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Shaune, Australia

Fiat Ducato

Gday I have a 2007 2.3L turbo diesel ducato currier van. It just ticked over from 399,999km to 400,000km (I watched it tick over) and the odometer blanked out spot on the 400k mark (pretty funny really) does anyone know how to fix / reset it. Most machanics cant get past the fact that it has done that many k's with so little wok done to it and offer no help. The van still runs great with plenty of power but now at 410kms (read the k's on the diagnostic machine) it blows black smoke big time. When I'm driving it, no one sits with in 1/2k of me because of the smoke. I don't know if the smoke is related to the 400k mile stone or just a coincidence. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I purchased it as a demo model at 9,000km and other than ware and tear since new I've only replaced a fuel pump in mine at around 300k k's.

Submitted: 20/05/2015 03:46:33 | ID: 116247

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Russell Owen, Wrexham

Fiat Ducato

Please could you advise the procedure of setting the clock on the instrument panel of our ducato motor home it's 2010 reg, we have looked in the manuals without sucsess Thanking you Russell Owen

Submitted: 19/05/2015 18:51:15 | ID: 116233

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kayla vautier, South Yorkshire

Fiat Ducato

Hi, I have a Fiat ducato 1998 and when it has even left over night or for more then 6 hours it struggles to start, the battery is fine and it sounds as though it does want to turn over but it struggles, and when it does a cloud of white smoke comes out. Is this the glow plugs?

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If the car / van is having trouble to start it points to a glow plug down, It is advisable to change the 4 at the same time, false economy to replace just the faulty one. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 12/05/2015 15:36:53 | ID: 115943

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gerald Richards, Hampshire

Fiat Ducato

We have a Fiat Ducato motorhome, (1999) we think the fuse has blown in the fridge but we cannot locate where the fuse is, we have looked in the fridge manual but to no avail.

Submitted: 04/05/2015 15:51:44 | ID: 115561

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gerald Richards, Hampshire

Fiat Ducato

We have a 1999 Fiat Ducato motorhome and are trying to find where the fuse for the fridge is as we think the fuse has gone in ours, but cannot locate it?

Submitted: 04/05/2015 15:47:31 | ID: 115560

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M HEFFRON, Essex

Fiat Ducato

When trying to start the engine it just "clicks", thought it must be starter problems but it starts when jumped from a little Ford car. Would the battery be the wrong one for the vehicle? How do I tell which one it should have on there?

Submitted: 04/05/2015 11:33:35 | ID: 115549

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t, Dublin

Fiat Ducato

My timing belt cuts off every-time, why?

Submitted: 30/04/2015 17:54:25 | ID: 115416

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Edward, Spain

Fiat Ducato

Hi I have a 1994 fiat ducato 2.5 diesel camper. Where do I line the crankshaft pulley mark on the engine? Thank you appreciate any help you can give me

Submitted: 28/04/2015 15:01:25 | ID: 115314

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Jorja Leave Gallienne, Lincolnshire

Fiat Ducato

Could someone tell me where the water tank is located in a 1991 Fiat Ducato 1.3 2.5 turbo diesel motorhome please .....

Submitted: 25/04/2015 22:57:37 | ID: 115248

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peter, Kent

Fiat Ducato

In which fusebox is the relay to the windscreen wiper?

Submitted: 21/04/2015 21:56:39 | ID: 115035

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Ray Thickett, Dorset

Fiat Ducato

Fiat Ducato 2.3 Multijet Motorhome 2008 (SWIFT Belero 6.8 FB). Having recently purchased this van, I have just noticed that there is only a belly pan over the engine on the driver`s side, with space for a centre and near side cover to be fitted. Should the van have a full belly pan (lower engine cover) and if so someone has removed it? Possibly for cooling? Or is it only fitted with a lower cover on the offside?Cheers Ray

Submitted: 15/04/2015 19:25:22 | ID: 114750

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shaun, Devon

Fiat Ducato

Where can I find my ENGINE NUMBER on my 2014 HYMER B 504. Shaun.

Submitted: 15/04/2015 00:34:41 | ID: 114722

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Ian Goddard, Bournemouth

Fiat Ducato

I bought this Swift Sundance motorhome last year and it has been excellent but have since discovered that there is no jack or wheelbrace. I have purchased a 4 tonne bottle jack and have, with the aid of a couple of blocks of wood, managed to raise the front but cannot raise the back?Is anyone able to suggest where I can buy the correct jack for the vehicle and/or the best place for the bottle jack to raise the back?

Submitted: 13/04/2015 12:57:13 | ID: 114658

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Anthony, Stockton-on-Tees

Fiat Ducato

Could any body let me know we're the batteries in my motor home are located please.

Submitted: 10/04/2015 22:50:39 | ID: 114563

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Anthony, Stockton-on-Tees

Fiat Ducato

My van is motor home can any body tell me the locations of the main battery and the leisure battery please

Submitted: 10/04/2015 21:22:43 | ID: 114559

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Bernie, East Sussex

Fiat Ducato

Hi, I have a 1988 Fiat Ducato 2.5D 1.3 Cab, Swift Kontiki Motorhome, just had new cambelt and full service, air and fuel filter, all was fine, then after 100 mile run heard a ticking noise that stopped after a while, then engine would not turn off, had to stall it and all dash lights went off, 2 days later battery completely dead, any ideas as to what is stopping the engine shutting off (have read fuel cut off solenoid?) and what could be draining the battery, any advice appreciated

Submitted: 07/04/2015 18:19:59 | ID: 114419

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chris woods, Cornwall

Fiat Ducato

Hi When I turn the ignition key no panel lights come on only the power steering fault light. The engine starts and I can select gears

Submitted: 04/04/2015 15:11:09 | ID: 114308

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Ray LEADBEATER, Northumberland

Fiat Ducato

i have a french reg 1997 Fiat Ducato 1.9td CI granduca motorhome can anyone tell me the track width please

Submitted: 03/04/2015 20:56:21 | ID: 114288

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sid, Tyne and Wear

Fiat Ducato

Where is the horn relay on my 1994 ducato motorhome thanks

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The ones i have seen are on the of side under the hedlight at back of bumperbar.get some one to pres horn button while you stand at the front of van and listen. brian from North Yorkshire

SORRY i read it wrong .I thaught you ment the horn sorry.if you look under the bonnet there may be a black cover if you undo cover there is fuses and relays under there.hope it helps you brian from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 02/04/2015 20:10:57 | ID: 114217

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Ray LEADBEATER, Northumberland

Fiat Ducato

i have just broght from france a lhd 1997 fiat ducato 1.9 td swb CI granduca camper could anyone tell me the track width plese i need the info to register in UK

Submitted: 02/04/2015 18:28:38 | ID: 114214

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Ray LEADBEATER, Northumberland

Fiat Ducato

what is the track width please

Submitted: 31/03/2015 15:55:27 | ID: 114121

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Edward, Spain

Fiat Ducato

Is the fiat ducato engine made by fiat or is it an Iveco?

Submitted: 31/03/2015 15:24:05 | ID: 114117

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Edward, Spain

Fiat Ducato

I have recently purchased a fiat ducato 2.5 non turbo diesel camper van. It loses complete power on hills and it has only done 63000 kilometers. Is it possible to fit a turbo ?

Submitted: 31/03/2015 15:19:17 | ID: 114116

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Andy, South Yorkshire

Fiat Ducato

Trying to find the torque setting for the front hub nut.The bearings are a tapered type. Thanks Andy.

Submitted: 30/03/2015 20:28:30 | ID: 114083

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geoff, Worcestershire

Fiat Ducato

Hi, can anyone tell me the torque settings for lower ball joint and drop link on a 99 ducato based hymer. thank you

Submitted: 28/03/2015 12:13:47 | ID: 113969

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Alan Bradley, Worcestershire

Fiat Ducato

My vehicle is fitted with a working engine thermostat, but takes a long time to raise the needle off the bottom. Could I fit say a 95 Deg. one to increase the temperature please?

Submitted: 24/03/2015 23:56:43 | ID: 113803

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harryh, Lancashire

Fiat Ducato

Hi. I have a 2008 Fiat 2.2ltr swift motorhome with 16,000 miles that has the fuel gauge showing empty with flashing light even when there is fuel in the tank. Taken it to local garage who said it would likely be sender after loosening it and moving float. I left it with them to change the in tank sender /pump unit a week ago today, they tell me it`s the gauge at fault. The garage is RAC rated and advertises as Fiat specialists. Trolling through the web the fault is not uncommon and there may be a circuit between the sender and the gauge that can go faulty but this is not clear. Has anyone had fuel gauge problems on the X250 Fiat chassis? The other thing was I was just about to put it up for sale feeling that it was in excellent order and having been trouble free

Submitted: 23/03/2015 16:23:00 | ID: 113703

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keith mandell, West Yorkshire

Fiat Ducato

windscreen washers dont work shecked dash fuses ok and checked power to pump no power any ideas please keith

Submitted: 21/03/2015 14:32:03 | ID: 113621

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mark, Surrey

Fiat Ducato

Wondering if the 2004 Ducato JTD2.8 is supposed to have a shorter wiper arm on the passenger side as the wiper blade seems to extend out from the curvature of the windscreen on passenger side? Thanks for an answer as it is confusing me.

Submitted: 16/03/2015 04:07:25 | ID: 113379

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Martin, Kent

Fiat Ducato

Once again I`m asking for any ideas. My van splutters when started, then I turn it off and start it again and it's okay. I've had the egr changed, filters, just changed the throttle actuator and it`s still exactly the same. All been diagnosed on diagnostic machine. Does anyone have any ideas, as I'm losing the will to live and sick of diagnostic rubbish readings that seem to be garages` way of fleecing people? What happened to a mechanic who had some idea when you describe the problem instead of plugging in a cable for wrong answers? Help. A mechanic with his own brain please. I`m skint and fed up of being ripped off.

Submitted: 12/03/2015 19:41:04 | ID: 113223

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Les Haighway, Australia

Fiat Ducato

Hi, i have a Fiat Ducato 160 multi jet 2010 model, just above the gear box there are two reservoir one is bigger than the other, the small one has a leak, does anyone know what it is. The vehicle has an A T M. Thanks for your help.

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Hi Mate, sorry unable to give you the answer as I am trying to find out also. My problem is that in our 2009, 160 multi jet I am unable to select a gear. This has just happened as it has been in storage for past 2 months. When I started it the transmission light is blinking and telling me "transmission failure". When I try to select Reverse or 1 I get the message "gear unavailable" Not nice with only 27k on the clock. Most fiat service centres I rang in Sydney and Melbourne will not give you any info other than say get it towed to a service centre. Again not nice when the nearest is 85k away. One service man in Melbourne mentioned that I had to find the 2 reservoirs above the gearbox, both clear plastic and one bigger than the other. He said the small one is likely to be empty and this was my problem. He said to fill the small one with brake fluid but not to touch the big one and this should fix the problem. I am reluctant at this stage to do that until I speak with him again. Did you get any assistance to your enquiry that may also help me. many thanks Bruce from Australia

Hi Mate, sorry unable to give you the answer as I am trying to find out also. My problem is that in our 2009, 160 multi jet I am unable to select a gear. This has just happened as it has been in storage for past 2 months. When I started it the transmission light is blinking and telling me "transmission failure". When I try to select Reverse or 1 I get the message "gear unavailable" Not nice with only 27k on the clock. Most fiat service centres I rang in Sydney and Melbourne will not give you any info other than say get it towed to a service centre. Again not nice when the nearest is 85k away. One service man in Melbourne mentioned that I had to find the 2 reservoirs above the gearbox, both clear plastic and one bigger than the other. He said the small one is likely to be empty and this was my problem. He said to fill the small one with brake fluid but not to touch the big one and this should fix the problem. I am reluctant at this stage to do that until I speak with him again. Did you get any assistance to your enquiry that may also help me. many thanks Bruce from Australia

Submitted: 11/03/2015 02:15:39 | ID: 113128

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Les Haighway, Australia

Fiat Ducato

Where is the clutch fluid res, i have two res above the gear box the smaller is leaking. The vehicle is an arm . thanks

Submitted: 10/03/2015 23:52:11 | ID: 113126

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Craig, Gwent

Fiat Ducato

Hi all ive been busy converting my van to a camper, it has been parked on my drive for several months And left in reverse start every now and then When I start it up the reverseing lights stay on when it's running while out of gear . I presume it's the sensor on the gearbox Can anyone please tell me where to find the sensor either under the bonnet or under the van on the passenger side or mabe under the airbox Many thanks Craig Ps mot on Saturday. Lol

Submitted: 09/03/2015 19:44:27 | ID: 113059

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peter, Ireland

Fiat Ducato

how much gear oil does the gearbox take,

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Hi, Has anyone answered this question as I would like to know.............Dom Dom from Buckinghamshire

Hi, Has anyone answered this question as I would like to know.............Dom Dom from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 03/03/2015 22:13:12 | ID: 112706

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lee, Buckinghamshire

Fiat Ducato

hi i have a 1988 fiat ducato with swift kontiki on the back. i have lost all my gears with the gearstick becoming loose, i have found the final linkage on to the gearbox output shaft has snapped. it is a collar with a plate with 2 ball joints on it, and is held on to the gearbox with a 8mm bolt. the question i have is where would i be able to by a new linkage plate, and the 2nd question is how do i remove the ball joints from the rod ends to get the old one off please. thank you in advance. lee. milton keynes.

Submitted: 24/02/2015 18:31:17 | ID: 112265

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Ray LEADBEATER, Northumberland

Fiat Ducato

I have a 1997 Fiat Ducato 1.9td CI Granduca LHD. Do I need to change the speedo dial from KMPH to MPH for test and legality please? If so does anyone know where I could acquire an instrument panel please?

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No Ray, you don`t need to change your speedo. I have left hand drive Niesmann Bischoff. It passes the MOT no questions Pete from North Somerset

Thank you very much t o the Lady/Gentleman for answering my question regarding speedo change you have saved time and money thanks again. Regards Ray Ray LEADBEATER from Northumberland

Submitted: 24/02/2015 15:03:37 | ID: 112251

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Jim, County Down

Fiat Ducato

Hi, after replacing the engine battery on my Fiat based motorhome the remote central locking refuses to work. Although the manual method using the key does. Anyone any ideas? The motorhome is based on the Fiat Ducato van. Thanks

Submitted: 18/02/2015 16:29:27 | ID: 111809

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Adrian Dempsey, Cork

Fiat Ducato

I just got a 98 Ducato camper and noticed that there's a clicking noise when I accelerate. The noise stops when I slow down. Any idea as to what could cause this? I checked the leisure battery and this had been swapped for a starter battery. Could this be causing the clicking noise?

Submitted: 15/02/2015 18:32:46 | ID: 111604

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jon, Norfolk

Fiat Ducato

Hi, I recently supplied a new Headlamp ref. FIAT DUCATO 35 H/R MULTIJET 2012 `62` , but the connector plug is incorrect , is it possible to obtain a converter Please!. many thx Jon

Submitted: 15/02/2015 09:34:10 | ID: 111568

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jon, Norfolk

Fiat Ducato

Hi, I recently supplied a New Headlamp ref, FIAT DUCATO 35 H/R MULTIJET 2012 `62` plate , problem we have plg connector is different!, does anyone know if you can obtain and adapter to convert to correct Please!! many thx Jon

Submitted: 15/02/2015 09:28:36 | ID: 111567

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