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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 .
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
Submitted: 24/04/2017 13:59:33 | ID: 140861
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
My engine is not heating up my temperature hand does not move what would be wrong.
Submitted: 20/04/2017 15:35:03 | ID: 140779
My van is not heating up the temperature hand does not move
Submitted: 20/04/2017 15:30:29 | ID: 140778
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
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.
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
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
The best way to get old alternator off is it to take off the exhaust? And what part is best to disconnect
Submitted: 30/03/2017 19:44:21 | ID: 140294
How do you change a rear light on motorhome
Submitted: 24/03/2017 10:23:17 | ID: 140126
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
hi where is diesel pump on a 2007 fiat ducato
Submitted: 04/03/2017 16:15:51 | ID: 139453
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
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
Can you please tell me how much water is in the complete cooling system.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I need an interior light for my kontiki where can I order one. Thank you Paula
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
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
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
Where is the engine number on a fiat Ducati 2.3 2005 Please.
Submitted: 29/08/2016 14:07:36 | ID: 134739
Hi I would like to know the head torque values and procedure
Submitted: 29/08/2016 02:20:19 | ID: 134731
How do I adjust the clutch pedal travel on my 2.8 it's a diesel from the year 2000
Submitted: 24/08/2016 18:12:23 | ID: 134620
Interior markers and side markers do not work. Checked fuses. Are there any other fuse boxes apart from the dashboard and under bonnet ones. Please help
yes. there's another in the drivers door pillar behind the plastic shroud... more hassle than the worth to get to it and the fuse is unlikely to be in there anyway R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 05/08/2016 11:21:04 | ID: 134128
Hi, We have a Fiat Granduca 114 Motorhome, year 2002, can anyone tell me where the leisure battery is located please, thanks
Submitted: 29/07/2016 16:07:21 | ID: 133941
i bought a 1992 fiat ducato camper van and the pulley is not right the garage I have taken it to says they are discontinued can anyone help
try looking for parts for Cit C25, Pug J5 or Talbot Express.. same veh R Evans from Caerphilly
but define which pulley you need , engine size and fuel.. to isolate your part.. I got lots of results on auction site under Cit 25 search and Talbot Express R Evans from Caerphilly
Came up with cranshaft, camshaft, timing, idler and tensioner pulleys. Broken up my answer because original huge reply was deleted by site !! R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 29/07/2016 15:32:56 | ID: 133939
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