Inspection
1 Firmly apply the handbrake, then jack up the front of the car and support it securely on axle stands.
2 Check the mounting rubbers to see if they are cracked, hardened or separated from the metal at any point; renew the mounting if any such damage or deterioration is evident.
3 Check that all the mounting's fasteners are securely tightened; use a torque wrench to check if possible.
4 Using a large screwdriver or a crowbar, check for wear in the mounting by carefully levering against it to check for free play. Where this is not possible enlist the aid of an assistant to move the engine/transmission back-and-forth, or from side-to-side, while you watch the mounting. While some free play is to be expected, even from new components, excessive wear should be obvious. If excessive free play is found, check first that the fasteners are correctly secured, then renew any worn components as described below.

Renewal

Right-hand mounting engine of Fiat Punto
5 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.
6 Undo the three nuts securing the engine mounting to the body and the four nuts securing the mounting upper bracket to the lower bracket on the engine (see illustration). Lift the mounting and upper bracket assembly off the studs and remove it from the car.



Right-hand engine Fiat Punto mounting retaining nuts


7 Undo the nut, withdraw the through-bolt and separate the mounting from the upper engine bracket.
8 Attach the new mounting to the upper engine bracket and secure with the nut and through-bolt. Do not fully tighten the nut at this stage.
9 Locate the mounting assembly on the body and lower engine bracket, refit the nuts and tighten them to the specified torque.
10 Securely tighten the through-bolt and nut securing the mounting to the upper engine bracket, then remove the trolley jack.

Left-hand mounting engine of Fiat Punto
11 Remove the battery and battery tray.
12 Place a trolley jack beneath the transmission, with a block of wood on the jack head. Raise the jack until it is supporting the weight of the engine/transmission.
13 Unscrew the bolts securing the left-hand mounting to the body (see illustration).



Left-hand engine mounting upper retaining bolts (A) and centre retaining nut (B)


14 Unscrew the nut securing the mounting to the transmission bracket and lift the mounting off the transmission bracket stud.
15 Locate the new mounting in the transmission bracket, refit the nut and tighten it to the specified torque.
16 Refit the mounting-to-body bolts and tighten the bolts to the specified torque.
17 Remove the trolley jack, then refit the battery tray and battery.

Rear mounting engine of Fiat Punto
18 Firmly apply the handbrake, then jack up the front of the car and support it securely on axle stands.
19 Temporarily support the weight of the engine/transmission using a trolley jack.
20 Working beneath the vehicle, unscrew the bolt securing the rear mounting assembly to the subframe (see illustration).



Rear engine mounting retaining bolts (arrowed)


21 Unbolt the rear mounting assembly from the transmission and withdraw from under the vehicle.
22 Fitting the new mounting is a reversal of the removal procedure, ensuring that all mounting bolts are tightened to the specified torque.