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Old 01-09-2003   #1
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Fuel Injection Light

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I recently purchased a 1997 Cinquecento 1100 Sporting. I've been driving it for about a month and have broken down once. It also keeps losing revs and cutting out with the red fuel injection light coming on on the dashboard. Has anyone got any suggestions as to what may be causing this. I am no mechanic by a long shot but I had a look under the bonnet. I unclipped the large grey plastic filter cover and peered inside, there appeared to be a sensor inside what I would call the carb/injection area. I also undid the two bolts on top of this unit to lift off the housing because I could see an unconnected small bore pipe underneath. It turns out that this pipe should connect to the left-most port under the housing (as you look at it standing in front of the bonnet). With all this done and refitted it still appears to be randomly bringing on the red fule injection light. Anyone got any ideas.

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Sounds like the lambda sensor, it's a common fault. I'd strongly advise against trying a universal replacement, they may be 20 cheaper than a genuine part, but they are trouble.

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Apart from taking it to a fiat garage to get it hooked up to a diagnostics thingy, check the earth lead from the chassis to the battery. My ECU on my old 900 cinq shorted out apparently because of the faulty earth connection.

If you find a "Nice" fiat garage, they usually charge around 20 use the diagnostics thingy and tell you exactly whats wrong.

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Do "Nice" Fiat garages actually exist?

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Yup! for example, Fiat Chester-Le-Street were gonna charge 40 where a trip to Fiat in Gateshaed (9miles away) charge 20. Gateshead is the "nice" garage :D

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Well it beats our Co-op Fiat garage anyway :)

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