Fiat Punto Petrol 1999 – 2003 Haynes Owners Service & Repair Manual covers: Hatchback Including Speedgear models & Special / Limited Editions (NOT ‘new’ range from Aug ‘2003)
Engine Covered: 1.2 litre (1242cc) petrol.
DOES NOT cover Diesel models.
DOES NOT cover 1.8 litre (1747cc) petrol engine.
The new Fiat Punto range was introduced in October 1999 in 3-door and 5-door Hatchback layout. Although mechanically similar in some areas to the previous Punto range, the new version has been completely redesigned with significant improvements in comfort, handling and performance.
The Punto range is available with two sizes of petrol engines, and a turbocharged or normally-aspirated diesel engine. Covered in this manual are the popular 1.2 litre SOHC (8-valve) and DOHC (16-valve) petrol units. Both engines feature multi-point fuel injectior and are equipped with an extensive range of emissions control systems. The engines are of a well-proven design and have been used extensively in a range of Fiat vehicles.
Fully-independent front suspension is fitted, with semi-independent torsion beam suspension used at the rear. Electrically-operated power steering is standard equipment on most models and is available as an option on others.
A five-speed manual transmission is fitted to all models except the Sporting and Speedgear versions. Sporting models are equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, whereas Speedgear models utilise a CVT automatic transmission which can also be operated manually with six-speed or seven-speed sequential gear selection.
A wide range of standard and optional equipment is available within the Punto range including central locking, electric windows, an electric sunroof, an anti-lock braking system with traction control and supplementary restraint system.
For the home mechanic, the Punto is a straightforward vehicle to maintain, and most of the items requiring frequent attention are easily accessible.
Your Fiat Punto Manual
The aim of this manual is to help you get the best value from your vehicle. It can do so in several ways. It can help you decide what work must be done (even should you choose to get it done by a garage), provide information on routine maintenance and servicing, and give a logical course of action and diagnosis when random faults occur. However, it is hoped that you will use the manual by tackling the work yourself. On simpler jobs, it may even be quicker than booking the car into a garage and going there twice, to leave and collect it. Perhaps most important, a lot of money can be saved by avoiding the costs a garage must charge to cover its labour and overheads.
The manual has drawings and descriptions to show the function of the various components, so that their layout can be understood. Then the tasks are described and photographed in a clear step-by-step sequence. References to the ‘left’ or ‘right’ are in the sense of a person in the driver’s seat, facing forward.
- Routine Maintenance
- Tune-Up Procedures
- Engine Repair
- Cooling And Heating
- Fuel And Exhaust
- Emissions Control
- Ignition, Brakes
- Suspension And Steering
- Electrical Systems
- Wiring Diagrams
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