

Thanks for that. It worked.:-) :-) Jane Henning from England

Thanks Micheal, you are so spot on and have saved me a few pounds. I just wondered if you could offer any advice on why cruise control does not seem to work? Andi Dunmore from Sussex

It's working great. I tried now your method and now there is no more this yellow triangle.Great. Thanks Pete Florin Ciubuc from Romania

It's working great. I tried now your method and now there is no more this yellow triangle.Great. Thanks Pete Florin Ciubuc from Romania

Submitted: 09/11/2011 08:47:19 | ID: 71898

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Claire, 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 Lincolnshire

Hi. Just want to ask did the crankshaft sensor solve the problem? My 1.6 Stilo is doing the exact same thing as yours and I really don`t know where to start! Cheers :-) Sam Nagle from Cornwall

Hi Sam, no unfortunately it didn't.. I think it's time to investigate the ECU ! This seems to be a popular cause for these electrical warning faults..! Car is hopefully going in the next week to see a 'man who has all the testing equipment' and fingers crossed will get to the bottom of this! It's driving me mad now.. Everytime i start the car I get the dreaded 'ping' sound...! There is an app for smart phones I've downloaded called 'Fiat Forum' which I've found very useful.. It 's as the name says a forum for Fiat owners with a sub group for Stilo owners and is full of useful posts and info..! ?? Claire from Lincolnshire

Well that's handy to know. My inkling was towards the ecu! I did see a video on you tube where apparently theecu Iis quite close to the engine and over time the heat softens the solder so the pins in the connector plugdrop slightly. He did take ecu in half and heated up pins so they dropped back into place and his car worked so I think that may be my first try! May keep it going for a bit! the other codes on mine come up as throttle body intermittent high and low voltage but again so much is beeping it could be anything! Sam Nagle from Cornwall

I'm 99% sure this all points to the ECU..! I've read so much on this topic lately and I'm sure I've also seen the video you mentioned! Not sure if it will be a repair or replace job yet though.. Hope it gets fixed soon as I love the car otherwise! ?? Claire from Lincolnshire

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

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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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R LEADBEATER, Northumberland

Fiat Ducato

hellooo can anyone help me with a French certifict immatriculation (log book) translation please

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I am French, what do you want to translate? ouddah from Kent

Submitted: 09/08/2014 12:28:28 | ID: 101202

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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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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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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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