How to Change Brake Pads on a Fiat Punto
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Manufactured with Italian engineering, the Fiat Punto is a compact and classy hatchback that comes in a three-door and a five-door model. Over time, the brake pads on your Punto will wear out. When the brake pads are worn out, they will need to be removed from your Punto and new ones will need to be installed.
Removing and replacing the brake pads on your Punto can be done fairly easily with just a few basic tools.
Raise the front end of your Punto with a jack and lower it onto jack stands.
Remove the lug nuts from the front wheels, using a socket wrench.
Pull the brake caliper line away from the bracket. Remove the locking clip and lower guide pin from the caliper.
- Manufactured with Italian engineering, the Fiat Punto is a compact and classy hatchback that comes in a three-door and a five-door model.
- Over time, the brake pads on your Punto will wear out.
Pull the caliper in an upward motion and pull and remove the brake pads from your Punto.
Assemble the new brake pads on the caliper by reattaching the brake caliper hose, the locking clip and the lower guide pin. Remount the wheels and the lug nuts on your Punto. Raise the vehicle above the jack stands. Remove the stands and lower the vehicle with the jack. Duplicate the steps on the rear brakes if they need to be replaced.
- "Fiat Punto"; Haynes Service and Repair Manual; 2006
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