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Fiat Marea Common Problems and Solutions

ABS system problems

Problem:

The Marea Weekend is known for having problems with the ABS system. If you have noticed that the ABS warning light has come on your dashboard, then these vehicles are known for having problems with the ABS central unit. These parts are very expensive to replace.

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Solution:

You can try fixing the unit, which takes quite a bit of work, but will save you a lot of money in the process. Otherwise it will cost you a lot of money to purchase a replacement ABS central unit. Have a look here to see how to fix this problem.

Difficulty level

4

Knocking noise from suspension

Problem:

When you are driving over rough surfaces or bumps and you hear a knocking sound coming from the suspension, you have got a problem with the anti-roll bar links.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to fit replacement anti-roll bar links to fix this problem.

Difficulty level

3

Engine misfiring/cutting out

Problem:

If you are having problems with the engine misfiring or cutting out, the usual problem is with the Lambda probe which is known to only last around 8 years.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to replace the Lambda probe to sort this out.

Difficulty level

4

Engine misfiring when idling

Problem:

You may have noticed that the engine on your Marea is misfiring particularly when idling. This is usually an indication that the spark plugs and leads will need replacing. This happens particularly when the car has been poorly serviced.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to replace the spark plugs and leads to fix the problem. Watch this video to see how its done:

Difficulty level

2

Part you need

Spark Plugs

Part required

Spark Plugs

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Erratic idling

Problem:

If you have noticed that the engine on your Marea has been idling very erratically with the idling speed going up and down instead of remaining constant, you have a problem with the throttle body. This is usually caused on this vehicle by the printed circuit board corroding which leads to the erratic idling.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to fit a replacement throttle body to resolve this issue.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Throttle Body

Part required

Throttle Body

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Reading these common Fiat Marea problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Fiat Marea – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Fiat Marea does have one of these issues.