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Old 28-10-2013   #1
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Fiat Panda 1.1 (0.5) active heater works intermittantly

Hi Guys/Girls,

My heater has stopped working. The fan seems to work just no heat. This happened last week for one journey, and the next drive all was fine again

Today I had a cold one hour journey to work so not sure if the return trip will be warmer

All the fluid levels seem normal - coolant, oil but last week the engine overheated in heavy traffic. I had a red temperature light indicating for a few mins until I resumed traveling and then it went off again.

Do you think this will be expensive to fix?
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Old 28-10-2013   #2
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Re: Fiat Panda 1.1 (0.5) active heater works intermittantly

you've almost certainly got an air lock problem,

any idea when the coolant was last changed / disturbed ?,
if not ,
probably a good idea to dump it for fresh and bleed again,

EDIT = are you SURE the coolant is near the MAX mark??,
easiest to check with a torch illuminating the wall of the rad's filler tube,

plenty of GUIDE pictures on bleeding the panda and similar punto, where are you based..??

Charlie - 1.1 active owner - Oxford
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Re: Fiat Panda 1.1 (0.5) active heater works intermittantly

Air lock is probable, bleed with heater set at full heat.

It's just possible the head gasket has gone -- compression test advised.

Overheating at a standstill may also indicate that the radiator fan isn't working.

Anyway, best posted in the Panda section.
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Re: Fiat Panda 1.1 (0.5) active heater works intermittantly

Hi

Same thing has just happened to my Panda, 3 years old! Not a good time to be driving 15 miles to work with no heater! Just wondered if you got yours fixed, what the problem was...and how much was it??

Thanks!
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