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maffei13
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1971 Spider 124 Gears Won't Engage While Car In On

When the car is not running I can shift the gears as normal. No Problem. When I start the engine, there is trouble engaging the gears. Once running it is stuck in one gear and won't shift to any oth...

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79Pinnenfarinna
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My 79 Idles Rough And Has Really Bad Mpg

I have tuned the car and rebuilt the carb. (with the so called kits available) but still have a Hard starting, rough running; poor gas mileage Spider. My plan is to replace the carb, but I was told ...

24 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)
Leo Kahn
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What Is The Name Of The Plastic Thing??

Hi, wondering what the plastic thing is called on the side of my Punto. Its a 3 doors type and some burglars tried to brake in through the driver side. Sadly the thing between the door and the rear ...

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dominium
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Why Won't My Engine Turn?

my fuel pump went out on my 78 spider, (fuel got into my oil), I replaced it and flushed out oil 3 times and on the 3rd I tried starting it and it just froze up, it wouldnt even turn.. any ideas?

96 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
ystephen
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Fiat Spider Clutch Shudder

I have a '77 Fiat Spider that develops a "shudder" in first gear after it is driven several miles. It takes off smoothly in first gear at first, and is fine in every other gear, but begins to shudd...

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FIAT History

Fiat was founded in 1899 as the "Societa Anonima Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino" ("Italian Automobile Factory of Torino, Incoporated" in English).  The company has been known since its very early years by its acronym, FIAT (which is also the Latin word for "Let it be done").
Through the years, Fiat has made its name and its fortunes by targeting two disparate markets: sports and performance enthusiasts, and buyers looking for economical family transportation.  More than a century later, Fiat still makes its mark in both arenas.
One of the company's original founders was the innovative entrepreneur Giovanni Agnelli, who became Managing Director by 1902.  The Agnelli family has been part of the Fiat management ever since; the original Giovanni Agnelli's grandson (also named Giovanni but called Gianni) headed the company from 1966 to 1996, and his grandson, John Elkann, now serves as vice-chairman of the Fiat board of directors.
Some of Fiat's best-selling and most innovative models through the years have included the sporty Spyder, the econobox Panda, and the sturdy hatchback Punto.  Fiat's design team is currently led by the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro, whose trademark curvilinear style has inspired many imitators in the European and North American markets.