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Peter Croft, Essex

Fiat Ducato

Interior markers and side markers do not work. Checked fuses. Are there any other fuse boxes apart from the dashboard and under bonnet ones. Please help

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yes. there's another in the drivers door pillar behind the plastic shroud... more hassle than the worth to get to it and the fuse is unlikely to be in there anyway R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 05/08/2016 11:21:04 | ID: 134128

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Rob sayell, Norfolk

Fiat Scudo

Scudo 2010 1.6 multi jet . Today I broke down , the van display said "water in fuel filter" we changed the fuel filter unit and bleed the system but could not get the van to start , I called AA and he could not get it going either , he plugged it in and the computer said suspect egr valve ? Is this a common fault and why did the display say fuel filter ? Any ideas Thanks Rob

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On the stalk pull both at the same time. Davey from Bridgend

Submitted: 02/01/2016 20:04:48 | ID: 125435

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gayle fowkes, Derbyshire

Fiat Ducato

i bought a 1992 fiat ducato camper van and the pulley is not right the garage I have taken it to says they are discontinued can anyone help

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try looking for parts for Cit C25, Pug J5 or Talbot Express.. same veh R Evans from Caerphilly

but define which pulley you need , engine size and fuel.. to isolate your part.. I got lots of results on auction site under Cit 25 search and Talbot Express R Evans from Caerphilly

Came up with cranshaft, camshaft, timing, idler and tensioner pulleys. Broken up my answer because original huge reply was deleted by site !! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 29/07/2016 15:32:56 | ID: 133939

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Malc, Cheshire

Fiat Ducato

I have a 2000 fiat ducato motorhome 2.8 tdi. Is it possible to fit a 2005 front end bonnet Grill and bumper lights.to my 2000 model To update the front end. Thanks malc.

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the 2000 Duke and the 2005 Duke are both second generation and should not look different.. in other words the 'upgrade' will not be an upgrade... from a 2000 model, the change in appearance takes place on the 2006 onwards model. If it's this one you meant then NO, they are not interchangeable.. big difference in the structures R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 23/07/2016 01:23:55 | ID: 133746

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Steve Binham, England

Fiat Doblo 2007

Hello. I have A Fiat Doblo with excessive front brake squeal when brakes are hot. I’ve fitted new discs and brake pads bought from a motor factors shop. I have sanded all the edges at 45d angles and applied copper grease to all moving parts but they are still squealing. Any ideas please?

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Check that the brake back plate is not touching the discs. OR Try to get brakes hot and then jack up the car with engine off and manually rotate road wheel to check where noise is coming from ....good luck D Hepburn from Shetland Islands

Submitted: 25/02/2014 15:24:24 | ID: 62348

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Ken Scott, Durham

Fiat Ducato 2012

I have a Fiat Ducato based motorhome that is well under a year old and has a grand total of 1,226 gentle miles on it, but it has sprung an oil leak. It’s going in to Fiat later in the week, for them to diagnose it and submit a warranty job, but I’m wondering if this is a common issue? My previous motorhome was a 2009 on the 3 litre 160 multijet and I never had any problems with the engine. Can anyone advise please? Thanks. (2.3litre 150 multijet)

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Check breather filter down on left side of engine crank case filter, this filter blocks causing pressure to build up in sump not alowing oil to return to sump and forcing oil out through the turbo and weak joint. This breather is only on 130 and 160 multi jets. Tom T from Ireland

I have a similar problem on a 2013 ( 150 engine, 17000 miles )It's been to a Fiat dealer this week who thinks the leak is from the turbo. The inlet pipe has been tightened ( at a cost of £135 ) but this is not a certain fix. I've been told a reconditioned turbo may be needed at a cost of £1150 plus 7 hours labour at £84 per hour plus VAT to fit it. It's the first time I have had such a potentially expensive problem with a vehicle of this age and with such low mileage. It's been suggested that I approach Fiat for goodwill but I am waiting to see if tightening the pipe has worked. Paul Thomas from Somerset

Submitted: 27/06/2013 09:15:20 | ID: 63246

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Jason, Essex

Fiat Scudo

Hi I have two fiat scudo vans , one is 2010 and the other is 2008, the problem is the 2010 one has anti pollution light on , and goes in limp mode, which is drivable just, the other one has anti pollution light , which came on yesterday. But this one you can drive for a few miles then it stops, then you can start it again drive another few miles and it does it again. Can you help

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Hi Had same problem on 2008 Scudo multi, it turned out to be the cam sensor although the van tells you it is antipollution filter. As soon as van gets cold and sensor not picking up any heat it will start and go until hot again then will stop and not start. Rob from Warwickshire

Submitted: 14/03/2015 12:51:47 | ID: 113311

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Jason page , Bridgend

Fiat Doblo

Can I put any fiat front wheel hubs on my fiat doblo multijet 1900td 04

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Simple answer is no not any George isham from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 29/05/2016 19:14:34 | ID: 132148

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erik lindhardsrn, Cardiff

Fiat Doblo

Smoke comes from exhaust and red engine management light comes on and loses a bit of power

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The eml management light is on because the cars computer ecu has a fault or faults recorded in it these need to be retrieved with diagnostic equipment the codes retrieved will give a clue and some times the answer to your fault. Most if not all garages charge for this service as the equipment and software can be very expensive so expect to pay anything from £30 to £100 for this bear in mind that the garage doesn't have to be right about the diagnosis if they are just reading the codes for you. But they need to be right if they are repairing it for you George isham from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 06/03/2016 22:56:17 | ID: 128651

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Jonny, Bedfordshire

Fiat Doblo

When i put my warm blowers on a puff of steamy smokey stuff lightly steams up the windscreen.It really smells and continues to smell while they're on. Thus i can't have them on for fear of being rendered unconcious. I can't find any info on this problem so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Unless it smells of stagnant water(bacteria in air ducts). I would be very concerned the Vauxhall Zafira catches alight due to heater problems. Smoke usually means something is getting very hot and melting the plastics. Have it checked by a qualified person ( preferably a mechanic or auto electrician and not the fa bloke down the pub) then you can worry about what the problem is and not what it might be. Meanwhile do not under any circumstance put the blower on. George Isham from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 17/10/2015 17:46:58 | ID: 122422

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June, Hertfordshire

Fiat Doblo

I have just bought this car which I love, but with needing glow plugs, the seller told me. It has also supposedly because of this some sort of electrical thing going on, ie- it lights up engine fault, the temp gage goes up and down madly but water level is good, got no user manual with it, wanted to find out how many glow plugs it has, and also where they are, any help much appreciated, I've even polished it already. It's is the Doblo 1.9 diesel active m.jet 120. Thanks.

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Also have to say drove it 70 Miles and no problem if I don't look. At the Dash June from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 22/05/2016 13:58:08 | ID: 131877

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Wilks, Suffolk

Fiat Ducato

I have a 1997 Fiat Ducato Mobilvetta motorhome, problem with horn not working sometimes, do anyone know if there is a relay in curcuit and its location. The horn is ok checked it on an external battery.

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I have found why the horn was not working. After removing the steering wheel and cleaning and bending the copper strips to make better contact with the slip rings and a clean up the horn is now working perfect. Wilks from Suffolk

thank you for your answer to wilk's problem, with the fiat horn who ever you are, will use this advice to cure the same problem. eric c strickett, new zealand eric strickett from New Zealand

Submitted: 04/05/2016 00:41:51 | ID: 131137

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richard, Worcestershire

Fiat Ducato

I own a Hymer 554 / Fiat Ducato 2.5D it has been left stooed for 18months on hard standing. I have changed the oil/oil filter air filter and battery and it started first time engine runs as normal. However I can't engage a gear when I tried reverse it crunches and wont go in. Is this a clutch or gearbox issue - any advise is welcome. Thanks

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Richard... a common thing when vans are stood for a long time.... the clutch parts need a clean out.... run the engine with you foot on the clutch for a minute or two... then try it.. do a few times...failing that if you can start the van in gear with foot on clutch... it may be the case that your clutch has deteriorated too much tho. And you may need replacement.... but I doubt very much its a gearbox issue R Evans from Caerphilly

Thanks for the advice I will try running with foot on clutch. I cant try starting with the van in gear because it wont go in to any gear. Thanks Regards richard from Worcestershire

It should go into gear if the engine not running.. otherwise there may just be a gear or linkage issue.. unusual but not impossible. R Evans from Caerphilly

It got it moving, it went in gear with engine off then started engine and it went in fine and moved. Thanks richard from Worcestershire

dear richard, when any vehicle is left stationary for a long time, condensation in the bell housing can cause the clutch plate to rust onto the flywheel; or pressure plate, so on starting the clutch the clutch will not disengage , this will stop you putting the vehicle into gear! you can put the vehicle into gear with motor not started. good to hear that the answers helped you cure the problem! it usually is not a mechanical problem if the clutch was ok, prior to leaving the vehicle being laid up, just condensation and rust! happy motoring , eric c strickett eric strickett from New Zealand

Submitted: 22/04/2016 10:12:27 | ID: 130674

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b daley, Merthyr Tydfil

Fiat Ducato

I have a 09 fiat ducato x250 motorhome the problem is the wipers stop halfway through its sweep. dipped head lights on times switch off with no pattern to wipers. then you have to switch key off and then on to get wipers back and to get h/lights on you just turn stalk switch off and then on to regain lights this fault will repeat itself frequently and then will work without a problem during test for as much as an hour perfectly no other part of equipment is affected it seems to be more of a problem after standing for a few or in damp/or wet weather I have carried out all water weather ingress problems fiats have i e flap to cover wiper motor and multi plug connection plus piping wiper scuttle panel drain holes to outside of engine compartment also I have also sealed windscreen lower rubber seal all with success this is a common problem with motorhomes hoping you have come across this and someone out there has found the answer I have taken it for a diagnostic check and it worked perfectly for two hours and as we all say you cant solve a problem that is not there at time of test just like going to the dentist i came home and it worked for one hour perfectly then next day it played up again hope a fiat engineer will read this and come up with a solution this is dangerous for someone with no mechanical experience

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I have the same problems with the headlight dipped beam and the windscreen wipers. So far I have worked out that the two faults have a similar cause although I have not yet got to the bottom of it . Dipped headlights come on when the ring is rotated on the stalk this causes the body computer to provide an earth signal to Relay T01 which is situated in the dashboard, this causes the relay to activate and provide power to the headlamps. Windscreeen wipers power is supplied via relay T12 which is energised when the ignition is switched on. Windscreen wipers operate when stalk is moved to various positions causing the body computer to send signals to the wiper motor one of which rather like the headlamp relay is an earth signal. What happens. If I turn the ignition on but don't start the engine then then headlamps and the wipers both work fine. When I turn the engine on or connect a battery charger to the main battery the negative signals provided to the headlamp relay and the windscreen wiper motor both revert to their switched off voltage of about 2.05 volts causing the headlamp relay to drop thereby switching off the lights and the negative signal to the windscreen wipers also reverts to 2.05 volts causing the motor to stop. I have no idea why this happens at the moment but it appears to be some fault in the body computer, one final comment it seems to be voltage related in that with the engine running or the battery on charge the voltage supply is around 14.7 volts, without the engine running or the battery being on charge the voltage supply is around 13.7. As and when I find out what causes this I will post it although I suspect that it is going to be a fault in the body computer. A fault which seems so common reading the internet that I suspect that it is a design fault which has been there for years and is still on the computers being fitted today. My vehicle has done just 19000 miles which is far too soon for faults like this to develop alan prosser from Surrey

I have a 2009 Ducato based motor home it has the usual fault with both windscreen wipers and headlamps failing due to the earth signal from the body computer being switched off . It has been in a FIAT main dealer for two weeks and they can't solve the problem although they don't seem to have tried swapping the body computer which I suggested when I took it in . One extra thing which I also told them is that this fault only occurs when the engine is running and the voltage is at 14.8 or when a battery charger is attached. This fault is so common why has nobody published a reply with a definitive answer alan prosser from Surrey

Submitted: 29/05/2014 12:22:41 | ID: 96427

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Jeremy Graham, Somerset

Fiat Panda

In recent weeks we have noticed that engine speed control is not always responsive to throttle position under the right foot. Driving off from standstill this means that a lot of lurching goes on as if we cannot control clutch and accelerator in a coordinated manner. As if we are a new learner. This can be quite dangerous in a queue of traffic as the car behaviour is difficult to predict and control. We have also noticed that it will happily run on with all feet off the controls without stalling. To my mind the throttle position is being adjusted by the ecu but there are no indications of problems on the ecu fault log. Before I approach Fiat does anyone have a similar experience and fix to share. I can see posts that describe something similar to Puntos but nothing very helpful. Thanks.

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Dear Jeremy, I am having exactly the same problem. Have been back to two dealers who say "No Fault Found". The ECU does not (OR) looses the error!, from the memory. Now understand that the Oil level is very important. Is you car the TwinAir or MultiJet. You do not say. I understand that this problem is not isolated but Fiat says it is new to them. Did you get your car from Western-Super-Mare.?. Keith Bradley from Hampshire

I have had my Fiat Panda for 2 months and I am having exactly the same problem. I let the clutch up and engage the accelerator and car lags, as if petrol is cut for a second, then it picks up. I, like you have taken it to two dealerships and have been told "that's just the way it is". I have tried every combination of foot method to find the bite. I have accepted that nothing can be done. But its very frustrating. Its my first brand new car and I am very disappointed. Does anyone have the solution. Mark from Lancashire

Submitted: 06/06/2015 09:40:15 | ID: 116857

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anne, Antrim

Fiat Ducato

Hi there, I'm not sure if you can help but I'm looking for advice on a starter problem with a Mondial camper on a 1995 Fiat Ducato. The fault is intermittent and there was a reconditioned starter fitted last year. Could it be the same problem?? KR A

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What is the problem, what happens when you turn the ignition key, doe's it try to start, do you hear any noise from the starter. Do you hear a click but not start, It may be the Solenoid come to the end of it's life, situated in the battery area. Wilks from Suffolk

Anne, it's not always cost effective to use a recon for a starter.. the Ducatos (Boxers and Relays too) are pretty good at killing starter motors on some models. My Relay had a 'new' starter in 2014 just before I bought it.. I replaced it last June when it failed.. two weeks before we went to France in it !! It's been fine since. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 03/05/2016 23:15:48 | ID: 131136

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Robert, Ireland

Fiat Scudo

Yesterday,my 1999 1.9td fiat scudo engine light came on,it lost power-this happened 4 or 5 times before it eventually stopped and would restart.It was driving perfect-having covered 230 mile journey +half way home when this happened.Sounds like fuel problem-any suggestions???Thanks in advance-Robert

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Problem solved-might help someone else.Solenoid switch on injector pump has had enough. Replaced with spurious one-cost just under 200 euro.(Screw in type on end of pump) Own brand from 300 up-part only. Robert from Ireland

Submitted: 03/05/2016 23:09:33 | ID: 131135

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Julie, Somerset

Fiat Ducato

Fiat Ducato 1.9 diesel, 1999. Leisure battery fully charged. All interior stuff working (water pump), but no interior lights working. Have checked the switches on the box inside the wardrobe are in 'on' position. Van has been standing unused for 6 months, but leisure battery has been on charge/discharge gadget and is fine (water pump wouldn't work otherwise). Any ideas how to get the lights working? If it's a fuse, where do I locate it and can I use an ordinary domestic fuse?

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If its a fuse it will be colour blue 15amp it will be on the control panel in the wardrobe you have checked, near the switch saying lights. Pull it out and see if the metal strip inside has broken. Only replace with a 15amp ( Not a 30amp. ) Domestic fuses don't fit in Vehicles. Make sure all lights are switched off before inserting a new fuse, then try the lights one by one if the fuse fails again this may tell the fault is on that curcuit, probably in a light fitting. Wilks from Suffolk

Submitted: 08/04/2016 06:21:59 | ID: 130095

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Lucy Stewart, Hampshire

Fiat Panda

I have recently passed my driving test (older learner!) and have a 65 plate 1.2 Panda Pop. I mainly drive around town but will hit the motorway to get to work. I am hitting about 70mph but my revs are at 4500. Now I am pretty much a car novice but this seems a bit high when listening to other car owners. Is this about right or is something wrong - could be my driving?!

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Hi, 4500 rpm is high....the 1.2 pop has 5 gears, are you using 5 the gear? That should drop you just under 4000 rpm in a panda, I used to have a cinquecento 1.1 that pegged 4000 at 70 in 5th......good luck... James from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 25/04/2016 12:24:59 | ID: 130788

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mark, Greater London

Fiat Scudo

the key to the ignition barrel is not turning in the lock , I have to tap the key while turning at the same time . I have a spare barrel but the ignition is not picking up the signal to start engine . what can I do

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I had the same problem last May and had to have a new lock and keys, cost me €500 and now the same thing has just happened again! I may end up getting rid of the van. Mal Borlace from France

Submitted: 21/04/2016 08:48:51 | ID: 130644

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dipo, Nigeria

Fiat Ducato

where is the engine number located ?

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On the front of the engine in the middle it is embossed into a vertical panel that you'll not read ... you'll be able to see it.. clean it and take a photo of it.. then load it into and read it from a computer screen. If the engine has suffered corrosion, you'll have no chance ! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 12/10/2015 13:18:27 | ID: 122224

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Goran, Serbia

Fiat Ducato

ducato maxi 99 2.8 i.t.td where is his ecu ?

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Engin bay.. right hand side.. behind the fusebox R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 25/10/2015 17:26:36 | ID: 122710

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Andy May, West Yorkshire

Fiat Ducato

Why does my fridge not work on gas or electric? Spanner showing on panel.

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sounds like a problem with fridge or the campervan electrics.. not the vehicle R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 26/12/2015 17:51:07 | ID: 125168

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Gordon Lomax, Lancashire

Fiat Ducato

The amber warning light for ignition will not go out .The battery was low had to jump start. No other problem detected. what do I look for. thank you.

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Alternator not knocking out sufficient to charge battery or loose contacts of poor earthing straps R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 21/01/2016 11:12:26 | ID: 126483

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Fiat, Surrey

Fiat Ducato

Hi All, I have a Fiat Ducato 2.8 motorhome. The clutch seems to be slipping in 4 and 5th gears but not below. The clutch was replaced about 10-12k ago, is it posiable to adjust the clutch in some way ? Many thanks Chris

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There's no adjustment for the clutch operation.,. only the pedal ride height... and only on pre 2006 models.. post 2006 it's hydraulically operated.. if this was faulty you'd not get clutch slip.. you'd get difficulty changing gear R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 25/01/2016 16:01:52 | ID: 126688

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Jean, Cheshire

Fiat Ducato

Where are the jumpstart points under the bonnett

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Jean... on 2006onwards there is a small flap on the right hand ide of the engine at the corner of a black plastic cover.. it has a + sign on it.. and the pos is under that.. the neg is simply a threaded bolt that is fixed to the crossmember to the right side of centre R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 09/02/2016 13:54:03 | ID: 127335

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Alan marsh, Lancashire

Fiat Ducato

After not being run for some time ( a month ) the battery has lost its charge as though it's being drained, can anybody help

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permanent memory modules.. like the radio, ECU, alarm, even a satnav could cause this. I got a small solar panel for £10 off 'popular auction site' and wired it up direct to battery.. plug it in when van not being used... solves the problem R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 26/02/2016 16:39:36 | ID: 128207

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Colin, Northumberland

Fiat Ducato

The pollen filter looks to big to fit??. Although it is the right one specified. 2003 2.8 jtd motorhome.

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You often have to queeze a pollen filter a little to get it into the aperture before seating it in the housing.. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 26/04/2016 16:11:23 | ID: 130842

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phil goodenough, Bristol

Fiat Ducato

I have a 2008 bessacar E560 motorhome with ducato 2.3 diesel . when the van is left stood up the main battery goes flat , the leasure battery is ok as its charged by a large solar panel . does anyone know if I can reset anything to charge the main battery when plugged into the mains many thanks Phil G

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You could wire in a vehicle charger but it would be better for the the battery to keep it on trickle charge when parked up. I have rigged up a small solar panel in mine which is left plugged in for weeks when not in use. Cost me abt fifteen quid on popular auction site. You already have a solar panel...add connections to charge vehicle battery when parked up.. but disconnect when vehicle being used or may damage your solar panel set up. Put a switch in line for on and off R Evans from Caerphilly

You could wire in a vehicle charger but it would be better for the the battery to keep it on trickle charge when parked up. I have rigged up a small solar panel in mine which is left plugged in for weeks when not in use. Cost me abt fifteen quid on popular auction site. You already have a solar panel...add connections to charge vehicle battery when parked up.. but disconnect when vehicle being used or may damage your solar panel set up. Put a switch in line for on and off R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 18/04/2016 18:56:46 | ID: 130555

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billie, Durham

Fiat Grande Punto

how do i get my oil cap off?? it just keeps turning..

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How do i get my oil filler cap undone it just keeps turning and clicking Emma tomlinson from Worcestershire

My oil filler cap just turns and clicks how can i get it off Emma tomlinson from Worcestershire

Submitted: 04/03/2016 15:41:36 | ID: 128524

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Kristiyan, Bristol

Fiat Croma

Hello On my diplay have mistake rhs piwer windows savty.... How i prepare this mistak haw learn the windols?

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It is easy. Just put the window glass down and hold 4 seconds. Than again up and hold for 4 secons again . It will disappear after the 4 secons up. Repeat for each door. Regards from Albania! Arber from Albania

Submitted: 09/02/2015 19:41:32 | ID: 111217

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Claude, United States of America

Fiat Stilo

Two weeks ago, my Fiat Stilo 2003, 1.9 JTD Multijet diesel engine oil level rose about one litre or more in a short amount of time, (1 day). I looked online and it said that occasionally the DPF exhaust filter process can cause diesel fuel to pour into the sump. I have had the car for 1 year and have driven over 30,000 klms problem free before this. I am on a European tour and average about 1,000 klms per week of freeway driving so I don't think it is that the car doesn't get to go on long runs. I changed the oil and filter 2 weeks back and until today the level was perfect. In these two weeks I did around 3,000 klms. Yesterday I checked the engine oil level and it was fine. This afternoon I get a "High Oil Level" message on my dash. I stop and check it and once again it is about 1 litre or more over full so tomorrow I will need to change the contaminated engine oil yet again. I looked online for a credible reason this is happening and cannot find one. Can anyone help me please.

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Claude, you are right about the reason why the car dumps fuel into the sump.. there is a sensor that tells the ECU that your DPF needs to be cleaned and the ecu then adds more fuel to the mixture to, in theory, create more heat to burn off build up of soot in the particulate filter.. Now if the vehicle is then not driven continuously at sufficient high revs, that heat is not created and there is a lot of excess unburned fuel that bypasses the piston rings and drops into sump. The car can be told electronically to do this via a diagnostic computer and the ecu controls the engine speed, which stood by the vehicle you'd think it was revving like mad( but is normal).. it's known as a dpf regen.. but what I cannot understand is why your vehicle has done this a few times of its own.. providing you drive good distances, once should be enough for many thousands of miles... unless the sensor in the dpf is faulty !! Another possibility is that your engine revs are not high enough to create the heat.. if you enjoy and practice sedentary driving in higher gears with lower revs, this possibly could be a reason why the dpf regen process does not complete and fuel is dumped. Being in the US, you may be enjoying long distances on freeways where you can drive with low revs... try lowering a gear and raising the revs to over 2500rpm for 20minutes. The dpf regen raises the revs to about 3000rpm for 20minutes R Evans from Caerphilly

Hello R Evans from Caerphilly, Thank you for helping me try to figure out my issue. In fact I am not from the U.S. For some reason when I posed my question, this site automatically entered my location as the U.S. I am in fact in Europe and now driving in Austria with the car. I am on freeways and Autobahns daily driving at high revs so driving style is not the cause of this issue. Your suggestion that the DPF sensor may be faulty causing the fuel dump/cleaning process to happen to frequently is completely possible and it made me think that the DPF filter may also be full of soot or blocked causing this continuous fuel dump thus causing the engine oil level to rise. This is one angle I did not yet consider. Thanks again. The other thing is that no lights on my dash tells me that the DPF process is taking place. Is this normal? Should there be a warning light telling me its happening? Thanks again. Claude Claude from United States of America

No, there won't necessarily be a light on warning you of DPF process. There are other things that could cause this.. faulty injectors (and this can be intermittent) as well as faulty ECU programming R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 08/04/2016 19:31:03 | ID: 130129

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john, Swansea

Fiat Ducato

My 2004 model with 130k on clock has suddenly stopped and will not start .I've renewed battery ,starting motor,and had timing checked and fuel(diesel) is getting through, but to no avail. Anybody help.

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Get a mobile mechanic to have a look.. there's lots of things it could be. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 05/04/2016 19:33:26 | ID: 129987

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trevor glass, Ireland

Fiat Croma

i have a problem with the brakes on the rear left-hand side of the car the brake pads keep sticking on and are wearing them down i have replaced the bearing unit,both brake discs,brake calibar,and flexable brake line going to the calibar.I also tested the handbrakeand it is ok.Has anybody had a problem like this if so a reply would be very helpful

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I've had exactly the same problem (LH rear brake) over the past two years! I've replaced the caliper twice, the flexible hose once, the discs twice and the pads numerous times. I am a professional mechanical engineer with many years amateur experience of cars, and I'm mystified. The problem is very subtle - the pads drag only very slightly, quite undetectable to the driver. For example the car will freewheel at 80 mph on a downhill stretch of the motorway. But they drag enough to overhead the brakes and make a bad "overheated brakes" smell. And wear out the pads in months. Part of the problem here in the UK is that the Fiat Croma is so rare - there are only a few in the whole Bristol/Bath area. So the motor trade are not familiar with the problem. I drive out to Italy every summer to spend some months there - I was thinking of raising the problem with my friendly local mechanic Enrico out there, because the Fiat Croma is common in Italy. How are you getting on? If you have solved the problem and can tell me the solution, you will have made a good friend in Bath! rod rainey from Bath and North East Somerset

Submitted: 19/10/2015 21:33:35 | ID: 122493

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ian, South Yorkshire

Fiat Ducato

Hello chaps and chapesses we own a 2007 ducato 130 multijet 2.3 motorhome, the fuel gauge is showing empty and the light is flashing. Had the fuel gauge tested and alls well there, but where to go from there we haven't a clue. Could anyone point us in the right direction as to where the fault may lie and also where the faulty part can be located as it seems to be an absolute maze under there. Many Thanks IAN

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Have you tried putting.fuel in it? R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 31/03/2016 17:24:12 | ID: 129758

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m titheradge, Surrey

Fiat Ducato

Can you help me to change the clutch on fiat ducato 2.8 2005 do you need to take the front cross member off thanks .

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I hope this is enough information . m titheradge from Surrey

Submitted: 30/03/2016 15:06:43 | ID: 129682

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Renett, South Africa

Fiat Panda

Please help. my 2006 Panda 1.2 L started jerking! Done computer tests and replaced both coil packs but still jerking after few kilometres of driving !

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Hi Renett. Have you had the carbirator tested and the timing checked? Sounds like the timing is out. Either that or the fuel to air mixture is out and needs to be adjusted. Charles Roodt from Wiltshire

Hi Renett. Have you had the carbirator tested and the timing checked? Sounds like the timing is out. Either that or the fuel to air mixture is out and needs to be adjusted. Charles Roodt from Wiltshire

ECU as well as coil packs. Costa from Bristol

Submitted: 19/12/2015 05:39:01 | ID: 124867

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maggie, Hull

Fiat Panda

Hi my panda 100hp keeps juddering /kangarooing in first and second gears any help will be greatful

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Any help will be greatful. maggie from Hull

Unfortunately it seems there's an issue with one of the ignition coils and the ECU. Its not a cheap fix. Your car mechanic will confirm that they will both have to be replaced at the same time as a faulty coil can spike the ecu. It's a common fault for your car. Costa from Bristol

Submitted: 16/03/2016 17:56:49 | ID: 129098

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L smith, Derbyshire

Fiat Doblo

I don't know if my 52 fiat doblo cargo has a turbo how do I find out because it's got blue smoke from the cold

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Hi, If you don't want to lift the bonnet and look, roll the windows down and drive. As you accelerate you should hear a whistling noise increasing in pitch. After completely lifting your foot from the throttle, you should hear the whistling decrease in pitch. Only try this in 1st or 2nd gear at slow speeds otherwise the wind noise will block out the noise. You may find doing it in an underground car park or with a wall immediately to the passenger side helps amplify the sound for you, making it easy to hear. Hope that helps. Dave Dave C from Kent

Submitted: 16/08/2015 21:21:32 | ID: 119890

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James, East Riding of Yorkshire

Fiat Ducato

I have a 1999 Fiat Swift Royale 620 Ducato 2.5 tdi cat..my prob is that the cab heater does blow warm air but won't blow through the botton on to your feet. Cant seem to find were to check the heater unit as its all enclosed. Any ideas please. James

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James..I had the exact same problem. If you take the radio out you will find if you look inside the space to the right hand side you will see a small lever..move the heater control you will see its come adrift from the operating control just reattach it ..then it will operate fine. James from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 09/07/2014 15:25:54 | ID: 99327

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