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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.

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,

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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sid, Tyne and Wear

Fiat Ducato

Hi, the horn on my motorhome sounds constantly. How do I fix it? Thanks

Submitted: 12/02/2015 14:59:57 | ID: 111374

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Mark, West Midlands

Fiat Ducato

I have a 1999 Fiat Ducato with a swift Suntor motorhome. I'm finding the water pump does not access the last third of a tank of the water. Has anyone ever extended their pump pickup inside the tank?

Submitted: 08/02/2015 05:50:45 | ID: 111106

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Martin, Kent

Fiat Ducato

My ducato splutters when I start it and won't rev up then I turn it off and started again and it's okay ? Changed diesel filter today and still the same ? It's 2008 2.3 multijet diesel . Any ideas anyone ? Thanks Martin

Submitted: 07/02/2015 19:32:16 | ID: 111080

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Ian squires, Blackpool

Fiat Ducato

Hi can anyone help I have a 2005 Ducato.i was driving it and the gear knob came off in my hand it goes back on butt not properly still keeps coming off when I change gear the lever that you pull to go into reverse doesn't go back on properly either cheers any help

Submitted: 05/02/2015 18:53:03 | ID: 110964

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mike davis, Cornwall

Fiat Ducato

what has caused a simultaneous failure of fuel and temp guauges on my 1987 2.5 D ducato? All fuses are good,and nothing else as failed.

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My problem is now solved! The orange wire from fuse 9 to the instrument panel was open cct. mike davis from Cornwall

Submitted: 20/01/2015 16:43:08 | ID: 109957

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Martin, Galway

Fiat Ducato

Does mk 2 06 Fiat Ducato have canbus want wire tow bar? Thanks

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No Martin. Canbus began with the MKIII X250 2006 onwards Techno100 from West Yorkshire

No Martin. Canbus began with the MKIII X250 2006 onwards Techno100 from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 15/01/2015 00:13:22 | ID: 109564

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Charlie Bishop, Norfolk

Fiat Ducato

Hi I have a fiat Kon Tiki 640 ,Motorhome and I have to change the resister on the heater switch,I have taken the left hand side of the dash off and the radio out but I cant't get the panel out with the switches on ,I can't see any other way to get to the resister,any help please,my van is 1997.

Submitted: 13/01/2015 12:34:00 | ID: 109460

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peter, Shropshire

Fiat Ducato

Can I convert a motorhome from petrol to diesel and what is the best engine to use?

Submitted: 08/01/2015 14:21:55 | ID: 109163

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Bob, Moray

Fiat Ducato

Hi, I have a 2009 Ducato and was wondering if you can turn the passenger airbag off so I can take my 18 month old daughter in the van? If so how do I do it? Thanks

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Hi Bob You need to access the 'Set Up' menu [Page 22 Handbook] by accessing the 'MODE' menu via the MODE button This should allow you to access :- Time setting Speed MPH/KMh Air Bag on/off Units Metric/Imperial Buzz - Not sure what this means Access these using the MODE button can be a bit hit & miss so if problems suggest quick push followed by up or down button Hope you are successful Landscaper Chris from Devon

Hi Bob You need to access the 'Set Up' menu [Page 22 Handbook] by accessing the 'MODE' menu via the MODE button This should allow you to access :- Time setting Speed MPH/KMh Air Bag on/off Units Metric/Imperial Buzz - Not sure what this means Access these using the MODE button can be a bit hit & miss so if problems suggest quick push followed by up or down button Hope you are successful Landscaper Chris from Devon

Submitted: 05/01/2015 18:52:29 | ID: 108971

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Kelvin, France

Fiat Ducato

I have a problem starting the van on cold mornings , I have changed the glow plugs and it has not solved it Can anybody help please ? Thank you

Submitted: 31/12/2014 12:50:47 | ID: 108672

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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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