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Polly Parsons, Lancashire

Fiat Doblo 2002

Hi. I have recently bought my Fiat Doblo, had it about 3-4 weeks now. This last week it`s developed an oil leak. It`s not just a small one either, I put a litre in and within minutes it`s on the floor. The head gasket was replaced last year so I can`t see it being that. The leak is at the front of the engine on the driver`s side. I am worried about driving it and worried about cost, is it an expensive job?

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I had same prob turned out was leak from turbo George McDermott from South Lanarkshire

Submitted: 22/11/2012 09:22:39 | ID: 59857

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Bridget Rourke, England

Fiat Ducato 2008

My Fiat Ducato`s clutch is just going to the floor. I’ve found out it is a hydraulic clutch. Does anybody know where the clutch fluid reservoir is located? Thanks. (35 120 M-J LWB)

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To the best of my knowledge the clutch is supplied with fluid from the brake master cylinder. Peter Harnden from Norfolk

Submitted: 21/03/2014 12:17:53 | ID: 63165

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Tony Polden, Essex

Fiat Ducato 1996

I have a Fiat Ducato engine and gearbox in a Swift Kon Tiki motorhome which has been standing for approx. 18 months and the clutch has seized. Can you tell me the best way to free the clutch? (Ducato Motorhome)

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Start the engine, apply the handbrake hard, put into reverse with foot on clutch, rev engine up then whip your foot off the clutch. The engine will stall of course, but it’s put sudden big twisting torque into the drivetrain. Then try the same but in first gear. Sounds a bit brutal, but it’s usually very effective. The idea is that the sudden twisting torque breaks the seal that’s developed between the clutch plates. Bruce from Gloucestershire

If your vehicle has stood for 18 months the clutch plat will have "stuck" to the flywheel face. Start your engine in neutral and leave it running so that it gets hot enough for the electric cooling fan to operate, Switch of engine. Apply handbrake, put it in 2nd gear and operate the starter, with luck this will free first time ,if not go through procedure again. We used to have this trouble years ago with cars left standing for long periods. Just make sure that you get the engine really hot before trying to free off. Peter Harnden from Norfolk

Submitted: 21/03/2014 14:26:31 | ID: 63189

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Steve Curtis, Yorkshire

Fiat Ducato 2001

Where is the pollen filter on a 2.8 jtd Fiat Ducato 2001 please? (jtd)

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There is no pollen filter on a 2001 Ducato 2.8JTD. Bruce from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 20/12/2013 10:59:45 | ID: 59463

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Joan Wrigh, Lincolnshire

Fiat Grande Punto 2006

Can anyone tell me please what a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in it means on my Fiat Grande Punto? This only comes on when I put my lights on. I have just replaced the stop light bulb and the indicator bulb. Thanks.

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I have had the same problem, it occurs when the light on the rear number plate goes out, give it a wiggle and push it back in and the orange triangle goes out. Unfortunately we have the rubbish Italian wiring to thank for this! Harry from Sussex

Might also be your speed alert setting exceeded, set at 30mph once you go over it comes on. Hope this helps. Gerry Ahaon from Ireland

Submitted: 07/01/2014 11:52:16 | ID: 60372

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Bet, England

Fiat Stilo 2004

All of the warning lights etc on my Fiat Stilo`s dashboard stay lit but the display for mileage etc is not working. Can anyone help?

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Hi, I had the same thing with my Stilo 2004 1.4 petrol, warning lights were working but mileage, speed meter, fuel, etc were all dead. I have to take out my cluster and send it for repair. Search on Google for cluster repairs it will be a lot cheaper than letting a mechanic do everything. If I remember correctly, I paid £150 for fixing and £30 for a mechanic to take it out and put it on again. Hope this helps. Cesar Ferreira from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 03/02/2014 12:04:01 | ID: 90448

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Connor, Wales

Fiat Grande Punto 2007

I have a 2007 Fiat Grande Punto and the connection into the heater fan is ’dodgy’. The fan has four different power settings and the ’dodgy’ connecter into the fan motor is located under the glove box (passenger foot well). Because of the connection the fans completely turn off or only work on certain power settings. If I disconnect and reconnect or wiggle the connecter then the fan turns back on, but this is impossible while driving. Is it possible to just buy the connecter into the fan motor? If so where from and if you have a rough price that would be great? Thank you. (active)

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The plug only comes as part of the loom. The heater control loom is available seperately from the main body loom from fiat. I don’t know how much but it’s not too hard to fit. Dave from Devon

Submitted: 14/02/2014 12:08:15 | ID: 62087

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Charles Bataille, South Africa

Fiat Grande Punto 2007

Who repairs the electronic boards for the Fiat Grande Punto, either in UK or worldwide and hopefully in South Africa? The car lost all power and will not start now. It seems like this model has a history of similar electronic problems judging by some of the questions on this site. Is this a known issue plaguing this model? (1.3 Turbo Diesel)

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Not normally. Usually if it’s not starting it’s a power or an earth supply loss to the ecu. If the orange engine light doesn’t come up on the dash and the code light stays on with ignition on, the ecu is not powered up. Have had this with a gearbox earth strap. Put a jump lead from the negative terminal on the battery to the engine to eliminate the earth strap. Dave from England

Submitted: 07/03/2014 10:43:47 | ID: 62653

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Kelly Palmer, Derbyshire

Fiat Grande Punto 2006

Hi there, I have a Fiat Grande Punto Active I purchased second hand from a garage three days ago. I drove it 39 miles and it appeared fine but the next day there was excessive fluid temperature as soon as I started the car although it had been sitting all night. I went round to the garage and he said there is enough water in it and he can’t see any problem. It stopped sending the message on my information board for about 2 days then it re-appeared. Also when it does so the indicator shoots up to the HOT mark then back to the middle. Do you think this is sensory issues, or a software update I keep reading all about? Is this job costly? There aren’t any warning lights on the dash such as engine management.

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Hi, there is an instrument panel and body computer software update for this fault. This also has a tendency to occur with poor condition battery. I would get the software numbers checked and the battery tested before replacing any parts. Dave from Devon

Submitted: 20/03/2014 11:47:49 | ID: 63029

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Malachy Cash, England

Fiat Doblo Cargo 2002

My 2002 Fiat Doblo Cargo has 110k miles but I just checked the water tank and it’s got pure black oil in it. When I start it a bit of white smoke comes out of it and it also chucks a little bit for the first 30 seconds of starting. What could be wrong?

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Sometime cars have "oil coolers" which are cooled by water, if the gasket has gone the oil can get in the water system, it is worth a shot. Any more for this theory? Joey Shields from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 05/09/2013 15:53:42 | ID: 65872

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Arto, Finland

Fiat Seicento 1999

My Fiat Seicento ran out of fuel, and after I put in more, it does not start anymore. What could be the problem? The car is in Finland and it’s like -10degrees outside.

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Press the fuel shut off button as it prob switched fuel inertia switch on when u run out of fuel. Look under steering wheel in centre of the car and put your hand up under the dashboard. You should feel a rubber button, press down on it and you should be good to go. Chris from Neath

Submitted: 13/02/2012 15:35:45 | ID: 78476

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Ronell Naidoo, South Africa

Fiat Seicento 2008

While driving my Fiat Seicento uphill I was coming to a stop and changed down gears so the car in front could turn, while doing this my car suddenly switched off. I encountered this one other time, while I was driving at night and had my headlights and fog lights on, that was about a month ago and when I started the car again it started. For the past few days I have been having issues with start up, the code light comes on and it refuses to start until a couple of tries when the light goes off. I’m so worried, there aren’t many cars like this in the area where I stay and I’m afraid that something may be seriously wrong. Can anyone help? Thanks for reading,. (Sporting)

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Make sure the earth cable from ecu to the gearbox is tight. Chris Pitson from Neath

Submitted: 20/12/2013 08:54:19 | ID: 59497

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Les Rae, England

Fiat Scudo 2003

The brake pedal on my Fiat Scudo intermittently becomes hard and the brakes are not effective. I have changed the vacuum pump but this has made no difference. Any advice would be appreciated. Can anybody help? (2L jtd)

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I had the same problem with my 2l jtd. I changed the pads, discs, calibers/master cylinder over 2 years. One last try, I took off the master cylinder to expose spindle in servo turned the spindle anti clockwise 2 or 3 times working perfectly ever since easy. Good luck! Alanoc from Ireland

Submitted: 10/09/2013 11:49:38 | ID: 54139

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Jo Nicholls, Warwickshire

Fiat Punto 2004

Hi. I am very concerned about my Fiat Punto at the moment. It might just be me over-thinking things but there’s a sound coming from the back passenger side wheel. I think I can only hear it between 1st/2nd and 3rd gear, it sounds like a popping sound like when you press the brake pedal and it makes a noise. Can somebody please let me know if this is serious?

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Hi Jo, any problem like this really should be investigated for safety’s sake, especially if you think it may be a problem with the brakes. I’m a Punto specialist based in NW Birmingham and would be happy to take a look at it for you, I do not charge for looking, only for fixing - so if there’s nothing wrong it would only cost you some fuel and some time. Take a look at www.magik-spannerz.co.uk for further info. Magik Joe from Birmingham

Submitted: 18/03/2014 11:00:13 | ID: 62929

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Vicky Mackins, England

Fiat 500 2008

My Fiat 500 auto/triptronic has been sitting on the drive for 8 months. It`s engine starts and is running fine, but when I try to put it into gear nothing happens. Does anyone know if the gear box has gone or if there is something I am missing?

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Depress the brake a couple of times before engaging into gear Juanita from Yorkshire

Submitted: 13/03/2012 09:48:18 | ID: 83241

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Danielle Atkinson, County Down

Fiat Ducato 1999

Could anyone tell me how much antifreeze I need in my Fiat Ducato for winter? Also could anyone tell me the cheapest place to get a sump for same model, preferably second hand? My handbook is in German and I can`t translate it?

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Mix 5L 50% antifreeze and 5L 50% water in a bucket. Drain the radiator in front of the engine, maybe it is easy to find but the lower hose can be opened with simple tools. Use safety glasses and mount the hose, after draining fill up the mix in the cooling liquid tank all the way up to the line. Start engine and keep filling till engine is warm and leveled on marking on cooling liquid tank Per Otto from Norway

Submitted: 11/11/2013 15:49:38 | ID: 57649

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Robert Cawte, Kent

Fiat Ducato 1997

My Fiat Ducato`s oil level on my dipstick is well over the limit and smudging on the sides, you can`t tell if the oil level is correct although I have put the correct amount in. Any suggestions what to do? (2.diesel)

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Is this your first attempt to change engine oil, if some one else has changed your oil before it could be that you have a longer engine dip stick instead of the original. Is your vehicle new? Spiro Trifunov from Bulgaria

Submitted: 03/01/2014 09:53:05 | ID: 60177

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Paul Williams, Hampshire

Fiat Ducato 1998

The radiator fan comes on in my Fiat Ducato when I am driving which is what it`s supposed to do, but it stays on for ages afterwards. Then it sometimes comes on by itself when the van has not been used for a while. So far I`ve disconnected it when it`s not in use, but after checking all connections and the thermostat I`m at a loss. Can anyone point me in the right direction please? (Motorhome)

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Probably a faulty sensor fitted to the bottom of the radiator. Tony Chapman from Lancashire

Your temperature sensor is broken. What it does is to turn the fan on when your engine reaches 80 or 92 degrees celcius. It is located outside on the radiator or on the engine head and it looks like a bolt with two or four wires coming out of it. It has a thread, unscrew it and insert the new fan switch. The old one is jammed and it makes a permanent contact of 12 volts and that keeps your fan running all the time. It goes on when the water gets very hot to prevent engine overheating. Spiro Trifunov from Bulgaria

Submitted: 28/01/2014 12:57:11 | ID: 61431

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Daniel Saunders, Gloucestershire

Fiat Punto 2007

Hi there, after driving my Fiat Punto on a long journey yesterday (300 miles) I came to the last 30 miles and the steering wheel light popped up and the power steering went stiff. I then turned off the engine and restarted it and the steering was fine. I went on another 10 miles on the motorway going from 50 mph up to 70/80 and the engine management light came on and it felt as if the turbo wasn`t working. Any time I tried to go pver 60 mph it was like I was slowing down and it had no more to give? Any ideas please would be really helpful? (1.9 multijet sporting)

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Maybe need a coil pack.not too expenses. If the car is struggling to pick up speed this tends to be the problem Kelly from Derbyshire

Submitted: 12/11/2013 14:30:43 | ID: 57782

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Jim McW, Lanarkshire

Fiat Punto 2005

I have a 2005 model of a Fiat Punto. Every time I use the air conditioning the battery is dead the next day. I have replaced the battery and the air conditioning resistor. The alternator has also been checked and is fine but the same thing is happening - if I use the air conditioning one day the next day the battery has been drained. Does anyone have any ideas?

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I bought my Fiat Punto ELX 16v in 2012 secondhand , it was fine for the first six months or so and since I have been having problems starting it, have called the AA out 3 times they got it started have had 2 new batteries. The garaged reconditioned the alternator in 2013 and it was fine driving it back home. I have not driven the car since last September 2013. I went to start it today and it would not start. I put jump leads from one car to my car, which at one time produced a spark then it cut out again. What was the prognosis on your Fiat? Can you let me know? Regards. Elaine van-Tull from England

Submitted: 17/08/2012 12:03:23 | ID: 85133

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Annett Johnson, Northamptonshire

Fiat Stilo 2006

My 56 plate Fiat Stilo’s horn is not working. Which fuse would it be, if it is the fuse that is causing the problem?

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The horn fuse is F10, located next to the battery. It’s a 15 amp small bladed fuse. Justin Jerman from Suffolk

Submitted: 27/09/2013 15:59:14 | ID: 55123

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Peter McIntosh, Scotland

Fiat Ducato 2001

Hi, I hope you can answer why my 2.8 jtd Fiat Ducato motorhome keeps cutting out dead after 5 or 10 minutes running on the motorway? Once it stops it will not start again, but if it sits for an hour it will then start again. This problem occurs when it is running on the motorway but does not seem to occur when the vehicle is sitting idling? Any ideas please? (motorhome)

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First and easiest way; remove the filler cap from the fuel tank and drive along the dual carraige way, making the engine rev hard. It sounds like a vacuum is building in the tank. Steve B from Lancashire

<p style="color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Thanks for the tip on the fuel cap, worked a treat. Cheers. Colin from New Zealand

Submitted: 20/12/2013 11:54:05 | ID: 65025

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Peter Cousins, Hertfordshire

Fiat Ducato 1986

I am in the process of buying a Fiat Ducato based coachbuilt motorhome, but I do not know what van chassis this was built on. As I will need to get new discs and pads for the front brakes as well as other parts I have tried searching using the vin No, but I end up dredging up loads of websites without answers. Can anybody help me out please? Thanks. (Fiat Ducato 2.5 diesel)

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Peter, we have a 1998 Hymer (imported LHD) based on a Ducato chassis with 2.5 TD lump. Unless Fiat made their own motorhomes, the chassis will be a Ducato, everything above that someone elses handiwork. The original VIN number should be good for most mechanical parts, but useless for anything above floor level, ie wiper motor etc. Most mechanical parts on our van have been fairly standard and easy to replace. I’m trying to identify what sort of exhaust system mine has - lots of fun and games. Regards. Simon Barnes from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 14/02/2014 10:46:53 | ID: 60590

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Dave Harrison, Aberdeenshire

Fiat Ducato 2007

I have got a Fiat Ducato Swift Motorhome (160 muti-jet 3.0). Can anyone tell me does it have a timing belt or a chain? We have 20,000 miles on the clock. (160 muti-jet 3.0)

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Hi Dave, we must have the same sized motorhome. Our engines have a for life chain timing system. Melvyn Johnson from England

Submitted: 28/02/2014 09:34:38 | ID: 62078

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Richard Waplington, England

Fiat Punto 2006

I am trying to find out how the rear wiper works on my Fiat Punto? The picture in the manual shows both wipers in the picture on the right hand stalk, but my actual stalk only seems to have the windscreen wiper picture. I am confused. Any ideas? (1.2 Grande)

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It should be on the end of the stork. You can turn the end of it, this will then activate the rear window wiper. Zoe Cole from England

Submitted: 31/01/2014 12:08:07 | ID: 61520

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John Driver, Cardiff

Fiat Scudo 2003

Lately my Fiat Scudo van has taken three turns to start instead of the usual one, then I went into a shop and when I came out it would not start. The AA said no fuel at the injectors, diesel leak from the manual pump. When he tried spraying diesel start in the engine it tried to start but would not. Any suggestions what I can do please? (1.9l)

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Sounds like you cam belt has slipped, mine did the same Andy Lidgett from England

Submitted: 02/01/2014 14:58:27 | ID: 60070

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Ray Vinten, Lancashire

Fiat Stilo 2003

I have the abs light coming on all the time in my Fiat Stilo. I have had the brakes checked and they were okay. Any ideas please? (1.9 jtd)

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It’s probably just a ghost fault and the light should go off eventually. Connor Fisher from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 10/10/2013 11:38:35 | ID: 56014

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James Smith, Aberdeenshire

Fiat Panda 2005

My Fiat Panda’s display on the dashboard keeps flashing, that is the mileage and the clock numerals, everything else is okay. Any suggestions?

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Mine does this at infrequent, irregular intervals. The clock and trip computer flashes until I restart the car. I took a short video, so I could ask the garage, but haven’t. As it is not the only issue (balljoint just went at 20k & 4 y/o) I’m getting rid. I love my wee car, but it’s not a lemon that can be made into lemonade! Hannah from Lothians

Submitted: 07/01/2013 14:37:59 | ID: 67145

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Zoe Maynard, Lancashire

Fiat Panda 2008

Hi all, I only bought this Fiat Panda a year ago and it was MOT’d before I picked it up. It has now failed MOT due to a suspension arm failure and movement in the ball joint. It’s done less than 25,000 miles - is this normal? (Dynamic 1.2 5dr)

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Yes, normal for a Fiat Joe Bloggs from Scotland

It can happen to be damage in a street hole. My brother VW Golf got front right supension support and triangle damaged after around 10K km. :-/ MJAB from Italy

Hi there I have a 2006 Fiat Panda 1.3 D with nearly 60k on the clock and this morning at the MOT station I was told that the right "ball joint" needs to be replaced. Considering the state of those roads here (pot holes big as a canyon) is it fortunate not to have to replace the car suspension wishbone arms with ball joint every time I go out? G Gil from England

Yes, my 4 y/o Panda 4x4 is in the garage as we speak getting a new ball joint fitted (due to design, the balljoint is part of wishbone and whole thing has to be replaced). My car has just under 20,000 miles and I’ve owned it from new, so I know it’s been well treated. Ball joint caused it to fail its 2nd MOT. It failed its first MOT for perished bushes in rear suspension. The garage has had it two days already, but they will finish Fixing It Again Tomorrow. I had nowhere near the failures with an 8 y/o Micra. Bye bye Panda, hello Japanese car! Hannah from Lothians

Submitted: 25/10/2013 16:38:32 | ID: 56685

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Debbie Horley, Nottinghamshire

Fiat Croma 2007

Was driving on Saturday. went into McDonalds and then started to get a very strong smell of burning but it continued to get worse and when I re started made a very unusual noise. Tried it this morning and seemed ok when starting and burning smell disappeared.

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Burning smell could have come from the burgers!! Lol Seriously though, the smell may have been a sticking brake calliper as I understand this is common, that would also be the noise of the brake pad binding. Next day it may have released. This is from experience my Croma does this a lot at the moment Doug Suckling from Kent

Submitted: 17/09/2013 09:22:40 | ID: 54451

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Martin Fisher, Ireland

Fiat Doblo Cargo 2003

My 2003 Fiat Doblo Cargo keeps stopping on me. I have changed the fuel filter and checked the valves and still it is cutting out on me. It drives for so long and then suddenly stops with no warning and it takes 10 minutes to start again and then stops again. Any advice would be of great help. Does anyone have any suggestions please?

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Hi, similar problem here, did you ever resolve the problem? Peter from England

I had the same problem, after putting a pipe into a can of diesel and into the fuel filter it ran perfect, the problem was dirt in the fuel pipes, in the rear of the van there’s a inspection hole, undo the 3 screws to remove, then unclip the electrics and pipes, next remove the sender unit. I find it easier with the tank off, take the bottom off the sender unit and clean, blow through the pipes with some spare diesel. I did this to mine and it ran great until I filled up, then realised there was dirt in the filler pipe so may be worth cleaning that while your there Jack Eaton from England

Submitted: 26/07/2013 12:34:33 | ID: 53091

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Jason White, Norfolk

Fiat Ducato 1988

Hello, I can’t select reverse gear on my Fiat Ducato motorhome. It was fine until recently. Any ideas anyone? Many thanks. (Motorhome)

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I had the same problem. I looked underneath at the linkage mounts to the gearbox and found the nuts on the mounting bolts had worked loose causing excessive play. This was easily fixed using a 10mm spanner. If possible add extra nuts and lock in place. Ian Drake from Yorkshire

I had a similar problem. The pin that secures the gear linkage had fractured leaving half of it in there, making it loose and hard to select reverse and second gear. Budgie Wood from England

Submitted: 28/10/2013 15:47:49 | ID: 56851

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William Jones, Yorkshire

Fiat Ulysse 1999

I`ve got a Fiat Ulysse petrol. The problem is when I fill my car up with petrol the fuel gauge hardly goes up. I put in £10 of fuel and drive back home from the petrol station, but the next morning the petrol light comes on when I start the car and it stays on. I keep putting petrol in but it still doesn`t go up, only now and again it will work. I took it to the garage and they said the petrol sensor isn`t working. They phoned Fiat who said they don`t do them anymore? Can anybody give any help please? (1999 Fiat Ulysse S 2.0 petrol)

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I have a 2005 Ulysse and fuel gauge is tempermental. Running out often when computer says 40 miles left. Did you get your problem sorted and could you advise? Wallace from Wales

Submitted: 03/10/2013 10:51:48 | ID: 55730

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Andrew Griffith, Lancashire

Fiat Grande Punto 2008

Recently my Fiat Grande Punto`s drivers seatbelt warning light and buzzer keep coming on whilst I am driving and wearing the seatbelt. This is really annoying and distracting. If I push the buckle slightly or pull the belt tighter they stop, but come on again after a few minutes. Maybe the actual fitting is faulty, but in August, I had a gear cable replaced and this problem started a few weeks later. Could there be a connection? I ask this, as I know the light and buzzer are connected to the forward gears and usually stop if reverse is selected. This doesn’t happen now and they stay on if in reverse. Could the problem be both the gears and a faulty buckle? I would be grateful for any help, as if it is something I could fix myself, I’d like to try that first? I own a 2008 Punto Grande 1.2 8v. Thanks.

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I have had exactly the same issues as you. I plug the seatbelt behind me and never wear it now because the annoying buzz doesn’t sound when I do this. Since my gear cable and rubbish seat belts, I have had to change the cooling fan in the engine, starter motor and tracking rod. Since this is Setember 2013 I have now got problems with my inside electrics, my heating keeps tripping out due to a connection in the passenger side footwell. Since I cable tied this is to a position where the heating will always work (98% of the time) my stereo is now not working and not getting no electric to it at all. I have had all the fuses tested and everything seems to be OK, so why isn’t it working? Seems I am cursed with another (F)ix (I)t (A)gain (T)omorrow. If anyone has had the same issues please let me know Thanks :-) Fiat Grande Punto 57 from England

Hi, what’s happening with you heater is the wiring that connects to the heater matrix as probably melted and is now shorting out. If you wiggle it, it will work, but if you remove the heater matrix you can simply replace a few wires and it will be fine. I had this problem with my 56 plate and I’ve now got it again with my 59 plate. It’s a pain, but easy to fix and the heater matrix just clips in and out so no major work needed. Danny from England

Submitted: 23/12/2013 09:38:34 | ID: 59649

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Kathleen Gore, Cheshire

Fiat 500 2010

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

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

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

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Chris Chick, Netherlands

Fiat Idea 2004

Hello. While driving on the freeway my Fiat Idea just loses power but does not cut out. If you press the accelerator there is no response for a few seconds and then it comes back and runs fine. Does anyone know what I can do about this?

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There is am electronic speed limiter somewhere in the system, adjustable via a menu somewhere. I can’t remember where. You should find it in the handbook. T R Bonella from England

Submitted: 21/01/2014 16:35:56 | ID: 61247

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Andy Fewtrell, Cheshire

Fiat Punto 2003

My girlfriend has just bought a 2003 Fiat Punto dynamic. The one problem that has just occured is that the interior heater fan has stopped working on all settings 1 > 4. Also when the lights are on there is no illumination around them. When I try to turn the dials on sometimes it affects the illumination on the radio. Before I start investigating the problem any ideas of what it could be? (dynamic)

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Underneath the dash board on the passenger side there is a wiring loom with a plug on the end, the furthest one away. If you move the wire it should kick the heaters back on. To fix in a garage it’s a £160 fix. Wade Fray from England

Hope you haven’t had it done for £160? I had the same problem and fixed it myself for around 50p and ten mins of my time. Just get a 3 way connector, take the old connector off and join it back up. I can’t work out why it would cost £160? I was quoted £30 to have it done, but did it myself. Hope it helps. Gary Bishop from Swansea

Submitted: 10/10/2013 15:31:48 | ID: 56109

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Gary, England

Fiat Punto 2006

When indicating or any interaction with my Fiat Punto’s left stick (lights and indicators) and my lights are on full beam, they will flcker to the dim lights and sometimes not go straight back to the full beam. Why is this?

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Sounds like you have got corrosion on one of the connectors as the same sort of thing happend to me. I scraped it off, put a bit of oil on it and it was fine. Hope this helps. Gary Bishop from Wales

Submitted: 22/10/2013 08:59:08 | ID: 56449

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Brian Johns, Norfolk

Fiat Ducato 1991

I have a Fiat Ducato otherwise know as a Talbot express, 1991 petrol 1971CC. The indicators are not flashing. Can anyone tell me where the flasher unit relay is? I was told that it is behind the speedo but I found 4 plug in relay units there. If this is where it is, which one would it be, only they`re not marked? Cheers. (camper van)

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Go to the Fait Ducato garage dealer. They will be able to find your chassis and build on the master system and provide code and price for you. Fergal from County Antrim

Submitted: 07/01/2014 12:18:37 | ID: 60319

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Lee Sutherland, Inverness-shire

Fiat Ducato 2004

I may be being a bit daft here but I need to top up the oil on my Fiat Ducato and there are 2 oil caps. One is just under the bonnet with a pipe leading down and the other is on the block itself. Do both of them do the same job? Cheers. (2.0 jtd)

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The long one’s the dipstick. Daz Nelson from England

Submitted: 07/10/2013 11:52:33 | ID: 55850

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