01 Fiat punto erratic idling?
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I had a similar problem. When i took it into the garage they told me that the head gasket had gone and it was mis-firing. It was completely destroyed and i had to replace the engine, so get it seen to fast.
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Under the carpet in the boot of the car there is a tool kit sitting on top of the spare wheel. There is a small cylindrical plastic piece with a female hex fitting in it. On the rear pillar above where the seat belt comes out there is a circular plastic piece that you pop off. Carefully put the hex …end of the tool into the hole and inscrew the nut inside. There is another nut about level with the boot sill inside the boot. Remove the cluster and unclip the wiring, remove the back of the cluster with the screwdriver. Change the bulb and reassemble. Easy enough but the nuts can be fiddly. (MORE)
Answer . what model is it and size of engine. Answer. As you look into the engine compartment. on the left side of the engine you will see a black. plastic cover. the timing belt is located behind the cover. best wishes. Mike 2
The bonnet release clip is located under the steering wheelbelow the steering wheel height adjustment lever. it is (in mycase) a bright orange color. On year 1999-> model it is just below the dashboard plasticlevel, to the door side of control pedals, just crouch down andhave a look. If the level …is slack, then the bonnet release cable has snapped. You'll have to jack the car up, and access / pull the cable fromunderneath. (MORE)
Why does your 1997 Fiat Punto GT Turbo have erratic idling and poor performance until the turbo kicks in?
Answer . \nusually the rough idling/running that clears when it comes on boost is caused by one of two things, firstly the AFM (Air Flow Metre) could be damaged...it sits directly behind the Airfilter/Airbox and connects to the Turbo inlet pipe.\n. \nor \n. \nThe Lambda sensor is faulty
If your brava's idle is going hunting the ICV could need cleaned or replaced. It could however be indicative of more serious problems that I'm not confident enough to discuss. Have you tried resetting the ECU?Simply disconnect the battery overnight, then reconnect in the morning. drive normally for …100 miles after doing so as the ECu will be learning how you drive. If you boot it everywhere, it'll expect that all the time, and not perform great when you potter about slowly. the opposite applies if you drive in a 'grand-dad' fashio (sorry all the granddaddies out there! you know you rock really) Buzzwww.fiatboo.co.UK (site for all bravo brava and marea related matters) (MORE)
Answer . \nBehind the handbrake lever there is an ashtray\n. \nTake out ash tray\n. \nLosen off smallbolt (3mm alen key)\n. \nand you will see adjuster nut\n. \nEnsure your car is on flat ground and wont roll away\n. \nRelease handbrake and tighten up adjuster nut till you get around 3 or 4… clics when you pull the lever up\n. \nCheck you have not adjusted to much by putting in first gear and lift clutch to just past biting and feel for back brakes sticking on\n. \nHope this helps\nG (MORE)
Answer : Possibly the EGR valve . I had a similar problem on my Punto, turned out to be a sticking EGR (Exhaust Gas Re-cirulation) valve. The valve was staying open and suffocating the engine, the ECU forces the engine into a type of 'panic mode' providing more fuel to make up for the "missing a…ir", which is why the revs increase which clears the problem momentarily. You'll find that your fuel usage will have increased too.\n. \nI would recommend you find a garage that does diagnostics which will identify the failing part. A good garage will charge you about 40 to 50 quid for the diags, and they can recommend replacement components to resolve the issue. The garage I went to actually removed the valve, cleaned it and put it back in. Fiat will charge more for the diagnostic, replace the component no matter what condition it is in, and only use Fiat parts that could be expensive.\n. \nHope this puts you in the right direction anyway.\n. \nDanneey (MORE)
Answer . \nits underneath the offside wing. you need to remove the wheel and wing liner to gain access
Im trying to find out my self, because the manual say that 2.0 front and 1.9 back. But the look like under presure. So I start chacking and finding out that about 30 would be recommended. Good luck
Its a master key which you need to get spare keys cut. Losing the red key may result in having to have all the locks replaced on the car, and will significantly reduce its resale value.
Answer . Could be many reasons, try replacing the starter motor. Also check the power/health of the battery.
Put your radio pins (prongs/forks) in the four small holes in eaach corner of the old radio and pull the radio forwards. Unclip the two connectors and aerial at the back and fit to new CD player, push back into DIN area and secure.
Answer . In short you don't. take the head to a specialist engine re conditioner. for them to skim & pressure test afterwards.
Answer . Thermostat is located on the right hand side of the engine.. Locate the top hose coming out of the expansion tank and follow it to where it connects to the engine block on the right hand side.. Remove this hose draining the coolant in the process.. You will now see a pipe connected to… a flange that is bolted into the engine bolt.. Undo these two bolts and withdraw the thermostat unit.. Refitting is reverse of removal.. Fill system back up with a 50/50 antifreeze and water mix.. Hope this helps. :-) (MORE)
The fuse box for the fiat punto is on the right hand side of the car just to the side of the steering wheel, there are two plastic Phillips screws undo these and hey presto.........................
The process is reasonably simple. The only equipment needed it simple jacking equipment, basic mechanics tools (spanners and sockets etc) and one specialist tool. The specialist tool is a universal clutch alignment tool (About Â£10 form any motor spares shop). It's better to have two people for mo…ral support and someone to make the brews First remove passenger side wheel (for RHD cars). Take out bolts attaching the swing arm to the sub-frame. This will allow you to remove the drive shaft from the gear box. Now start on the Top. Remove the battery and battery tray. Remove clutch slave cylinder, and pop off the reverse gear linkage. Loosen the forward gear linkage and cable tie everything out of the way. Removing the bell housing. Support the gear box with a jack. Remove bolts connecting the G-Box to the sub-frame. Remove all bolts around the bell housing including the nut at the back and three small ones holding the dust cover on at the back. Slide out bell housing (relasing the clip on the drive shaft) 2 people will be needed for this, and replace clutch and bearing (The entire assembly should be replaced - usually about Â£45 for all three parts). Reverse the process to re-fit the components. Once everything back in, make sure you have a full range of movement in the gear stick to allow you to select all gears. (MORE)
Check for leaks in Vacuum hoses (part of the emissions system), check the Fuel Pressure Regulator Valve for leaking fuel into the intake. Basic TLC (Tender loving care) and replace all spark plugs, spark plug wires, oil change, etc... Some older 1992 vehicles may have a distributor cap that is warn …out and not making good contact with the points that assist in making sparks on each spark plug. Always clean inside the distributor cap once a year and inspect for wear and tear. If your vehicle does not have an electronic Timing sensor than your Engine timing may be off and in need of adjustment. (MORE)
On a Fiat Punto, the sump plug is at the base of the sump. It should be a hexagonal fitment and somewhere between 12-13 mm. .
If you have any 'check engine' type of indicators lit up on your dashboard, have the engine codes checked with a code reader; that should tell you what's going on.
you cannot use a diesel gearbox with a petrol engine, u will crack and warp the head.. there no ay you can combine the two ..... i know why you want to dou this, bacuse the 1.9 d is expensive right lol. i can suggest you transfer the engine either because the car is diesel its just wont work soz mat…e ... (MORE)
Idle settings. 0.8 bar (11.6 psi ). to. 1.2 bar ( 17.4 psi ). best wishes. Mike 2
There is no dipstick for the gearbox the punto has a filler/level plug on the front of the gearbox 12mm Allen key fitting hope this helps best wishes Mike 2
The first thing you should do is check for an airlock in the cooling system, this is easy to do and costs you nothing, a severe airlock can stop the temperature sensor from allowing the cooling fan to kick in when its needed. I have found most puntos airlock in and around the heater matrix, one tell… tale sign is if the engine is overheating and you switch the interior heater on the air blows luke warm for a few seconds then blows cold. Most people including alot of garages would then tell you the head gasket has gone and and charge a fortune to replace it. The procedure: Make sure the engine is cold or the car has been standing for at least 3/4 of an hour. Follow the top hose from the radiator back towards the bulkhead, you will see two 25mm dia rubber pipes going into the bulkhead these are the hoses for the heater, Just before they go into the bulkhead there is one bleed screw on each hose. Undo both screws, you maybe able to do this by hand otherwise use a flat screwdriver. Remove the filler cap from water tank on the side of the radiator. Does water trickle from the bleed holes? If not replace the filler cap and start the engine allow to warm up this may take a few minutes. do you see any water coming from the bleed holes, if you see no water when the temperature gauge is just above half way or if steam is coming from the holes, you have a sever airlock. Switch off the engine. and allow to cool. Remove the filler cap from the water tank and fill to top using either a hose or watering can. Start the engine again with the filler cap off the water should be sucked from the filler tank around the system forcing the airlock out of the bleed screw holes. Top up The filler tank as this happens. Once you see water squirting (not trickling) from both bleed holes. Stop the engine and replace on bleed screw. Restart the engine allow water to kepp coming out of the second bleed screw until the water in the filler tank is at the normal level. Stop the engine and replace the other bleed screw. Replace the cap on the filler tank. Start engine and allow to warm up if the problem was an airlock the temperature will rise slowly and the fan will kick in when required. Turn the heater on when the car is at normal running temperature the air should now be constantly warm. Hopefully that's the problem cured and you still have Â£350 in your pocket rather than the garage till. This is my experience only, don't attempt any of the above if you are a complete numpty, I wouldn't want to see anyone get hurt. Regards Average Joe. (MORE)
i have a 1997 1.6 8v punto. this is where it is on mine...... if you jack the car up and look close to the front, you should see the filter slightly to the drivers side on a angle.. It rides quite low down so jacking the car up would be the best option. i know its not v. informative but i cant think… how else 2 explain it. (MORE)
I have a fiat punto 1998 1.2.. With the back lights, theres 2 large holders screwed in just above the boot (inside) there will be a tool in your spare wheel holder to undo it, once both unscrewed you can take off the back light and unscrew to screws that holds on the lenses, besure not to drop it. …once the 2 screws have been removed you can then release the bulbs and change them as required. just repeat backwards to replace and becareful not to loose the tool to undo the holders. (MORE)
The fuse box on a 2006 Fiat Punto is located under the dash, nearthe hood release. A secondary fuse box is located in the enginecompartment.
Saying about right hand side drive models. The OBD port is hidden under the panel, right lower to steering column. You can pull down the panel holding on to the pocket and hinging at the lower end. It is fixed with clips and no screws. The fuse box is also located there.
usuall engines are as follows, there are more;. 1.1. 1.2 8v. 1.2 16v. 1.4 16v. 1.4 turbo. 1.8 hgt. 1.9 multijet
You might want to check your lambda sensor, or distributor. Take it to a garage if you are unsure.
The spark plugs on a Fiat Punto are changed by removing the sparkplug wire cover and pulling firmly on the plug wires. A deep wallsocket can then be used to remove and replace each spark plug.
hya i had the same problem with mine one day it was working then while driving it just went off . if the speedo is electrics ratha than speedo cable then it is the speedo sensor that bolts into the gearbox it should have a connector up from the sensor cable (blue cable) unclip it from… there and unbolt i bought sensor from local scrapyard for Â£10 and replaced it took 5 min easy job hope this helps (MORE)
underneath at the front dead easy to reach assuming its the oil filter you are referring too
open the door then drive into it with another car and it should remove it safely if not just use a hammer
when i turn the ignition key i jus hear a click noise coming from the engine. any body have any ideas of what it could be ?. and well it wont accelarate and go anywhere .. ?
I note that you did not stipulate the year of the Punto subject of your question. On the model which came out in 1999, the fuse box is located right next to the battery, it is situated between the battery and the left front wing, the lid of the plastic fuse box is held in place by light spring loade…d clips, release the clips, lift the plastic cover and there are the fused (MORE)
I'm afraid you cant remove the front head rests, very frustrating as I've brought new seat covers :o(
Yes it has, I own punto mk2 and first i thought there was something wrong with the wiring but then i discovered that if you hold down the small button on the ignition switch at the same time you can rotate the key one more step counterclockwise and the lights come on.. then you can pull off the key …with the park lights remaining on. (MORE)
I was looking for the same answer, but I think I have worked it out on my journey home. I have a Mk2 2002 Punto Sporting 1.2 16V. After travelling a while I got a beep come over the stereo every 30 seconds. This carried on and on. While travelling I identified that if the TA (Traffic Announceme…nts) was enabled the beeping starts when the current Radio station starts to get a poor signal. I was listening to a national station and had traveled a long way and I needed to switch to another frequency to get a stronger version of the same station. Once I did that the beeping stopped. It only seems to whing if the TA is on. I notice the radio is not RDS (well I cant find on RDS logo on it anywhere) and so it does not automatically follow a station and switch to the strongest signal as you move through the country. Well that is what I worked out in 2 hours of travelling within 12 hours of having the car! I also diagnosed that an engine management light which came on a bit later, but that was an early warning of oil level. It had reached 1/2 way between min and max and a top up, turned the EML light off.... Result! (MORE)
on the engine block on the right hand side follow the top radiotor pipe onto the thermostat itself
on the left hand side at the front of the engine.open bonnet go to left hand side and look down its there almost at the bottom of the engine.
Remove front grill for access. This is clipped in ,so with gentle persuasion you should have no problem. Horn is up approx centre behind grill.
think I would start by replacing the oil pressure switch. On the FIRE engine (999cc/1108cc), it's mounted on the oil filter . mounting. Easy to get to but when you undo it, oil will drain out, so have a drain pan ready. The switch is cheap and hopefully easy to get. If the flashing… light persists with a new switch, change the oil and filter If the flashing light still continues, you will have to investigate further by taking the sump off (assuming a FIRE engine, the exhaust must come off first), and then remove the oil pump (for the FIRE engine, it unbolts from the front of the cylinder block once you remove the cambelt and pulley). On the back of the oil pump is a plate held on by countersunk screws. Those screws can work loose, causing oil pressure to leak away. It's an easy fix, but a fair amount of dismantling (and re-mantling) to repair. WOULD ALSO CHECK CYLINDER HEAD OR ROCKER COVER FOR LEAKS AS THIS MAYBE CAUSING LOW PRESSURE (MORE)
This is a job for at least an apprehntist grade mecahanic. Start with the wheel cylinder furtherest away from the master cylinder, the right rear. With the brake master cylinder full of fuel have a second person pump the brake pedal a few times until a little pressure is felt at the foot pedal. At t…his point the pedal should be held to the floor while the bleed niple on the cylinder released. This process should be repeated until the fuel comes clear of air. Move on to the left rear cylinder and repeat the process then on to the front right and fiinish at the front right. Be mindful that if the vechicle is a left hand drive the bleed process should be left rear then right rear on to right front then left front. The rule is always start with the cylinder furtherest away from the master cylinder and finish at the cylinder closest. (MORE)
No they are not same, though they have fiat punto before them. The new fiat has brought a lot of changes to make it perfect for long drives n here goes it. 'The new FIAT PUNTO 2012 ' .
fiat punto ecu is bolted onto the throttle housing (manifold) remove air filter and at rear of throttle housing you will see 2 x multiplugs (release by swinging clips 90 degrees) these plug into ecu (4 bolts) Unfortunately new or replacement ECU,s need reprogramming. Although if changing an engine o…ver you must swap Ecu and keep original or key won,t identify code. (MORE)
In a Fiat Punto, the heater fan fuse is actually located in thetrim box. This is located right below the steering wheel.
I assume you mean head gasket. Symptoms are: White smoke from exhaust, loosing coolant with no apparent leak, oil level overfull, a white foamy substance on the underside of the oil fill cap, air bubbles escaping from the radiator, and sometimes an engine misfire. A compression test will verify if t…he gasket is blown. (MORE)
It's at your local Fiat dealership. Just pop in and they'll be happy to sell you one.
The Punto is an supermini Italian-made car manufactured by the company Fiat. The car was first produced in 1993 and still is today. Over the years, it has been marketed as the Grande Punto, the Punto Evo, and now it is simply just Punto.
The Fiat Punto is manufactured by the company Fiat. Fiat is an Italian manufacturing company. The manufacturing of the Fiat Punto started in 1993 and is still currently being produced.