2002 Fiat Punto - Knocking from gearbox..

Punto 1.2 8v ELX Problem
The Problem
Joined: 2 years ago | Profile

Hi all. I have a 2002 Punto 1.2 8v with 68k miles on the clock. Over the last couple of weeks a knocking has become louder from the gearbox. It knocks when the car is stationary but disappears when the clutch is pressed, and creates a 'droning' noise when driving. Does anyone know if the gearbox is scrap? I've changed the gearbox oil with the recommended 75w90 gear oil, and problem is still there. I know that if the box has gone I may as well put a new clutch in, but as I'm an apprentice on £3.40 an hour it's going to be a struggle! I can send a video of the knock via email to anyone who could verify the problem for me! Thanks

Car: Fiat Punto
Variant: 1.2 8v ELX
Year: 2002
Category: Gearbox & Clutch
Recalls: Fiat Punto Recalls
More: Fiat Punto Problems
Joined: 8 years ago | Fixes: 1,862 | Profile
Probably scrap but always worth putting some "molly" gearbox gloop.
I have had a reasonable amount of success using "Wynns" gloop and it really does quieten down noisy boxes.
Doesn't fix them but buys a little time.
Post a reply
Please login to reply
Can't find a solution to your own Punto problem?
Planning on fixing the problem yourself?

If you need parts to do the job head over to Euro Car Parts to find the parts you need.

  • Free UK Delivery
  • 365 Day Returns
  • Free Click and Collect
Find your nearest
Recent Car Problems
On Social Media