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Minor Issues - Squeaks, Rattles and niggles

Discussion in 'Technical' started by cliffhanger, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. fiatlover

    fiatlover Esperto

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.4
    It's becuase the belt or a portion of the belt is wet because of the rain water falling on it. Rev it for a second or two, it will disappear. Nothing to worry. It makes sense to keep the wiper baldes raised when parked in the rains for long time.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2011
  2. Joseph

    Joseph Novizio

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    Hi guys

    In my punto 1.3MJD there seems to be a sort of squeaking sound at times from under the steering wheel. Has anybody faced such problems. Is it something serious?

    Thanks
    Bejoy
  3. Cinju

    Cinju Esperto

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    Buddy are you sure about this ? A mechanic known to me told me that it will reduce the spring's temper. I personally feels that what he said makes sense. When you keep the wiper blades raised, you can see that the spring too is being stretched. So keeping it stretched for a prolonged time could decrease the spring's compression /temper . Well this is purely my opinion.
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 15, 2011
  4. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    At the end of the day, a wiper blade does not costs much. I do not see any great gains by keeping the wiper baldes raised when parked under sun. There is always a chance that a sudden gush of wind can pull the blade down and it is possible in a freak accident that the wiper may fall down and crack windshield - though chances of happening this is extremely rare.

    I prefer replacing my wiper blades than doing this.
  5. ranconteur

    ranconteur Amatore

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    hi guys,

    My punto front windscreen wipers started juddering today and are also leaving white marks on windscreen for about 5-10 seconds . Are wiper blades gone bad or their is some other problem...??
    I enquired about wiper blades from the dealer , he is quoting 400 for each . Not sure whether it is the right amount
  6. rainy

    rainy Amatore

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    Bangalore
    Hello Guys,

    I tried searching for similar issues as mine on the forum and since I didn't find it, I'm posting it here.

    Every time I take a U-turn, there is a sound, kind of similar to wind moaning through closed doors in the horror movies of yore. This is even at low speeds (~5-10km/hr). Of late, there is a sound like something is knocking whenever I turn the steering wheel. Has anyone faced this problem? I'm going to the service centre to have that looked at today.
  7. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Mumbai
    ^^^Time to get Strut mounts checked.
  8. rainy

    rainy Amatore

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    Bangalore
    Yes sir! That is what I was told. However, I was told that I'll have to have both replaced. Predictably, they were out of stock. What was surprising was a statement that one of the service advisors made. He said that the right-side struts mount assembly (might have the terminology wrong) was "fast-moving". Does that mean that there is an issue with this piece of the machine? Has anyone else faced this? I've done ~24k in a year-and-a-half, mostly in-city (which are mostly work-in-progress roads :)), GC-like highways with some ghats.

    The second point is, why are we moving back to the days of yore, when Fiat service centres routinely lacked parts?
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2011
  9. abk1980

    abk1980 Amatore

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    Mumbai
    Hi,
    Every time I shift into the reverse gear, I hear a low krrr sound as the gear shifts into place. This happens only with the reverse gear, not the first (or any other) gear. I always shift slowly after carefully pressing the clutch to the max keeping the car stationary with no accelerator input, hoping to avoid the sound. Now, I am worried about my gearbox.
    Any idea what is the issue? There are no other problems with the clutch or gearshift.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2011
  10. shams

    shams Esperto

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    I had got both the front strut mounts changed in kht motors some 6 months back. They had it readily available. which SC did you go to?

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