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Sean, Ireland

Fiat Ducato

I have a 1995 Fiat Ducato Camper. There is a light coming in red just under the 0 speed of the speedometer on the dash. When the light comes on it is usually when I am going uphill and vehicle loses power even with my foot to the floor. Cleaned out the diesel filter and light went out. I assumed it was a problem with the diesel filter but now light is constantly on and I am losing power going uphill. And advice?

Submitted: 26/07/2014 17:21:18 | ID: 100379

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David Thomas, Yorkshire

Fiat Ducato

I have a 2006 Fiat 2.8l diesel DUCATO JTD MAXI , my problem is when I have been driving for some time on flat planes mostly in top gear an overpowering engine exhaust fume Co2 smell leaks into the cabin and further into the motorhome and becomes overpowering I have a co2 detector inside the motorhome it does not go off but the smell is overpowering. what can it be? I have taped over the plate between engine bay and the air inlet hose(to the air filter) as there was a gap in the plate but it did not make a difference.PS I have submitted this question previously but did not get an answer. Desperate. Kind Regards David

Submitted: 26/07/2014 09:38:30 | ID: 100368

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Linda, Greater London

Fiat Ducato

Hello, I have a fiat ducato hymer moterhome 1990 that needs a gear selector cable if anyone knows where I could get one that would be great. The model is wrong as it didn't have my model listed so I put anything.

Submitted: 23/07/2014 17:43:36 | ID: 100221

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Raymond, Malta

Fiat Ducato

Dear Sir. I have a fiat JTD 2.8 and thi9s is a motorhome. Recently I noticed that that I am loosing some coolant. There are no leakages. The oil is clear and checked the fan fuses at the front under the bonnet. I checked to see if any water is oozing from the water pump and it is clean. The climate here is hot about 33deg but in my opinion this should not affect the coolant. The starting is ok and there is no lack of power. What is the problem then. Regards Ray Bonello

Submitted: 22/07/2014 15:14:38 | ID: 100153

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david thomas, Australia

Fiat Ducato

I have a fiat ducatto diesel 2006 2.8l jtd maxi and i have experienced a strange buurning exhaust smell inside the cabin and at the back of the motorhome, i mostly notice it on long journeys and when i use top gear a lot.

Submitted: 20/07/2014 07:13:43 | ID: 100018

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James, East Riding of Yorkshire

Fiat Ducato

I have a 1999 Fiat Swift Royale 620 Ducato 2.5 tdi cat..my prob is that the cab heater does blow warm air but won't blow through the botton on to your feet. Cant seem to find were to check the heater unit as its all enclosed. Any ideas please. James

Submitted: 09/07/2014 15:25:54 | ID: 99327

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Bill Stott, France

Fiat Ducato

Service spanner, how to remove. Fiat Ducato 2001. Thanks in advance for any help.

Submitted: 07/07/2014 17:40:59 | ID: 99157

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Bill Stott, France

Fiat Ducato

I have just serviced a Fiat Ducato camper and need info on how to delete the service light. The camper is 2001. There seems to be lots of information for Ducato but of a later date. Would be grateful for your help.

Submitted: 07/07/2014 17:38:55 | ID: 99156

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james, Nigeria

Fiat Ducato

Where is the chassis number and engine number of FIAT DUCATO 1995 located in the engine?

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Hi James, I'm not sure if it is the chassis No. or not, but to the left of the step below the drivers seat there is a plastic plate, just pop it off and there is a number punched into the metalwork. gerry from Denbighshire

Hi James, I'm not sure if it is the chassis No. or not, but to the left of the step below the drivers seat there is a plastic plate, just pop it off and there is a number punched into the metalwork. gerry from Denbighshire

Submitted: 05/07/2014 00:02:19 | ID: 98986

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jimlagos, Worcestershire

Fiat Ducato

Greetings. I had a Fiat Ducato 2.8 turbo diesel campervan conversion and I needed to change the front suspension top bearings twice during its life. I've now changed it for a 2009 120 multi-jet version. Well pleased with it, but it's started the familiar "clunking" at 60,000 miles! Does the newer van have the same problem? Will I need to replace these bearings on this van too?

Submitted: 04/07/2014 12:22:01 | ID: 98942

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Dave Martin, North Lincolnshire

Fiat Ducato

Hi, I have a 2001 Fiat Ducato 2.8 turbo diesel motorhome, I went to start it this morning and it started first time, I put the wipers on to clear the screen and that was ok then I turned on the lights and the engine cut out, I turned the lights off and started it again then as soon as I turned on the lights it cut out again and wont start at all now. Even with the ignition off the interior light in the cab is a low glimmer and there are 2 lights on the dash on low, do I have a short somewhere? Also there is a injector light that is on all the while but does not detract from the running of the vehicle and this has been like this for 4 years. I would appreciate any advice please. Regards Dave Martin.

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Sorted now, had a recent cam belt fitted and the garage had not made a proper battery connection on the - terminal. Hard to spot though. Dave Martin from North Lincolnshire

Your battery is low. There may be a fault that has discharged the battery but as the engine has started and ran it is likely that the alternator is not charging and has not been charging for the previous run or part of. It is possible for the alternator to not charge and the ignition light to not come on. If the ignition light is behaving normally and the alternator and alternator belt is rotating normally check the battery voltage with a volt meter. The battery should be above 12v with everything switched off. Once started the battery voltage should quickly rise to above 13v and should peak at around 14 to 14.2. hope this helps D westwind452437@hotmail.com from Antrim

Your battery is low. There may be a fault that has discharged the battery but as the engine has started and ran it is likely that the alternator is not charging and has not been charging for the previous run or part of. It is possible for the alternator to not charge and the ignition light to not come on. If the ignition light is behaving normally and the alternator and alternator belt is rotating normally check the battery voltage with a volt meter. The battery should be above 12v with everything switched off. Once started the battery voltage should quickly rise to above 13v and should peak at around 14 to 14.2. hope this helps D westwind452437@hotmail.com from Antrim

Submitted: 28/06/2014 07:51:12 | ID: 98580

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Bill Campbell, Antrim

Fiat Ducato

What number is the horn relay in the engine bay fuse box? My horn has stopped working. Bill

Submitted: 19/06/2014 18:03:07 | ID: 98049

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robert, Swansea

Fiat Ducato

Where is the cold water inlet on this van?

Submitted: 15/06/2014 17:52:09 | ID: 97741

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Martin Brown, Durham

Fiat Ducato

2.3ltr Ducato maxi multijet motorhome,where is the fuse for the fuel sender located.

Submitted: 12/06/2014 15:19:41 | ID: 97531

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paul, Telford and Wrekin

Fiat Ducato

hi I have a motor home on a diesel 20 litre and the fuel guage is only working when it wants to I switch ignition on then it goes to full then it drops down again I been told by fiat it could be the ecu but I don't think its that the vehicle as only done 14 000 miles

Submitted: 07/06/2014 19:17:18 | ID: 97149

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roy nottage, Essex

Fiat Ducato

i have a motorhome and when I turn the engine off you can hear a squeaking noise for a couple of mins any ideas

Submitted: 07/06/2014 16:11:35 | ID: 97132

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glen jordan, Devon

Fiat Ducato

the bulb holders in the rear lights on my 2000 swift kontiki maxi are rusty and i cant see how to remove them. i would like some help if you know how .regards glen

Submitted: 01/06/2014 12:26:37 | ID: 96655

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Mike thompson, Northumberland

Fiat Ducato

I have a 2008 Rapido motorhome Ducato 2.3 130 multijet it has just started to fail to start after a long journey but if left to stand for 30 mins it starts fine, also starts fine on short trips, it is as if the fuel cut is not reactivating when you turn the key. You can try it many times but it only starts when it feels like it could it be the key code failing to work??? Runs great when it starts done it three times now and causes panic when on a fuel forecourt!! Regards in advance Mike

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We have just bought a Hymer b544 1989 and are having the same problem. Seems to start fine if the engine is cold. We are not sure, but wondered if it was to do with a solenoid? Any news from your end that may help both of us? Kind regards, Harriet Harriet from West Sussex

Submitted: 31/05/2014 08:46:16 | ID: 96568

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b daley, Merthyr Tydfil

Fiat Ducato

I have a 09 fiat ducato x250 motorhome the problem is the wipers stop halfway through its sweep. dipped head lights on times switch off with no pattern to wipers. then you have to switch key off and then on to get wipers back and to get h/lights on you just turn stalk switch off and then on to regain lights this fault will repeat itself frequently and then will work without a problem during test for as much as an hour perfectly no other part of equipment is affected it seems to be more of a problem after standing for a few or in damp/or wet weather I have carried out all water weather ingress problems fiats have i e flap to cover wiper motor and multi plug connection plus piping wiper scuttle panel drain holes to outside of engine compartment also I have also sealed windscreen lower rubber seal all with success this is a common problem with motorhomes hoping you have come across this and someone out there has found the answer I have taken it for a diagnostic check and it worked perfectly for two hours and as we all say you cant solve a problem that is not there at time of test just like going to the dentist i came home and it worked for one hour perfectly then next day it played up again hope a fiat engineer will read this and come up with a solution this is dangerous for someone with no mechanical experience

Submitted: 29/05/2014 12:22:41 | ID: 96427

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Leslie Wilson, Antrim

Fiat Ducato

I have a ducato 2.8 jtd year 2001 in my motorhome the top end was rebuilt due to timing belt failure I am in france and when I look into the rocker cover from the oil filler cap the cams have only a little oil on them is that ok there is plenty of pressure when the filler cap is removed oil light goes out ok when started Thanks Leslie

Submitted: 29/05/2014 12:00:32 | ID: 96426

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John Holland, Essex

Fiat Ducato

I have a 2005 Hymer motorhome based on the Ducato 2.8 JTD. I have noticed some leakage from (I think) the radiator. Could someone please advise me where I can get this fixed. Location Brentwood. The motorhome is 3.5T, 6 metres long, 2.9 metres high. Thanks

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East Coast Leisure should be able to assist. Unit 27, Yardley Business Park, Miles Gray Rd, Basildon SS14 3GN 01268 276276 Alan Heath from Norfolk

East Coast Leisure should be able to assist. Unit 27, Yardley Business Park, Miles Gray Rd, Basildon SS14 3GN 01268 276276 Alan Heath from Norfolk

Hmm - not too sure about them. Last time they serviced the van they left the oil filler cap off - oil everywhere! Anyway, had my (non-mhome) mechanic look at it, and he said that the leak wasn't from the radiator, but from the fuel filter. So took it to Rosina MoT centre in Purfleet and the very helpful guy fixed it - £10 cash! Thanks for the advice anyway. Getting someone to handle the van can be a bit of a problem... John Holland from Essex

Submitted: 19/05/2014 09:04:34 | ID: 95700

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BALDOCK, Lincolnshire

Fiat Ducato

my battery light came on and wont go out any one no why please

Submitted: 17/05/2014 17:55:09 | ID: 95628

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simon, Norfolk

Fiat Ducato

Hi there.I have a 1998 swift suntor on a ducato chassis and i am having great difficulty locating a replacement led clock,on my van it is located near the hazard warning switch.The clock that is there is working but the display is incredibly dim and can't really be seen. I hope someone can help. Thanks.

Submitted: 14/05/2014 14:13:21 | ID: 95511

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Uwe Naumann, Canada

Fiat Ducato

Is Ducato Diesel approved in Canada? What do I have to do to import one to Canada? Thank you. Uwe

Submitted: 11/05/2014 06:55:27 | ID: 95372

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les, Norfolk

Fiat Ducato

I have a 1988 Swift Kontiki and I`m trying to source a water filler inlet.The one fitted is an aqaflow 12cm x 14cm and I cannot find any that will fit without leaving a gap. Any help would be welcome.

Submitted: 08/05/2014 19:17:43 | ID: 95257

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David Robertson, Wiltshire

Fiat Ducato

I have a 2004 2.8 JTD on a Motorhome with a coolant temp fault. Dashboard temp rose uncontrolled on warm-up; call-out mechanic unable to diagnose. 12 hours later, on key-on the dial still reads max - so looks like a sensor fault. Is this common - and where is the head temp sensor so I can check the wiring connection?

Submitted: 22/04/2014 22:40:34 | ID: 94579

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Len Amey, Hampshire

Fiat Ducato

I need to respray the front nearside wing on my motorhome, rather than mask it, I was thinking of removing it so that I can spray it in the shed. It looks fairly straight forward but is there anything that I should be wary of i.e. hidden fixings/clips etc? I am assuming the grill is first followed by the small panel immediately above the wing and then the wing itself. Any help would be appreciated. Regards Len Amey

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Hi Len You are going to give yourself a lot of work, to say nothing of the health danger spraying it in a shed. I would just mask it off, so much easier, if you get any blemishes, flys etc. just a gentle rub with 600 grit wet & dry with a bit of soap on it and finish with T cut. Ex pro. gerry from Denbighshire

Thanks Gerry but you are a little late. The wing has been off, rubbed down, sprayed (wearing a mask) and baked overnight over a convection heater in the shed, cut back and polished, replaced and the motorhome sold in the first week in May. Anyway, it wasn't the spraying that bothered me, it was the problem of getting the thing on and off. Thanks anyway, Len Len Amey from Hampshire

Submitted: 17/04/2014 17:49:16 | ID: 94371

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Geoffrey Evans, Lancashire

Fiat Ducato 2007

Is the front o/s wheel bearing nut left or right hand thread on my Fiat Ducato? (Fiat Ducato 160)

Submitted: 31/03/2014 16:11:20 | ID: 93712

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Tony Polden, Essex

Fiat Ducato 1996

I have a Fiat Ducato engine and gearbox in a Swift Kon Tiki motorhome which has been standing for approx. 18 months and the clutch has seized. Can you tell me the best way to free the clutch? (Ducato Motorhome)

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Start the engine, apply the handbrake hard, put into reverse with foot on clutch, rev engine up then whip your foot off the clutch. The engine will stall of course, but it’s put sudden big twisting torque into the drivetrain. Then try the same but in first gear. Sounds a bit brutal, but it’s usually very effective. The idea is that the sudden twisting torque breaks the seal that’s developed between the clutch plates. Bruce from Gloucestershire

If your vehicle has stood for 18 months the clutch plat will have "stuck" to the flywheel face. Start your engine in neutral and leave it running so that it gets hot enough for the electric cooling fan to operate, Switch of engine. Apply handbrake, put it in 2nd gear and operate the starter, with luck this will free first time ,if not go through procedure again. We used to have this trouble years ago with cars left standing for long periods. Just make sure that you get the engine really hot before trying to free off. Peter Harnden from Norfolk

Submitted: 21/03/2014 14:26:31 | ID: 63189

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Bridget Rourke, England

Fiat Ducato 2008

My Fiat Ducato`s clutch is just going to the floor. I’ve found out it is a hydraulic clutch. Does anybody know where the clutch fluid reservoir is located? Thanks. (35 120 M-J LWB)

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To the best of my knowledge the clutch is supplied with fluid from the brake master cylinder. Peter Harnden from Norfolk

Submitted: 21/03/2014 12:17:53 | ID: 63165

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Bm Segun, Durham

Fiat Ducato 2009

I`m looking for the airbag sensor cable on my Fiat Ducato? These cables are under the passenger seats, they are presumably connected to the seat belt pretensioner. These cables are needed to correct the error on the dashboard: Passenger airbag warning light is on. Can anyone help?

Submitted: 21/03/2014 12:06:01 | ID: 63159

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Keith Flynn, France

Fiat Ducato 1999

Hi, just a quick question. Would anyone know where I can get my hands on a heater resistor for a 99 Fiat Ducato? I have the part number, it`s 101930100, but I can`t seem to find one new or used for the life of me. Any help would be great, thanks.

Submitted: 21/03/2014 11:27:48 | ID: 63171

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Terry Fallon, County Antrim

Fiat Ducato 2003

I have a Fiat Ducato and the lights and indicators and the dashboard will fail intermittently when driving, sometimes for a short time, sometimes longer. Any ideas please? (Burstner motorhome)

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I am having the exact same issue with a 2003 jtd. Have you been able to find out the cause yet? Donna from Australia

I am having the exact same issue with a 2003 jtd. Have you been able to find out the cause yet? Donna from Australia

Submitted: 18/03/2014 08:56:36 | ID: 62948

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Kevin White, Cheshire

Fiat Ducato 1999

Hi, I am replacing a near side wheel bearing on a 1999 Fiat Ducato. When I pulled the hub away some oil came away between the gear box and shaft. Could anyone tell me have I pulled out a cir clip or is this normal and will it seal up when the hub is refitted please? (Fiat Ducato 2.8)

Submitted: 13/03/2014 11:15:05 | ID: 62763

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Peter Spencer, Spain

Fiat Ducato 1988

Hi, I have just aquired a Fiat Ducato Motorhome 1988. I have no instructions for anything inside. It is a Dethleff Coach. Also the fuel gauge is not working and the fuel light is permanently on but I know the tank is 1/4 full. Does anybody have any instructions to help please? (Motorhome)

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look to the rear left of the tank under the van and clean the earth wire hope this helps regards Steve STEVE from Yorkshire

Submitted: 13/03/2014 10:09:40 | ID: 55518

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Jake Drummond, Fife and Kinross Shires

Fiat Ducato 2001

The dash temperature gauge on my Fiat Ducato occasionally shows maximum temp and the red light comes on. Dipping the clutch and giving it a rev puts it back to normal but it will return often after a few seconds. The temperature is actually fine and the water level is fine but I suspect the sensor may be the issue. Can anyone tell me the location of the sensor? (2.8 jtd)

Submitted: 10/03/2014 12:06:48 | ID: 62709

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Tom Insall, Somerset

Fiat Ducato 2007

Where would I locate the reversing switch on my Fiat Ducato 2007 Motorhome?

Submitted: 10/03/2014 11:31:26 | ID: 62675

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Arthur Muray, Lancashire

Fiat Ducato 2008

When starting in first gear my Fiat Ducato. van makes a screech noise when moving off and carries on, but starting off in second gear it`s okay. All gears work perfectly when driving along. Any suggestions please? (2.3 130 Multijet)

Submitted: 10/03/2014 10:44:53 | ID: 58168

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Simon Barnes, Hertfordshire

Fiat Ducato 1998

We have an imported 1998 motorhome built on a Fiat Ducato chassis. The exhaust has rusted through halfway down its length. Does anyone know if standard exhaust parts are available for this model please? Many thanks. (Hymer motorhome)

Submitted: 10/03/2014 09:43:38 | ID: 53775

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Spiro Trifunov, England

Fiat Ducato 1992

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: 62637

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