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Battery check Fiat Grande Punto 2006 - 2015 Petrol 1.2 8v

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Grande Punto
2006 - 2015  | 1.2 8v Battery check

  • time 10 minutes
  • difficulty 2
Locate the battery
Check the Negative (-) terminal clamp is tight
Open the 'Positive' (+) protective cover
Check the Positive (+) terminal clamp is tight. CAUTION – if using a spanner to tighten terminal, be careful not to short the spanner on the bodywork
The battery retaining clamp position. To tighten, a 13mm socket is needed. Not too tight as you may damage the battery casing. If you have to replace the battery or alternator, click below
- Close + Open

Battery removal & replacement


1 Open the bonnet, fold-out the locking lever from the battery negative terminal clap, and disconnect the negative lead (see illustration) .
Fold out the locking lever and disconnect the negative lead

Models upto 10/2008

2 Release the clips and remove the supply box cover from above the battery positive terminal (see illustration) .
Release the clips and remove the cover
3 Slacken the clamp nut, disconnect the positive lead from the battery and position the supply box to one side (see illustration) .
Slacken the nut and pull the positive clamp from the battery terminal

Models from 10/2008, or with Stop-start system

4 Pull up the plastic cover over the battery positive terminal.
5 Slacken the clamp and pull the positive lead clamp from the battery terminal.


6 Disconnect the battery as described previously in this Section.
7 Unscrew the nut or bolt (as applicable) and remove the battery retaining strap, then lift the battery out of the engine compartment (see illustration) . Disconnect the vent pipe (where fitted) as the battery is withdrawn.
Battery retaining strap bolt/nut


8 Models equipped with a stop-start system, are fitted with a battery condition sensor incorporated into the negative terminal. Fiat state that if the battery charge is less than 80%, it must be charged before using the vehicle.
9 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but smear petroleum jelly on the terminals after reconnecting the leads, and always reconnect the positive lead first, and the negative lead last.

Battery tray

10 Remove the battery as described previously in this Section.
11 Where applicable, on models with Stop-start system, prise up the retaining stud and remove the support bracket above the battery tray fastener.
12 Undo the retaining bolts, release any wiring and remove the battery tray (see illustration) .
Battery tray retaining bolts


13 Refitting is a reversal of removal
- Close + Open

Alternator replacement


1 On models with air conditioning, have the refrigerant circuit evacuated by a Fiat dealer or suitably equipped repairer.
2 Disconnect the battery negative lead.
3 Remove the auxiliary drivebelt.
4 On models with air conditioning, undo the bolts and disconnect the refrigerant pipes from the compressor (see illustration) . Disconnection of the pipes is necessary to access the alternator upper mounting bolt. Plug the openings to prevent contamination.
Undo the bolts and disconnect the refrigerant pipes
5 Release the cover, and disconnect the wiring from the alternator (see illustration) .
Undo the nuts and disconnect the alternator wiring
6 Undo the retaining nut/bolts, and manoeuvre the alternator from place (see illustrations) .
Alternator mounting bolts - non-air conditioned models
Alternator mounting bolts - air conditioned models


7 Refitting is a reversal of removal, noting the following points:
  1. Refit the auxiliary drivebelt.
  2. Tighten all fasteners to their specified torque where given.
Alternator mounting bolts/nuts: Nm Ibf ft
  M10 nuts/bolts 50 37
  M8 nuts/bolts 25 18
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