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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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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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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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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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Peter, Bristol

Fiat Punto

Hi , Heater not working at all, i've checked the fuses, taken the motor out and tested it and it works fine, changed the resistor and heater switch but still no power to the motor !!!! Any ideas

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Thermostat mate. kaine from West Midlands

Submitted: 24/05/2014 12:25:37 | ID: 96059

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joanne pear, Somerset

Fiat Punto

Where is the tow hitch located when brocken down?

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Behind round blank in front driver`s side bumper. You will need to screw in eye from jack kit in boot with jack, wheel etc paul from West Midlands

Submitted: 04/06/2014 20:51:46 | ID: 96921

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Sam Besvers, Northumberland

Fiat Punto

Hi I keep having an issue by not being able to select a gear. I`ve taken the car into the garage and they could not find a fault. This was about 6 weeks ago and the same thing seems to have happened today. I can select a gear turning the engine off but am struggling to select a gear otherwise. Can anyone indicate what the problem may be? Thanks

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Sounds like dragging clutch, might need bleeding, or a problem with clutch pressure plate paul from West Midlands

Submitted: 15/06/2014 21:12:54 | ID: 97750

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Sinead Coppinger, Dublin

Fiat Punto

Afternoon, An alarm sound comes on everytime I brake and a red warning light is on the board ? I thought it might be brake fluid warning light but not sure. Regards, Sinead

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This could be the brake pad ware indicator light , telling you that the brake pads are down to their minimum thickness. Mark from Herefordshire

This could be the brake pad ware indicator light , telling you that the brake pads are down to their minimum thickness. Mark from Herefordshire

Submitted: 05/06/2014 13:15:33 | ID: 96967

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John Gray, England

Fiat Ducato 2001

Hi. I have a 2.8 Fiat Ducato jtd which starts fine and ticks over but will suddenly cut out as if the ignition has been switched off. This seems to have happened since I added redex fuel conditioner and injector cleaner. Any suggestions? (2.8 JTD)

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Similar thing happening to me with a 2003 jtd. No fuel conditioners added though. Happens only after driving for about 30-35 minutes. Donna from Australia

Submitted: 28/02/2014 09:13:27 | ID: 93430

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Terry Fallon, County Antrim

Fiat Ducato 2003

I have a Fiat Ducato and the lights and indicators and the dashboard will fail intermittently when driving, sometimes for a short time, sometimes longer. Any ideas please? (Burstner motorhome)

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I am having the exact same issue with a 2003 jtd. Have you been able to find out the cause yet? Donna from Australia

I am having the exact same issue with a 2003 jtd. Have you been able to find out the cause yet? Donna from Australia

Submitted: 18/03/2014 08:56:36 | ID: 62948

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Stephen Brewer, Yorkshire

Fiat Panda 2010

My wife`s Fiat Panda makes a funny noise coming from the passenger side like water running when in first and second gear on first start up, but after around 2 miles it disappears. No warning lights come on and the temp is okay. Any suggestions please? (1.1)

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Open the bonnet and look in the well just under the windscreen wipers - is it full of water? Peter from Middlesex

Submitted: 21/03/2014 11:13:56 | ID: 63126

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David Spears, England

Fiat Panda 2006

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

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

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

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

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Thomas House, England

Fiat Panda 2008

My Fiat Panda`s passenger side wing mirror has very bad viewing. It seems to be fit for a left hand drive. Is there any mod. or mirror available to give decent, safe viewing for a right hand drive? I consider the mirror viewing for the right hand driver dangerous, as the mirror is shielded from view by the mounting?

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Hi daughter has 2010 Panda noticed same problem but only on drivers side, spoke direct to Fiat who admitted drivers side mirror could be for left hand drive car but was within permitted tolerance however agree with you its dangerous. They would do nothing about it, just goes to show how much you need to check when you buy a new car! Davie from Tyne and Wear

Hi daughter has 2010 Panda noticed same problem but only on drivers side, spoke direct to Fiat who admitted drivers side mirror could be for left hand drive car but was within permitted tolerance however agree with you its dangerous. They would do nothing about it, just goes to show how much you need to check when you buy a new car! Davie from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 05/09/2013 11:25:18 | ID: 53947

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dotty, Yorkshire

Fiat Grande Punto

just got Fiat Punto Grande 1.4 Dynamic semi auto 2006. So far have only driven in Auto mode but several times while changing from Auto N (which is park mode) to Auto 1 (which is drive) or from Auto 1 to reverse it goes in to manual mode with a flashing warning on dial and beeping. It is then impossible to get it back into Auto mode. People have helped and finally solved the problem but nobody knows how they did it. The message coming up on dashboard says check transmission.....consult handbook. The handbook doesn't mak e any reference auto gear at all.

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wait over 5 minutes put the car in neutral and handbrake ,switch the ignition off completely come back to the car and try once again it usually works for me that way ....see ya ! tom from Somerset

wait over 5 minutes put the car in neutral and handbrake ,switch the ignition off completely come back to the car and try once again it usually works for me that way ....see ya ! tom from Somerset

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

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Gillian Davey, Lincolnshire

Fiat Panda

My lovely Panda 100HP , now just seven years old , has recently started making awful clunking and creaking noises : from the rear , when driven over anything but the smoothest of surfaces . Unnerving. New rear shock absorbers fitted but no improvement . Will take it back to garage but anxious to know what could possibly be wrong. Hope someone might some idea........................

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My wife has a 2005 4x4 which is experiencing a similar problem My local friendly independent garage tells me that the problem is caused by the bushes that help support the suspension. At the front end nice and easy, bushes are £15 - £20 but the back end requires a whole new arm which at the moment are about £120 to £150 a piece and you should replace both at the same time. I have spent the morning looking for used parts but it is obvious that our model hasn't been dying and yielding parts for second hand use :( So I guess you have a similar problem - any competent mechanic should be able to tell you if the bushes are shot. i'lllet you know what happens. Nic Murray from North Yorkshire

My wife has a 2005 4x4 which is experiencing a similar problem My local friendly independent garage tells me that the problem is caused by the bushes that help support the suspension. At the front end nice and easy, bushes are £15 - £20 but the back end requires a whole new arm which at the moment are about £120 to £150 a piece and you should replace both at the same time. I have spent the morning looking for used parts but it is obvious that our model hasn't been dying and yielding parts for second hand use :( So I guess you have a similar problem - any competent mechanic should be able to tell you if the bushes are shot. i'lllet you know what happens. Nic Murray from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 25/05/2014 11:31:18 | ID: 96115

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chris, Spain

Fiat Punto

My breaks have gone hard to press what could be the problem

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sounds like the brake servo has failed mate. carry out a test on the servo engine off pump the pedal a few times keep your foot on the pedal start the engine and feel for the pedal start to sink slightly if this doesn't happen its the servo that's failed mate cheers mick michael from South Yorkshire

sounds like the brake servo has failed mate. carry out a test on the servo engine off pump the pedal a few times keep your foot on the pedal start the engine and feel for the pedal start to sink slightly if this doesn't happen its the servo that's failed mate cheers mick michael from South Yorkshire

sounds like the brake servo has failed mate. carry out a test on the servo engine off pump the pedal a few times keep your foot on the pedal start the engine and feel for the pedal start to sink slightly if this doesn't happen its the servo that's failed mate cheers mick michael from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 27/04/2014 17:06:39 | ID: 94811

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John Holland, Essex

Fiat Ducato

I have a 2005 Hymer motorhome based on the Ducato 2.8 JTD. I have noticed some leakage from (I think) the radiator. Could someone please advise me where I can get this fixed. Location Brentwood. The motorhome is 3.5T, 6 metres long, 2.9 metres high. Thanks

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East Coast Leisure should be able to assist. Unit 27, Yardley Business Park, Miles Gray Rd, Basildon SS14 3GN 01268 276276 Alan Heath from Norfolk

East Coast Leisure should be able to assist. Unit 27, Yardley Business Park, Miles Gray Rd, Basildon SS14 3GN 01268 276276 Alan Heath from Norfolk

Hmm - not too sure about them. Last time they serviced the van they left the oil filler cap off - oil everywhere! Anyway, had my (non-mhome) mechanic look at it, and he said that the leak wasn't from the radiator, but from the fuel filter. So took it to Rosina MoT centre in Purfleet and the very helpful guy fixed it - £10 cash! Thanks for the advice anyway. Getting someone to handle the van can be a bit of a problem... John Holland from Essex

Submitted: 19/05/2014 09:04:34 | ID: 95700

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Tony McLafferty, Renfrewshire

Fiat Scudo Window Van 2007

My Fiat Scudo Window Van will not start. If I turn the key the ignition lights come on but it will not engage the starter. I had the vehicle running, parked it and went back to it but it wouldn`t start. Can anybody help?

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my fait scudo window van will not engage the starter , starter replaced still wont start can anyone help? Malcolm Christie from County Londonderry

my fait scudo window van will not engage the starter , starter replaced still wont start can anyone help? Malcolm Christie from County Londonderry

Submitted: 30/01/2014 12:54:10 | ID: 61499

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Susan Stott, Banffshire

Fiat Doblo 2008

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

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

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

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

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Derek McLoughlin, County Armagh

Fiat Ducato 2007

My Fiat Ducato 2.3TDi is leaking fuel from the filter at the RH side under the bonnet. This is the second time this has happened, last time was about 500 miles after a service when the filter had been changed. I had a new part ordered and fitted by a Fiat garage and have since done 3,000 trouble-free miles. The van has been parked up and I started it yesterday to find the fuel leaking substantially. Any ideas on what is causing the recurrence of this problem? (2.3 Tdi)

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Hi Derek. Your fuel filter should have been fitted with a new rubber o ring. Also a special tool for tightening the top down, the filter housing is best removed, simple job and tighten the top down substantially, tighter than you would think neccessary. You could use large grips or an oil filter removing tool. Should take about 2 minutes. Only use Fiat garages for your stamp otherwise do your own servicing. Mine left me with two new tyres with 1.5bar of pressure and no rear brake pads after a full service. Nice... Kenneth Talbott from England

Hi Derek - had exactly the same problem with our 2010, 10K miles 130 multijet camper. After looking through all the forums I decided to buy a replacement filter housing complete with filter element in. Cost about £100 from Ebay. This worked fine and I also noticed the top and base had been marked with paint to ensure the correct tightness. I also bought a replacement filter and O-ring and rebuilt the old housing as a spare. The problem is a result of poor design. The O-ring is far too small for the job - it should be much wider and deeper like an oil filter seal. Also, the recommended tourque of 30 Nm is a useless indicator for a plastic thread as the plastic grips and moves in jumps. What you have to do is assemble the top without the O-ring in place and mark top/base with paint where it stops turning. There is in-built stop to prevent over-tightening. Then re-assemble with the O-ring in place and turn the collar until the paint marks align - approx. 100 Nm of torque on my one. Needless to say this part is now replaced with a metal one. Hope this helps. Graham Miles from Lancashire

Submitted: 08/01/2013 11:57:42 | ID: 67436

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Gillian May, Pembrokeshire

Fiat Punto 2004

I`ve just bought a used Fiat Punto 2004 1.2. How do I put the car into reverse? Do I have to push down the gearstick or lift it as just going normal to the far right does not work? (no manual)

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There should be a small gate lever under the gear knob, lift it with two fingers (one either side and slip gear stick right then back and you should engage reverse gear - hope it helps Jim G from Scottish Borders

Submitted: 24/03/2014 15:34:23 | ID: 61997

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