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My Fiat Scudo van lost all power and would not go over 10 mph and was blowing white smoke. What is wrong?
I have had this with water in the fuel after I refuelled. I drove it to a local garage with a cloud of white smoke behind and no power, he asked me to restart and show him, but it was then alright. However, a couple of years later I got a warning on the dash that kept flashing when cornering, but I could not find the symbol in the handbook, I checked all my fluids and they were ok. I finaly found out it was water in the fuel warning so I loosend the nurled nut on the side of the fuel filter housing and drained the water out by pumping the fuel primer button it was then alright. The symbol on the bottom of the display is shaped like an urn with a black residue in the bottom. - Terry Howell from England
Submitted: 06/12/2013 11:47:16 | ID: 23714
How much is a windscreen for a 2006 Fiat Panda 1.2? (1.2)
I bought mine at a place in Pretoria. At Grand Mark, in the beginning of this year and paid almost R700. - Mabel Kiesling from South Africa
Submitted: 03/12/2013 14:43:58 | ID: 23600
I`ve just found oil in the water tank of my Fiat Scudo. What does this mean?
Cylinder head gasket is gone. Make sure you skim the head before fitting a new gasket - jordan_uk from London
Submitted: 25/11/2013 16:01:25 | ID: 23485
My Fiat Scudo 2.0 jtd keeps cutting out and sometimes when you turn the engine off with the key it carries on running for a few seconds. Can someone help please?
Check if the timing set accurately. If it is, then another thing I can think oit might be is the crankshaft sensor. - Jordan from London
Submitted: 22/11/2013 12:18:26 | ID: 23394
I have a Fiat Ducato 1999 2.8 TDI Auto-trail motorhome. My question is does the fuel system have a bleed button/lever for after you have changed the filter? I do not seem to be able to find one, (unless my eyes are painted on,) Any Information is a great help. Thanks.
Hi, I could not find a bleed system. I found that changing the filter is not as bad as it looks. You do need to disconnect the air filter and pipes to get at it. Disconnect the sensor wire at filter bottom, you could then drain the fuel from the filter. Unscrew the filter then drain the housing. Take the used filter with you to factors to compare like for like, should cost about £15. Get the wrong one and it might cost about £30. When fitting the new one fill it nine tenths full then screw tight. On firing the engine turn the key to mar only. The pump will fill the filter then after about a minute start the engine and job done. - Peter Hodge from Cheshire
Submitted: 21/11/2013 14:31:54 | ID: 23337
My Fiat Scudo may be old but is in good condition with low mileage. However I have a problem with quite large amounts of water under the rubber flooring on both sides of the cab, which reappear if cleared up. The passenger headlining to the left of the visor is also wet. I have removed this but found no sign of water ingress. I have had a new windscreen but that made no difference. I have ensured the drainage tubes above the bonnet below the windscreen are clear. There is no loss of water from the cooling system. I would be most grateful for any further suggestions?
Hi mate, check where your ariel comes through, if it’s on the roof center of windscreen. My van leaks like a sieve through this so put some sealant round it, or get some wellies lol. Cheers - James Young from Ayrshire
Thanks James have in fact done this, so I think its wellies for me - Ian Laverty from Hampshire
I had the same problem, water was getting in from the antenna so I changed it and made sure there was sealer under it. I still get bits dripping through near the interior light, but only in cold weather, which I think is condensation off the roof coming forward with braking. - Terry Howell from England
Submitted: 18/11/2013 12:00:14 | ID: 23194
I was driving my Fiat Seicento off the drive and the clutch pedal went flat to the floor with a snapping sound. Is it the cable?
Assuming it’s right hand drive, it’s either the clutch cable or this plastic part in the linkage: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brand-new-genuine-Fiat-clutch-cable-quadrant-Cinquecento-Seicento-/370646305520 It’s worth replacing both parts at the same time. If the clutch is getting heavy, it is very likely that either of these parts will fail - Steve Green from Berkshire
Submitted: 14/11/2013 11:57:17 | ID: 23050
Hi, I have a 1.9 turbo diesel Fiat Scudo van, W reg, 2000. It is hard to engage first gear. It does go in eventually but sometimes it feels like I`m pushing against a brick wall. Could this be linkage and where on the van is it? Thank you.. (e.l t.d swb)
Linkage-possibly, check your gearbox, oil level as well - jordan_uk from London
Submitted: 12/11/2013 16:17:28 | ID: 23020
I tried to change the fuel filter on my Fiat Ducato and at the bottom there is a screw-in plastic plug with 3 wires connected. When unscrewing it the 3 wires broke off. Can anyone tell me what they are for and where to get the part if it needs replacing? Many thanks. (1.9 td)
Those 3 wires were for the water sensor, there is a plastic screw in tap to drain the bottom compartment of any water drops that may have got in the tank, like not wiping around the filler on rainy days when filling up. To change filter undo top bolt and hold bottom compartment with filter, withdraw long bolt - make sure all gaskets are replaced 1 x narrow flat o ring 1 x wider flat o ring (check which one goes where with old ones fitted and the small o ring must fit snuggly on a spout that fits into top of filter element to divide in and out parts of the filter element - very important - assemble together, insert long bolt and do up checking the lips on the element are snug in top and bottom parts - only tighten bolt to max 7 lbs ft, that’s finger to wrist tight with a short spanner, basiclaly it will start to feel firm, that’s enough or it will damage or snap, undo bleed screw and pump till no air tighten bleed screw finger tight firm - the rest of system will self bleed. Most damage done on engines is over tightening! The wires are color coded so just solder back - t j from Devon
Submitted: 08/11/2013 15:06:31 | ID: 22877
My 93 Fiat Ducato camper van blows black smoke all of the time and has a slight misfire. What should I do? (motorhome)
We had the same problem when we bought our Fiat Ducato 1994 model camper van. My hubby gave it a service and put a can of Restore in it. Also, after reading on a American site we now put a shot of 2 stroke in with the diesel each fill up; because the Diesel they now produce has less and less oil in it the engine is great now, no more black smoke! Just now trying to source a manual for one, but so far no luck. We are also wanting to replace the drive shaft as we now have wear on it. Anyone seen a a Manual for these? 1994 is on the change over of models. - Issie Mc from France
Submitted: 08/11/2013 14:38:07 | ID: 22868
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My Fiat Stilo 1.9 diesel releases black smoke and lacks power up hills. This is really frustrating. After my diagnostic I was told to replace the preheating control unit. Would this really help?
Clean or replace EGR valve - Anne from Cheshire
Submitted: 01/11/2013 15:45:36 | ID: 22605
My Fiat Scudo`s LED display showing mileage is no longer working. How can it be fixed?
Because the thin ribbon lead has come away from the printed circuited board inside the display unit, these can be re-attached by specialist companies which can be cost effective because your mileage will be correct and also if you try to get one. From a scrap yard it will probably have the same problem. As this is a common fault with other vehicles also, this happens because the lead it not securely fixed on manufacture. Hope this helps - Terry Howell from England
Give your dashboard a hard thump above the speedo . Both of my Scudos have this fault. It’s only temporary and the mileometer reverts to black again. - Doug Mack from Lanarkshire
The ribbon lead curls up off the circuit board and eventually seperates from the board and the copper segments on the board and the lead oxidises so contact is impossible. - Terry Howell from England
Submitted: 01/11/2013 12:28:17 | ID: 22577
Does anyone know of any headlights I can convert to fit my 1987 Fiat Ducato motorhome? Thanks. (Motorhome)
There is a guy I know who specialises in headlights. He runs a company called Autobrights.co.uk 07552 398647. He might know. - Jules Rost from England
Submitted: 29/10/2013 16:36:05 | ID: 22483
Hello, I can’t select reverse gear on my Fiat Ducato motorhome. It was fine until recently. Any ideas anyone? Many thanks. (Motorhome)
I had the same problem. I looked underneath at the linkage mounts to the gearbox and found the nuts on the mounting bolts had worked loose causing excessive play. This was easily fixed using a 10mm spanner. If possible add extra nuts and lock in place. - Ian Drake from Yorkshire
Submitted: 28/10/2013 15:47:49 | ID: 22358
Hi all, I only bought this Fiat Panda a year ago and it was MOT’d before I picked it up. It has now failed MOT due to a suspension arm failure and movement in the ball joint. It’s done less than 25,000 miles - is this normal? (Dynamic 1.2 5dr)
Yes, normal for a Fiat - Joe Bloggs from Scotland
It can happen to be damage in a street hole. My brother VW Golf got front right supension support and triangle damaged after around 10K km. :-/ - MJAB from Italy
Submitted: 25/10/2013 16:38:33 | ID: 22271
My Fiat Stilo`s display has stopped working and so I cannot see anything in that window, ie clock, temp and of course the current mileage used. Is this a fuse or chip gone and do I need to get a Fiat dealer to fix this or can any garage fix this problem? If nothing else I need to get this fixed to part exchange and sell my car for a younger model. Many thanks. (jtd 1.9)
Change the battery, worked on my wife now I got a speedo problems, engine turned off thinks its going 20 mph, real piece of junk - Peter Lucas from England
Submitted: 22/10/2013 11:43:14 | ID: 22050
Hi, I have a Fiat Punto 1.2. I was driving and then it stopped (engine still running). I then went to put it into first gear, put the clutch down and it was making a rattling sound and there was no pressure on the clutch when I was pressing it. I could feel lots of vibration when pushing the clutch down but it would not go into gear. Someone told me it’s not the clutch but I’m not sure. Any answers please?
It’s the slave cylinder pin that snapped where I pushes the lever, it’s cheap to fix, and is located under the car battery - Dewald Jacobs from South Africa
Submitted: 22/10/2013 10:33:10 | ID: 22030
Can some kind person tell me where the EGR valve is located on the engine of my Fiat Doblo? Thanks. (1.9 JTD)
Standing with bonnet up, you will have to remove the 4 ten mil bolts at each end of the big plastic cover that covers your engine. Note: You have to remove your yellow oil filler. Also, have a piece of clean cloth handy to put in oil filler hole so nothing drops down. Looking to the back right hand side of your engine where you took the far right hand bolt out you will see your Diesel Fuel Filter on the Bullock Head, your E.G.R valve is just in front and a bit below this connected to your manifold, it has a short shiny concertina pipe coming from right hand side as well as other pipes connected. Also, an electrical connection on left hand side of it. Hope this Helps. - George W Jenkins from Durham
Submitted: 17/10/2013 15:22:06 | ID: 21877
I have a 3 ltr Fiat Ducato motorhome. It has started to cut out and go into limp home mode with the engine management light coming on when I go over 3,000 revs. I usually leave it for about 5 minutes and restart it. It has been into the garage and put on diagnostics with the fuel air pressure valve being replaced at a cost of £500. We are now in Holland on a 4 month tour and and we have the same problem again! Can anyone help us? We hope we can take it steady and survive until returning to the UK.
Hi have heard of this and it was the the throttle pedal as there is no cable. They operate on a fly by wire. It should have shown on diagnostics. - David Carr from England
Hi, it’s the EGR valve. I’ve had the same thing happen to me. It’s expensive to replace, so I just had it shut off. - Graeme Price from England
Submitted: 17/10/2013 15:12:40 | ID: 21872
I have just bought a 1988 Fiat Ducato motorhome and the last owner had disconnected the wires from the taps in the shower room and cannot rember what colour wire went where. Can anyone help? Many thanks.
Hi, I do not know wire colurs, but this is an easy fix if the terminals are of the same size as then it does not matter. It is simply a micro switch and as long as one is live and one earthed it just connects the circit to the pump when you turn the tap on. - David Carr from England
Hi, probably a little late with this, but I don’t think one should be earthed at all as mentioned above. The two wires to the tap are simply connected to the micro switch, one either side of the switch. One wire will be 12v supply, the other goes to the pump relay. It shouldn’t matter which way they’re connected to the micro switch and are usually only joined with straight crimps. Regards - Lance Edwards from England
Submitted: 17/10/2013 14:39:02 | ID: 21864
How do I loosen the bolt on my Fiat Ducato 2003 to change the alternator pulley?
I am in the process of renuing the timing belt on a 2002 2.8.I would recommend you take the alternator of the engine. It is held on by two bolts easily undone, the tensioner bolt is the problem. You need to access it from your arm over the back of the engine. I used a 12m ratchet spanner but still not easily accessible. I have removed engine bracket to release belt cover. this enables me to be able to readjust alternator tensioner as was able to lower engine giving easer access to adjuster. Hope this is of some help. - Peter Hodge from Cheshire
Submitted: 10/10/2013 11:22:31 | ID: 21761
Two weeks ago I bought a Fiat Ducato motorhome 1900cc, 32000 miles on clock,. First time I took it out it slowed down to 40mph in third gear on not steep hills and couldn`t get up one hill in Haverfordwest. The clutch was burning so I had to reverse down. I know it`s only 1900cc but surely I can expect more poke than this? Any advice would be helpful. (1900cc motorhome)
Hi. Is your turbo working? I had a hose leak on mine, replaced the hose problem solved - Howard Britt Hazard from Netherlands
Hi, you said your clutch was burning? Why? Were you slipping the clutch for some reason, as it may need a new clutch? If not, also put a new fuel filter on that would restrict if part blocked. - David Carr from England
Submitted: 27/09/2013 14:31:18 | ID: 21364
Hi, I have a Fiat Punto Multijet 1.3 Diesel 2004. I want to know if the engine is with chain or with plastic rope? Thank you. (Multijet)
Plastic rope. - Juarez Martin from Portugal
Hi. This is definitely a chain driven engine. The ancilliaries are belt driven (plastic rope) i.e. the alternator and water pump, but the camshaft and crankshaft timing are controlled by a chain. Change the chain before 80,000 miles as they will snap eventually. - Adrian O’Connor from England
Submitted: 26/09/2013 15:58:12 | ID: 21319
Every now and then my Fiat Punto`s power steering warning light flashes at me. My power steering has failed before about 6 months ago and I got it fixed. Now I’m worried it`s going to happen again, although last time it never flashed beforehand, it just failed with no warning. Does anyone know what it means if it flashes occasionally? Thanks.
Hello Sophie, easy fix, I had the same problem on a 2002 Punto. On the right hand side of the steering wheel behind the facia there is an electric pump, next to it is a box (ECU) it has a code on it. If you contact ACS Power systems in Tamworth Staffordshire (using their web address) they will send a reconditioned part for £70. Then just get it fitted. - Keith Hammond from Durham
Submitted: 23/09/2013 10:56:54 | ID: 21178
Dear Sir/Madam, My Fiat Ducato 2.8l has done 40,000 miles, how often should I do an engine and oil filter change?
At ten thousand, or 12 months, whatever comes first. Don’t forget your tming belt at every 30 thousand. - Peter Hodge from Cheshire
Submitted: 17/09/2013 15:37:08 | ID: 21072
I have a whining noise coming from the gearbox. I have had the gearbox oil level checked and it’s absolutely fine, the oil in the gearbox is so clear it looks like it has only just been filled (which it hasn’t) there is no metal of any sort in the oil also no trouble when changing gear. (Hymer 694 tag axle)
Could be the thrust bearing, which is part of the clutch. If the noise disappears when the clutch pedal is depressed it’s more likely to be the thrust bearing. - Bad Dog from England
Submitted: 17/09/2013 15:30:31 | ID: 21069
Hi, I need a bit of advice. I bought my Fiat Stilo in June and have found it a really good car until a month ago when it just cut out on me as I was driving. The warning said loose connection, alternator failure then engine failure, but after 10 or so minutes it starts again and drives with no problems. I took the car to garage I bought it from and they said they couldn’t find any faults. This has happened to me a further 3 times without any joy from anyone finding the fault.
It is the problem with ECU, you have to change completely as a set - Ardian Sasd from Albania
Submitted: 14/09/2013 16:48:45 | ID: 20920
I recently got a timing belt changed on my Fiat Ducato 2 litre camper van. When I drove about 10 miles it became very sluggish and stopped. I called the mechanic and he identified a broken valve. He subsequently sought advice and stated that it`s a known fault with this type of camper and that it has nothing to do with his installation of a new timing belt. What am I to believe?
He’s having a laugh, the damage was done when replacing the belt, and he’s trying to cover up - Joe from England
How did he say the valve was "broken?". Valves don’t break, they burn out or the shafts bend, usually when a clod of a mechanic hasn’t put the cam belt on right. - Ron from Lancashire
Submitted: 09/09/2013 11:45:53 | ID: 20842
Hi, I have a Fiat Scudo jtd van and the water warning light keeps coming on. After a few miles it goes off. I do top up the water on a regular basis. Can anyone help?
Head gasket gone - m h from Yorkshire
Submitted: 06/09/2013 11:54:17 | ID: 20809
I bought my car (Fiat Punto 1.2 2001) a couple of years ago and for the last year or so the check engine light has been on. I’ve taken it to the mechanics and they’ve checked it 3 times on 3 seperate occasions and couldn’t find anything, granted it was running fine! Now though when I turn the ignition it struggles to get the momentum to start, I have to press on the gas to persuade it to start. When it’s going though it seems to be fine. I thought maybe it could be the starter motor but now I’m not sure? Any ideas? Thank you.
Hi, does the car have any other running symptons or just when starting? Surprised that fault code could not be read if light is on permanently. Contact 07807840027 Foxley Lane Motors. - Brian Dumbill from Staffordshire
Submitted: 05/09/2013 15:37:48 | ID: 20774
I have a Fiat Ducato Motorhome MK2 and want to remove the driver`s electric door mirror. Where is the electrical connector to separate it? There isn`t much trim on the MK2 other than a motorhome blind fitted and I can`t see where the break for the wiring could be. Please help? Thanks.
Hi, do you want to put a new mirror on? What I did was - disconnected the wires from the mirror itself then threaded the old wires to the new one no disconnection inside the door, an easy transfer - Stuart Lea from Nottinghamshire
Submitted: 05/09/2013 15:18:05 | ID: 20769
My Fiat Stilo has a number of faults. When I turn the car on I have had an airbag fault flashing up for nearly a year now. I used to move or disconnect and reconnect the wire under the passenger seat to remove the fault from the dashboard but that doesn`t work now. I also have a rear fog and stop light fault coming up, but neither light is out, they are perfectly fine Finally I have an engine fault where the engine light is constantly on, it doesn`t flicker like other people have said. My car has recently reached 65,000 miles and drives perfectly fine. Any suggestions on what`s going on?
I have the same problem with my airbag fault warning. It happened when I got my clutch replaced and it was the sensor that had not been replaced proparly. I also had this problem after changing my brake light. Your connector from the rear light unit is loose, just push it in and fault should be gone - Michael from Ayrshire
Submitted: 29/08/2013 14:23:31 | ID: 20639
Hello, I have a Fiat Punto 1.2 8v. I have recently had the head gasket done as well as changing the water pump, thermostat, cam belt, ht leads, plugs and sump. For some unknown reason the car has just lost all power, it struggles to pull and when revved it won’t go over 2000 revs. What could be causing this? Thanks.
Have you checked to see if timing marks are properly aligned or maybe plug sequence not right in firing pattern also check the coil packs - Ben Saint from England
Submitted: 27/08/2013 14:58:42 | ID: 20581
We need to replace the right wing mirror of our Fiat Ducato van and are having trouble locating one. It seems the nearest year/model we can get is a 1994. Does anyone know where to buy a 1992 wing mirror or if the 1994 one will fit? (Campervan)
Amazon is your best bet! I got one from there and it arrived three days later. - Paul from Suffolk
Submitted: 27/08/2013 10:40:47 | ID: 20544
Hi, my mum`s Fiat Punto has not been moved off the drive for a period of some 10 months. It starts first time and the engine runs absolutely fine, the problem is that although the gear selector moves into the selected gear (automatic P, D, N, R etc), there is no movement, it will not move forward or backwards. The car is in very good condition for it`s age and only done 13,000 miles in total. I`m hoping it is something simple. Any ideas please? Thank you. (automatic)
Does the car try to move? If so the rear brakes are stuck on this is caused by the hand brake being left on for a long time if you just keep moving back and forward this will some times free them off if you get car moving. Don’t pull handbrake on again or you will have same prob again. Take to garage and get rear brakes looked at - Ian Crawford from Renfrewshire
Submitted: 23/08/2013 11:26:49 | ID: 20511
I have a Fiat Ducato and the engine starts and runs well with no apparent problems when under power. When going downhill and then re-accelerating blue smoke (quite bad at times) appears for a short time and then clears. Can anyone suggest why? (motorhome)
Get engine scanned. I had same problem and just changed MAF sensor - or airFlow sensor. Anyway, thing measuring amount and temp of air coming into the engine - George from Ireland
Submitted: 22/08/2013 14:35:12 | ID: 20468
I’m just getting my van MOT worthy. No problems with van apart from speedo has packed up (probably sensor). I gave van oil/filters change, needed it badly and test drove it up the road, excessive blue smoke, now all clear and running very sweet. It must have drawn oil in to system due to blocked filter, used Morrisons diesel treatment with the fuel, which I highly recommend at only £3.00 a pop, great stuff. Just mix half with a gallon of diesel and pop it in tank. Have now got to replace one rear suspension bush and my question is are they easy to do? Do they have to be extracted out? 5th gear goes in off the throttle, but when revving it starts to disengage and grind??? Apart from that the earlier vans are your best choice in my opinion.
Hi Mark, I changed both rear suspension bushes on my Scudo 1.9td 1999. Hell of a job. The whole rear axel has to be taken down, brake lines, hand brake lines, suspension springs etc, brake regulator and role bars. Once down I had to saw out the bushings with a hacksaw then, to insert the new bushings, l had to build a home made extractor by using an old truck jack and soldering a metal frame to size. I did it in the end. Don’t hammer out the old bushings and I advise you to change both at the same time. - Denis Cauchi Inglott from Italy
Submitted: 16/08/2013 23:29:28 | ID: 20461
Hi, I bought this Fiat Punto about a week ago from a private seller. I went to take my daughter to the park, parked up and loads of smoke/steam came from the engine and water poured outfrom under. I took it to a garage and opened the bonnet and the whole fan part at the front is missing. Someone had taken out the whole thing leaving just a big space. Does anyone know if there should be a fan and radiator there or a fan/radiator in one and what part is needed, as without the old one the garage isn`t 100% sure what fan it needs? Also does anybody have any idea why someone would do this? Thanks in advance. (Active 1.2)
Mine has both fan and radiator although it is a 00. However, they should be located beside each other, but not the same part. - Elaine Flannery from London
Submitted: 08/08/2013 14:48:46 | ID: 20445
I have a well used Fiat Ducato with 150,000 miles which has a small slow oil leak,. It appears to come from behind and high up by a sheet metal plate between the engine block and the clutch housing. It drips out along it mainly from the bottom making a mess underneath, especially when driving, then basically stops after the engine is turned off. The problem has been going on for a year and any ideas would be gratefully received. Can anyone help please? (2.5 TDi)
Hi, are you sure it’s oil and not diesel? I had a similar problem with mine. It had a drip when the engine was running, so I traced it back to a seal in the diesel filter, (passenger side top). I just replaced the filter and everything was fine. - Nigel Watson from England
May be a split crankcase breather (rubber) hose. - Mike from Ireland
Submitted: 06/08/2013 16:31:33 | ID: 20413
I have just bought a Hymer 564 motorhome on a Fiat Ducato 1991. Everything is great except for one thing. I cannot select first, second or reverse without a great amount of trouble. My local garage said it’s me and they have no problem. My son has no problem either but me and my better half just cannot do it. There is so much play in it it’s not true. Can anyone suggest a specialist or help us, because we are both being driven round the bend?
Depending on the mileage, it is beneficial to change the engine and gear box oil; Flush the system out first and then refill. There nay be wear in the linkage and a google search will source you a chap in England whom retrofits the hymer setups. If the garage says it’s OK - perhaps it’s OK and the style of driving is not accustomed to the unit. Try and just be gentle with it, it’s a 20 year old engine when double clutching was not to far in the distance of the 90’s Good luck and don’t forget to stick a huge magnet on the gearbox to catch the 5th gear should it shred. Prevention rather than cure! - Fergal Doyle from County Antrim
I had similar problem. I discovered that the gearbox oil level was just below (as little as as a couple of mm) below the min level mark. Check your gearbox oil level and top up (if required) so that the level sits between min and max level (only about 5mm between these marks). The total oil vol is about 1.5 litres so carefull topping up. Made a huge difference to mine anyway. - Mike from Ireland
Hi, I had the same problem last year and looking through the service history from previous owners I noticed that they had only had the gearbox rebuilt 6000 miles previously (2 yrs.). So I contacted the rebuild chap and got it down to him (near the new forest). Turns out that the Ducato 1.9TD gearbox is not the greatest anyway and it has a breather on the top. Because motorhomes spend lots of time parked up, damp and water builds up around the breather and slowly seeps into the gearbox. This then emulsifies with the oil to form a milky liquid which once the gearbox runs acts like sandpaper and ultimately ruins the gearbox. I had to have the gearbox rebuilt again because this had happened, but the solution for the future; run the vehicle every 3 - 4 weeks throughout the year on a local run to warm up the oil hand to burn off any damp forming before it seeps in and at the beginning of every season change the gearbox oil (about 2 litres). Do not try to put oil in the box when on ramps as the actual filler point is too low on the box and you do not get enough in. Instead, take out the sensor on the top whilst on a flat surface and refill via this. If you have already lost 1st /2nd gear you may need a rebuild first but if it is just sticky a prompt oil change may keep the problem at bay - Stephen Rickard from Hertfordshire
Submitted: 06/08/2013 15:43:29 | ID: 20409