Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
FIAT PUNTO (188) 1.2 Natural Power, FIAT PUNTO (188) 1.2 16V 80 (188.233, .235, .253, .255, .333, .353, .639,..., FIAT PUNTO (188) 1.8 130 HGT (188.738, .718), FIAT PUNTO (188) 1.9 JTD 80 (188.237, .257, .337, .357), FIAT PUNTO (188) 1.9 DS 60 (188.031, .051, .231, .251), FIAT PUNTO (188) 1.9 JTD, FIAT PUNTO (188) 1.3 JTD 16V, FIAT PUNTO (188) 1.4, FIAT PUNTO (188) 1.9 JTD View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change tie rod end / track rod end on FIAT PUNTO 2 (188) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: track rod end – Fiat Punto 188. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Drive socket # 17
Combination spanner #20
Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Vernier caliper
Tap wrench
Wheel chock
Replacement: track rod end – Fiat Punto 188. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • Replace tie rod ends in pairs.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left tie rod ends.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Fiat Punto 188 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #19.
  3. Step 3
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Fiat Punto 188
  5. Step 5
    How to remove FIAT PUNTO 1.9 JTD 2003 Track Rod End - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Track Rod End on FIAT PUNTO (188) 2004: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 7
    How hard is it to do yourself: Track Rod End replacement on Fiat Punto Mk2 1.4 2005 - download illustrated guide
    When deinstalling, mark or measure the precise position of the ball joint on the track rod, or count the number of turns in order to prevent misalignment afterward. Use a vernier caliper.
  8. Step 8
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    Loosen the lock nut securing the tie rod end to the tie rod. Use a combination spanner #20.
  9. Step 9
    Changing of Track Rod End on Fiat Punto Mk2 2007 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #17. Use a tap wrench.
  10. Step 10
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    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
  11. Step 11
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    Screw the end out of the tie rod.
  12. Step 12
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    Clean the mounting seats of the tie rod end. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  13. Step 13
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    Screw on a new tie rod end.
    Replacement: track rod end – Fiat Punto 188. Professionals recommend:
    While installing the steering rod end remember to make the same number of turns or to leave the same length of thread showing as per your measurements.
  14. Step 14
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    Treat the threaded part of the tie rod. Use copper grease.
  15. Step 15
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    Connect the tie rod end to the steering knuckle.
  16. Step 16
    How to change Track Rod End on Fiat Punto Mk2 1999 - free PDF and video manuals
    Screw on the fastening nut that connects the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
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