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

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Electrical Short that goes away after restarting the vehicle

2010 Fiat Ducato 2.3L Turbo Diesel So I've got this really weird very intermittent short. Basically, every once in a while I'll stop at a stop light and notice the engine idling really high around ...
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Car revving too high in 5th gear on the highway

I drive a 2009 fiat sienna and just did my first highway drive in it and noticed it revs at 4000rpm at 130kmh. 3800 at 120kmh is this normal? Cause it always sounds like it needs another gear. ...
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Fiat 500e 2017 baby carseat installation

I was wondering if anyone tried to put baby carseat in the Fiat 500 car, and how it works? Is it required to have a base or the seatbelt is enough??
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Vibrations when accelerating between 80 - 110 kph

2010 Fiat Ducato x250 2.3L Turbo Diesel When accelerating between 80-110 kph the vehicle shakes. The vehicle is completely fine below 80 kph and above 110 kph. The strength of the shaking is directly ...
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Cylinder head and block replacemnt

Wonder if you could help. I have a 1988 fiat ducato highwayman. My motorhome was taken into an expert engine services garage. The original problem was cylinder head gasket. The garage removed the head ...
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Possible causes of a crazy engine?

My car started becoming crazy all of a sudden. The engine keeps: stalling out of nowhere even if i am waiting for the traffic lights not doing anything it just stalls by itself for the same fuel ...
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2012 Fiat Scudo van 2.0JTD 128PS

I have a manual box fiat Scudo van and the clutch is ridiculously heavy! I have never driven a vehicle with such a heavy clutch. It works fine but is slowly wearing out my knee joint. When driving it, ...
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No Start: Bad starter solenoid, bad wiring, or a defective anti-theft system?

The vehicle is a 2010 Fiat Ducato (x250) 2.3L Turbo Diesel with an old third party Ituran anti-theft system. There are two codes U1602 CAN Line, Bus Off in the Instrument Cluster - intermittent D602 ...
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Is my exhaust causing misfire or did misfire burn the exhaust?

I hope to not be too vague as I don't know a lot about cars. I recently purchased a 1.2L Fiat Punto II 2005. It has trouble with a rough idle, a power drop off around 4krpm when accelerating and a ...
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Where is the front crash sensor location on a Fiat 500

I have a Fiat 500e 2014 that I purchased with front taken apart but with air bag sensors on their harnesses but not bolted in place. I can not find the location the two sensors should be located in ...
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Oil Pressure Warning Light on Fiat Ducato

I just bought a 2010 Fiat Ducato Maxi Multijet 120 manual transmission. On the way home going up the mountain when I would shift gears the engine oil pressure warning light would momentarily go on ...
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How many Welch plugs?

Fiat Palio 1.2 ED 2002 Just had 4 small and one large Welch plug replaced. Now another one is leaking. How many Welch plugs does this vehicle have?
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Why does my 1980 Fiat Spyder keep cutting out?

I have a 1980 Fiat Spyder. It starts fine, but occasionally it cuts out - just dies. I can re-start it again OK. We had a new relay installed, but even the mechanic is out of ideas.
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Fiat 500e 2017 charger

i just owned a Fiat 500e 2017 sport package... i wanted to make sure that the charger that come with it is the real original one and not imitative, as i saw charger with different style, how i can ...
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Fuse box in fiat 500e 2017

The fuse box in fiat 500e 2017 sport package with no panorama, does it required that the box must be full of fuses or it’s normal that there is empty places? As shown in the picture below
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I can’t set time at my fiat 500e 2017

I recently owned a fiat 500e 2017 sport package, unfortunately when i click on the menu button to change the time (set time) the option doesn’t exist at all it only shows the charging schedule, charge ...
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Fiat500 not going into 2nd gear

Hi I was driving my car and all of a sudden it won’t go into 2nd gear. All of my other gears work perfectly fine but when I put it into second it just jumps straight back into neutral and revs my ...
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Fiat Punto Evo Sport Wing Mirror repair

I would be very appreciative for some general advice here. This morning during my commute (In the UK) I managed to park clip the driver's side wing mirror of a parked Fiat Punto. (Apparently an evo ...
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How do I access the Menu for a Fiat 500e?

The menu for a 2015 Fiat 500e allows the driver to set the clock, establish a charging schedule, and alter other settings. In determining how to accomplish these tasks, the owner's manual references ...
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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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