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Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by whitepunto76, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. whitepunto76

    whitepunto76 Regolare

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    Got my car back from Pride Cars.

    Fixed following issues:
    Front Suspension noise (sqeaking noise)
    Rear parcel tray rattling
    Central Locking Issue in front door
    AC Unit - White Smoke odourless (Still want to get rectified from FASS)
    Radio Antenna
    Lubricating Front Struts Suspension and overhauling
    General Service (brake pads, air filter cleaning etc)
  2. zenwalker

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    @Whitepunto,

    Could you please drop in your opinion on the work done about stickering (venyl work) please. I am also thinking of getting the side decals (Abarth).

    Thanks
  3. whitepunto76

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    I suggest better not to go for those low quality stickers. After fixing these stickers, next day had rained and the edges of mirror/door stickers were peeling off.
    It was not good and it was waste of money.
    Better to get mirrors painted which may cost around 500 in FASS. And probably glossy black vinyl roof. Even roof has developed scratches now.
    Abarth strips passes along the door edges and fenders at the bottom. Even these sticker edges are peeling off.
    If you want strips, please go for Fiat specific decals sold in FASS.
  4. shams

    shams Esperto

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    good to know that most of your issues are fixed. looks like previous owner had not taken care of the car well!

    please let us know what was the problem with the following issues/ what was done to fix
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2013
  5. whitepunto76

    whitepunto76 Regolare

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    wooden MDF board was hitting the plastic panel behind the tail light. Plastic panel was screwed back and fixed now.
    Central Locking:
    The door latch is used for both locking and opening the door. The fitting of remote central lock was not good enough.
    The spring used within this door latch was not working properly. Hence it was only locking but not opening from outside.
    There is a metal wire inside the door which has to move along with the spring to lock and unlock. This was not happening.
    Again the aftermarket fitment issue. I suppose Fiat OEM CL would have been better.

    I have to still fix the AC unit throwing out white smoke from FASS itself. For any AC unit issue, FASS suggests to replace the unit instead of repair.
    Aadya quoted 4500 for replacing AC unit. I asked only for expansion valve and they dont seem to understand.
    I think need to diagnose this further.

    Do we have any AC specialists in Bangalore/Banashankari area?
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  6. shams

    shams Esperto

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    Not in banashankari but one that i have heard of is near to garuda mall! its called WeCool and is on markham road behind garuda mall!! had got this place's reference from a maruti service center!
  7. zenwalker

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    @whitepunto,
    strange... even I guess sham (theblack) got decals from same shop and it looks great stil. :O
    I'll check with him.

    btw, me too near by bsk area. let's all catch up soon.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2013
  8. whitepunto76

    whitepunto76 Regolare

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    Yes. After seeing Shams pictures and suggestion of Hi Creative, I went to Hi Creative and got it done.
    But, after few rains now the red sticker near mirror edges are peeled off. Same with abarth stickers near door edges.
    This weekend is busy. We can catch up sometime next week.
    I will probably post some pictures by today or tomorrow.
  9. whitepunto76

    whitepunto76 Regolare

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    Seems like finding a good driving position is tricky in Punto. I am adjusting a lot on daily basis and still finding issues.
    Have raised the seating position by 1inch and somehow end up in thigh pain and shoulder pain after the drive.
    Thigh support is very bad in Punto. Probably in Active variant.

    Lately, added RD Box to my car and the response is too good for city and highway drives.
    But, when I use AC the response is not good in 4th & 5th gears. It does have sufficient torque but no pull.

    And there is a problem with door latch of locking & unlocking front left door. This problem is coming up intermittently. This is 3rd time.
    Still folks in Pride/FASS are not able to resolve the issue. Door locks from inside, but cannot open from outside.

    I need to do AC servicing and seems like all FASS has slots booked for next 3 weeks in BLR. Thinking of taking to Aditya Service.
  10. whitepunto76

    whitepunto76 Regolare

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    Friends:
    I need a good suggestion or advice on this central locking of Active model. From last 15 days the left front door is jammed. Cannot open from outside/inside.
    Took to FASS. The service guy screwed up the door lock assembly and needs replacement. No stock of manual door lock in KHT/Vecto/Aadya. Need to wait for 15 days as per FASS. Called Autocop, Sheshadripuram folks. They came checked the door jam and said this cannot be fixed as its after market fitting. They said they dont have autocop RCL for Punto Active model.
    Took to Hariprasad, says to remove the central locking aftermarket installation done by Autocop. But, need to get door lock assembly. Even 99rpm does not have it. Now the front power windows also have been jammed. Not opening.
    Really pathetic service of FASS, cannot even reach my earlier exp of Mahindra/Maruti. Regretting now.

    Please advice.

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