2001 Fiat Punto 1.2 Possible Cam belt problem

Matt Sheridan

Problem added: Oct 23, 2008 (11 years ago)
I have started to recognise an obvious sound in the last month coming from the engine. When accelerating in first or second gear it sounds like the car has turned into (what i an best describe) an electric scooter although there is no lack of power. i have been advised that it may be the cambelt but dont have the time to get it checked out. Any advice is appreciated

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Car: Fiat Punto
Variant: 1.2
Model Year: 2001
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss

Recalls: Fiat Punto Recalls
More: Fiat Punto Problems
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Oct 24, 2008 (11 years ago)
It could be a pulley or tensioner that holds the cam belt, or the water pump even. It's best to get it checked out because if the belt snaps, the car stops. And if the engine is not a fail safe engine - it may result in parts of the cylinder head being bent/damaged (costly)
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