Bri19876 months ago

"So, there was this weird rattling sound from the back of me Picasso, right."

FordOwner5 months ago

If your Anti Roll Bar Links or Rods or Bushes are talking to you, the only course of action is to get them changed. Prepare to have to hacksaw the old ones off as the nuts are almost always seized. So make sure you get new nuts with your rods.

Red4 months ago

Pretty scary one this. On the Fiats, it'll probably boil down to one of two things. Either the electronic torque sensor within the mechanism has failed necessitating replacement of the whole column/pump assembly. Or possible failure of the electronic control unit which is located on the same column/pump unit but is available seperately.

MDG Ltd4 months ago

"I found that the rear exhaust box, you know, the silencer thing at the back had dropped."

Pete_W4 months ago

Everytime I go over a pothole or sleeping policemen (sorry officer) I get GA-Donk! GA-Donk![205gti & Td/ZX/306/Xantia/406/XM/606/Punto/Brava/147/156+

petHead4 months ago

Ticking Front Brakes [Xantia] Submitted by Peter W

Col Minessota4 months ago

"Yeah, thanks. So I stops the Picasso, right, and has a look underneath. guess what I found?"

petHead4 months ago

Simultaneous Failure of Heated rear window & heater blower [All Saxo variant]

MechExp4 months ago

We have been experiencing an upsurge in Punto ECU failures. Commonly due to water ingress from the heater matrix. There is a couple of fixes for this being A) have your existing unit repaired. or B) Fit a new replacement unit. The new unit will need to be coded to YOUR vehicle so will require aquisition (good word) of the four letter (apt) code. Fiat do make a charge for supplying the code. 

Matchmaker14 months ago

My rear wheels appear to be inclining inwards at the top[BX/Xantia/Ax/Saxo/206/Punto+]

Pete_W4 months ago

Rattle, Rattle Bloody Rattle from the back end !!! AARGGGHH[Xantia Activa]

Pete_W4 months ago

"Yeah, and the exhaust place want to change the whole thing, which is going to cost a mint mate. Said they don't do just the strap hanger bracket thing"

Col Minessota4 months ago

   Around 2005 the software in the gearbox ecu was updated and this dealt with some driveability problems but mostly allowed the gearbox to remain in ‘auto’ mode after manually changing gear (the earlier system reverted to manual mode if the ‘flappy-paddles’ were used) This software can be installed in the earlier cars and this update sometimes seemed to cure clutch faults for a while.

Porker4 months ago

Misfire - No power - No-go [Renault 16v variants]

Pete_W4 months ago

Dispelling a few myths about piloted manual gearboxes, or senso-drive transmission of Citroen C2 & C3.

Bri19874 months ago

www.eurocarcare.net/212821.html                 

FordOwner4 months ago

Turbo problems with 1.6 HDI Engines[Affects DV6TED Engines]

Bri19874 months ago

Clutch Down – BANG, Clutch Pedal Sits on the Floor[Xantia/ZX] Submitted by Dave C

MDG Ltd4 months ago

For vehicles equipped with a clutch CABLE.It is possible that the nylon inner liner within the cable has worn out and you now have a lot a friction in there. Replace the cable dude!Some vehicles may have an odd linkage arrangement. Pivots and pulley wheels and that sort of weird stuff. Check to make sure everything is running freely. You may have to release the tension on the cable to do this. Usually easiest to disconnect it from the clutch arm.

Watergirl4 months ago

Sadly another fairly predictable fault. Fuel lift pump failure on every Hdi version. If your Hdi has died on you, occasionally a hefty thump and a hearty expletive will get her going again temporarily. The bit to swear at is the fuel pump/sender unit located in the fuel tank (under the rear seats on most models). You may be able to 'limp' home albeit with little power. A replacement pump unit will usually bring performance and reliability back into the realm of normalcy.

FordOwner4 months ago

"You're welcome. Do your fruit bat impersonation now, I like that one"

Porker4 months ago

For now though we’ll assume that vacuum pulls on the actuator diaphragm.

Fionas_Boy4 months ago

If yours falls into the above catagory then I'm afraid it will almost certainly need a new clutch cover plate and bearing.

R2_Amazeballs4 months ago

Total steering failure! [Late Punto/Bravo/Brava/Megane]

Watergirl4 months ago

Fiat Uno clutch assembly fault

Misty Windows that don’t clear, wet carpet, steam from dash vents, smell of antifreeze [Anything watercooled with a heater ] Submitted by Dave C

Matchmaker14 months ago

Why on earth is my heater / aircon hot on one side and cold on the other?[C5/407]

Fireboy4 months ago

Oil Leak from Head Gasket [AX/Saxo/ZX/106/306 1.0 to 1.6 TU engine]

Fireboy4 months ago

For vehicle with a HYDRAULIC clutchCheck that the master cylinder (nearest the pedal) is operating correctly, not leaking and that you have fluid in the reservoir!Also check that the slave cylinder (on the clutch bellhousing) is operating ok. No bent rods, leaks etc.

Fionas_Boy4 months ago

"You go to EuroCarCare you prune, and order just the bracket from them. Here's the link mate"

Matchmaker14 months ago

So, Your left leg is beginning to look like Arnie Schwartzenegger's. It's time for a little investigation.

Fionas_Boy4 months ago

As Peter points out, an annoying ticking can occur from the front calipers on Xantias. This is caused simply by broken or corroded anti-rattle shims fitted with the brake pads. The ticking invariably is noticable at 40mph or less. The remedy is of course to either replace the shims, or go the whole hog and fit new pads which 'should' come with the shims.

Matchmaker14 months ago

Now, if anyone asks, you've not seen me...right?

R2_Amazeballs4 months ago

"You should work for the BBC sound effects department"

Gary19964 months ago

Clonk! - over bumps rides again [Cinquecento/Seicento]

Pete_W4 months ago

Grinding, graunching noise when parking, occasionally a huge TWANG![Coil spring front suspension]

Col Minessota4 months ago

They can be difficult to diagnose quickly. A faulty actuator or solenoid valve will affect the operation of the component it is associated with BUT it may also affect the operation of other actuators because it can cause a loss of vacuum available to other actuators, so you can easily be mislead by the symptoms.

Col Minessota4 months ago

My beautiful twinspark sounds like an old knackered Cortina![Twinspark Models]

Fireboy4 months ago

Very common fault. Get your 'pencil' coils checked. The 16 valve versions use a long thin ignition coil (one per cylinder) that takes the place of the conventional ignition leads. They are sadly VERY prone to breaking down. A faulty coil, apart from making the car a pig to drive may cause catalytic converter damage, as unburny fuel will find its way to the cat and eventually kill the poor thing.

Pete_W4 months ago

I get a scraping noise from the rear brakes, but the pads seem ok [Xantia/C5]

Fionas_Boy4 months ago

Some of the petrol models suffer a vibration or rough idle. This can commonly be sorted by replacing the stepper motor (also referred to as an idle speed motor, idle valve or motor) It might be worth trying to remove the unit and cleaning the solenoid. The fault usually returns after a while so the best cure is to just whang in a new 'un.

petHead3 months ago
This problem has been solved

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