Removal

Upper cover
1 Disconnect the battery negative terminal of Fiat Punto.
2 Remove the air cleaner assembly.
3 If both the upper and lower timing belt covers are to be removed, firmly apply the handbrake, then jack up the front of the car and support it securely on axle stands. Remove the right-hand front roadwheel.
4 Place a trolley jack beneath the right-hand side of the engine, with a block of wood on the jack head. Raise the jack until it is supporting the weight of the engine.
5 Undo the three nuts securing the right-hand engine mounting to the body and the four nuts securing the mounting upper bracket to the lower bracket on the engine of Fiat Punto. Lift the mounting and upper bracket assembly off the studs and remove it from the car (see illustration).



Undo the retaining nuts and lift the right-hand engine mounting and upper bracket assembly off the studs



6 Undo the four bolts and remove the right-hand mounting lower bracket from the cylinder head (see illustration).



Undo the four bolts and remove the right-hand mounting lower bracket from the cylinder head


7 Disconnect the wiring connector from the camshaft position sensor of Fiat Punto.
8 Disconnect the crankshaft TDC sensor wiring connector from the socket at the top of the timing cover, then release the wiring harness from the clip on the side of the cover (see illustration)



Disconnect and release the wiring harness from the upper timing cover



9 Undo the retaining bolt at the rear of the cover, and the upper and tower retaining bolts at the front (see illustrations).



Undo the retaining bolt (arrowed) at the rear of the upper timing cover...



... and the upper and lower retaining bolts (arrowed) at the front


10 Lift the cover upwards, slip the TDC sensor and oil pressure switch wiring out of the groove, and remove the upper cover from the engine (see illustration).



Lift the cover upwards and slip the wiring out of the groove in the cover periphery



Lower cover
11 Remove the upper cover as described previously.
12 Working under the right-hand wheel arch, undo the retaining screws and remove the wheel arch liner main and centre panels for access to the crankshaft pulley (see illustration).



Undo the retaining screws and remove the wheel arch liner main and centre panels



13 Remove the auxiliary drivebelt.
14 Undo the three bolts and remove the crankshaft pulley from the sprocket of Fiat Punto.
15 Undo the retaining bolt in the centre of the lower timing cover (see illustration)



Undo the retaining bolt (arrowed) in the centre of the lower timing cover



16 Release the TOC sensor and oil pressure switch wiring from the periphery of the cover, and remove the cover from the engine (see illustration).



Release the wiring from the cover periphery and remove the lower cover from the engine


Refitting
17 Refitting is the reverse sequence to removal, bearing in mind the following points:
a) Tighten the engine of Fiat Punto mounting end crankshaft pulley retaining nuts/bolts to the specified torque.
b) Refit and adjust the auxiliary drivebelt.
c) Refit the air cleaner assembly.