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Steve, Leicestershire

Fiat Ducato

2.5 turbo diesel Hymer motorhome, engine runs and sounds fine but recently it seems to be really sluggish on the motorway and struggles to keep up with lorries and I keep having to change down. It was serviced two months ago. Any suggestions please? Many thanks.

Submitted: 25/10/2014 17:23:03 | ID: 105107

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David Clark , East Lothian

Fiat Ducato

Indicators lights are working but they are not flashing? Any ideas?

Submitted: 21/10/2014 21:21:42 | ID: 104965

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Ronnie, France

Fiat Ducato

I have a Fiat Ducati Hymer motorhome and want to know if I need to fix the bypass relay system when fitting the tow bar for a scooter?

Submitted: 16/10/2014 18:19:04 | ID: 104718

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peter, Cambridgeshire

Fiat Ducato

I have a leak on front shocks. How do I fix it?

Submitted: 04/10/2014 10:30:22 | ID: 104037

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Lee, Kent

Fiat Ducato

Hi I have recently acquired a Fiat Ducatto Motorhome, year 1988. I am hoping to restore it to its former glory but having been online I cannot seem to find the parts I need. Can anyone help with any advice or web sites. Much appreciated. Happy motoring to you all. Lee

Submitted: 03/10/2014 20:48:57 | ID: 104025

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jeff bolton, Kent

Fiat Ducato

The horn is not working on my motorhome and I cannot find it?

Submitted: 30/09/2014 14:05:34 | ID: 103838

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Mike Richards, Derbyshire

Fiat Ducato

I have a Fiat Ducato T reg motorhome. I am trying to change the fuel filter. It's a screw type but above the filter is a plastic ? electrical part, that I don't know of. I tried to remove the filter but the electric part moves also. I`ve not moved it much as am worried. Can I be advised on how does the filter come off? Thank you for your help. Mike.

Submitted: 28/09/2014 16:11:28 | ID: 103756

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charles Dunn, Australia

Fiat Ducato

I have a Ducato maxi 2013 diesel van. I have an engine smell coming into the cabin every so often. Does anyone have this and what was the cause?

Submitted: 25/09/2014 23:53:38 | ID: 103663

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dave, Yorkshire

Fiat Ducato

Hi I have a Fiat Ducato 2.8 jtd 18 jtd lwb. Does anybody know if this runs on heavy duty shockers and is there a size in mm of the front wheel bearings? No one seems to know, even Fiat dealerships don't have a clue. Any information on this would be great. It is a long wheel base high roof on a 56 reg, it des not come up with my van on the list so I have picked one I think could be simular

Submitted: 25/09/2014 15:22:48 | ID: 103630

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andy, Shropshire

Fiat Ducato

Hi, I have a L.H.D 1997 2.5 TDI MOTORHOME with a broken electric mirror! I have sourced a pair of long arm electric mirriors for the 230 chassis 1998 model, mine are square single mirror, the new ones are egg shaped with 2 mirrors. However they fit but the electrical connections are different, mine has five wires on 2 connectors, connector 1 black and brown, connector 2 yellow/red, grey /red, blue, red wires. New mirror has 7 wires on a single connector white, red, blue, green, grey, brown, black. Does anyone know what 5 wires I can connect to the choice of 7 new wires to make the mirror work?I.E. old black to new brown, old red/blue wire to new green etc, etc? CheersAndy

Submitted: 25/09/2014 14:30:25 | ID: 103628

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Jeff, North Yorkshire

Fiat Ducato

I have a 1.9TD 1996 Fiat Ducato Swift motorhome that has done 67000 miles, and would like to find out what is the metallic grinding/whirring noise in the engine when the revs get above mid range ( I have no rev counter) I will also be asking the garage that did the recent service. PS I have found in the service book to change the Timing Belt at 105000 kms or 65000 miles, I do not know if mine has been done ?

Submitted: 12/09/2014 21:52:27 | ID: 103022

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peter, West Midlands

Fiat Ducato

Can anyone tell me where the horn relay is situated on a 1998 Fiat Ducato motorhome? I have been to a dealer to ask who told me to book it in to investigate, not very helpful. I have checked the horn, also fuse and steering wheel connections and all okay. It`s pointing very much to the relay which I cannot find. Please can somebody tell me where it is?

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Had the same problem, known fault, the relay is hidden, auto electrician re-routed the cabling and fitted new relay in easy to view position under the bonnet. Easy fixed in less than 1 hour on site barry g from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 10/09/2014 12:06:23 | ID: 102924

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Dod, West Midlands

Fiat Ducato

I have a 6 berth M reg Hymermobil on a fiat ducato (think this is around 1989). It has a towbar which looks like its been there forever, I am wondering if anyone knows what the nose weight rating is or how I can find out? It is for the fitting of a bicycle carrier on the towbar?

Submitted: 05/09/2014 22:44:15 | ID: 102678

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D Leek, Somerset

Fiat Ducato

Fiat Ducato Maxi 2.8 TDI (1999) (Laika 7r Motorhome) I need new rubber air hose pipe (from air filter box to mounting left of bonnet catch). Jubilee clip (OK) at each end and hose approx 10cm dia. Has a sort of ribbed effect. (Starting to crack at front end). Markings on pipe > NBR < A968 2 Markings on air filter box F.AP.ACAT 1307194080 A947. I`m having difficulty locating a supplier - any help appreciated (garage man is on hols) kind regards - David

Submitted: 31/08/2014 16:48:47 | ID: 102425

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ALAN WHITE, Conwy

Fiat Ducato

I have a Fiat Ducato MAXi LWB 1999 and need to find the position of the fuse box

Submitted: 26/08/2014 20:03:19 | ID: 102175

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ray keevers, Australia

Fiat Ducato

How much coolant is needed, does it need bleeding to let air out? Thank you

Submitted: 20/08/2014 18:59:30 | ID: 101830

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Dean Martin, Cornwall

Fiat Ducato

I have a Fiat Ducato 181 Rivera 2001 Motorhome. After checking on the motorhome after the recent bad weather I noticed a damp patch in the top bunk area. It was halfway up the panel on the left hand side as you look out through the front. There are no windows on that side, only at the front. I checked the seals outside and it was twisted in one or two areas. I popped the seals back in and sealed with sealant over the top. The seals do feel quite hard and are starting to slip out of the guttering. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

Submitted: 17/08/2014 20:10:30 | ID: 101667

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Chris, Australia

Fiat Ducato

How to unlock water tank on fiat Ducati with key. Turn the lock and turn the cap but no result.

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I found you need to hold the water tank cap and stop it turning, then turn the key in the cap whilst still holding and stopping rotation. Then the cap should turn and open. Jeff from North Yorkshire

I found you need to hold the water tank cap and stop it turning, then turn the key in the cap whilst still holding and stopping rotation. Then the cap should turn and open. Jeff from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 16/08/2014 05:45:21 | ID: 101566

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ken, Yorkshire

Fiat Ducato

my fridge is not working on 12v. when i turn the engine on. where will i find the fuse for it

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Might be the fuse in the engine compartment you might find it by the battery, E DALMEDO from Lancashire

Might be the fuse in the engine compartment you might find it by the battery, E DALMEDO from Lancashire

Forgive me if this is too obvious, but it was the same in mine, when I drove no 12v to the fridge. I checked everything and could find nothing wrong. Then one day 2 years on when I was driving one night I noticed a red glow from the fridge switch as I looked around to check the dog! When I pulled up I realised I had left the 12v electric panel on to the motorhome section. When I turned it off no 12v to the fridge whilst driving (although nothing told me it was wired through eura mobil electric panel). So I learnt that for the fridge to work whilst driving = leave 12v panel on. Cheers, Andy andy from Shropshire

Submitted: 14/08/2014 20:08:57 | ID: 101500

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p. harries, Devon

Fiat Ducato

Is my van fitted with a particulate filter?

Submitted: 14/08/2014 09:26:41 | ID: 101458

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reuben, West Sussex

Fiat Ducato

i am considering buying a 2004 2.3 turbo diesel motorhome, would like to know if there should be a red key with the ignition keys

Submitted: 11/08/2014 15:16:02 | ID: 101330

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gareth secker, Staffordshire

Fiat Ducato

I have a 2002 fiat Ducato Carioca 10 Motorhome which I wish to have replated in Spain but I am unable to locate the chassis number for the caravan body of the motorhome. It was coachbuilt by Caravans International. Any idea where this is likely to be located. Gary Secker

Submitted: 11/08/2014 12:59:56 | ID: 101320

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lizthorp28@gmail.com, United States of America

Fiat Ducato

Why does Fiat allow Firestone to use their logo?

Submitted: 11/08/2014 00:15:29 | ID: 101293

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R LEADBEATER, Northumberland

Fiat Ducato

hellooo can anyone help me with a French certifict immatriculation (log book) translation please

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I am French, what do you want to translate? ouddah from Kent

Submitted: 09/08/2014 12:28:28 | ID: 101202

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R LEADBEATER, Northumberland

Fiat Ducato

I am buying a fiat ducato motorhome 1997 I have the chassis number zfa23000005327009 the registration is French how could I find what size engine was fitted in the vehicle please

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On the vin plate under the bonnet? It will say motor number for example 8140.47 is a 2.5 tdi. If it is not a 2.5tdi which was the motor for 1997 motorhomes, type the motor number into google and it will tell you what size it is. CheersAndyandy from Shropshire

Submitted: 09/08/2014 12:08:53 | ID: 101199

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kirsty, Essex

Fiat Ducato

Hi there Ducato B534 1990 Cigarette lighter doesn't work but don't know which fuse Does anyone have a schematic of the engine fusebox Thanx

Submitted: 02/08/2014 19:03:03 | ID: 100784

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Sean, Ireland

Fiat Ducato

I have a 1995 Fiat Ducato Camper. There is a light coming in red just under the 0 speed of the speedometer on the dash. When the light comes on it is usually when I am going uphill and vehicle loses power even with my foot to the floor. Cleaned out the diesel filter and light went out. I assumed it was a problem with the diesel filter but now light is constantly on and I am losing power going uphill. And advice?

Submitted: 26/07/2014 17:21:18 | ID: 100379

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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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Linda, Greater London

Fiat Ducato

Hello, I have a fiat ducato hymer moterhome 1990 that needs a gear selector cable if anyone knows where I could get one that would be great. The model is wrong as it didn't have my model listed so I put anything.

Submitted: 23/07/2014 17:43:36 | ID: 100221

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Raymond, Malta

Fiat Ducato

Dear Sir. I have a fiat JTD 2.8 and thi9s is a motorhome. Recently I noticed that that I am loosing some coolant. There are no leakages. The oil is clear and checked the fan fuses at the front under the bonnet. I checked to see if any water is oozing from the water pump and it is clean. The climate here is hot about 33deg but in my opinion this should not affect the coolant. The starting is ok and there is no lack of power. What is the problem then. Regards Ray Bonello

Submitted: 22/07/2014 15:14:38 | ID: 100153

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david thomas, Australia

Fiat Ducato

I have a fiat ducatto diesel 2006 2.8l jtd maxi and i have experienced a strange buurning exhaust smell inside the cabin and at the back of the motorhome, i mostly notice it on long journeys and when i use top gear a lot.

Submitted: 20/07/2014 07:13:43 | ID: 100018

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James, East Riding of Yorkshire

Fiat Ducato

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

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

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Bill Stott, France

Fiat Ducato

Service spanner, how to remove. Fiat Ducato 2001. Thanks in advance for any help.

Submitted: 07/07/2014 17:40:59 | ID: 99157

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Bill Stott, France

Fiat Ducato

I have just serviced a Fiat Ducato camper and need info on how to delete the service light. The camper is 2001. There seems to be lots of information for Ducato but of a later date. Would be grateful for your help.

Submitted: 07/07/2014 17:38:55 | ID: 99156

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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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jimlagos, Worcestershire

Fiat Ducato

Greetings. I had a Fiat Ducato 2.8 turbo diesel campervan conversion and I needed to change the front suspension top bearings twice during its life. I've now changed it for a 2009 120 multi-jet version. Well pleased with it, but it's started the familiar "clunking" at 60,000 miles! Does the newer van have the same problem? Will I need to replace these bearings on this van too?

Submitted: 04/07/2014 12:22:01 | ID: 98942

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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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Bill Campbell, Antrim

Fiat Ducato

What number is the horn relay in the engine bay fuse box? My horn has stopped working. Bill

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Hi I have a ducato 1995. I had same problem with horn. Went online. Try to take off the horn cover. Under the cover de-rust/ sandpaper the contacts. Put cover back. Worth a try. Edward. Edward Duffy from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 19/06/2014 18:03:07 | ID: 98049

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robert, Swansea

Fiat Ducato

Where is the cold water inlet on this van?

Submitted: 15/06/2014 17:52:09 | ID: 97741

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Martin Brown, Durham

Fiat Ducato

2.3ltr Ducato maxi multijet motorhome,where is the fuse for the fuel sender located.

Submitted: 12/06/2014 15:19:41 | ID: 97531

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