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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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Brenda Marson, West Midlands

Fiat Grande Punto

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

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

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

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

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

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Chris, Australia

Fiat Ducato

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

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

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

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

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Winston White, London

Fiat Doblo Cargo 2003

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

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

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

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

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Mark Hollington, England

Fiat Doblo Cargo 2001

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Scott, England

Fiat 500 2008

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

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

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

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

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

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

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roy nottage, Essex

Fiat Ducato

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

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

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

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

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

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Bill Campbell, Antrim

Fiat Ducato

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

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

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

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Madelaine Williams, Sussex

Fiat 500 2010

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

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

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

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Kathleen Gore, Cheshire

Fiat 500 2010

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

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

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

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

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Charchan, Northumberland

Fiat 500 2009

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

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

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

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

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Richard, United States of America

Fiat 500 2014

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

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

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

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

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Neil Coates, England

Fiat Scudo 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Leslie Wilson, Antrim

Fiat Ducato

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

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

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

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glen jordan, Devon

Fiat Ducato

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

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

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

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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

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

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Jonathan Szekely, Caerphilly

Fiat Grande Punto 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mike thompson, Northumberland

Fiat Ducato

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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David Thomas, Yorkshire

Fiat Ducato

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

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

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

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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

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

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kagiso, South Africa

Fiat Grande Punto

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

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

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

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liam blagden, Nottinghamshire

Fiat Grande Punto

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

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

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

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Linda, Lancashire

Fiat Seicento 2001

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

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

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

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

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Ardi, Albania

Fiat Stilo 2003

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

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Slow down!!!!! police from Cambridgeshire

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

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Peter Thevissen, Belgium

Fiat Croma 2005

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

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

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

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

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Carol King, Essex

Fiat Ducato 1988

What should the tyre pressures be for our 4 berth Fiat Ducato Motorhome, we do not have the handbook for this specification is 32psi front and 35psi back too low, or should we have 50psi all round, we have received conflicting advice please can you assist. (4 berth motorhome)

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Hi Carol, if you go to the Kwik Fit tyre pressure search webpage - http://www.kwik-fit.com/tyre-pressure-search.asp - and enter your motorhome’s registration it will provide you with the recommended front and rear tyre pressures - RoadTestReports.co.uk Anonymous from

Hi Carol, first you do not say what year your Fiat Ducato based motorhome is, mine is a 1991 Hymer B564, THIS IS MY EXPERIENCE. 1) I too didn’t have a specific manaual. 2) When I checked with FIAT I received the following information - Front Tyres 6.5 bar Rear tyres 5.5 bar. PERSONAL EXPERIENCE PROVED THESE PRESSURES TO BE FAR TOO HIGH FOR MY MOTORHOME. 3) After lots of experiments and many long distance continental tours I find the following pressures give both a comfortable and fairly quiet ride and also do not appear to be detrimental to tyre wear. FRONT TYRES 55 P.S.I. REAR TYRES 50 P.S.I. Trust you find the above useful Brian Johnson from England

The handbook for our Laika Kreos 3010, from 1991 on a Ducato 2.8 JTD (max weight 3,500 kg) states 5,5 bar (=77 psi) for all tyres. Tyre size is 215/75 x 16. In addition to max. vehicle weight, the tyres’ ply rating (6 or 8, usually - read on the sidewall) will also affect the recommended pressure. I would recommend asking in a tyre fitting workshop or at a Fiat dealership Howard Ibbitson from Cornwall

Kwik Fit tyre pressure 'finder' cannot find old Fiat Ducatos or not mine anyway :-( kirsty from Essex

Kwik Fit tyre pressure 'finder' cannot find old Fiat Ducatos or not mine anyway :-( kirsty from Essex

Submitted: 20/09/2010 08:40:04 | ID: 76710

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Christine White, Devon

Fiat Punto 2006

My Fiat Punto`s engine management light has just come on with the message "check engine". It flashes 4 times then goes out, but the management light is staying on. Can anyone explain this to me? Thanks.

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I have recently had this problem, but my car feels sluggish and does not power up properly. Which resulted in work being done to my car (luckily under warranty). HOWEVER, a common fault with Fiat Puntos is that when moisture gets into the engine sometimes it can make the light come on and off again without any actual fault. If it persists probably worth having a garage take a look to be on the safe side Harry T from England

coil pack ht leads ot spark pugs . had it on mine and had them replaced and now its all good horton from Staffordshire

Submitted: 26/11/2012 10:33:29 | ID: 61925

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Len Amey, Hampshire

Fiat Ducato

I need to respray the front nearside wing on my motorhome, rather than mask it, I was thinking of removing it so that I can spray it in the shed. It looks fairly straight forward but is there anything that I should be wary of i.e. hidden fixings/clips etc? I am assuming the grill is first followed by the small panel immediately above the wing and then the wing itself. Any help would be appreciated. Regards Len Amey

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Hi Len You are going to give yourself a lot of work, to say nothing of the health danger spraying it in a shed. I would just mask it off, so much easier, if you get any blemishes, flys etc. just a gentle rub with 600 grit wet & dry with a bit of soap on it and finish with T cut. Ex pro. gerry from Denbighshire

Thanks Gerry but you are a little late. The wing has been off, rubbed down, sprayed (wearing a mask) and baked overnight over a convection heater in the shed, cut back and polished, replaced and the motorhome sold in the first week in May. Anyway, it wasn't the spraying that bothered me, it was the problem of getting the thing on and off. Thanks anyway, Len Len Amey from Hampshire

Submitted: 17/04/2014 17:49:16 | ID: 94371

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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

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

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james, Nigeria

Fiat Ducato

Where is the chassis number and engine number of FIAT DUCATO 1995 located in the engine?

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Hi James, I'm not sure if it is the chassis No. or not, but to the left of the step below the drivers seat there is a plastic plate, just pop it off and there is a number punched into the metalwork. gerry from Denbighshire

Hi James, I'm not sure if it is the chassis No. or not, but to the left of the step below the drivers seat there is a plastic plate, just pop it off and there is a number punched into the metalwork. gerry from Denbighshire

Submitted: 05/07/2014 00:02:19 | ID: 98986

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Valentine, Romania

Fiat Grande Punto

Manual AC The snowflake symbol does not light up. The same for recirculation symbol. (What are the link between them?) The compressor does not switch on. The fuses are ok The gas pressure in the system is correct. The fun is working correct. ..... No AC!!! Thank you

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Hi Valentine, I have exactly the same problem with my GP 1,2 2008. This two buttons dont light up so the ac doesnt work. I thing its just an electrical problem behind the dash, some contact error, so now I´m looking for the wire sheme or some help :-) Have you got any answers to your problem? I will be very happy to get know something more about it. Monika Monika Novakova from Czech Republic

Hi Valentine, I have exactly the same problem with my GP 1,2 2008. This two buttons dont light up so the ac doesnt work. I thing its just an electrical problem behind the dash, some contact error, so now I´m looking for the wire sheme or some help :-) Have you got any answers to your problem? I will be very happy to get know something more about it. Monika Monika Novakova from Czech Republic

Submitted: 10/05/2014 22:27:47 | ID: 95355

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Kevin, Cheshire

Fiat Scudo

Hi, my Scudo has suddenly gone into antitheft mode, so although it turns over it will not start. Any advice would be really helpful, thanks

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Hi Kevin, I'm having the same issue. Have you had any joy in resolving the issue? Grant from Greater Manchester

Hi Kevin, I'm having the same issue. Have you had any joy in resolving the issue? Grant from Greater Manchester

Hi Grant, it was a problem with the key which a locksmith sorted for £20. I'm having to get a spare chipped and programmed, not so cheap though at £230! Hope you get sorted. Kevin from Cheshire

Thanks for the response Kevin you're a star! Just grabbed the spare key that it had hidden away and finally up and running.?? I can't Bellerive out was something so simple. Grant from Greater Manchester

Haha, I'm really pleased I could help you Grant. Happy days! Kevin from Cheshire

Submitted: 01/07/2014 10:53:31 | ID: 98790

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Jamie Hall, England

Fiat Punto 2000

I wonder if anyone can help me? I have some strange problems with my Fiat Punto ELX. When I put the heater on the wipers come on. When I put the full beam on my wipers come on and also when I indicate the wipers come on. Also when I put full beam on the lights just go orange. Could someone please advise me on what I can try to do to solve these problems? Any help would be much appreciated. Cheers.

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My daughter’s car had same problems, all her wiring was all over the place, had to go to mechanical engineer to sort wiring out Mike Finch from Blaenau Gwent

Your problem is almost certainly a bad earth connection, the electricity is leaking back through the system. You need to check all of the connections you can find that fit directly onto the chassis, that should sort it, good luck tony from Suffolk

Submitted: 15/06/2012 09:54:33 | ID: 87206

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gary, Essex

Fiat Punto

how much is it to replace the clutch on this car ???

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my 2003 punto clutch cost me 60.00 pounds and 80.00 to take the gear box off and fit it all back there you go just find a garage that wont rip you off on labour if you get a quot for more than 150 just walk away colin james from West Midlands

my 2003 punto clutch cost me 60.00 pounds and 80.00 to take the gear box off and fit it all back there you go just find a garage that wont rip you off on labour if you get a quot for more than 150 just walk away colin james from West Midlands

Submitted: 03/06/2014 19:10:01 | ID: 96831

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David Carter, England

Fiat Doblo 2012

When my Fiat Doblo’s ignition is switched on it brings on the daylight running lights, but only the front lights come on, the tail lights only come on with dipped beam. Is this correct? (Eleganza)

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Ignition on/running lights are set by settings on/off and yes when you turn on lights (headlights are the only option) tail lights come on. I thought it a bit strange too not to have rear running lights, but then they are for being seen from the front during the daylight hours, regards. Dave from Essex

Yes that's correct .all front running lights work a lone there is no side only option .Side lights only work when the car is parked with the not running . K PROBERT from Lancashire

Yes that's correct .all front running lights work a lone there is no side only option .Side lights only work when the car is parked with the not running . K PROBERT from Lancashire

Submitted: 21/11/2013 14:23:14 | ID: 58119

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Michael York, Northamptonshire

Fiat Doblo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Paul Hardy, England

Fiat Doblo Cargo 2006

My Fiat Doblo Cargo van will turn but won`t start and I`ve got a fault code of P2292 fuel pressure regulator 2 control circuit high. Any ideas? Thanks.

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I have the same problem with my 2002 doblo van, the engine turns over but will not start on the key but it will bump start and run perfect, does your van bump off and run fine.cheers gary gary johns from Cornwall

I have the same problem with my 2002 doblo van, the engine turns over but will not start on the key but it will bump start and run perfect, does your van bump off and run fine.cheers gary gary johns from Cornwall

Submitted: 06/12/2013 09:48:15 | ID: 58888

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Dave Martin, North Lincolnshire

Fiat Ducato

Hi, I have a 2001 Fiat Ducato 2.8 turbo diesel motorhome, I went to start it this morning and it started first time, I put the wipers on to clear the screen and that was ok then I turned on the lights and the engine cut out, I turned the lights off and started it again then as soon as I turned on the lights it cut out again and wont start at all now. Even with the ignition off the interior light in the cab is a low glimmer and there are 2 lights on the dash on low, do I have a short somewhere? Also there is a injector light that is on all the while but does not detract from the running of the vehicle and this has been like this for 4 years. I would appreciate any advice please. Regards Dave Martin.

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Sorted now, had a recent cam belt fitted and the garage had not made a proper battery connection on the - terminal. Hard to spot though. Dave Martin from North Lincolnshire

Your battery is low. There may be a fault that has discharged the battery but as the engine has started and ran it is likely that the alternator is not charging and has not been charging for the previous run or part of. It is possible for the alternator to not charge and the ignition light to not come on. If the ignition light is behaving normally and the alternator and alternator belt is rotating normally check the battery voltage with a volt meter. The battery should be above 12v with everything switched off. Once started the battery voltage should quickly rise to above 13v and should peak at around 14 to 14.2. hope this helps D westwind452437@hotmail.com from Antrim

Your battery is low. There may be a fault that has discharged the battery but as the engine has started and ran it is likely that the alternator is not charging and has not been charging for the previous run or part of. It is possible for the alternator to not charge and the ignition light to not come on. If the ignition light is behaving normally and the alternator and alternator belt is rotating normally check the battery voltage with a volt meter. The battery should be above 12v with everything switched off. Once started the battery voltage should quickly rise to above 13v and should peak at around 14 to 14.2. hope this helps D westwind452437@hotmail.com from Antrim

Submitted: 28/06/2014 07:51:12 | ID: 98580

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Kiri, Warwickshire

Fiat Seicento 2001

Hi, my Fiat Seicento`s sunroof has stopped working, it won`t go up or down. It isn’t shut properly and I don’t know what to do? I was hoping to be told how I can fix it or what seems to be the problem, if it can or can`t be fixed and if so how much will it cost me? Many thanks. (SX)

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My daughter's Seicento is having the same sunroof problem today. Is there anybody out there who can provide the answer to this puzzle (particularly as it is raining now!)? Many thanks. chris.cousins.42@btinternet.com from West Sussex

My daughter's Seicento is having the same sunroof problem today. Is there anybody out there who can provide the answer to this puzzle (particularly as it is raining now!)? Many thanks. chris.cousins.42@btinternet.com from West Sussex

Submitted: 16/07/2013 15:55:47 | ID: 66095

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Dale, France

Fiat Punto

Having a bit of a problem with my car. The windshield wipers and the fan works when it wants to . Not sure what the problem is or where to start looking. Has anybody have had this problem before? This is my second inquire about the same problem Turn the key on an off a couple of times and they start to work after the car has warmed up. Or, leave them both on wipers and fan. and they will come on after ten to fifteen min. while driving. There are sometimes where this is not a problem at all they'll work just fine. I'm at a loss!

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Had the same problem, independent garage advised in was electronics in steering column that had gone. Brand new replacement expensive had a second hand fitted for total of 350 4 yrs ago. No problems at all since then. punto 03 model g from Lancashire

Submitted: 23/05/2014 13:49:04 | ID: 95994

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