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Today I am going to show you how the change the oil on a 1.3 Multijet Diesel, this will apply to both the 75bhp and the 90bhp versions. You will need: a set of car ramps [you could use a jack and axle stands, its just more hassle] a 6 point [hex] 27mm socket to undo the oil filter housing a...
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In this guide we are going to replace the Glow Plugs in a 1.3 Diesel Grande Punto, this was a 90bhp version but the parts will be the same on the 75 too. Why am I replacing them? I bought them last year, they were really cheap, I was having starting problems at the time which turned out to be...
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So this guide applies to a Grande Punto 1.3 Multijet but will no doubt be suitable for any car that has the same engine. I had the odd whiff of diesel fumes coming into the cabin mainly with the car stood in traffic, or at first start up, I put it down to the car being an oldish diesel with no...
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Remove and refit steering column stalks I had to carry out this job as the headlamp flash wasnt working on my headlight stalk, as I do a lot of motorway miles its important to me, the car has recently had an mot, I told them about it but they said that they dont test the flash function just the...
Cinquecento/Seicento Fuel Filter remove and replace
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Fit a new fuel filter cinquecento sporting may apply to the 899 too Tools Required two jacks + axle stands, or car ramps 10mm socket and ratchet side cutters pliers screwdriver New filter two new clips [14mm] Here we go then, to replace the fuel filter on a cinquecento sporting, you will...
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Remove / refit front suspension arms I am just going to skirt over this as 1) there is already a guide but there arent any pics, and 2) I didnt intend doing a guide but took a few pics anyway for my own website Tools Trolley Jacks x 2 [could manage with 1] various sockets/spanners...
Cinquecento/Seicento fit front engine mount insert
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Fit poly engine mount insert Here we are going to fit a strongflex poly engine mount insert, this is the front of the gearbox one on a cinq sporting, other models may be different Tools required: 13mm spanner/socket 17mm spanner/socket socket extensions bench vice pry bar Ramps Jack What is...
Cinquecento/Seicento Remove / Refit New outer CV Boot
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This job can be fairly costly at some garages, its a common MOT Fail [or advice note to replace] but is perfectly do-able for any competant diy-er who has access to the tools required. Items needed CV Boot Kit [circa £4.50 off ebay] New driveshaft nut jack and axle stands socket for driveshaft...
Cinquecento/Seicento Remove/Replace Rear Arms
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Guide for Removal and Refit of rear radius/trailing/suspension arms (whatever you choose to call them!), well, as this operation is somewhat different due to a pair of arms being off the car to start with, the info will be here for removal and refitting even it if isnt quite in the right order...
Cinquecento/Seicento Lowering guide: rear suspension
Sorry, I have no pics for this one, so please submit if you can, and hopefully a mod will put them where suitable. Tools: Jack Axle stands 1/2 drive socket set Spanners WD40 or similar Ramps Time: About an hour Difficulty: Easy Following is a brief guide to removing/refit rear springs...
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Removal and refitting of 1108 cylinder head Tools needed: variety of spanners from 10-16mm Ratchet and socket set, slimline 13mm socket for centre front head bolt 5mm allen key sump plug sharp knife Torque wrench jack and axle stand mugs of tea, and a bit of patience!! Parts needed: Head...
Cinquecento/Seicento Remove and Refit Front Brake Pads
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This has got to be one of the easiest jobs ever, whatever you do dont go to a garage or fast fit place as you will save ££sss doing it yourself, buy your pads from a local car shop/motor factors, its soo easy - your gran could even do it!! Tools Needed Jack and Wheel Brace Axle Stand Small...
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How to remove and refit camshaft cover gasket, cento sporting 1108cc Tools needed 10mm spanner 10mm socket with small extension 13mm spanner small screwdriver Time Allow 1 hour, I did it in considerably less time than that, taking my time as well as taking pics. Difficulty Easy!! a good job...
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How to remove and refit rear hub/bearing assembly Takes about 30mins, you will need a good jack, wheelbrace, breaker bar with 30mm socket, 12mm spanner, mug of tea. No swear words needed for this job, its simple!! Oh yes, a new bearing/hub assembly!!! [if you are replacing] The offending...
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Cinquecento Sporting Water Pump Replacement I had never fixed anything in a cinq before, so this was all very daunting for me taking on this job, it was the first job I had to do on it and it was probably a rude awakening to Cinq ownership!! :thumb: After I found water dripping off the bottom...
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Cinquecento Front Speaker Replacement Easy one this, the original Fiat speakers can be worn, and sound poor, I already had some 10cm Pioneer units and these are a direct replacement. Guide to speaker wiring: Left Hand Front Speaker: Red/Black +, White/Black - Right Hand Front Speaker...
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