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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Fiat 500
The 2012 Fiat 500 has reentered into the U.S. market after being absent for the past 27 years. The Fiat 500 is sportier than the Mini Cooper, yet a step above the Toyota...

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Transmission or clutch slipping
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. If you are hearing a slipping sound, then the clutch pressure plate is allowing the clutch disk to slip. There is probably a broken spring on the pressure plate that apply's pressure to the...
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Theres is a battery sign on dashboard and my steering wheel is hard ti turn especially in reverse
Hello There, This is a commonly known problem in the Fiats. Your car has a power steering system that is electrically powered which is why the steering becomes difficult when the battery is not charging properly. As the system voltage...
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oil drain plug
You would use a bolt-out spiral fluted socket. A common example of this tool is the Craftsman 10 pc. Damaged Bolt/Nut Remover Set Low Profile Bolt-Out (Item # 00952166000P Model # 52166). However, Irwin makes a set as well and...
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grinding noise when driving and turning steering wheel
Hi there. What you are describing is commonly associated with damaged or faulty wheel bearings. One warning sign of a wearing out wheel bearing is a loud grinding or roaring sound that comes from the tire area of your car....
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Brake Fluid Level Insufficient Warning Sign Error
This may suggest that your brake pads are worn and due to be replaced or that you have a leak somewhere in your brake hydraulic system. The brake reservoir has a sensor inside that detects when the brake fluid reaches...
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There's a smell when I drive my car is it the clutch? My car has 23000 miles.
Hi there: When a clutch is wearing out or gives off a smell, it's usually similar to rotten eggs or burning rubber if it's actual clutch disks. There will be other indicators such as slipping of the clutch once the...
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My gas mileage dropped after an oil change.
If you were using one type of oil and then replaced with a different oil that does not meed specifications of the motor by being too thick then it would affect fuel mileage by maybe 1 mpg. If you are...
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my car feels like it wants to stall when I have to stop at lights
Hi there. You may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at...
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My headlights suddenly will not turn off
Hello. If the headlamps will not turn off then I check the obvious first just to make sure that the switch is not in the on position. If the switch is correct then most of the time this is caused...
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How do you replace steering angle sensor on a 2013 Fiat 500e?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Often the Steering Angle Sensor can be re-calibrated when it has lost connection. A manufacture qualified technician can perform this programming for you, unless you have access to a quality OBD-II scan tool. If...
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Car cabin smells of AC refrigerant at times and now the AC is not cooling after about a month of filling it .
If you have detected a refrigerant and oil mist in the cabin, then an evaporator "area" leak is likely. However, any time there is one leak, the entire system should be pressurized (whether pre or post repair) and tested for...
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I have a Fiat 500 Abarth 2015. I ran the gas too low home. I put gas. been 30 min no start
It is possible that the fuel pump could have been overheated due to the low fuel level. If the fuel pump overheats it may not work. If the fuel pump does not work the engine will not receive Fuel and...
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Clutch is squeaking after 30 mins of driving, when pressed down or released
It may simply be that the pedal needs lubrication. If you can squeeze up under the dashboard with a can of WD 40 you may be able to sort this out yourself. If not, you can contact Your Mechanic to...
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Alfaromeo giulietta engine fault code P1064
Hi there. The code you've listed is an OBD-II trouble code that the sensor has detected a fuel pressure problem. In many cases, it's due to a blockage of fuel within the primary fuel rail or the return hose. It...
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My car always stuck in neutral I'm trying to put into drive still showing neutral, putting in R still showing N 2015 Fiat 500
Hi there - your Fiat "automatic" transmission is actually a 6-speed, dual-clutch manual transmission, with some rather sophisticated electronics and actuators attached to it. These boxes are notoriously complicated, with incredible complexity in the transmission controllers themselves. Your controller is...
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I have a Fiat 500 sport I went to check the oil in the water and the water was a dark brown what would cause that
If you did not see any problems with the oil except it was low then I would suggest having oil and filter replaced. The coolant color would need to be checked to see if there is a problem since some...
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Fiat dash lights are all on, says check power steering, esc not available, abs not available, etc. looks like all the warnings
It sounds like you may have a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator as the symptoms you describe are common when battery voltage is low. As you may know, the alternator charges the battery while the engine...
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Loud humming at 55mph through to 65mph coming from the front of car not wheel bearing and had new tyres 2012 Fiat 500
Hi there - not sure how they checked your wheel bearings, but they are still the leading suspect. If the noise is proportional to road speed (increases with road speed), or gets louder when you are on a freeway on/off-ramp,...
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Car steering is vibrating when going on high speed example 100 kmh. Replaced cars ball joint still steering wheel vibrates,
You should have the tires balanced and checked for problems with tire separation. If they are okay then have axles and suspension checked for problems like bad axle cv joints or bearings that are loose.

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