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Brian Lynes, Wrexham

FIAT Ducato

Where is the fusebox located inside the cab. Autotrail. Motorhome 2003 Ducato cab

Submitted: 17/05/2017 10:45:50 | ID: 141351

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john, Renfrewshire

FIAT Ducato

hi i have a58 plate ducato 100 multijet when i turn on ignition the central locking goes mad trying to lock and unlock doors also hazards and headlights come on and wont go back off when ignition switched off i have to disconect battery and re- connect back on everthing back to normal . engine not running, will try to start but appears the fuel sender not feeding although does work when tested with wires have checked ecu and showed ( fuel pump primary wiring fault.) also other fault says ( kam keep alive memory ) this ones got me stumped and p off can anyone help.

Submitted: 10/05/2017 21:56:22 | ID: 141235

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Teresa, Flintshire

FIAT Ducato

Hi, I have just bought a 1997 fiat lwb Ducato maxi motor caravan. When the handbrake is engaged it makes a buzzing noise , can anyone help to let me know what this is. Also when should I get the timing belt changed its at 104000 at the moment. Does anyone have any manuals I could buy. Thank you. Teresa

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Your timing belt replacement depends on which engine you have for example the 1.9 is 8 years or 72,000 miles, and the 2.0D is 4 years or 72,000 miles. There are other engines. I am not familiar with the buzzer which sounds when your handbrake is applied. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Hi High, thank you for the reply and it when the handbrake is disengaged it makes a buzzing noise. When I pick it up I will ask about timing belt. Teresa from Flintshire

Submitted: 10/05/2017 16:33:44 | ID: 141217

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Dennis Franks, West Lothian

FIAT Ducato

HELP!! Can anyone tell me what my mystery red light is for? It is not mentioned in my owners manual or the workshop manual. I have a 1996 Ducato 2 ltr Petrol . The red light is to the immediate right of the green indicator lights. Unlike all the other warning lights it has no indication/diag on it When I switch on the ignition it lights up, and goes out as expected when the engine starts. But it comes on after the van has done about 30 miles at motorway speeds(ie above 50). After 130 miles it goes off again. and goes off if we slow down (traffic hold ups etc). Dennis

Submitted: 08/05/2017 16:37:52 | ID: 141169

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Colin Raine, Darlington

FIAT Ducato

Hi Hazard lights fine but no indicators.

Submitted: 27/04/2017 23:40:54 | ID: 140971

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Dave Norman, Essex

FIAT Ducato

Hi how do you remove heater hoses from heater matrix .Is there a oring in the fitting as I have slight weep from the joint . Many thanks Dave .

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Heater hoses can be difficult to remove because of the heat over the years the rubber goes hard and they really stick to the pipe stubs. Remove the hose clips then get pipe wrenches on to the joint and twist to break the seal. Then work the hoses off with a bent screwdriver or similar. You have to be careful, the heater matrix nowadays can be quite brittle being made of plastic and crimped aluminium parts, it's very easy to cause a bigger leak. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Thanks for the answer but I think the leak is from the plastic coupling that fit to the matrix, where I think there is a o ring .It looks like clips on the plastic joint but not sure please advise. Thanks . Dave Norman from Essex

You only give a very basic description of your vehicle, no specific details, not even the year of manufacture. So I can only respond with basic advice. Have a nice evening Hugh from City of Glasgow

Hi my vehicle is a 2012 fiat Ducati 2.3 motorhome Dave Norman from Essex

I am unable to tell you, the suppliers list several different types of heater arrangements, you would need to contact them with your VIN number etc to be sure. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Thanks Hugh for your email . Dave Norman from Essex

Submitted: 24/04/2017 13:59:33 | ID: 140861

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Tony Sammutt, Fife

FIAT Ducato

Hi I have a 2008 2.3 Fiat Ducato Motorhome with 27,000 MLS and it had been running faultlessly with no issues what so ever, having completed a tour of Ireland I took it to a garage for a Service, the Garage said they noticed the ECU light had came on and off while they drove it and they said they checked the ECU codes which related to a valve problem ? And asked if I'd had any issues with this which I haven't they asked me if I wanted them to strip and clean the valve which I said yes if it needs doing, the following day I'm now told they have updated the ECU software and the engine now has no power and they don't know what's wrong, does this sound feasible a New update for a 2008 Fiat motorhome ? Asked about the valve apparently they haven't done this yet ? The Garage is part of a big group and a Fiat dealer however I'm beginning to think I'm getting a false claim

Submitted: 22/04/2017 12:29:03 | ID: 140816

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Martin Campbell, Armagh

FIAT Ducato

My engine is not heating up my temperature hand does not move what would be wrong.

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Check your coolant fluid levels urgently, if there is no coolant then there is no temperature reading! chris from Cheshire

Submitted: 20/04/2017 15:35:03 | ID: 140779

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Martin Campbell, Armagh

FIAT Ducato

My van is not heating up the temperature hand does not move

Submitted: 20/04/2017 15:30:29 | ID: 140778

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Peter Brewster, Hampshire

FIAT Ducato

On my Fiat Ducato X250 tandem axles based Frankia (an A-class motorhome) I cannot get rid of the screen wipers activating every time I switch on the ignition/start the engine. This puts a lot of strain on the wiper arms, especially when the screen is dry, to the point that one of them has now 'chewed' through the knurled collar of the wiper arm. So, two questions. 1. Does anyone know how to stop the blades operating when ignition is activated and 2. where can I get a (or 2) new arms. I just know the make is Italtergi, length of arm 550mm. Any ideas? Handiyman

Submitted: 15/04/2017 17:01:35 | ID: 140652

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Tim Cook, Lancashire

FIAT Ducato

Hello There is a small (approx 1 cm), black switch located at the very end of dashboard, between dash and drivers side door. It is just about accessible when the door is closed. It can be clicked on to 2 positions; presumably, on or off. It has no discernible markings. It is not shown in the user manual; or at least I can't find it there. Please can anyone advise as to what this switch is for? Many thanks.

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Is it a black circular rocker switch? Do you have a Strikeback alarm fitted? If yes to both questions, then it is the switch to engage external security cable for bikes etc. Handiyman Peter Brewster from Hampshire

Submitted: 10/04/2017 20:58:33 | ID: 140540

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Stevennorton61@googlemail.com, Tyne and Wear

FIAT Ducato

How do you adjust the drivers seat ( legs right up to the steering wheel when trying to use the clutch which also a high pedal.) Which is very uncomfortable. Just bought the camper. Just need this prob sorting! Cheers. Steve.

Submitted: 06/04/2017 17:11:27 | ID: 140454

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Dean Merrett, Lincolnshire

FIAT Ducato

The best way to get old alternator off is it to take off the exhaust? And what part is best to disconnect

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I have changed the alternator on the ducato x250 several times , removing the alternator is not the hard part , its getting it out of the engine bay , the easiest option I found was to remove the bolts on the power steering pump and swivel it round , creating a gap for alternator removal. I have since my repaired it in situ. Most alternator faults can be repaired by changing the voltage regulator, which sits on the back of the alternator , this can be done with the use of a pit or a ramp, via access underneath. nick from Carmarthenshire

Submitted: 30/03/2017 19:44:21 | ID: 140294

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Leslie Hopkins, West Glamorgan

FIAT Ducato

How do you change a rear light on motorhome

Submitted: 24/03/2017 10:23:17 | ID: 140126

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Elena, City of Nottingham

FIAT Ducato

Can I drive my Hymer motorhome when the fuel filter housing has been disabled? It's a Fiat Ducato 2.5 1996 diesel model.

Submitted: 12/03/2017 17:13:28 | ID: 139794

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georde ballantine, County Tyrone

FIAT Ducato

hi where is diesel pump on a 2007 fiat ducato

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it tensions the cam belt so its on the l h side of the engine with the bonnet up. nick from Carmarthenshire

Submitted: 04/03/2017 16:15:51 | ID: 139453

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Hazel, County Fermanagh

FIAT Ducato

I have just purchased a Fiat Ducato 2.3 2014 and when I turn on the ignition there is a continuous beeping noise but no symbols lit on the dash, the noise seems to be coming from the right of the dash. Can anyone advise what the problem might be?

Submitted: 26/02/2017 21:14:44 | ID: 139224

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thomas geehan, Greater London

FIAT Ducato

can anyone tell me where the indicator relay unit is on my fiat ducato 2006 motorhome help

Submitted: 26/02/2017 18:31:55 | ID: 139218

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Brian Smith, Norfolk

FIAT Ducato

Can you please tell me how much water is in the complete cooling system.

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It depends on what engine you have fitted, they vary between 9 and 11.9 litres. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 25/02/2017 11:35:29 | ID: 139178

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Stewart Woodcock, Lancashire

FIAT Ducato

Does anyone know where the dipped headlight/side light switch relay is located on my 2006 fiat ducato 2.3 diesel is located? The headlamps and side lights have stopped working (indicators and main beam still work fine). The instrument panel also does not light up when lights are switched on. I am guessing it's the relay that's at fault as the fuses are fine although I'm all ears if someone can enlighten me further as to what might wrong. Many thanks Stewart

Submitted: 22/02/2017 20:58:05 | ID: 139125

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Edward, Spain

FIAT Ducato

Have 1994 2.5d. Have a serious juddering starting going up hill aswell as a whining sound when taking my foot on and off the accelerator

Submitted: 09/02/2017 13:58:46 | ID: 138828

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Howard, Flintshire

FIAT Ducato

I have a fiat ducato ci carioca 2.3 year 2005. I have no manual and do not understand the control panel inside the model and I also do not know where the switch is so I can use the heater when I have a hook up.

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Hi are you still having problems with your control panel i do have a leaflet saying what button does what if that would help you , if you want a copy send me your email address and i will send you a copy Regards Steve Steve from Kent

Submitted: 06/02/2017 22:16:06 | ID: 138762

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Starie, France

FIAT Ducato

Hi, I have a 2009 fiat ducato motorhome, 6 speed. Last week the 4th gear randomly couldn't be selected (just crunching) so I pulled over & temporarily lubed up linkage with oil spray. No joy immediately but 20 miles on.. 4th is working fine, another 10 miles & 4th has slight crunch. Arrive safely. Days later... Greased up linkage properly.. All is well. We go out & after 20mins driving 4th is crunching again. So i play up amd down gears a few times trying to jolt something only to loose all 4th to 6th! I pull over.. reverse vehicle & turn around.. all is randomly fine again. So, i decide to thoroughly test gears using my partner to change gear whilst i grease up the linkage again - all whilst parked on drive - engine not running. 5mins in & out each gear with & without clutch no worries, then suddenly no gear could be selected & difficult to manually change at linkage area. We start engine.. still nothing.. stop engine and two minutes later.. all is working freely again!! Days later.. Van drove okay 30 mins but had to stop at traffic lights on a hill. Van lost gears after 2nd pulling uphill. We pulled over into a service area for a bit. Stopped engine for about 15mins. All seemed okay again but then lost 3rd for next 20mins. We reached destination. There was no 3rd after engine had stopped. Half an hour later.. Engine still off. All gears select smoothly again! Very confused.. low gear oil? Dodgy clutch? Gear teeth being thrown up? Please help. Engine service every year. 25k miles on the clock. Thank you.

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You might be having intermittent trouble with the clutch pedal and operating system. Check the brake fluid level, I believe the clutch and brake master cylinders share the same reservoir. If it is empty or low, top up and bleed the clutch system. Better to use a pressure bleeder since it can't be bled the conventional way. Also get under the pedals and check there is nothing fouling the pedal when it is being operated or if the pedal is sticking at any point in its travel whether down or up. At least you have the 6 speed box which is better than the 5 speed but cannot rule out trouble with the gearbox itself. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Hi Hugh, thanks for your response. Everything appears to be fine from just looking at things and the feel of the clutch. What I don't understand is why it suddenly stopped selecting gears when the engine wasn't running. All gears could be selected easily with or without using the clutch (as most manual motors) before the random sieze... Then freeing again after a few minutes! I'm going to change the gear oil to see what comes out.. the only thing I can't think of is debris or loosening teeth getting jammed after oil pick up on movement of the gears. (But I'm not a mechanic so I could be talking rubbish.. worth a look at the oil though I think) Please feel free to let me know if you think of anything else it might be our have any other suggestions. I would like to try & eliminate as much as possible before taking it to a garage in France. Kind regards Starie from France

Submitted: 27/01/2017 20:03:43 | ID: 138448

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Joe, Tyne and Wear

FIAT Ducato

I have a engine out of a fiat ducato 2002 2.8d no ecu It has 3 wires coming out of the top of the injection pump no sure what they are for can anyone help Cheers

Submitted: 18/01/2017 15:19:33 | ID: 138225

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Lewies548, Lancashire

FIAT Ducato

lower small mirror Glass required on a 2004 fiat ducato motorhome 656 (OS right longarm fiat 2.0L diesel a Single stem arm mounting which is like a flexi cover possibly Still have the mount fitting to mirror which has a socket (big mirror / housing is in tact) Where is best place to order one from or second hand one How is it fitted, there seams to be a ball socket with a whole in it (mirror is long gone), and the plate seams to have two little slotted pins that I can pop out (but not messing with them until I find a new lower mirror to fit) Hope you can help

Submitted: 09/01/2017 01:23:55 | ID: 137953

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Ado Moris, Clare

FIAT Ducato

2ltr Fiat Ducato Diesel 2004 Campervan. The speedo and turbo don't 'kick in' for a while after starting a journey. This has been progressively getting longer up to our last journey where neither operated over a four and a half hour drive. From cold, the speedo gives a flutter of way over the true road speed, before zeroing with the occasional attempt to operate. The rev counter and all other meters and warning lights are normal. In the past, when the speedo attempts to work, a small surge in performance is felt, presumably the turbo operating and when the speedo 'dies', so too the performance. Any ideas please? Ado.

Submitted: 20/12/2016 20:19:03 | ID: 137496

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tony astall, Essex

FIAT Ducato

a mechanic took off my turbo as the engine was smoking but it was ok however the engine now makes a whistling/whooshing noise under power,should he have put new gaskets or an o ring on as well? regards tony astall

Submitted: 21/11/2016 13:04:36 | ID: 136837

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Carole herbert, West Midlands

FIAT Ducato

Hi. Our ducatos fan belt started squealing a couple of days ago and now the radiator isn't holding the water. We haven't a clue where it's going . Around the area by the fan belt is steaming but the thermo isnt showing over heating please help !!

Submitted: 18/11/2016 18:56:15 | ID: 136776

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Dave Pickles , West Yorkshire

FIAT Ducato

Brand new 130 multijet,2016 goes 18 miles then goes on limp mode ,motorhome derived .dealer changed everything but to no avail,any idea ? Cheers Dave

Submitted: 28/10/2016 18:32:53 | ID: 136317

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Alec, Buckinghamshire

FIAT Ducato

I have an odd problem just arise with the dash board lights. When I turn my sidelights on, the lights on the instrument panel come on, and I get green the side light indicator light on the instrument panel. But, the lights on the central dash switches don't come on (Hazard, Fogs, Central locking etc), neither to the lights on the headlight adjuster and mode selector cluster next to the steering wheel. All the switches work though. Does anyone know which fuse the lights are on?

Submitted: 24/10/2016 23:19:15 | ID: 136222

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sharon lonsdale, Lancashire

FIAT Ducato

I have a left hand drive 1991 diesel fiat ducato motorhome, does anyone know if the sump is different to a right hand drive, thankyou

Submitted: 24/10/2016 13:39:31 | ID: 136202

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Steve, Devon

FIAT Ducato

Hi, I would like to know where the battery is on my 2016 Ducato. Also, what is the black bolt at the bottom of the bulkhead holding it on. Can I remove it without causing problems. Thanks

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Steve, the battery on your 2016 is in the same place as 2006 onwards models.. beneath a panel in the passenger's footwell. As far as the black bolt.. haven't a clue mate R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 09/10/2016 15:25:35 | ID: 135826

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Stan lattimore, Cambridgeshire

FIAT Ducato

My cab light and clock have stoped working fuses are ok I think it could be a relay where do I find it or is there a second fuse ? Many thanks Stan

Submitted: 05/10/2016 12:39:34 | ID: 135734

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Lesie purvis , Northumberland

FIAT Ducato

Hi I have a fiat Ducato auto roller 41 2002 model. When purchased unfortunately it didn't come with any books on operating anything at all. I am currently having an issue with not being able to get hot water, also the lights go off when you flush the toilet. I am wondering if anyone can advice anything at all or is it a simple case of checking the fuses? I can't remember the model number so I have just had to select one to be able to post Thanks Les

Submitted: 04/10/2016 15:43:59 | ID: 135707

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Alan, Essex

FIAT Ducato

I need to remove the front offside wing on my Fiat Ducato Motorhome. Can anyone give me a detailed breakdown how to do this please. I know it is only a bolt on wing but before i attempt to remove it some advice from someone who has done this would be appreciated. Thanks Alan

Submitted: 01/10/2016 10:05:55 | ID: 135627

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Johnb, Fife

FIAT Ducato

New here.have a 1996 Ducato swift kontiki motor home.is really hard to get reverse gear.almost impossible.no crunching or grinding just can't seem to engage gear.eventually goes in.now when driving can't get 5th gear but does go in with a bit of force.not the usual fault of jumping out of 5th just hard to go in.not sure if problems are linked or 2 separate problems as reverse been like that since had van and 5th only just happened recently.any ideas?linkage?oil?or anything worse.any help much appreciated thanks

Submitted: 30/09/2016 22:33:06 | ID: 135621

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stuart belcher, Spain

FIAT Ducato

Hi, I have a 1994 hymer motorhome using fiat 2.5td diesel engine. Recently the engine carried on running after the key was turned to stop. All dash lights went out as per normal. I suspected a problem related to a roadpro engine immobiliser so I cut the lead to the stop solenoid on the injection pump and fitted an isolation switch. Heyho all was well I could now stop the engine. However this mod has now failed to work, I guess it's a problem with the solenoid itself. Has anyone any experience of this? Regards Stuart

Submitted: 23/09/2016 16:56:55 | ID: 135401

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Pauline.williams171@gmail.cim, Cardiff

FIAT Ducato

I need an interior light for my kontiki where can I order one. Thank you Paula

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Pauline, depends what you're looking for.. is it the motorhome part you need a light for or the cab light? Then, is it a bulb for the light or the complete light.. or, are you adding a new light? If it's the MoHo light you need you could try caravan breakers in Blaenafon.. have a good selection of spares and dare say they'd get you new part too... or just write direct to Swift. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 16/09/2016 11:43:50 | ID: 135206

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Amanda, Lincolnshire

FIAT Ducato

Heater selector switch has burnt out can you tell me how to remove the facia panel to replace heater selector switch! Look forward to your reply

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Amanda.. by this I assume you mean the switches in the dashboard. If YES, then this appears to be a massive task that requires the removal of the whole dashboard and crossmember to get the part out.. according to Citroen (same construction as Fiat) but if you really want it.. I can supply you the step by step instructions with photos if you have the 2006 onwards model... mail me at fb1051 at btinternet dot com R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 01/09/2016 00:21:40 | ID: 134807

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Kevin, Essex

FIAT Ducato

Where is the engine number on a fiat Ducati 2.3 2005 Please.

Submitted: 29/08/2016 14:07:36 | ID: 134739

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