Fiat Panda:  Clutch Slipping → Diagnosis

Your Fiat Panda’s clutch provides a direct connection between the engine and transmission.  Without it, it can’t move at all. This connection requires a tremendous amount of pressure.  This guide is intended to help you determine why your clutch is slipping on the flywheel. Note:  This article is for manual cars only.  Here’s the automatic … Read more

Fiat Panda:  Engine Sputtering (Causes + Diagnosis)

A sputtering engine can indicate a number of problems.  If your Fiat Panda has a sputter, it is most likely going to be caused by bad fuel system, ignition system, MAF sensor, or bad catalytic converter.  Your Panda’s engine is a giant pump.  It pulls in air (where it is measured by the mass airflow … Read more

Fiat Panda:  Brake Pedal Going to Floor Diagnosis

The single most important safety feature in your Fiat Panda is a good set of brakes.  If your brake pedal is going to the floor, it indicates that there is a serious problem in the braking system.  When the pedal goes to the floor, it’s usually caused by a bad master cylinder, leaking brakes, bad … Read more

Fiat Panda:  Hard Shift Diagnosis

One of the most common automatic transmission problems is shifting hard.  If your Fiat Panda has a hard shifting transmission is not only can be uncomfortable to drive, it can be a sign of some serious problems.   Transmission Shifting Hard Diagnosis:  Fiat Panda Here is a list of practical things that most people can … Read more

Fiat Panda:  Warped Rotors → Symptoms & Causes

  Rotors are metal discs that are visible behind the Panda’s wheel. They work together with the calipers and brake pads to slow down your Fiat Panda. Due to braking friction, rotors have to withstand and dissipate a tremendous amount of heat. This causes the rotor surface to be uneven making the brake pedal feel … Read more

Fiat Panda: Bad Motor Mount → Symptoms + Diagnosis

While your Fiat Panda’s engine mounts can last the life of the entire vehicle, it is possible that they will go bad.  Vibration and a clunking sound are the two most noticeable symptoms when driving the vehicle.  There are plenty of visible signs as well. Engine mounts connect the engine to the frame of the … Read more

Fiat Panda:  Bad ECM → Symptoms + Diagnosis

Your Fiat Panda’s ECM (Engine Control Module) is its brain.  Just like a human’s brain, your Panda can’t function without it. It is sometimes referred to as the ECU or PCM.  It’s all the same thing. The ECM controls and directs your entire drivetrain (unless there is a serrate transmission controller). When an ECM starts … Read more

Fiat Panda P0354:  Coil Pack “D” Malfunctioning – Diagnosis

P0354 is a generic OBD2 code that indicates that ignition coil “D” has an issue with the primary or secondary wiring circuits.  If your Fiat Panda has thrown this code, it may be accompanied by P0304.  P0354 is a relatively straightforward diagnosis and is typically caused by a bad coil pack or wiring harness issue, … Read more