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Old 23-12-2009   #16
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Re: Punto temp issue and cutting out..

Randomly cutting out/no start may be the TDC sensor. Check for a spark at plugs and fuel past the injectors (plug will be wet with petrol). If neither, 98% it's the TDC sensor. Easy fit, around 20 from Fluffy the Impaler or Shop4Parts.
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Don't think he'll be able to do that fingers if he knows nothing about cars. also I tried jumping a car the other day when my battery went dead and wouldn't jump. Only worked when I started the engine on the other car, left it a few mins then tryed it. Can you damage the battery my connecting the leads direct from each terminal to the others instead of putting negative to engine block? My dad seems to think you don't jump it by putting it on engine block so he does it from +ive to +ive and -ive to -ive
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Re: Punto temp issue and cutting out..

What can be hard about removing a spark plug?

The TDC sensor is as easy as undoing one bolt and unplugging one connector. I know 5 yeasr olds who could do it.

As for the rest, it won't do any damage, but -ive to the chassis earth is safer and better.
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I thought so, and also if someone who only knows how to drive a car and not know it, chances are they don't even now what a spark plug looks like or even point it out. It is a simple job but there are quite a few people I know who wouldn't even be able to point out the air filter on a mk2
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Re: Punto temp issue and cutting out..

Thanks for all ya help guys.

Car moved this morning!!!!!.. Didn't start, she got towed to the local garage as it's far too cold for me looking under the bonnet with a cup of coffee and my "idiots guide to reading the Haynes Fiat Punto Mk1 guide book" lol.

I'll put a post on it to to let ya know what it is.. I hate winter and growing a big dislike for Fiats.
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Re: Punto temp issue and cutting out..

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Thanks for all ya help guys.

Car moved this morning!!!!!.. Didn't start, she got towed to the local garage as it's far too cold for me looking under the bonnet with a cup of coffee and my "idiots guide to reading the Haynes Fiat Punto Mk1 guide book" lol.

I'll put a post on it to to let ya know what it is.. I hate winter and growing a big dislike for Fiats.
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Re: Punto temp issue and cutting out..

UPDATE:

Hey, Well the car went to the garage on Xmas Eve, they had a quick look at it and said that the ECU is knackered on it, as nothing getting passed ECU. They said replacments are a few hundred bob.

I then decided car not worth that so was going to sell it to my friend for him to do up or scrap etc. We went to pick it up and he said try start it. So I did and same turns over but not kicking into life. He then said let me try something and he got a electric screw driver and earthed battery to a coil or something and she fired up into life. Misfiring but he says that the connections are damp and when they dry out to put some WD40 on em and she should be fine. If not need to get a new set of cables.

ECU is fine!

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Wow goes to show who ever you took it to are idiots. Very rare for the whole ECU to be knackered.
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Re: Punto temp issue and cutting out..

Mate who sorted it is good mates with the garage, but the guy who looked at my car didn't really know what he was doing, he had a right bollocking when I was there, and probably had one after we left. lol.. It seems to be a dryish day today. So will see if ok to do the WD40 thing. Can you confirm which connections i put it on? is it the connections coming from the battery?
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All connections, battery connections, coil packs, Ht leads, the lot! Keep em all nice n clean! Good Luck!
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Thanks to all of those who responded to my post. I've WD40'd HT leads (not done others yet) Car firing up 1st time and is idling better aswell ) I will probably get a new set of leads next week and replace them anyhow but car is as good as she was before the dredded winter weather (supposed to happen again this New year holiday)
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Re: MK1 Punto Temp Gauge issue

take off the front of the air cleaner inside is a auto air valve check its working
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