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Old 29-09-2006   #1
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Re: Common Problems + Solutions - Your Input Please :)

Good idea I was thinking today that this forum could be the best workshop manual to diagnose any problems. I have certainly picked up a lot of tips from it.
Only thing I cant find is a new JTD estate for 7000 quid.
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Re: Common Problems + Solutions - Your Input Please :)

Probably because they don't make the JTD no more only joking!

You tried JamJar and FiatSupaSaver.com?

Hey you got a great idea there, we can have the best places to buy a Doblo included in it too - sort of a guide to the Doblo, buying, maintaining and running
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

Great idea Ozzie, the one problem that really annoys me is the continuing loss of plastic sliding door guides from the door jamb it's not helped by heavy handed passengers just about everyone has trouble closing shutting the rear doors I have had the doors realigned and still these things pop out at every opportunity I have glued the latest one in so far so good.
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

EGR problem?
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

Ozzie,

I think this is a great idea. I have maintained my Doblo myself, regardless of the fact that the warranty is invalidated. I'm just reckless like that!

So far in nearly 40,000 miles in 2 1/2 years the only problem I have had is with the EGR. I fixed this myself.

One reason I brought the Doblo was because it is an essentially simple car and home maintenance should be possible. The frustration now is the lack of basic pointers when repairing and maintaining the car. At the moment the Doblo population is still relatively young with many vehicles still under "warranty". As time goes by this will change and owners will be more interested in maintaining and repairing without support from FIAT. They will need a little help, I think.

My top tip is to cut a hole in the engine undertray so that you can access the oil filter without taking the tray off. This halves the time taken to change the oil and replace the filter. I made up a small aluminium plate which is secured over the hole with with four 6mm stainless screws.

Let us all know what support you would like with this idea. I am sure there are plenty of people who will contribute
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

Quote Originally Posted by Ozzie1989
Ok everyone, thinking of compliling a list of common problems and solutions so that users coming to the Doblo section can just take a glance in the thread stickied at the top of the section to see if they're problems listed there before they post another thread on it. The idea is just to make life a little easier for people visiting the section

So basically I'm after some ideas from you lot I've already got the idea of the squeaky rear suspension, the EGR valve problem... but I'd like you all to have an input on it and of course any suggestions you will get credited for

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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

Ozzie

Damn fine idea!

Watch those wires near the rear seat latches in the Family when taking the seats out. They control the sensor that beeps when you try to drive with the rear seats in and the middle seats up. Pull the wires out and the bl**ding thing beeps whenever the middle seats are up.
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

First of all thanks to you all for your replies...

I was originally looking for just a list of common problems and their solutions, and also some 'top tips' from other owners to put in a post at the top of the forum for new/existing users to look at should they have a problem - but it seems that it could be so much more! A guide to the Doblo in fact

I think the best thing would be for me to complile this list of common problems and top tips first just to get something going and then I can keep adding to it should people have any new problems.

On top of this - in the future - I could have a go at creating some sort of CD/Website/Word Document with guides on how to carry out certain procedures etc. along with the common problems once enough information has been gathered.

Oh and by credits I meant you'll get a "This was submitted by: ...."

Once again cheers for the support everyone! It's nice to see we have such nice people here in the Doblo section
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

Any idea where i can get hold of an Owners manual or service schedule or just any technical, labour or part info. Am willing to pay for this info need it for a cost of ownership project.
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

You should find a service schedule in the service book that came in the big packet of books with your car. If you're looking for costings on services etc. you'd have to contact Fiat.

Is this project for yourself?
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

I've just replaced the passenger side dipped beam headlight. Relatively easy, but a little tight for ham handed types like me. However one little warning - the light cluster is protected by a cover that is held on by clips - these clips come away from their mounts very easily. If you aren't careful they'll end up at the bottom of the engine well - completely out of reach.
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

Totally agree, did it myself when I did my light conversion... a long extending magnetic pick-up tool and lots of swearing comes in handy...

If you are clumsy, take the undertray off first and save yourself the hassle
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SNAP!

Had the same problem. Luckily I had recently bought a pair of spare new headlights (5 each, new still in the fiat boxes) on ebay so I used a clip of one of them.
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

Ok now times should be getting a little bit quieter over the summer, I'm thinking again of making that site with the known problems etc. which is what this thread was all about. So if you do have any suggestions then great, if not I'll hopefully have the site up in a month - it should also encourage more people to join the forum then too.
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