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Looking For Engine Rebuilder In San Francisco Area

I'm looking for someone who can rebuild a 1981 Fiat Spider 2000cc engine around the San Francisco area.

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Is This An Alternator Problem?

So, as stated earlier, my '77 Fiat 124 Spider stalled on the freeway at about 70 mph and would only start and run briefly, if it would start at all. After much testing, I thought I had it figured out...


Misfire/stall Fiat 124 Spider

Shortly after gassing up and cruising at about 70 mph, my Fiat 124 Spider misfired, backfired and stalled out. When that has happened in the past it has been because of an over-heated ignition coil. ...

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Exhaust Manifold Glow Red

i have a 1975 fiat 124 spider, as of late the exhaust manifold is glowing red , not sure if the Cat is clogged or my timing is off

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Hi I need to reset my distributer points and I am having trouble finding them. Are they in the distributer or the cap? Thanks, Bill

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Brakes Dragging

Haven't driven the car in a while. Store it with the emergency brake on. Took it for a spin recently and the brakes were grabbing. I tried to cycle the brakes and the emergency brakes. Brakes sti...

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I'm Looking For Someone In Massachusetts To Restore A 1978 Fiat Spider, Any...

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Engine Overheats At 10 Minutes Of Running

I have a 1971 Spider 1600cc engine that all of a sudden starting overheating. I start it and run it about every 2 months. It has run fine for 11 years. Now, all of a sudden without anything being ch...

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Who Do I Get To Work On My 1979 Fiat Spider 2000 In Des Moines Ia.

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What Is Wrong With My Cooling System?

I have a 1981 Fiat Spider 2000. I had a cooling issue where the temp gage in the dash would show approximately 190 degrees while driving. Then sitting at a stop light, the temperature would rise ...

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My 1981 Fiat Spider Is Now Sputtering And Coughing After Cleaning The Engin...

1. I sprayed engine degreaser all over the engine and bay, let it sit for 15min, then sprayed it off with a lot of water. I started it and drove it to heat everything up so the water would evapor...

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Can I Use A Gl5 Gear Oil In My 1981 Fiat Spider 2000 Transmission? Or Shoul...

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Sputters When I Get Up Speed Or Go Uphill, What Could Cause It?

I just got my car back from the mechanic and as soon as I got on the interstate and got to around 60mph it started to sputter and slow down. It never stalled completely but it kept getting slower an...

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My 1981 Fiat Spider Starts And Runs For A Couple Of Seconds Then Shuts Off,...

My 1981 Fiat Spider starts and runs for a couple of seconds then shuts off

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1978 Fiat 124 Missing After Running Well For Couple Of Miles. What Is Reas...

I continue to have problems with my Spider missing very badly after I drive it for 2 or 3 miles. Sometimes hard to start as well. I have tried to address the problem by replacing the carburator, poin...

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Fiat Spider Electrical

When starting 1982 fiat spider, with key on, sometimes the alternator light won't illuminate, and the fuel injunction circuit isn't getting power, so it won't start. Any idea of which solenoid is n...

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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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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 ...

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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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Does 1978 124 Spider Have Power Steering? Or Can It Be Installed Aftermark...

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