Removal of air cleaner assembly of Fiat Punto

SOHC (8-valve) engines

1 Disconnect the air inlet air duct from the retaining clip adjacent to the right-hand engine mounting (see illustration).



On SOHC (8-valve) engines, disconnect the air inlet air duct from the clip adjacent to the engine mounting


2 Release the spring-tensioned clasp at the front of the air cleaner casing of Fiat Punto (see illustration).



Release the spring-tensioned clasp at the front of the air cleaner casing



3 Undo the two retaining bolts, one located on each side of the air cleaner casing (see illustration).



Undo the retaining bolts located on each side of the air cleaner casing



4 Lift the air cleaner casing off the throttle body and disconnect the crankcase ventilation hose from the air cleaner base (see illustration).



Lift the air cleaner casing off the throttle body and disconnect the crankcase ventilation hose



5 Recover the sealing ring. Check the ring for condition and renew it if necessary.

DOHC (16-valve) engines

6 Disconnect the vacuum hose from the air cleaner-to-throttle body inlet duct (see illustration)



On DOHC (16-valve) engines, disconnect the vacuum hose from the air cleaner-to-throttle body inlet duct



7 Release the clips securing the inlet duct to the air cleaner and throttle body (see illustration).



Release the clips securing the inlet duct to the air cleaner and throttle body


8 Release the crankcase breather hose clip. disconnect the hose and lift out the inlet duct (see illustration).



Release the clip, disconnect the breather hose (arrowed) and lift out the inlet duct



9 Undo the three bolts securing the air cleaner casing to the cylinder head extension and inlet manifold (see illustration).



Undo the air cleaner casing retaining bolts (arrowed)



10 Release the clip and detach the cold air intake duct, then lift the air cleaner casing off the engine (see illustrations).



Detach the cold air intake duct…



... then lift the air cleaner casing off the engine


11 If required, the cold air Intake duct can be removed after undoing the end fitting retaining screw (see illustration)



The cold air intake duct can be removed after undoing the end fitting retaining screw


Refitting air cleaner assembly of Fiat Punto

12 Refitting is a reversal of removal but renew the air cleaner filter element, if necessary.