Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.2, FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.4 Natural Power, FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.3 D Multijet, FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.4 (199AXB1A), FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.4 LPG, FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.9 D Multijet, FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.6 D Multijet, FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.4 16V, FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.3 D Multijet, FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.2, FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.4 (199AXB11, 199AXB1A, 199BXB1A, 199AXL1A), FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.3 D Multijet, FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.3 D Multijet (199.AXD11, 199.AXD1A, 199.AXD1B,..., FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.9 D Multijet, FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.9 D Multijet, FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.4 16V (199BXG1B, 199AXG1B), FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.4 T-Jet (199AXM1A, 199BXM1A, 199BXN1A), FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.2 LPG (199BXA1A, 199AXA1A), FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.3 D Multijet, FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.2 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front shock strut on FIAT PUNTO 199 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: suspension strut – Fiat Punto 199. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 15
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 18
HEX bit no.H6.
HEX bit no.H8.
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Clip removal tool
Phillips screwdriver
Round-nose pliers
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: suspension strut – Fiat Punto 199. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Both shock struts of the front suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock struts of the front suspension.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: suspension strut – Fiat Punto 199. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Shock Absorber on Fiat Grande Punto 199 2005 - free PDF and video manuals
    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.3 D Multijet 2006 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
    Fiat Grande Punto 199 1.4 (199AXB11, 199AXB1A, 199BXB1A, 199AXL1A) 2007 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Remove the clips of the plastic cowl grille. Use a clip removal tool.
  4. Step 4
    Changing Shock Absorber on FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.3 D Multijet (199.AXD11, 199.AXD1A, 199.AXD1B,... 2008 by yourself
    Unscrew the fasteners of the cowl grille. Use a Phillips screwdriver.
  5. Step 5
    How to remove FIAT GRANDE PUNTO 1.4 16V (199BXG1B, 199AXG1B) 2009 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the cowl grille seal.
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Shock Absorber on FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 2010: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Raise the wiper plastic cowl grille.
  7. Step 7
    How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Fiat Grande Punto 199 1.9 D Multijet 2011 - download illustrated guide
    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  8. Step 8
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    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount. Use a combination spanner #18. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 9
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  10. Step 10
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  11. Step 11
    Replacing Shock Absorber on Fiat Grande Punto 199 2015 1.3 D Multijet by yourself
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  12. Step 12
    GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.4 16V (199BXG1B, 199AXG1B) 2016 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Fiat Punto 199. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  13. Step 13
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    Remove the wheel.
  14. Step 14
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Fiat Grande Punto 199 2018 1.4 16V (199BXG1B, 199AXG1B) Shock Absorber
    Disconnect the wiring and the brake hose from the bracket on the shock strut. Use round-nose pliers.
  15. Step 15
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    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 16
    How to change Shock Absorber on Fiat Grande Punto 199 2005 - free PDF and video manuals
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut. Use a drive socket #15. Use a ratchet wrench.
  17. Step 17
    How to replace FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.3 D Multijet 2006 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Remove the stabilizer rod.
  18. Step 18
    Fiat Grande Punto 199 1.4 (199AXB11, 199AXB1A, 199BXB1A, 199AXL1A) 2007 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  19. Step 19
    Changing Shock Absorber on FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.3 D Multijet (199.AXD11, 199.AXD1A, 199.AXD1B,... 2008 by yourself
    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  20. Step 20
    How to remove FIAT GRANDE PUNTO 1.4 16V (199BXG1B, 199AXG1B) 2009 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the fastening bolts.
  21. Step 21
    How to replace Shock Absorber on FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 2010: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
  22. Step 22
    How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Fiat Grande Punto 199 1.9 D Multijet 2011 - download illustrated guide
    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Fiat Punto 199
  23. Step 23
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  24. Step 24
    Changing of Shock Absorber on Fiat Grande Punto 199 2013 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Fiat Punto 199. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Note that when using a spring compressor, spring coils need to be securely gripped, compressing the spring on the opposite sides.Ensure the correct position of the spring in the retainer.Make sure that the spring coils tightly entered the lock handles.
  25. Step 25
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    Compress the spring.
  26. Step 26
    Replacing Shock Absorber on Fiat Grande Punto 199 2015 1.3 D Multijet by yourself
    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  27. Step 27
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use HEX No.H6. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  28. Step 28
    How to change Shock Absorber on FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 2017 - tips and tricks
    Remove the top strut mount.
  29. Step 29
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    Release the coil spring.
  30. Step 30
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    Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop.
  31. Step 31
    How to change Shock Absorber on Fiat Grande Punto 199 2005 - free PDF and video manuals
    Remove the spring.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Fiat Punto 199. AUTODOC recommends:
    Τhoroughly examine the shock absorber mount, dust boot, bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
  32. Step 32
    How to replace FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.3 D Multijet 2006 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Remove the old shock absorber from the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Fiat Punto 199. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  33. Step 33
    Fiat Grande Punto 199 1.4 (199AXB11, 199AXB1A, 199BXB1A, 199AXL1A) 2007 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Install the new shock absorber on the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
  34. Step 34
    Changing Shock Absorber on FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 1.3 D Multijet (199.AXD11, 199.AXD1A, 199.AXD1B,... 2008 by yourself
    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  35. Step 35
    How to remove FIAT GRANDE PUNTO 1.4 16V (199BXG1B, 199AXG1B) 2009 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Compress the spring.
  36. Step 36
    How to replace Shock Absorber on FIAT GRANDE PUNTO (199) 2010: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Install the dust sleeve and the bump stop on the new shock absorber.
  37. Step 37
    How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Fiat Grande Punto 199 1.9 D Multijet 2011 - download illustrated guide
    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
  38. Step 38
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use HEX No.H8. Use a drive socket #17. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 44 Nm torque.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Fiat Punto 199. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  39. Step 39
    Changing of Shock Absorber on Fiat Grande Punto 199 2013 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Decompress the spring.
  40. Step 40
    FIAT GRANDE PUNTO 1.4 Natural Power Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Treat the shock strut rod. Use copper grease.
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