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Hi! I have a Fiat Ducato 1.9 td year 92. I am having a problem with timing marks on the crankshaft. I don`t see any marks on the engine. On the camshaft wheel there is a dot marked on it but behind there is nothing to match it, diesel pump I have and on the camshaft too. .I bought a Tipo camshaft and the lobes are 1mm longer than the old camshaft .Any specs on camshaft lobes or a picture please? (1.9 td)
Submitted: 07/03/2014 10:03:04 | ID: 26313
I have got a Fiat Ducato Swift Motorhome (160 muti-jet 3.0). Can anyone tell me does it have a timing belt or a chain? We have 20,000 miles on the clock. (160 muti-jet 3.0)
Hi Dave, we must have the same sized motorhome. Our engines have a for life chain timing system. - Melvyn Johnson from England
Submitted: 28/02/2014 09:34:38 | ID: 26112
Hi. I have a 2.8 Fiat Ducato jtd which starts fine and ticks over but will suddenly cut out as if the ignition has been switched off. This seems to have happened since I added redex fuel conditioner and injector cleaner. Any suggestions? (2.8 JTD)
Submitted: 28/02/2014 09:13:28 | ID: 26105
After 22k miles my Fiat Ducato has developed what I can only describe as a sort of "scraping" sound coming from the front o/s wheel. Its sound is in time with the revolutions of the wheel and is more prominent when taking a left hand bend. Any ideas? (Motorhome)
Submitted: 27/02/2014 10:02:09 | ID: 26068
We have a 2008 ci motorhome based on a dFiat Ducato 130 multijet. In 2010 it had a new gearbox fitted at 11,000 miles and now it has developed a new fault. It jumps out of sixth gear and the total mileage now is only 23,000 miles. Has anybody had this problem with their 130 multijet? (motorhome)
Submitted: 27/02/2014 09:21:39 | ID: 26052
I am in the process of buying a Fiat Ducato based coachbuilt motorhome, but I do not know what van chassis this was built on. As I will need to get new discs and pads for the front brakes as well as other parts I have tried searching using the vin No, but I end up dredging up loads of websites without answers. Can anybody help me out please? Thanks. (Fiat Ducato 2.5 diesel)
Peter, we have a 1998 Hymer (imported LHD) based on a Ducato chassis with 2.5 TD lump. Unless Fiat made their own motorhomes, the chassis will be a Ducato, everything above that someone elses handiwork. The original VIN number should be good for most mechanical parts, but useless for anything above floor level, ie wiper motor etc. Most mechanical parts on our van have been fairly standard and easy to replace. I’m trying to identify what sort of exhaust system mine has - lots of fun and games. Regards. - Simon Barnes from Hertfordshire
Submitted: 14/02/2014 10:46:54 | ID: 25760
I have an engine management light showing on my Fiat Ducato which has shown now and again.. The van was running fine but just recently, on a long journey, the engine started to judder. It felt like there was a fuel shortage and it went after a little while and then re~occured a while later. Apart from that the engine ran smoothly and seemed to have its normal power. The motorhome has done 26,000 miles. I wondered if it could be the tank fuel pump or the fuel pressure sensor on the fuel rail? I’d appreciate an input please. (130 multijet)
Submitted: 10/02/2014 11:57:57 | ID: 25632
The radiator fan comes on in my Fiat Ducato when I am driving which is what it`s supposed to do, but it stays on for ages afterwards. Then it sometimes comes on by itself when the van has not been used for a while. So far I`ve disconnected it when it`s not in use, but after checking all connections and the thermostat I`m at a loss. Can anyone point me in the right direction please? (Motorhome)
Probably a faulty sensor fitted to the bottom of the radiator. - Tony Chapman from Lancashire
Submitted: 28/01/2014 12:57:11 | ID: 25267
Hello. I have a Fiat Ducato 2.2 100 multijet. When it rains and I go to my van to start it up the temperature goes straight to high and it runs roughly and doesn`t rev. Then it cuts out but I can start it 2 minutes later and it`s perfect. Does anybody know why? Thanks.
Submitted: 21/01/2014 15:00:13 | ID: 25094
Hi. I am looking for a petrol fuel blanking plate as I need to fit an electric fuel pump to my Fiat Ducato because, when the engine gets warm, it evaporates the fuel in the manual fuel pump. It`s for a t13 motorhome. Any ideas where I can get one please?
Submitted: 21/01/2014 11:28:04 | ID: 25073
Hi. I own an early 2002 Fiat Ducato mwb 2.8 non turbo high top van and I`m trying to find out the kerb weight. Can anyone help? (14 2.8 non turbo)
Submitted: 17/01/2014 15:31:25 | ID: 25002
Hi, I have just bought a Fiat Ducato Camelot 1988 but it came without any manuals at all, I am looking for photocopies or originals of a Fiat Ducato handbook, Shur flo Water Pump, Paloma Water Heater, Riviera Fire, Electrolux Fridge, Caribbean Oven. I am completely new to this campervan way of life so any help or advice that you can give would a great help please? (Camelot)
Submitted: 13/01/2014 10:12:52 | ID: 24795
I have a Fiat Ducato otherwise know as a Talbot express, 1991 petrol 1971CC. The indicators are not flashing. Can anyone tell me where the flasher unit relay is? I was told that it is behind the speedo but I found 4 plug in relay units there. If this is where it is, which one would it be, only they`re not marked? Cheers. (camper van)
Go to the Fait Ducato garage dealer. They will be able to find your chassis and build on the master system and provide code and price for you. - Fergal from County Antrim
Submitted: 07/01/2014 12:18:37 | ID: 24626
Where can l find the battery cut off switch on my Fiat Ducato? It is not where the handbook says it is. (2.8 diesel)
Submitted: 06/01/2014 09:57:50 | ID: 24532
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My Fiat Ducato`s oil level on my dipstick is well over the limit and smudging on the sides, you can`t tell if the oil level is correct although I have put the correct amount in. Any suggestions what to do? (2.diesel)
Submitted: 03/01/2014 09:53:05 | ID: 24473
The battery symbol is on all of the time in my Fiat Ducato, even when the ignition is off. When I run it the battery symbol glows and when I lock or unlock it the glow plug symbol flashes on. Why is it doing this? (X250)
Submitted: 02/01/2014 16:10:25 | ID: 24443
Does anybody know the original part numbers for a Fiat Ducato 1.9td 2001 camper van alternator?
Submitted: 02/01/2014 10:15:54 | ID: 24365
Hi, I hope you can answer why my 2.8 jtd Fiat Ducato motorhome keeps cutting out dead after 5 or 10 minutes running on the motorway? Once it stops it will not start again, but if it sits for an hour it will then start again. This problem occurs when it is running on the motorway but does not seem to occur when the vehicle is sitting idling? Any ideas please? (motorhome)
First and easiest way; remove the filler cap from the fuel tank and drive along the dual carraige way, making the engine rev hard. It sounds like a vacuum is building in the tank. - Steve B from Lancashire
Hi, I had the same problem about a year ago and had lots of people look at it, but still not a clue. I was at a motorhome show without the motorhome, due to it being unreliable and spoke to another guy over a beer. He had the same problem on his Fiat told me it was the battery, yes the battery. The elements were getting hot and they were buckling under the heat and touching each other then it would send a message to the ECU to shut the engine down. After the battery cooled down it would start again until the battery got hot then yet again break down. Anyway, I got home, went to halfords and bought a new battery and never a problem again. Fixed. - Martin Baker from Hampshire
Thanks for the tip on the fuel cap, worked a treat. Cheers. - Colin from New Zealand
Submitted: 20/12/2013 11:54:05 | ID: 24139
Where is the pollen filter on a 2.8 jtd Fiat Ducato 2001 please? (jtd)
Submitted: 20/12/2013 10:59:45 | ID: 24129
There were water stains top right corner of the headlining next to the windscreen when we bought our Fiat Ducato with 5000 on the clock. The dealer said the problem had been fixed but recent heavy driving rain has caused very wet headlining in the same area. A local windscreen repairer doesn’t think it’s the screen. Has anyone else had this problem and cured it? Regards. (motorhome conversion. trigano tribute)
Submitted: 17/12/2013 14:30:31 | ID: 24041
Hi, I have just bought a 1988 motorhome and was wondering if the Talbort is the same motorhome as the Fiat Ducato? (2000cc autoquest270 motorhome)
Yes. There is a very good forum called Talbot Owners Club for motorhomes of this type, loads of info and very friendly bunch. http://www.talbotoc.com/portal.php. Have fun! - Steve Cooper from Yorkshire
Submitted: 10/12/2013 16:25:23 | ID: 23894
I have a Fiat Ducato 1999 2.8 TDI Auto-trail motorhome. My question is does the fuel system have a bleed button/lever for after you have changed the filter? I do not seem to be able to find one, (unless my eyes are painted on,) Any Information is a great help. Thanks.
Hi, I could not find a bleed system. I found that changing the filter is not as bad as it looks. You do need to disconnect the air filter and pipes to get at it. Disconnect the sensor wire at filter bottom, you could then drain the fuel from the filter. Unscrew the filter then drain the housing. Take the used filter with you to factors to compare like for like, should cost about £15. Get the wrong one and it might cost about £30. When fitting the new one fill it nine tenths full then screw tight. On firing the engine turn the key to mar only. The pump will fill the filter then after about a minute start the engine and job done. - Peter Hodge from Cheshire
Submitted: 21/11/2013 14:31:54 | ID: 23337
We have an automatic/manual Fiat Ducato Motorhome and were advised when parking it to put it in neutral with the handbrake on. Please advise? (Motorhome)
Submitted: 15/11/2013 15:27:08 | ID: 23155
My 2.0L diesel Fiat Ducato motorhome has done 55,000. I don’t have a book with a service schedule. Could anyone tell me when I am next supposed to get it serviced and what needs doing? Many thanks. (2.0 l 2002 diesel motorhome)
Submitted: 14/11/2013 15:17:44 | ID: 23077
Could anyone tell me how much antifreeze I need in my Fiat Ducato for winter? Also could anyone tell me the cheapest place to get a sump for same model, preferably second hand? My handbook is in German and I can`t translate it?
Submitted: 11/11/2013 15:49:39 | ID: 22934
I have a Fiat Ducato 2.8L diesel which has done 52,000k. After removing and replacing the alternator for repair I found the ABS light on the dashboard instrument panel stays on while running,. I checked all connections that might have been disturbed as well as all fuses etc and cannot get it to go out. I cleaned out the 4 wheel sensors but it did not make a difference. Also in regards to the timing belt check, the user manual says to have it checked on 60,000k and replaced every 120,000k, not every 30,000k as one respondant said.. What should I do about the light?
Get a mechanic to check it with a scan tool. If no fault found it should reset. If not the ABS pump may need to be replaced, approx 3k for a new one. I recently replaced rear brake pads and found that the ABS ring on one hub had disintegrated. I had to replace the hub at a cost of $320, which included bearings. - Andrew Stewart from Australia
Submitted: 11/11/2013 15:35:12 | ID: 22929
I tried to change the fuel filter on my Fiat Ducato and at the bottom there is a screw-in plastic plug with 3 wires connected. When unscrewing it the 3 wires broke off. Can anyone tell me what they are for and where to get the part if it needs replacing? Many thanks. (1.9 td)
Those 3 wires were for the water sensor, there is a plastic screw in tap to drain the bottom compartment of any water drops that may have got in the tank, like not wiping around the filler on rainy days when filling up. To change filter undo top bolt and hold bottom compartment with filter, withdraw long bolt - make sure all gaskets are replaced 1 x narrow flat o ring 1 x wider flat o ring (check which one goes where with old ones fitted and the small o ring must fit snuggly on a spout that fits into top of filter element to divide in and out parts of the filter element - very important - assemble together, insert long bolt and do up checking the lips on the element are snug in top and bottom parts - only tighten bolt to max 7 lbs ft, that’s finger to wrist tight with a short spanner, basiclaly it will start to feel firm, that’s enough or it will damage or snap, undo bleed screw and pump till no air tighten bleed screw finger tight firm - the rest of system will self bleed. Most damage done on engines is over tightening! The wires are color coded so just solder back - t j from Devon
Submitted: 08/11/2013 15:06:31 | ID: 22877
My 93 Fiat Ducato camper van blows black smoke all of the time and has a slight misfire. What should I do? (motorhome)
We had the same problem when we bought our Fiat Ducato 1994 model camper van. My hubby gave it a service and put a can of Restore in it. Also, after reading on a American site we now put a shot of 2 stroke in with the diesel each fill up; because the Diesel they now produce has less and less oil in it the engine is great now, no more black smoke! Just now trying to source a manual for one, but so far no luck. We are also wanting to replace the drive shaft as we now have wear on it. Anyone seen a a Manual for these? 1994 is on the change over of models. - Issie Mc from France
Hi Issie Mc. Been searching for a while myself and finally got one in the post just today! Got it on eBay from Peter Russek publications; they have their own web site - www,russek-publications.com. It pretty much covers most service issues. Regards. - Joseph Fl from Ireland
Submitted: 08/11/2013 14:38:07 | ID: 22868
Can anyone tell me how to change the slave cylinder of my Fiat Ducato please?
Submitted: 04/11/2013 14:17:00 | ID: 22655
How do I fit an electric wing mirror on the left hand side of my Fiat Ducato? (motorhome)
Submitted: 31/10/2013 15:20:07 | ID: 22508
Does anyone know of any headlights I can convert to fit my 1987 Fiat Ducato motorhome? Thanks. (Motorhome)
There is a guy I know who specialises in headlights. He runs a company called Autobrights.co.uk 07552 398647. He might know. - Jules Rost from England
Submitted: 29/10/2013 16:36:05 | ID: 22483
I have a 1987 Fiat Ducato and I have been offered a 1994 gearbox. Does anyone know if it will fit? Thank you. (Motorhome)
Submitted: 29/10/2013 11:23:32 | ID: 22407
Hello, I can’t select reverse gear on my Fiat Ducato motorhome. It was fine until recently. Any ideas anyone? Many thanks. (Motorhome)
I had the same problem. I looked underneath at the linkage mounts to the gearbox and found the nuts on the mounting bolts had worked loose causing excessive play. This was easily fixed using a 10mm spanner. If possible add extra nuts and lock in place. - Ian Drake from Yorkshire
I had a similar problem. The pin that secures the gear linkage had fractured leaving half of it in there, making it loose and hard to select reverse and second gear. - Budgie Wood from England
Submitted: 28/10/2013 15:47:49 | ID: 22358
Hi. I was wondering if anyone knows how much grease to pump in the alko rear axle of my Fiat Ducato? Also am I right in thinking that the front wheel bearings are not adjustable? Mine have very slight play in them but it went through the MOT okay. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. (Bessacarr motorhome)
Submitted: 24/10/2013 12:38:04 | ID: 22137
I have a 3 ltr Fiat Ducato motorhome. It has started to cut out and go into limp home mode with the engine management light coming on when I go over 3,000 revs. I usually leave it for about 5 minutes and restart it. It has been into the garage and put on diagnostics with the fuel air pressure valve being replaced at a cost of £500. We are now in Holland on a 4 month tour and and we have the same problem again! Can anyone help us? We hope we can take it steady and survive until returning to the UK.
Hi have heard of this and it was the the throttle pedal as there is no cable. They operate on a fly by wire. It should have shown on diagnostics. - David Carr from England
Hi, it’s the EGR valve. I’ve had the same thing happen to me. It’s expensive to replace, so I just had it shut off. - Graeme Price from England
Submitted: 17/10/2013 15:12:40 | ID: 21872
I have just bought a 1988 Fiat Ducato motorhome and the last owner had disconnected the wires from the taps in the shower room and cannot rember what colour wire went where. Can anyone help? Many thanks.
Hi, I do not know wire colurs, but this is an easy fix if the terminals are of the same size as then it does not matter. It is simply a micro switch and as long as one is live and one earthed it just connects the circit to the pump when you turn the tap on. - David Carr from England
Hi, probably a little late with this, but I don’t think one should be earthed at all as mentioned above. The two wires to the tap are simply connected to the micro switch, one either side of the switch. One wire will be 12v supply, the other goes to the pump relay. It shouldn’t matter which way they’re connected to the micro switch and are usually only joined with straight crimps. Regards - Lance Edwards from England
Submitted: 17/10/2013 14:39:02 | ID: 21864
I have a 2007 Fiat Ducato 2.3 multijet van gear box. Can I replace it with a 3.0 multi- jet one? Both have six speed box.
Submitted: 10/10/2013 12:02:48 | ID: 21778
How do I loosen the bolt on my Fiat Ducato 2003 to change the alternator pulley?
I am in the process of renuing the timing belt on a 2002 2.8.I would recommend you take the alternator of the engine. It is held on by two bolts easily undone, the tensioner bolt is the problem. You need to access it from your arm over the back of the engine. I used a 12m ratchet spanner but still not easily accessible. I have removed engine bracket to release belt cover. this enables me to be able to readjust alternator tensioner as was able to lower engine giving easer access to adjuster. Hope this is of some help. - Peter Hodge from Cheshire
Submitted: 10/10/2013 11:22:31 | ID: 21761
Hi. I need some help please locating a Brake Servo for a 1991 Fiat Ducato 2.5 diesel motorhome (Hymer 694). Does anyone have any ideas please?
Submitted: 08/10/2013 16:18:54 | ID: 21722
I may be being a bit daft here but I need to top up the oil on my Fiat Ducato and there are 2 oil caps. One is just under the bonnet with a pipe leading down and the other is on the block itself. Do both of them do the same job? Cheers. (2.0 jtd)
The long one’s the dipstick. - Daz Nelson from England
Submitted: 07/10/2013 11:52:33 | ID: 21648