associated pipes etc. Started the car again light and message bearing engine failure came on same as last night. Took forever to reach temperature and the minute we turned on the heater the temperature gauge dropped again. However at this point we turned the engine off and then back on again. engine light and engine failure message have now disappeared. Were fortunate to have two cars and the panda
just now i set the gear to N and turn off the engine. wait 1 minute and turn on the engine and the engine failure display disappear. havent check whether gear changing disappear as well. do it later as working at the moment now i recall that someone in other forum having the same problem but fiat not able to diagnos the problem as well
pandaUK care to eloborate might as well i check it where to check the earthing wire
Just because the car is running fine dont assume everything is OK - the ecu has plenty of options to bypass certain faults and chances are your emissions are higher than normal. Get it checked out soon otherwise you could end up with a big bill.
The engine light has come on our panda several times and when checked Benfield say theres nothing wrong. Strange.
Originally Posted by Piggindave ......Has this just been a glitch Clearly not in the past tense if the light is still on. Mine was running fine but it turned out to be a faileding coil pack. Worth getting it checked unless you enjoy the ambient glow from the dash....
Originally Posted by greyridertoo Clearly not in the past tense if the light is still on. Mine was running fine but it turned out to be a faileding coil pack. Worth getting it checked unless you enjoy the ambient glow from the dash.... Snap Clearly our pandas are brothers
T14086 In response 1) All fiat Parts Departments are closed so I cant check availability of this part. Hence just wondered if anyone on the Forum may know 2) I have asked the Garage about the cost. They have indicated 1 hours labour ... what ever the hell fiat want to rip you off for Their terminology not mine. 3) If its not a common fault then i will just add it to the other six faults i have had
camcover next to the cam pully on the LHS. Might be worth checking that out too. Ive attached the section from the eLearn Workshop Manual relating to the ECU and the sensors it uses - might be worth just going through those to make sure all connections are good and replacing some of them as theyre pretty cheap. Phil G Attached Files panda Mgmt System.pdf (463.0 KB 194 views) __________________ fiat
Originally Posted by Andy Monty so they can sell more batteries if the top caps are removable there is no problem in checking once in a while Lee that little green indicator is useless as you have found Ohhh Batteries scare me just like brakes . Happily tinker with electrics and engine but not the battery and acid etc Sisters panda when steering failed YouTube- Powersteering failure 2004 fiat panda Active YouTube- Powersteering failure 2004 fiat panda Active
Originally Posted by bigpanda I also upgraded the head unit a few weeks ago i doubt that would be causing problems though If its draining the battery and the alternator cant generate enough juice to compensate that may be more than a coincidence... Its amazing how many fiat power-steering failures are caused by dying batteries though... -- especially at this time of year... Id be checking the output
ive never seen anyone say this before but i think that the engine oil level can affect the power steering operation. on one car i had the power steering went and when i checked the oil it was almost empty. when i topped up the oil the power steering came back purely anecdotal i know but just another reason to service cars regularly just 30 minutes a week can be enough john
Originally Posted by johnswlondon ive never seen anyone say this before but i think that the engine oil level can affect the power steering operation. on one car i had the power steering went and when i checked the oil it was almost empty. when i topped up the oil the power steering came back purely anecdotal i know but just another reason to service cars regularly just 30 minutes a week can be enough john engine oil will have no bearing on an electric power steering motor
Originally Posted by Didge3 Being a 93 Id expect it to need a CAT test regardless of engine it has since when the car was made it was mandatory. I think thats how it works anyway.... Youd expect so wouldnt you and thats what the testers seem to think until they check. This isnt however how I read the rules. Have a look at this thread httpwww.fiatforum.companda-class...t-not-cat.html What do you think
Originally Posted by Palio Youd expect so wouldnt you and thats what the testers seem to think until they check. This isnt however how I read the rules. Have a look at this thread httpwww.fiatforum.companda-class...t-not-cat.html What do you think Well its all a bit vague and confusing. I shall have to be aware of this if I ever change Chars engine shes 92 with pre-cat tests at the moment and I hope she can stay that way...
Well the car went in to my local dealer today. Im sure those who have posted suggesting poor caremaintenance will be disappointed to find out that it has been diagnosed as a component failure resident from manufacture and that fiat will be replacing it FoC. The turbo is being replaced Friday. For other MJ owners please note that our dealer advised that it was only through our early diagnosis and refusal
Well if youve driven 15km then Id say your oil pump is most likely to be working. But there could still be a problem with oil pressure. Either that or there is a problem with the sensor. Might be a good idea to check the wire hasnt come off the oil pressure sensor. It could be as simple as that. Low temperatures and Italian wiring.... Also worth checking if there is an operating range for the oil you
I dont know the engine but I would say check every sensor that looks like it is screwed into the block. Google for a picturediagram. Sorry Im not any more help. We need someone who knows the engine well to comment.
i find it strange that fiat only give one rating for engine oil my Previous Ford had a list of oils and the best one to use at a given temperature range perhapse talk to your local fiat dealer and see what oil they recommend if you pull the breather tube off the back of the engine httpwww.fiatforum.comgrande-punt...-2-1-4-8v.html check its not full of oil and water sludge (these engines do suffer with
One says they dont know if it was the oil as they dont know the previous history of the Alfa. in all honesty we cant be to sure of the cars 7 year life before we got it so may have had a bad time Alfa engines are renowned for using oil and will nacker the bearings if not kept topped up. There are loads of stories of fleet cars where the drivers havent been checking and topping up leading to bearing
Originally Posted by trackdayqueen Doesnt the dismal have a timing chain rather than a cam belt Well sweety It could well do I used cam belt as a loose term really.. ..its not listed as an engine at all on my elearn and eper wont let me get it to check it out and I have never really had any interest in lamp oil burners ..at the mo it looks as tho a pirate has taken over the panda multi jet engine specs
And now here we go heads down for a diag of cam chain drive on the multijet 1.3 engine..I found a new version of eper that shows it ..its not shown on FF eper ..note to self..check in future before you put ya mouth in gear..
id have the engine compression tested to make sure the head hasnt warped just in case it shouldnt be expensive you could also have a test done to check for co2 in the coolant to ensure the head hasnt warped
Hi had mine done just as warranty expired at 36k asked them to check as coolant was below min for ages they said there was a white trace indicative of coolant leak at pump however coolant level stays below min I reckon thats just the natural coolant level however I will ask dealer to check next serv. They had to get part in too I reckon dealers carry virtually no inventory stock as policy. Same engine in cosa so vauxhall might carry stock.
our doblo mj is in for its 24k service today (2 years old) and theyve had to replace the water pump under warranty it was losing coolant I assume it the same engine as the panda mj I would advise everyone with a mj engine to check the coolant lose rate.
Originally Posted by 1986Uno45S Id also check the state of the coolant as well as the engine oil. If the coolant is yucky then it could well be about to blow its water pump head gasket. yup 100% concur with this... the only problems the engine has is the head gasket is prone to corrosion and failure. This is a symptom of lazy maintenance rather than a design fault. If you can get a low mileage well maintained one its a bit of a no brainer
Dashboard lights are colour coded Red danger must react immediately stop turn off engine etc Orange Something to be aware of (eg rear fogs on low fuel) or to check (eg fluid level) Green reserved for the indicators and lights info (eg lights on) Blue main beam. The oil pressure warning is red and shows an oil can. If that comes on it means theres no oil pressure (and normally too late to do
Originally Posted by Herts Hillhopper Dashboard lights are colour coded Red danger must react immediately stop turn off engine etc Orange Something to be aware of (eg rear fogs on low fuel) or to check (eg fluid level) Green reserved for the indicators and lights info (eg lights on) Blue main beam. Dont take this the wrong way but thats not strictly true- For instance the engine warning lamp
check and wd40 every connector you can find. I have had a random electrical problem and fixed it by checking the connectors as have alot of multijets on the engine connectors.
first check the battery is in good condition get it load tested. check its fully charged and the alternator is working all the engine bay earths and battery clamps are tight....
Originally Posted by Andy Monty first check the battery is in good condition get it load tested. check its fully charged and the alternator is working all the engine bay earths and battery clamps are tight.... Valid point as its electric power steering a dip in battery charge can fail the system afaik
Welcome to the forum and good on you for checking the user manual first I think you mean the check engine light witch can be set off by a lot of things not just what they say in the handbook. I got that light from a error from the acceleration pedal once.. Sadly I cant give you any other info on this but it might not be the injectors
New post - as I thought I had narrowed it down to a specific fault - readers of the list might recognise. Ive cleaned it all up and its not that - so looking to recover to main dealer next week grr. more expense only to get back to where I was. Thanks for help though. Just all the earths the check out again and Ive done all I can then and will have to accept defeat. It could be anything from the motorised
Last time I heard that sound was when a rover 400 was about to eject its auxiliary belt tensioner pulley due to total bearing failure. Could equally be any pulley on that belt so check them all.
It cracked Griffs car up as well. The bridge used to have a bend to the right almost right on the crest so when he hit it at about 50mph he missed the tarmac underneath him and clipped the chain link fence then went nose first into the grass stood on its nose at 90 degrees so it was vertical and then dropped back onto its rear wheels. After it was taken to a body shop where another friend worked it
Have you checked for signs of head gasket failure beige creamy residue under the oil filler cap &or in the radiator &or a pressurised water system It could be the points but you need to check if youve got any first Could be the fuel pump or even a fuel leak somewhere in the lines if you can smell petrol. What year & model is it
Originally Posted by petel check also distributor cap for internal crack. Rgds It does look like it has been tracking would this cause total failure of sparks and overheating module
that can be made to aid a fix. My own panda a 2003 1.2 8V Dynamic. On a roundabout steering stopped getting power assistance and warning light on on dash ignition off wait 10 seconds on again no light all ok. Car had been sluggish starting for a few days as if battery was weak. Ecu (EPS Delphi) shows following with MES MUX and CanTieCar - ECU ISO Code 52 80 86 02 2F 21022014 155923 CONNECTED TO fiat
console. Im going to be having a long hard think at work tonight when bored (working in a petrol station does have its good points at times) and will get back with any thoughts. Im Also going to try and finally get the pages from the dealership manual on the Selecta bits in the My Gallery bit on here so will post links when done Best of luck. Jon. __________________ M ost E asterly P andas - pandaing
on my car and it does some short cold journeys so just to be on the safe side Id rule out the possibility of head gasket failure by pressure testing the cooling system. Diagram attached. Attached Images   __________________ Just cos youre not paranoid doesnt mean theyre not out to get you Last edited by jrkitching 18-12-2011 at 1738 .   Quote   18-12-2011   4 varesecrazy Familys fiat
The active has no aircon and on older car it is something less to go wrong also has no boot release switch to go wrong (these can be a problem on pandas). Common problems seem to be- Electric power steering - usually something a lot more simple than what the dealers will tell you. It is hard to say how many cars have been miss diagnosed. Coil packs - Again should be obvious but very cheap to fix. Make
badly misfiring last week and after a lengthy time at the garage it was diagnosed with a failed headgasket so the head needs to be sent off for re-skimming and a new gasket fitted. On a car that has less than 49000 miles on it i am far from pleased. I have a honda ek4 ready and waiting to replace it which is on 90000 and is in far better condition. I cant say i will be in a hurry to buy another fiat