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Clive, Essex

Fiat Ducato

While bleeding the clutch the pedal fell to the floor and now I cannot get any pressure on the pedal

Submitted: 22/05/2016 20:19:29 | ID: 131891

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Leah, Cork

Fiat Ducato

Hi I have a 1995 fiat Ducato motor home the body is a ci medarian and u can't seem to find the leisure battery can any one tell me were it is thanks

Submitted: 14/05/2016 20:00:32 | ID: 131518

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Wilks, Suffolk

Fiat Ducato

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

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

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

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

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anne, Antrim

Fiat Ducato

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

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

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

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

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john mc grath, Limerick

Fiat Ducato

i have a 1998 hymer b544 motorhome the unit for lowering and raising my dipped lights is not working any more,the unit has 2 plastic pipes attached which are connected to the switch on the dash for adjusting the dipped lights I would appreciate any help you could on this problem thanks john

Submitted: 29/04/2016 19:58:36 | ID: 130965

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Colin, Northumberland

Fiat Ducato

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

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

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

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Saint-Martin, Malaysia

Fiat Ducato

Help ! French people touring the world with a Fiat Ducato 2013 III multijet 150. We need an adress of a workshop garage for repairs in Malaysia. Could you help us ?

Submitted: 23/04/2016 07:54:22 | ID: 130709

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richard, Worcestershire

Fiat Ducato

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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phil goodenough, Bristol

Fiat Ducato

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

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

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

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

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Matt Berry, Essex

Fiat Ducato

Hi just had the air con regased on my ducato x250 2009 and noticed that when the air con is turned on the small rad fan doesn't cut in on slow speed but after a short time the main fans does , checked the 2 fan fuses all ok and can here a relay cutting in on main fan but don't know which relays they are and didn't say in Manuel under fuse box,could you tell me and do you think it could be the slow speed rad relay or a Coolant Temperature Sensor regards Matt

Submitted: 17/04/2016 07:15:07 | ID: 130478

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Julie, Somerset

Fiat Ducato

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

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

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

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john, Swansea

Fiat Ducato

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

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

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

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John Porter, Hampshire

Fiat Ducato

Hi Have Fiat Ducato 1991 2 litre van. Windscreen wiper motor won't work on intermittent. Is this repairable please?

Submitted: 03/04/2016 19:44:17 | ID: 129901

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John Porter, Hampshire

Fiat Ducato

Hi Have 1991 Fiat Ducato campervan 2 litre. Windscreen wiper motor won't work intermittent. Is this repairable?

Submitted: 03/04/2016 19:41:56 | ID: 129900

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ian, South Yorkshire

Fiat Ducato

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

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

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

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m titheradge, Surrey

Fiat Ducato

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

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I hope this is enough information . m titheradge from Surrey

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

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yorkshirelady88@outlook.com, Hampshire

Fiat Ducato

Fiat ducato 2.8 diesel Hi, I want to change my radiator in my vehicle. Any advise would be great. Also need to refill with coolant as there is no radiator cap only an expansion tank with a small bore pipe, air locks could be a problem, can you advise please ? Kind regards Mark and Gill

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I have sent you e-mail with instructions R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 16/03/2016 19:11:29 | ID: 129103

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Rob Mcwilliam, Aberdeenshire

Fiat Ducato

Hi folks. Is there a 12v live supply at the rear of my (2009 swb 2.2 multijet swb van) to feed the relay for a towbar, or will i have to run a cable all the way from one of the fuseboxes ? Any help gratefully received !! I'm going greyer by the minute.....

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you'll have to run a cable, mate. Have Cit Relay (same base veh) and took out the electrics as part of a camper conversion. (the relays were duff anyway).. also found the wiring was not the best and just as well I took it out !! There should be a 12v at the rear offside corner to power a cig lighter, but it's ignition live. There's live to the light too but not suitable. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 13/03/2016 10:26:41 | ID: 128925

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fiat, Cambridgeshire

Fiat Ducato

I want to replace the heater switch and need to know how the remove the control panel. regards Tom

Submitted: 07/03/2016 08:26:45 | ID: 128667

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R. Ramsay, Angus

Fiat Ducato

why wont any lights work on the instrument panel,headlights,indicators.hazard lights etc. I have checked the fuses and they are all whole but no life is getting to the other side of the fuse. would be grateful for any help.

Submitted: 06/03/2016 19:11:15 | ID: 128643

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emma, Cambridgeshire

Fiat Ducato

help . clutch pedal loss ... I have a 1988 fiat ducato 2.5 diesel (non turbo) motorhome . The clutch pedal has always been high and you have to depress fully to engage , which i have heard is common on this model , but the other day the clutch pedal lost all pressure and does not return . Is this just a problem with the cable or do i need to replace the clutch ?

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Emma, to have a sudden loss of clutch pedal use sounds most like cable issue rather than internals of clutch mechanism. If you have hydraulic operated clutch you may have a failed seal... I know the later Dukes have hydraulic clutch, but not sure about your vehicle. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 05/03/2016 16:07:46 | ID: 128569

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Hutchison, Fife

Fiat Ducato

Engine and abs warning showing. The only fault showing is for the can system. Is there any common faults in the can network.

Submitted: 29/02/2016 18:56:30 | ID: 128342

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Alan marsh, Lancashire

Fiat Ducato

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

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

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

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conway, Mayo

Fiat Ducato

I have loose wire coming from the tow relays 15amp @30amp they are next tow the battery.i cant see where it goes thank you sean

Submitted: 24/02/2016 00:05:11 | ID: 128086

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Harry, Bournemouth

Fiat Ducato

I have a 1999 2.8 d based ducato. Battery was low so jump started all ok. Parked up now immobiliser kicks in every time. Have two keys including chip key but wont reset. Have read that there is a 150 amp fuse, could I have blown that, is where is it located? Failing that how do I bypass fuel solenoid please?

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Your main power fuse should be very close to or even part of the positive connections at the battery. It may have it's own connection onto a busbar at the positive R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 22/02/2016 11:37:02 | ID: 128001

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Jean, Cheshire

Fiat Ducato

Where are the jumpstart points under the bonnett

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

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

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david, Italy

Fiat Ducato

the van will not fire up when step on the throttle; the van starts ; and works fine but when you fire the van to gain acceleration sit wont fire up what could be the problem:

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with the limited information given about the symptoms, I'd suggest the throttle position sensor. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 06/02/2016 21:03:29 | ID: 127222

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Fiat, Surrey

Fiat Ducato

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

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

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

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Gordon Lomax, Lancashire

Fiat Ducato

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

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

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

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Mr Oliver, Derbyshire

Fiat Ducato

where is the ignition starter located on the 2015 fiat ducato many thanks

Submitted: 13/01/2016 23:05:11 | ID: 126092

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murray kennedy, Highland

Fiat Ducato

cold you please tell me whare the heater plugs are located and the best way to get them out thank you

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Murray, there are different locations for glowplugs on Ducato depending on age of vehicle and engine fitted. On some models there is one single glowplug fitted to the inlet manifold and on others (more common) there are four, one per cylinder and they are fitted just below the injectors. They are mightily easy to snap after they've been there a while.. and removal of a snapped injector is a pain.. and needs specialist kit to remove them by drilling them out and re-threading the holes. However, if you do decide to tackle yourself, keep the vehicle out of use for a day or two and twice a day squirt penetrating oil (like WD40) all around the glowplug and let it soak in.. then on day of job get the engine hot.. this will make the job easier, but still won't necessarily stop the glowplug from snapping. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 10/01/2016 01:55:16 | ID: 125824

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murray kennedy, Highland

Fiat Ducato

could you tell me the best way to replace heater plugs and whare they are located thank you

Submitted: 10/01/2016 01:49:38 | ID: 125823

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ken saxton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Fiat Ducato

changed rear indicator lamps to led because they were smashed but they flash far too quickly now

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Ken, I have no experience of changing bulbs to LEDs but the fact that you have only changed the back ones.. it is possible that due to the big difference in the current consumption between the back bulbs and the rest of the van that the bulb failure system is fooled into believing that a bulb is out... in such case it does flash quicker. Try changing them all to led... Don't know if it's a fix... but a suggestion. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 04/01/2016 12:03:12 | ID: 125528

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James stevenson, Staffordshire

Fiat Ducato

My van is. a trigano tribute and there into way i can open rear door from interior is there a retro fit handle instead of the door pull fitted now thank you baz

Submitted: 29/12/2015 18:29:07 | ID: 125279

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Andy May, West Yorkshire

Fiat Ducato

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

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

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

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medi, Belgium

Fiat Ducato

i have aproblem with my fiat ducato td 1.9 diesel i changed new diesel pump since then i when i start my car start goed and i pul my exlarater for fuel but diesel dont go throw the filter. so it can be problem from the tank or cable any one hoe have idea please.

Submitted: 15/12/2015 16:19:32 | ID: 124733

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GEORGE NEASHAM, East Ayrshire

Fiat Ducato

changing brake light bulbs on herald emblem

Submitted: 15/12/2015 13:18:48 | ID: 124716

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Susan, Kent

Fiat Ducato

Hi, We have a 1998 Fiat Ducato 14 TDI LWB. The gear cable snapped on us. I understand Fiat no longer make these cables....................I have tried many breakers and other suppliers but have not had any luck. Fiat apparently installed 2 different gear boxes around this time, and the first seemingly only lasted around 18months- 2years, this is the gear box we have. I have managed to get the serial numbers of the cables.........it seems you would need both because you wouldn't know which one broke! 1329698080, 1329697080. We had a new engine put in last December at a large expense...........and it seems a pity that we cannot get these cables as it renders the van useless! It was suggested that we had them made................but we would not have a clue how to go about that! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks Sue

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Susan, your Fiat Ducato is the same vehicle as the Citroen Relay II.. the two gear control cables come as one unit.. Fiat may not make them any longer but go to a Citroen or Peugeot dealer and ask for Citroen part number 2444-V7.. this is the whole of the gear control cables for the binnacle side for a right hand drive Citroen RelayII.. when considering trying to change only one cable think of this... if one has snapped it is probably due to wear and good use.. the other may soon suffer the same fate. It is also worth asking for a price from each of the Citroen and Peugeot dealers.. I get parts for my Relay III cheaper from a Peugeot dealer than my local Citroen dealer !! You can get the individual cables on auction site.. at £99 each.. but go for the complete set and you'll get them for abt £140.... type in fiat ducato gear change cables on flea bay R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 05/12/2015 13:27:21 | ID: 124376

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Jack, Durham

Fiat Ducato

Where can I find the location of the fuse for the side running lights? Many thanks.

Submitted: 12/11/2015 10:25:29 | ID: 123417

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brian, Scottish Borders

Fiat Ducato

Trigano tribute 550 2008 reg. How do change rear light bulbs?

Submitted: 02/11/2015 06:40:29 | ID: 123005

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