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Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by shams, May 21, 2011.

  1. Deepak

    Deepak Regolare

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    i think its due to one of the bearing has gone old/loose. You may need to replace it. Take it to FASS and do update us.
  2. shams

    shams Esperto

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    Which bearing?
    sound starts coming as soon as I start the car. Even when stationary.
  3. Deepak

    Deepak Regolare

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    There are two possibilities to cause this squeaky sound:
    1. Due to bearings.
    it could be alternator bearing or AC or water pump or power steering. As i mentioned in previous post you need to check one by one.

    2. Due to belts: how old are the belts? is it worn ?

    check this video:
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  4. shams

    shams Esperto

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    ^^Thanks Deepak. looks like sound is coming from the accessory belt. It might go with lubrication or may need a replacement.

    Its 5 yrs/79k kms old in my car
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  5. shams

    shams Esperto

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    well the sound was not from accessory belt.
    It was coming from Injector washers from 1st and 2nd cylinders which had to be replaced. There was slight fuel leakage also due to this.

    Parts changed:
    55245288 - Sealing Washer - 2 Qty
    59063977 - Sealing Gasket - 2 Qty

    Total cost was ~800 including 600 labour.
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  6. shams

    shams Esperto

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    Passed the 80000 kms milestone last weekend. It took almost 18 months to cover last 10000 kms as punto's running has become less off late.
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  7. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    @shams
    Any recent speed test of 180Kmph ? ;)
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  8. shams

    shams Esperto

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    I have become little cautious post marriage ;)! Dont cross 150 nowadays!
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  9. shams

    shams Esperto

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    Did a trip to Ooty last weekend. My car had not seen highway roads for last one year due to my slipped disc.

    While going took a stopover for night at Mysore to minimize possibility of back pain. Reached Ooty next morning via 36 hairpins route.

    While returning took NH209 from gundlupet to avoid Sunday evening Mysore Bangalore traffic. This is my preferred route to Ooty and back always. Thankfully I was able to complete the trip without any trouble from my back.

    Car performed well during the trip except one thing. In this trip, more so while returning I was not able to slot gears with ease. Now this problem is there while driving in city also but is less prominent. It is very noticeable in doing fast gear changes. Have not noticed any trouble with clutch though except that it has become little hard after 80k kms.
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  10. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Sad to hear, take care of your back.

    I had similar problem, long back. Gear shift was very hard, when engine used to run for few hrs. Don't remember how it vanishes, may be with gear oil change. Get it checked once.
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