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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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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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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

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

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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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Sue Wakefield, England

Fiat Ducato Window Van 2006

We have a Trigano Fiat Ducato Window Van 2.3 diesel 2006. Does have a cam belt or is it chain driven please? (motorhome)

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Cam belt STEVE from Yorkshire

iT WILL HAVE A CAM BELT I WOULD ALSO GET IT CHECKED OUT REGARDS Steve STEVE from Yorkshire

Submitted: 13/03/2014 12:13:59 | ID: 62795

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Peter Spencer, Spain

Fiat Ducato 1988

Hi, I have just aquired a Fiat Ducato Motorhome 1988. I have no instructions for anything inside. It is a Dethleff Coach. Also the fuel gauge is not working and the fuel light is permanently on but I know the tank is 1/4 full. Does anybody have any instructions to help please? (Motorhome)

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look to the rear left of the tank under the van and clean the earth wire hope this helps regards Steve STEVE from Yorkshire

Submitted: 13/03/2014 10:09:40 | ID: 55518

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Tommy Regan, Scotland

Fiat Ducato Maxi 1997

I would appreciate any help with this. I have a 1997 Hymer B544 motorhome based on the Fiat Ducato Maxi chassis and am missing a side repeater lamp which just seems to be held in situ by a sort of rubber gasket. I’m finding it hard to source a replacement. I even bought a pair of new generic repeaters which may fit but I can’t for the life of me see how I pull out the old ones. They seem really awkward to get to as well from inside the bay? Any thoughts or advice please? (Hymer B544)

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I had the same problem and stuck them in with grey exterior silicon hope this helps regards Steve if in doubt use silicon STEVE from Yorkshire

I had the same problem and stuck them in with grey exterior silicon hope this helps regards Steve if in doubt use silicon STEVE from Yorkshire

Submitted: 14/03/2014 16:30:12 | ID: 62849

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Mike Cope, England

Fiat Ducato 2007

I have an engine management light showing on my Fiat Ducato which has shown now and again.. The van was running fine but just recently, on a long journey, the engine started to judder. It felt like there was a fuel shortage and it went after a little while and then re~occured a while later. Apart from that the engine ran smoothly and seemed to have its normal power. The motorhome has done 26,000 miles. I wondered if it could be the tank fuel pump or the fuel pressure sensor on the fuel rail? I’d appreciate an input please. (130 multijet)

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It's a loose connection on one or more fuel injectors. Take them off one by one clean and carefully tighten metal connectors before replacing. Simples. JOMOB31 from West Midlands

It's a loose connection on one or more fuel injectors. Take them off one by one clean and carefully tighten metal connectors before replacing. Simples. JOMOB31 from West Midlands

Submitted: 10/02/2014 11:57:56 | ID: 61850

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Cesar Ferreira, Cambridgeshire

Fiat Stilo 2004

Hi. Almost every time I press the brakes on my Fiat Stilo I receive a beep on the screen and the warning lights indicating failure of rear left indicator bulb and rear left fog bulb, even though they are all working perfectly fine! Also I realized that when I am driving and turn on left indicators to turn and press the brakes at the same time, the green indicator light and the indicator noise in my cluster goes very quickly for a moment. Looking from outside the car everything works perfectly (all bulbs), the issue is just with the signs in the cluster. I have NOT changed any bulbs, they are the same ones for almost 3 years. Any ideas please? Thank you already for your time.

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Hi,I had a similar problem and it turned out to be that the light wasn't earthed properly. Check the earth on the light. Darren from Bristol

Submitted: 24/03/2014 15:50:19 | ID: 61332

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nicole halloran, City of Glasgow

Fiat Grande Punto

Hi there my heating in my car was playing up for a while would just cut off but it randomly stopped working a few months ago and I have no idea why has anyone experienced this? I had to put the car off the road for a while but I'm looking to put it back on will I need a full service or is there anything I can do to ensure it drives just as good again with it being parked up as long

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There is a thick wire down at the passenger footwell almost behind the glove box that seems to have a bad connection. Turn your fan on and then reach down and move the wire about and you will hear when it comes back on. It will often cut out but that's how I resolve the problem. It seems that it's a fault that fiat have never bothered to correct!! Martin from South Lanarkshire

There is a thick wire down at the passenger footwell almost behind the glove box that seems to have a bad connection. Turn your fan on and then reach down and move the wire about and you will hear when it comes back on. It will often cut out but that's how I resolve the problem. It seems that it's a fault that fiat have never bothered to correct!! Martin from South Lanarkshire

Submitted: 15/04/2014 14:19:42 | ID: 94256

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Jeff, Greater Manchester

Fiat Scudo

I have a 2007 Scudo 1.6 Multijet, I've noticed when stationary that the van won't rev up about 2000 rpm, is this common or is something wrong? When running it seems fine, also had new turbo fitted 7,000 mile back. I've never noticed this before last week. Any help would be much appreciated.

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I have the same van and this is totally normal. Some manufacturers put 'safety features' in the ECU maps to protect the engine and other systems. It makes it nice and easy if you need to warm the engine up though! Andy West from Bristol

I have the same van and this is totally normal. Some manufacturers put 'safety features' in the ECU maps to protect the engine and other systems. It makes it nice and easy if you need to warm the engine up though! Andy West from Bristol

Submitted: 18/04/2014 17:41:04 | ID: 94411

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Jake Quail, Gloucestershire

Fiat Grande Punto 2006

Hi, the wiring in my Fiat Grande Punto`s back left window has snapped, so my window falls freely. Does anyone know what cable I need to replace it and where to find it please? Thanks. (Active)

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You mean that the cable that moves the window has snapped. You need to replace the complete winder mechanism. About £50 on Ebay for parts John Greenslade from Powys

Hi jake, I've just replaced both rear door window regulators on my grande punto due to them being faulty and one window was propped up with a length of wood????? Goes to show you never know what you get with a second hand car. I bought 2 regulators off ebay brimsgate motors at £35 each and was easy enough to do with only 4 bolts or nuts to tighten. Be careful taking the door trim off and cut around the sound weather seal so you can tape it back on or buy a new one instead. Regulator can be tricky to get out and in but not too hard, line up the bolts with the holes in the door then locate the plastic notch into the hole in the glass then lock into place with the plastic clip. Also take a photo on your phone beforehand so you have back up if needed. Hope this helps but any problems feel free to email us, mike. Mike from Merseyside

Submitted: 10/06/2013 15:51:24 | ID: 55689

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Chris Elliott, England

Fiat Panda 2010

I recently purchased a 2010 Fiat Panda. At one point the fuel warning light came on and the odometer began to display the number of miles left until petrol required. After filling the car up with petrol the odometer still shows that figure and I can find no information on how to get it back to displaying total mileage instead. Any suggestions? (Dynamic)

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On the wipers control lever, there is a button just keep it press and it will reset the numbers to 0 Luis from Mexico

Submitted: 21/02/2014 11:04:07 | ID: 62261

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Sue, Nottinghamshire

Fiat Grande Punto

Can someone please help me I have just had my cam belt replaced yesterday and I don't know if it's a coincidence but now my warning light has come on and also my car semt to struggle a little to start and then just cut off ,on the second start it was okay could something have not been put back correct .

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Sounds like it's not timed up properly. Chad from Hampshire

Submitted: 10/04/2014 15:07:59 | ID: 94079

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