General Grande Punto - clunk

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General Grande Punto - clunk

firedawg333

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Morning Foks,

Just bought youngest a 2007 1.3 Grande Punto Diesel to learn to drive in. First Fiat since I sold my Doblo 3 years ago, though I have had a few Fiats and Alfa's over the years so I know the Italian cars foibles.

Just a quick question car has a clunk on acceleration, deceleration and when I turn the engine off. My not very vast knowledge points to engine mounts as I have had a couple of cars have the same problem over the years. Is it a big job to change them and any idea what a garage would charge roughly cause this will determine whether I attempt the job myself?

Thanks
Mark.
 

AndyRKett

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Morning Foks,

Just bought youngest a 2007 1.3 Grande Punto Diesel to learn to drive in. First Fiat since I sold my Doblo 3 years ago, though I have had a few Fiats and Alfa's over the years so I know the Italian cars foibles.

Just a quick question car has a clunk on acceleration, deceleration and when I turn the engine off. My not very vast knowledge points to engine mounts as I have had a couple of cars have the same problem over the years. Is it a big job to change them and any idea what a garage would charge roughly cause this will determine whether I attempt the job myself?

Thanks
Mark.
More than likely the dog bone mount on the back/middle of the engine which controls the forward/backward movement of the engine, i think its only2 bolts if I remember correctly but the piece is quite expensive for what it is, and some people just pour some urethane rubber in the old piece (I’d not advise doing that)
 
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firedawg333

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Cheers Andy! Yeah deffo dog bone mount, got under the car and there was so much free play as if no rubber left in the mount. Only trouble I can see is getting the bolt out without removing part of the exhaust as the bolt is quite long but I'll give it a go in the next few days.
 
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