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Raymond, Malta

Fiat Ducato

My fuel gauge indication on my Fiat Ducato 2.8 late 2005 model started flashing and now it keeps on. The fuel indication marks empty but the tank is almost full ie 3/4 full. Is this something to do with the dashboard cluster of lights or is it the sending unit. It was in the garage and marked ok and still is however at another point it stopped flashing and the yellow light keeps on. Can anyone help. Thanks R. Bonello

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I`ve had this twice, it`s expensive, they changed fuel sender in tank and gauge completely. Also bad earth and small computer somewhere behind the dash in first 3yrs but it still plays up, at times only on gauge flickers or doesn`t read fully so I now watch mileage done to fill up. I`m told it`s an extra you get wih all Ducatos, still hey ho eh? keith from Cornwall

Submitted: 13/12/2014 13:29:02 | ID: 107842

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Barry Cattermole, Norfolk

Fiat Ducato

Where do i find Main fuse High amp fuse 175A My van is totally dead

Submitted: 06/12/2014 14:47:29 | ID: 107468

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jimmy, Australia

Fiat Ducato

Hello I hope u can help me I have 09model 160 multi jet Camper 3 litre diesel. I currently have the up graded 180amp alternator and due to my added accessories I need 220 amp alternator. Is there any way I can achieve this through fiat or does anyother company u could tell me that could provide me with the larger alternator that will fit my great campervan

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Hi mate hope use are having a better holiday now and things start to go your way.where onto it now And ill get it sorted.look after yourself and the big fella for us.c u soon gerry And kylie from Australia

Submitted: 03/12/2014 13:26:50 | ID: 107320

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edward scaife, Devon

Fiat Ducato

Anyone know where the side light fuse is on a 2008 x250 Fiat Ducato. It is not listed in the owners handbook. The local agent claims not to know. Turning the lights on and taking each fuse (cab and engine boxes) out one at a time has no effect. The side lights stay on. Response from Fiat is to refer me to the dealer. Going round in circles!!! Great if you are in the middle of nowhere and the lights go out!

Submitted: 02/12/2014 15:02:40 | ID: 107253

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edward scaife, Devon

Fiat Ducato

Anyone tell me how to remove the wiper arm on a X220 ducato 2008? I want to replace the water seal around the arm shaft. More water leaks!

Submitted: 02/12/2014 14:54:51 | ID: 107252

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ray, Ireland

Fiat Ducato

I have a 2.5D fiat ducato 1993 motorhome. Pls can someone explain how the radiator. Hould be installed. It currently appears to be suspended at the top with nothing fixing it at the bottom. Thank you

Submitted: 24/11/2014 09:43:23 | ID: 106765

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Ed, Poole

Fiat Ducato

There's a squawking noise coming from the rear leaf springs when cornering or going over bumps

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This is a common fault and is due to the bushes on the springs seizing. At the end of the spring where it connects to the bodywork is a shackle. There is a pin which goes through the shackle and bodywork fitting which should be free to twist with movement. It seizes up due to road dirt ect. Very easy to strip down and lubricate. Ray Cripps from Dorset

Submitted: 23/11/2014 19:59:58 | ID: 106732

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Bernard Kelly, Ireland

Fiat Ducato

Hi, i have a camper with a fiat ducato maxi engine from 1991, i was wondering where the oil light switch is located on the engine, any help appreciated. Thank you.

Submitted: 23/11/2014 17:29:35 | ID: 106726

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Kevin watts, Ireland

Fiat Ducato

Where is the brake fluid reservoir on my 2.5 td campervan left hand drive? Thanks.

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its under the spare wheel,remove the spare wheel and its there JOHN from Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles)

its under the spare wheel,remove the spare wheel and its there JOHN from Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles)

Submitted: 20/11/2014 10:43:06 | ID: 106528

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David Wood, Worcestershire

Fiat Ducato

How do I reset my alarm on my Fiat Ducato 2008? I can`t lock my doors.

Submitted: 17/11/2014 19:15:36 | ID: 106358

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Bob Hallam, Leicestershire

Fiat Ducato

We have a 2004 Fiat Ducato , Rapido motorhome 2.8jtd The wipers and washers has stopped working, checked all the fuses, called the AA out and could be relay motor but could not bring vehicle up on diagnostic comp. Any ideas on what it could be?

Submitted: 16/11/2014 20:22:58 | ID: 106292

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richard, Lincolnshire

Fiat Ducato

Hi I was wondering if anyone knows where the interior light switch is on 2008 ducato passenger side works fine but drivers door won't turn light on Tia.

Submitted: 15/11/2014 20:43:53 | ID: 106257

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mac, Cornwall

Fiat Ducato

Where is the horn fitted in the engine compartment on 2.5 fiat ducto2

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It`s in front of the radiator, bit of a squeeze but you can get it from behind cross member, best to take rad out if you`re fit keith from Cornwall

Submitted: 15/11/2014 15:35:45 | ID: 106243

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Carol T, Leicestershire

Fiat Ducato

Window Wiper Problem Replaced the wiper Motor as the old one was definately no good. Now think the Mechanism is siezed as i tested the new motor without the rack attatched, works fine.Put the rack back on and it wont move. Can any one tell me either how to free the wiper splines off without removing the mechanism. Or indeed how to get the rack off.I know about detatching all the relevant parts, except when i get to the side of the Battery,there is an obstruction just above it.Any help would be very much appreciated.

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Rack hasto come out, freed out or replace keith from Cornwall

Submitted: 06/11/2014 21:47:38 | ID: 105799

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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.

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http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/76-speciality-forums/64-maintenance-fluids/177728-lubricity-additive-study-results.html Hello , What was done on the service , anything adjusted ,pump belt fitted wrong if changed . check receipts , did it gradually deteriorate ? Could be turbo related , I take it that your engine is pre 1994 But here is something you can do to boost power and clean injectors . add mineral 2 stroke oil at 200 to 1 or 50mls to 10 litres fuel , get an old gear oil container with a slide out spout and fill it and mark the sides , squirt in tank before filling , does not have to be accuarate . I buy 5ltrs Comma mineral 2st oil (greencolour) A litre of the oil will do 200 litres fuel . Only allow qualified / experienced CAV personell to touch the pump , the injectors are good for 150 thou mls before service . The above link compares useing 2st oil over some expensive additives . tj from Devon

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

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The others are mirror hear connections you don`t use on your van keith from Cornwall

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

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Only get from Ford but they said don`t bother, tape it up, I did no probs keith from Cornwall

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

Above the battery is a relay and a fuse, job to see but it`s there on my 2000 model. Oh it`s got a screw to hold it up, best to undo it to get a better view keith from Cornwall

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

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Indeed there should be 2 Black Keys and 1 Red/Brown Key .Also make sure you have the code for reseting the imobiliser should it fail. Carol T from Leicestershire

Indeed there should be 2 Black Keys and 1 Red/Brown Key .Also make sure you have the code for reseting the imobiliser should it fail. Carol T from Leicestershire

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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