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Ray LEADBEATER, Northumberland

Fiat Ducato

I have a 1997 Fiat Ducato 1.9td CI Granduca LHD. Do I need to change the speedo dial from KMPH to MPH for test and legality please? If so does anyone know where I could acquire an instrument panel please?

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No Ray, you don`t need to change your speedo. I have left hand drive Niesmann Bischoff. It passes the MOT no questions Pete from North Somerset

Thank you very much t o the Lady/Gentleman for answering my question regarding speedo change you have saved time and money thanks again. Regards Ray Ray LEADBEATER from Northumberland

Submitted: 24/02/2015 15:03:37 | ID: 112251

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lee, Rutland

Fiat Grande Punto

I was pulling off from traffic lights and I heard a snap noise, then realised the gear stick was very loose and wouldn`t go into gear, it would drive but I think it`s still in first gear. Does anyone know what this could be? Only had the car 5 days

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Happened to me, same thing in the morning in Moss side of all places. It's a common fault, two cables under the battery, either they have popped off or snapped, mine snapped jay from Lancashire

Submitted: 06/11/2014 10:35:20 | ID: 105755

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richard, Derbyshire

Fiat Punto

Hi, just want to know when I start my car and drive it`s fine, but after a while when you accelerate there`s a whining sound, a bit like a fan belt. I`ve had a new alternator already so just baffled now. Can anybody help? Thanks

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Hi Richard, loosen the alternator mountings and remove the belt. The car will run ok without it for a short test. If the noise has gone then your new alternator is at fault. If the noise remains then its likely to be your water pump or the timing belt tensioner that is at fault. Please let us know how you get on. Best wishes, Magik Joe from West Midlands

Submitted: 03/03/2015 08:30:53 | ID: 112641

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janice, Greater Manchester

Fiat Panda

I drive my Panda in city mode always, does this damage my engine or reduce my fuel economy? Thank you

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My Fiat Panda 2007 diesel 1.3 has a dangerous problem, when I increase speed to overtake the speed drops from 60mph to 30 without warning and vehicles at the back nearly run into me. I am 76 yr old pensioner and would really appreciate any help peter robertson from Highland

What`s the answer to the above question? peter robertson from Highland

Submitted: 23/02/2015 11:00:36 | ID: 112173

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katie, South Yorkshire

Fiat Grande Punto

Can anybody help me. Whenever we have heavy rain or I take my car to the car wash my engine management light comes on. The car still drives but can be really sluggish when accelerating. The light only stays for a dew hours to a day and then goes off and the car is fine. Has anybody else had the same or know what it is? Thanks

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Mine has been doing the same, funnily enough it happened today and id put it thru the car wash yesterday. Garage had previously checked it out but found no problems. Its having the cam belt changed next week but dont know if the sluggish acceleration has anything to do with it. Hope you get it sorted x catherine ward from West Midlands

Mine has been doing the same, funnily enough it happened today and id put it thru the car wash yesterday. Garage had previously checked it out but found no problems. Its having the cam belt changed next week but dont know if the sluggish acceleration has anything to do with it. Hope you get it sorted x catherine ward from West Midlands

Submitted: 20/07/2014 12:30:18 | ID: 100038

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Martin, Galway

Fiat Ducato

Does mk 2 06 Fiat Ducato have canbus want wire tow bar? Thanks

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No Martin. Canbus began with the MKIII X250 2006 onwards Techno100 from West Yorkshire

No Martin. Canbus began with the MKIII X250 2006 onwards Techno100 from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 15/01/2015 00:13:22 | ID: 109564

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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

I had the same problem. I had water that was completely soaking the rear passenger footwell. I was unsure where the water was coming in from, until I heard water moving about in my boot. I had a massive pool of water in my spare tyre well. As I was checking the spare tyre well, I noticed water marks on the carpet fabric running up the inside of the boot, towards my rear tail light. It turns out that there was a slight opening between the body of the car and the rear tail light. Even though it looked unnoticeable, it was definitely coming from there. I had to get a new rear tail light cover (cluster) as the water leaking in had damaged the connections for the tail light. Once I fitted the new rear cluster to the car, I fixed and screwed it back into place, and put a whole tube of silicone around the edges between the cluster and the bodywork of the car. Happy to say that I no longer have a soaking wet boot of rear footwell. Only problem now is changing a rear bulb, as I have to cut off all of the silicone, change the bulb, and reapply more silicone again, which can get a bit messy! Hope this helps :) Ryan from Cornwall

I had the same problem. I had water that was completely soaking the rear passenger footwell. I was unsure where the water was coming in from, until I heard water moving about in my boot. I had a massive pool of water in my spare tyre well. As I was checking the spare tyre well, I noticed water marks on the carpet fabric running up the inside of the boot, towards my rear tail light. It turns out that there was a slight opening between the body of the car and the rear tail light. Even though it looked unnoticeable, it was definitely coming from there. I had to get a new rear tail light cover (cluster) as the water leaking in had damaged the connections for the tail light. Once I fitted the new rear cluster to the car, I fixed and screwed it back into place, and put a whole tube of silicone around the edges between the cluster and the bodywork of the car. Happy to say that I no longer have a soaking wet boot of rear footwell. Only problem now is changing a rear bulb, as I have to cut off all of the silicone, change the bulb, and reapply more silicone again, which can get a bit messy! Hope this helps :) Ryan from Cornwall

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

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kelsey, Merseyside

Fiat Punto

After I bought this car I went out test driving, but after the second time going out in it everytime I take the key out of the ignition it makes a beep noise, does anybody know what this means??

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Does your car have the original stereo or an aftermarket one? Some replacement stereo units have a beep to remind you to remove the fascia panel from the stereo when leaving the vehicle, this may be what you're hearing. Let us know if this is the right answer! Best wishes, Magik Joe from West Midlands

Submitted: 27/01/2015 08:03:15 | ID: 110360

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john bull, Wiltshire

Fiat Punto

I have a drumming noise coming from the offside rear wheel. It only gets noisy above 40mph and eases off at 60mph. Any ideas please?

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Likely to be an unbalanced / distorted wheel, likely in conjunction with a tired / worn out shock absorber on that corner. Shock absorber bushes may also be worn. A good test would be to get someone else to drive the car at the 'problem' speed while you follow in another vehicle and have a good look at the rear wheels, check for a 'bouncing' movement on that wheel. If it were the wheel bearing at fault the noise would not fade away at 60+mph. Please repost and let us know how you get on. Best wishes, Magik Joe from West Midlands

Submitted: 16/02/2015 14:29:09 | ID: 111654

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Lea Johnson, Lancashire

Fiat Panda

My car is now 5 years old. I have maintained it with every service. The only major work needed has been changing the timing belt. It has 24,000 miles on the clock. I am at the inevitable crossroads of deciding whether I should spend £500 for new tyres and brake discs or trade it in for a new or used Fiat Panda. How much life could I reasonably expect from my existing, well-cared for car, given that I spend the £500? (I could possibly get £2000 for my car in a trade for a used car worth approx. £4,500, but would I get anymore years out of it than my existing car with just £500 outlay?) Any advice very welcome.

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I'd stick with what you have. Better the evil you know! My wife's 1.1 56 reg Active has done 46k miles since we bought it as a pre-reg car from a Fiat dealer in Carlisle and is still on its first set brakes, exhaust and battery. It's had 3 sets of front tyres, a couple of anti-roll bar rubbers, its cam belt changed (at a local garage, cost about £95) and that's it, other than usual servicing costs... We are certainly going to keep it for a good while yet! Chris Breen from Cumbria

Submitted: 19/01/2015 13:56:03 | ID: 109856

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simonkinney@live.com, Blackpool

Fiat Doblo

How long will brake discs and pads last on fiat doblo 2002

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Several years with 10,000 miles a year average use. Possibly 10 years disc life, though modern discs can need replacing as often as the pads on some models. Stephen Carter from Essex

Submitted: 20/10/2014 10:39:26 | ID: 104887

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bill mcdonald, Falkirk

Fiat Doblo

I would like to fit front mudflaps to the van but was told by Fiat that they don't make any for this model van. Does anyone know anybody who makes them? The other option is to fit universal type and fix them to the wheel arch liner, but I am not sure if there is anything behind the liner that would prevent me doing so - has anyone done this?Many Thanks

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You need to specify the year / model of Doblo. The one introduced a couple of years ago is a different shape to the old one. If it is a Mk1 (c.2001 onwards) model, or a Mk2 (facelifted front end) there should be a mudflap to fit. I bought a set from Fiat in 2003 which were made of semi hard plastic and fitted like a glove (although they are not deep enough to prevent all spray and mud). Ask around dealerships to see if anyone has a set on the shelf. Stephen Carter from Essex

You need to specify the year / model of Doblo. The one introduced a couple of years ago is a different shape to the old one. If it is a Mk1 (c.2001 onwards) model, or a Mk2 (facelifted front end) there should be a mudflap to fit. I bought a set from Fiat in 2003 which were made of semi hard plastic and fitted like a glove (although they are not deep enough to prevent all spray and mud). Ask around dealerships to see if anyone has a set on the shelf. Stephen Carter from Essex

Submitted: 21/12/2014 17:39:22 | ID: 108230

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Bob, Moray

Fiat Ducato

Hi, I have a 2009 Ducato and was wondering if you can turn the passenger airbag off so I can take my 18 month old daughter in the van? If so how do I do it? Thanks

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Hi Bob You need to access the 'Set Up' menu [Page 22 Handbook] by accessing the 'MODE' menu via the MODE button This should allow you to access :- Time setting Speed MPH/KMh Air Bag on/off Units Metric/Imperial Buzz - Not sure what this means Access these using the MODE button can be a bit hit & miss so if problems suggest quick push followed by up or down button Hope you are successful Landscaper Chris from Devon

Hi Bob You need to access the 'Set Up' menu [Page 22 Handbook] by accessing the 'MODE' menu via the MODE button This should allow you to access :- Time setting Speed MPH/KMh Air Bag on/off Units Metric/Imperial Buzz - Not sure what this means Access these using the MODE button can be a bit hit & miss so if problems suggest quick push followed by up or down button Hope you are successful Landscaper Chris from Devon

Submitted: 05/01/2015 18:52:29 | ID: 108971

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michael ellison, Cheshire

Fiat Punto

hi my engine warning light came on and stayed on this was sat 24th jan on the 25th jan it went off and stayed off but today 26th jan it came on again and stayed on is it safe to drive if the light stays on ?

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Hi Michael, if the car seems to be running normally then it should be fine to carry on as usual. If you have a misfire / loss of power or anything unusual happening then its best to get it checked-out on a diagnostic computer as soon as you can, as continuing to drive the car will lead to more expensive failures if there is a serious fault. There is always a reason why the warning light is on though, so it would be good idea to get it checked-out so that the necessary repair can be made as the car will be running at less than its optimum with a fault on the system. Best wishes, Magik Joe from West Midlands

Submitted: 26/01/2015 16:48:46 | ID: 110324

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Minnie Stretch, England

Fiat Punto 2003

The steering warning light is staying on permanently on my Fiat Punto but there is no fluid top up bottle. Also the steering has not gone heavy. What could the problem be and how do I solve it please?

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The power steering is electric. Either you need a new steering motor, or full shaft. Hopefully it could be a wiring problem Drew from Lanarkshire

Hi, If you open the bonnet and look down on the right hand side of the engine compartment, on the inside wing you will find a small metal box bolted to the chassis leg , this box will have a number of wires going into it from underneath. This I believe is a multi earthing unit, if this is not doing what it's designed to,you can get the light to come up on the dash. Mark from Herefordshire

Submitted: 07/06/2012 12:15:13 | ID: 86734

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Nicola Barton, Lancashire

Fiat Grande Punto 2007

When starting up my Fiat Grande Punto the temperature gauge soars into the red and then back down again almost instantly. What could this be? Thanks.

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They all do that its doin a check nothing to worry about jim35@fsmail.net from South Ayrshire

Submitted: 10/01/2014 10:22:06 | ID: 60551

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Lee, Kent

Fiat Ducato

Hi I have recently acquired a Fiat Ducatto Motorhome, year 1988. I am hoping to restore it to its former glory but having been online I cannot seem to find the parts I need. Can anyone help with any advice or web sites. Much appreciated. Happy motoring to you all. Lee

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You could join the Wild Camping forum at www.wildcamping.co.uk and ask the members on there. David from France

You could join the Wild Camping forum at www.wildcamping.co.uk and ask the members on there. David from France

Submitted: 03/10/2014 20:48:57 | ID: 104025

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mike davis, Cornwall

Fiat Ducato

what has caused a simultaneous failure of fuel and temp guauges on my 1987 2.5 D ducato? All fuses are good,and nothing else as failed.

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My problem is now solved! The orange wire from fuse 9 to the instrument panel was open cct. mike davis from Cornwall

Submitted: 20/01/2015 16:43:08 | ID: 109957

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Robert Jelgersma, United States of America

Fiat 500

My girlfriends just got a 2013 fiat 500. The odometer started flashing a few days ago and won't stop. What is the trick to stop the flashing ?

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You need to have a PROXI ALIGNMENT done on the car to reset the vehicle network. Your Fiat dealer can do this for you, or a Fiat specialist. Diagnostic equipment is needed to do this. Best wishes, Magik Joe from West Midlands

You need to have a PROXI ALIGNMENT done on the car to reset the vehicle network. Your Fiat dealer can do this for you, or a Fiat specialist. Diagnostic equipment is needed to do this. Best wishes, Magik Joe from West Midlands

Submitted: 13/01/2015 17:56:50 | ID: 109480

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Larry Taylor, England

Fiat Ducato 2008

Fiat Ducato 2.2 diesel year 2008, body type swift Bolero 600ek. Plenty of battery life, but engine will not start, the ’padlock’ warning sign lights up on the dash panel, is this an immobiliser issue? (Swift motorhome)

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Had a similar problem with my 2000 2.8tdi Ducato. The engine was turning over with no start. Found a blown fuse in the main fuse box in the glove compartment that controls the fuel pump solenoid. Replaced the fuse and keycode padlock light went off when ignition key turned and van started first time. Hope this helps Drerek cronin from Ireland

Had a similar problem with my 2000 2.8tdi Ducato. The engine was turning over with no start. Found a blown fuse in the main fuse box in the glove compartment that controls the fuel pump solenoid. Replaced the fuse and keycode padlock light went off when ignition key turned and van started first time. Hope this helps Drerek cronin from Ireland

Submitted: 09/01/2013 14:17:30 | ID: 67553

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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

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

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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

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

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Margaret, Malta

Fiat Grande Punto

What is it when you start the car and a sign saying Fluid Temper radiat stop engine... Is a fault? What should I do. I took to a mechanic and checked the water and oils and all is well. Many thanks Margaret

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This is a software fault in the engine management unit, your dealer can stop it happening by updating the software. You can drive the car just as it is, it will not cause a problem. Best wishes, Magik Joe from West Midlands

Submitted: 01/12/2014 19:16:22 | ID: 107211

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chris watson, North Lincolnshire

Fiat Grande Punto

I have a grande punto 1,2 petrol an would like to now why a orange light buld light comes on in the dash board when i brake then goes off again the fluid is full so can any one help please

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You have a defective brake light bulb or, if the lights appear to be working properly, an earth fault in one of the rear light clusters, usually where the wiring loom connects to the light unit. Best wishes, Magik Joe from West Midlands

Submitted: 07/12/2014 17:24:25 | ID: 107531

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David Nelson, Tyne and Wear

Fiat Grande Punto

Hi, whilst driving at 40mph the accelerator loses power and both the oil and battery light are red. I stopped and turned off engine. When I restarted it the car is fine. I have took it to garage and the fault does not register with the engine management system. This had happened twice in 6 weeks. Any help with this would be great!

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I have the same problem did you get to the bottom of it? Jonny from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 30/05/2014 13:51:06 | ID: 96518

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J B Wilding, Monmouthshire

Fiat Stilo

any help to replace the head light on the passenger side would be welcome

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Can be fiddly and often requires removal of the front bumper, but if you have small hands you can get the black cover off the back of the headlight (there is just enough space between battery casing). Then simply unplug the bulb (slide the plastic cir-clip away and pull out), change bulb then replace - fairly easy S Johnston from Scottish Borders

Submitted: 13/12/2014 11:49:49 | ID: 107830

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greg quail, Greater London

Fiat Stilo

I have a minute build up of oil in the sparkplug recesses, 1 slightly more than the others and although it does not affect performance or economy it does mean that the plug packs eventually burn out. Short of taking the engine out is there anything I can do? thanks

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Sounds like a gasket letting in oil, the plug will probably fail in time and more seriously the engine if losing oil will run the risk of overheating and seizure. You`re looking for a new Rocker Cover Gasket. S Johnston from Scottish Borders

Sounds like a gasket letting in oil, the plug will probably fail in time and more seriously the engine if losing oil will run the risk of overheating and seizure. You`re looking for a new Rocker Cover Gasket. S Johnston from Scottish Borders

Submitted: 19/12/2014 13:05:35 | ID: 108134

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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

I get this all of the time, I think it`s just a rubbish auto gearbox they've put in. Everyone seems to have the same problem and no-one has managed to fix it. Big disappointment from Fiat :( alvin from Bournemouth

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

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Ed, Poole

Fiat Ducato

There's a squawking noise coming from the rear leaf springs when cornering or going over bumps

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This is a common fault and is due to the bushes on the springs seizing. At the end of the spring where it connects to the bodywork is a shackle. There is a pin which goes through the shackle and bodywork fitting which should be free to twist with movement. It seizes up due to road dirt ect. Very easy to strip down and lubricate. Ray Cripps from Dorset

Submitted: 23/11/2014 19:59:58 | ID: 106732

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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

Above the battery is a relay and a fuse, job to see but it`s there on my 2000 model. Oh it`s got a screw to hold it up, best to undo it to get a better view keith from Cornwall

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

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D Leek, Somerset

Fiat Ducato

Fiat Ducato Maxi 2.8 TDI (1999) (Laika 7r Motorhome) I need new rubber air hose pipe (from air filter box to mounting left of bonnet catch). Jubilee clip (OK) at each end and hose approx 10cm dia. Has a sort of ribbed effect. (Starting to crack at front end). Markings on pipe > NBR < A968 2 Markings on air filter box F.AP.ACAT 1307194080 A947. I`m having difficulty locating a supplier - any help appreciated (garage man is on hols) kind regards - David

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Only get from Ford but they said don`t bother, tape it up, I did no probs keith from Cornwall

Submitted: 31/08/2014 16:48:47 | ID: 102425

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andy, Shropshire

Fiat Ducato

Hi, I have a L.H.D 1997 2.5 TDI MOTORHOME with a broken electric mirror! I have sourced a pair of long arm electric mirriors for the 230 chassis 1998 model, mine are square single mirror, the new ones are egg shaped with 2 mirrors. However they fit but the electrical connections are different, mine has five wires on 2 connectors, connector 1 black and brown, connector 2 yellow/red, grey /red, blue, red wires. New mirror has 7 wires on a single connector white, red, blue, green, grey, brown, black. Does anyone know what 5 wires I can connect to the choice of 7 new wires to make the mirror work?I.E. old black to new brown, old red/blue wire to new green etc, etc? CheersAndy

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The others are mirror hear connections you don`t use on your van keith from Cornwall

Submitted: 25/09/2014 14:30:25 | ID: 103628

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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

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

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mac, Cornwall

Fiat Ducato

Where is the horn fitted in the engine compartment on 2.5 fiat ducto2

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It`s in front of the radiator, bit of a squeeze but you can get it from behind cross member, best to take rad out if you`re fit keith from Cornwall

Submitted: 15/11/2014 15:35:45 | ID: 106243

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Raymond, Malta

Fiat Ducato

My fuel gauge indication on my Fiat Ducato 2.8 late 2005 model started flashing and now it keeps on. The fuel indication marks empty but the tank is almost full ie 3/4 full. Is this something to do with the dashboard cluster of lights or is it the sending unit. It was in the garage and marked ok and still is however at another point it stopped flashing and the yellow light keeps on. Can anyone help. Thanks R. Bonello

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I`ve had this twice, it`s expensive, they changed fuel sender in tank and gauge completely. Also bad earth and small computer somewhere behind the dash in first 3yrs but it still plays up, at times only on gauge flickers or doesn`t read fully so I now watch mileage done to fill up. I`m told it`s an extra you get wih all Ducatos, still hey ho eh? keith from Cornwall

Submitted: 13/12/2014 13:29:02 | ID: 107842

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Jayne Brunjes, England

Fiat Ducato 1989

I have a Fiat Ducato Hymer 544 1989 and the battery light is coming on on the dashboard intermittently. Can anyone tell me why?

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It probably means that either you have a loose connection on Tue charging circuit or the alternator needs a service Tom Keane from England

My hymer had the same problem the spade connector on the alternator was lose squashed it together with a pair of pliers put it back on and now ok Nathan roberts from Somerset

My hymer had the same problem the spade connector on the alternator was lose squashed it together with a pair of pliers put it back on and now ok Nathan roberts from Somerset

Submitted: 13/07/2012 12:01:36 | ID: 80264

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cherrell, West Yorkshire

Fiat Panda

My panda has just started after its been stood over night the. Clook has gone to 0.00 and I have to reset it. It is fine all day then. It starts up and drives fine. Can anyone help me to why its doing this. Thank you

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Hello Cherrell My problems also started with the clock zeroing, but over time, starting the car got progressively worse. Initially it only happened during a cold start, but it now happens each and every time I have to start it. The only way I can get the car going is to rev it like blazers at the start up. And while doing so, the lights eventually come back on the 'dead' dashboard ..... complete with blinking clock reset back to 00:00! I don't know what the problem is and sorry I can't help, but I am looking in to what's causing this myself. I can update you, if you like, when I do eventually find out what the problem is and/or if you have found the answer to the problem/cause since writing your question, please share it with me. Many thanks and regards, Helen Helen from South Africa

Thank you Helen for your reply. If I get any further information that will help us. I will post. With thanks cherrell cherrell from West Yorkshire

Thanks Cherrell - appreciate the reply and promise to keep you informed. The battle to start is the least of my problems at the moment because I've also developed a clutch problem! It stays depressed to the floorboard and won't come back up and allow me to shift in to any gear, so a double whammy, especially when driving in heavy traffic. As this is the more show-stopping and serious of the two hassles I'm currently having, I will have to spend time and limited resources on fixing this first. If the mechanic can identify and fix the starting problem at the same time, I will certainly share the findings with you. But when this problem first occurred in April this year, the mechanic could find no apparent cause or reason .... all he could advise me to do was start the car by revving the engine over 4 - 5 on the counter each time. It works, but is not the solution as clearly there has to be a reason for the cause and thus, a problem that needs fixing. Helen from South Africa

Submitted: 04/12/2014 16:38:12 | ID: 107380

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Seth, Hampshire

Fiat Panda

Just collected and returned new Panda 1.2 Easy. Within 2 miles gear change difficult , clutch pedal bite got nearer and nearer the floor and eventually with pedal hard down to the floor was unable to disengage clutch, stalling to stop vehicle. Restart with clutch down lurched vehicle, restart out of gear but then unable to engage first gear with out revving engine first. Scary and dangerousi in heavy traffic. After clear run,ie no stop start clutch pedal seemed to improve and car driveable again. Not a good feedback response from the clutch and jerky take off still however. Dealer puzzled? Claimed no fault found and ok when test driven. Car left with the dealer as considered unsafe to drive. Any thoughts?

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Hi Seth Although my car is not new (2007 model), it only has +-38 700 on the clock. But I'm experiencing the same death-defying driving problems with my Panda 1.2 Dynamix myself! I've looked up info on the internet and gone in to a number of forums, but the possible answers to the problem are too varied - master cylinder packing up, worn springs, transit movement, worn parts, needs bleeding, contamination, seal failure .... etc., etc. I've had two different mechanics look at it. The first admitted being clueless as to what the problem is, but made some adjustments which seemed to 'solve' the problem for the past six months. But yesterday, yep, same problems with the clutch staying depressed to the floorboard, which made for some nail biting, hair raising driving in very heavy holiday traffic. Then parked at a shopping mall and when I came out, the clutch would not lift off the floor when I tried to engage gear yesterday and left me stranded for five hours. I was told by the mechanic looking at it in the mall's parking lot that I need a new clutch kit, but I am not really convinced that this is the cause or that it will fix the problem. He eventually replaced some worn rubber part and although the problem wasn't fixed, I was eventually able to get home amid lots of prayers for robots to stay green (90% of them didn't)! Have you found out what the cause is and if so, please can you update me? My nearest Fiat agency is over 200 kms away and obviously this is going to be expensive for them to look at and fix - not that I would ever risk the long drive anyway. Many thanks! Helen from South Africa

Hi Helen, Thanks for the post. The car is still with the dealer. They have no idea what is causing the problem. Nor, apparently do Fiat. The solution? Is to change the entire clutch hydraulics including pipe work. I'm not convinced! If I get an answer I'll let you know Regards Seth Seth from Hampshire

Submitted: 28/11/2014 23:43:59 | ID: 107058

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Seshin Pillay, South Africa

Fiat Panda 2006

Hi. I have a 2006 Fiat Panda 1.2 Dynamic. I have two problems with the car. The power steering makes a noise whenever I turn and most recently when I press down on the clutch pedal it does not come back up. Any advice would be much appreciated? Thank you. (1.2 Dynamic)

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Had same problem with my '07 JTD Multijet. Solved by putting small section of rubber tube around the arm that protrudes from the clutch pedal. In effect, it stops the pedal from going down so far and getting stuck. Other forums mention that pedal can get stuck on the floor mat. I don't have floor mats, but my pedal still got stuck! Hope this helps. Ed from Cornwall

Had same problem with my '07 JTD Multijet. Solved by putting small section of rubber tube around the arm that protrudes from the clutch pedal. In effect, it stops the pedal from going down so far and getting stuck. Other forums mention that pedal can get stuck on the floor mat. I don't have floor mats, but my pedal still got stuck! Hope this helps. Ed from Cornwall

Hi Seshin I know this is an older post and hope to hear from you because I am experiencing a similar problem. The short answer to your first question is your power steering mechanism is busy failing, as mine did TWO days out of warranty and with on +-24 800 on the clock. The same clutch problem is now also happening to me. It started in April this year and I got a local mechanic to look at the problem because the nearest Fiat agency is in Umhlanga Rocks, about 160 kms away from me and obviously I won't risk driving the vehicle this distance with a clutch problem. The mechanic couldn't find any fault, but did make some adjustments and the hassle seemed to be 'fixed' .... until yesterday! I was stranded in town for five hours yesterday on one of the hottest days so far this summer with a clutch that refused to come off from the floor and stayed depressed when I tried to put the car in gear. I eventually got a mechanic to look at it, but he couldn't find the 'clutch kit' for any local spares shop so put a new rubber thinggie in to some plastic triangular-looking part. It hasn't fixed the problem, but it got me home. If you could let me know what your clutch problem was due to, this would be very appreciated because answers in forums and on the internet are very wide-ranging and varied, so I am non-the-wiser. Many thanks! Helen from South Africa

Submitted: 26/11/2013 14:23:58 | ID: 58674

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David Spears, England

Fiat Panda 2006

My 2006 Fiat Panda 1.1 will not keep running on start without lots of throttle pedal to keep it going until the engine settles. It runs perfectly, does not cut out at lights or stops, but even when the engine is still warm it will not re-start without the pedal. It has been diagnosed but no fault code shows up, Can anyone help? (1.1 active)

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Try a throttle re-learn procedure and see if that makes a difference. Peter from Middlesex

Try a throttle re-learn procedure and see if that makes a difference. Peter from Middlesex

Hi David I see this is an older post, but am having the same problems and would be very grateful if you could let me know what was causing your problem. Like you, I have to rev the blazers out to get it started (plus the dash stays blank for a few seconds and the clock is always being reset to 00:00). And like you, once I get it started, it goes ok - it's just getting it to start that is the big issue! Many thanks! Helen from South Africa

Submitted: 16/12/2013 11:11:15 | ID: 59391

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