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Italian carmaker, mainly known for small city-cars. Quite popular in the European markets.

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Is this Vehicle id number VIN incorrect/flawed ZFA225000-0-0138627?

According to what I have read about the vehicle identification number encoding (model year) One consistent element of the VIS is the 10th digit, which is required worldwide to encode the model ...
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Use of diode to charge in-house battery from motorhome solar system

I want to charge in-house battery (Fiat Ducato) from the motorhome solar system. I presume I can use a diode to do this? Can you please advise and what size diode would be necessary. Thank you.
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2015 Fiat 500e maintenance schedule - 15K mile interval OK?

I just bought a 2015 Fiat 500e (the electric version) with 25K miles. Before I bought it, the dealership had it fully serviced and inspected. I also had a pre-purchase inspection that showed no ...
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Hit curb and chunk out of tyre. OK to drive on?

We're on holiday in Mallorca and managed to hit a curb while trying to navigate through a small town. Rim is scuffed and it cut into the tyre a bit. I will lose excess but insurance will cover. I'm ...
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How does starter work without a trigger wire terminal?

Changing the starter on my 2007 Fiat 1.3 diesel. There is no "trigger wire" terminal. Instead the light wire is in a plastic housing which is bolted on under the battery feed. How does this work?
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Fiat 500 - Brake noise after encounter with puddle

I bought a 2010 Fiat 500 1.2 pop 5 weeks ago. Since having it I have had a new clutch and gearbox bearing done and two new front tyres. I drove through a huge puddle a few nights ago and when I drove ...
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1995 uno fiat struggling to accelerate

I currently have a problem with accelerating on my uno. When i step on the accelerator the refs go's up but the car wont go forward . I need to accelerate very slowly and evenly to get the car to move....
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Weird sound from starter and car won't start after heavy rain

I have a Fiat punto car 2006, manual transmission. I drove the car during rain, parked it and after a few hours of heavy rain tried to start the car again with no luck. I hear a ventilating sound, ...
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Fiat Uno 1100 starting problems

I have a Fiat Uno with 1100 engine. The head gasket broke. I have sent the head for skimming. I have changed the oil, plugs, and filters. I put everything back, but it's not starting. There is spark ...
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FIAT 500 sunroof will not close

The sliding glass sunroof on my 2014 Abarth 595 (FIAT 500) will not close from the tilted position, it will close but just immediately re-opens to the tilted position.
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Fiat Stilo 1.6 2003 - grinding when shifting

I have a Stilo, and I need to force it(most of the time) to get in to gear 1, and is grinding in rest of them ,but always I got different resistance from the stick. Also in gear 1 is making a funny ...
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Fiat panda 1.1 2009 cigarette lighter

I am trying to fit a cigarette lighter on fiat panda 1.1 2009. The loom and socket is under the bezel by cup holder. There is no power at socket.I was told i need to put fuse and relay in the engine ...
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Cold engine stalls whenever clutch is depressed

Make: Fiat (as in Fix It Again, Tony) Model: Mk1.2 Panda 750 (5 speed manual, pre-euro 1 (carb+manual choke)) Year: 1992 Kilometers: 73 000 (not to be trusted) Recent reparations: Bougies, Bobine, Air ...
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How do I change alternator pulley on 2001 Fiat Ducato?

I need to change the belt (closest one in picture) as it's become very loose. There doesn't seem to be a tensioner pulley, so do I just remove the bolt in the center pulley in order to remove the ...
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P0106 error in a brand new car

i have a brand new car: Fiat Punto street 1.2 69CV just This morning after 1 min after start the engine, it wasn't at full power and i had the error "check the engine" then with my program : "...
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adapter for ODB2 device

i have a car: "fiat punto street 2016". I just bought a device from ebay that can give me some informations and errors status, the problems is that the device has an interface OBD2 and it's ...
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Fiat Palio 1.2 injector failure

I have a fiat palio 1.2 2003 model, Recently the fuel injector warning light came on the dashboard and its went off some times. The vehicle runs smooth with some lag in the power especially when I ...
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Why is my car not charging?

My fiat Palio 1.2 2006 model acted up on me in the middle of a freeway. I had just brought a brand new alternator and a battery, because they were giving me a tough time. All was well unit today ...
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Dead battery, but headlights not dim

My car will not start this morning and I tried jumping starting it off a friends car with no luck. I think it is the battery as my existing one was quite old and it was freezing overnights. Also when ...
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Shuddering between 60 and 70 kmph: 2008 Fiat Panda

Car is shuddering between (roughly) 60 and 70 kmph, not below or above. Doesn't seem to matter what gear. In one instance during a 15 minute drive ABS light came on and it seemed to shudder more ...
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How to replace the grill emblem of a Fiat Croma?

This Christmas we bought a replacement front grill emblem of a Fiat Croma (2009), without really thinking on beforehand how this should be done. Now, the gift is received, and the receiver wants to ...
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Clicking Noise when the battery is turned on

If my car is idle, and the key isn't in the ignition, everything works as usual, but the second I flip the car key (turning on the battery, but not the engine) there's a midly loud ticking noise. It ...
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What controls the rate at which the revolutions decrease when gas pedal is released at neutral?

I am just wondering about the general idea. So, when I do not have any gear put in and increase the revs to let's say 4000 rpm and then remove my foot from the gas pedal the revolutions go down ...
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Location of Fiat Panda electric power steering fuse

A friend of mine has a 2006 Fiat Panda. As these cars are wont to do, the electric power steering has malfunctioned. So, what we want to do is completely disable the power steering so that the long ...
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Car brake failure on sharp incline and back once off incline

I just experienced this. I got a repair done on my handbrake yesterday (it was not holding on sharp inclines before, would slip with clicking sounds). So I wanted to test this and took car on a sharp ...
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Fiat Punto Evo 2010, headlight bulb not turning on

I recently brought a used 2010 Fiat Punto Evo and I am having trouble understanding all the bulbs in there and when they turn on. One of the bulbs is not turning on with any setting. Here is a ...
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Does Fiat need dedicated FiCom OBD hardware and software for diagnostics?

I got an ELM 327 with Bluetooth from my brother in law. We have tested it in his Chevrolet Aveo with several apps and it works like a charm. When I tried it on my Fiat Panda 2012, the apps couldn't ...
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Why do tyres go flat after a few weeks of non-usage?

My car is a 2007 model FIAT Albea 1.3 liter 4-door saloon. I think it might be the "fire" version. Made (assembled) in Turkey. I use it 6 months a year but 4-5 weeks at a time. When it's stored/parked ...
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Security and engine issues

I have a fiat stilo 1.4(2004) plate. It had an intermittent issue with the "car security manager loose connection" and the car wouldn't start sometimes, But when shaking the fuse box/power ...
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Possible EGR problem on Fiat Idea Multijet 1.3 Diesel

I've been having issues with my 56 plate Fiat Idea for a while now. It seems to drive normally up to about 2500-3000 rpm where the car lurches a little, as though i shifted down a gear, the MIL light ...
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hi I've just done engine overhaul car is not starting [closed]

Good day. I've just done an engine overhaul of a Fiat Palio 16. When I try to start it the is swing but not start.
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Fiat Siena EL 2001 was starting but jerking very bad whist running [closed]

Fiat Siena EL 2001 model It has a starting problem, I'm really desperate to get it running again, please help. The car was starting and running but was jerking very bad when in 2nd gear. The ...
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Fiat Punto Wont Start. Fuel Light & Three warning lights flashing

My Fiat Punto 1.2 Year 2000 MK2 (I believe) will not start. The engine turns over but the car won't start. The fuel light is flashing and petrol gauge says empty which isn't the case. There are three ...
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Fiat 500 (2010) airbag replace - crash sensor help

Recently replaced airbags in a fiat 500 1.2L (2010 model). I've also cleared the crash codes/data from ECU. I assume I would have to replace the front crash sensor as well, but couldn't locate it. ...
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Sound insulation material for an old car? Foamed underlayment vs rock wool

I have an old car (FIAT Panda, 1993) which has basically no sound insulation. I like to work on the car to improve it, so I thought about sound insulation. I'm not looking to improve sound deadening ...
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Fiat Punto Door Dent

I recently dented my Fiat Punto Active 8v 3 Door Hatchback. I'm looking into buying this dual suction cup to remove the dent. With the severity of the damage, do you think I'd be successful with such ...
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Starting issue on a Fiat Uno Fire 1100

My car starts normaly 90% of the time. Sometimes when you turn the ignition it just clicks. If I switch it off and turn it again it starts. Sometimes it happens two of three times but then is starts ...
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2001 Fiat punto: slave cylinder repaired brake warning light

My clutch slave cylinder was replaced today but my brake fluid warning light came on for a second on two bends. Is this more likely an electrical fault? I will take it back to the garage nect week.
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Fiat Punto Grande 2007 does not start right away

I own a 2nd hand 2007 automatic Fiat Punto Grande. For some time now, I have been experiencing strange behavior when I try to start the engine: Sometimes, it starts right away, i.e., normally, but ...
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what is exactly steering feedback?

I have heard people say that cars with HPS and Non PS have nice steering feedback while the other cars with EPS steering's have vague feeling and has no feedback at all.I have driven few cars, A fiat ...
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Fiat 500 Airbag Sensor

My Fiat 500, 2008, 1.2 Pop, 51Kw has had its front left side somewhat crushed. The body has been fixed for the most part, but the electrician/mechanic tells us he cannot turn on the vehicle in order ...
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Diesel fuel pressure issue Fiat Punto 1.3 JTD [closed]

I have a Fiat Punto 188 1.3 JTD Multijet and an issue, that brings me a headache since 2 years. The car is from 2005 and already has 180 000 miles down. Almost every time, the I fast accelerate from ...
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Methods of diagnosing a non-starting Fiat Uno

I have a little Uno inherited from my dad. Just before he passed away he was having trouble getting it to start, and before that, having it die on a drive somewhere, even close. I would now like to ...
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Could you provide an outline of switching the side of the rear fog light?

I am obliged to have my rear fog light on the left side, but it is on the right. I've never fiddled around with my Fiat Punto '94, but I'd like to make the switch myself, if you don't advise against ...
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Why there is no injection on 1st and 4th cylinders in Fiat Punto?

I have Fiat Punto 2 1.2 with LPG (sequence, stag 4). There is problem with the injection on the 1st and 4th cylinders. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. 2nd and 3rd work without problems. ...