Themba gulashe: Benny thank very much for this video, after watching it i went to buy a part and i managed to change it my self throw your help...keep up the good work.
Sean Gill: hi my punto mk2 has a city button, are all the motors the same as those without the city button?
mirmir666: Thanks man for posting this video...........
James Stebbing: Top vid....and i thought it was gonna be hard to do.
Al Paca: wow this is a lot more simple than I expected :)
sean brady: Just like to say, thank you for your video. I have changed my power steering motor and she works perfect :-)
xXBennyyXx: As it's been said multiple times it's a common fault on the Punto MK2's, anyway straight to the point I'd advice just bolting in the replacement motor and connecting it then firing the car up if no luck. Then replace ECU (not CPU :P) the ECU is mounted in with two bolts at the back or the side unbolt those then slide it out and disconnect it (make sure you disconnect battery first!!!) then connect the wires to new ECU slide it in bolt on, then fire the car up and hopefully you'll have PAS! :)
Luke Larner: Thanks for the video! Have the same intermittent fault as everyone, will try replacing the motor. How hard is it to replace the cpu if motor doesn't do it? Been searching on Google and can't find instructions.
xXBennyyXx: Glad you got it sorted in the end Damian! I still have my old motor so I might do the same when I have the time as I'm always busy these days! Happy Punto Driving ;)
I wouldn't like to say for certain it is the motor but 9 out 10 times it is the motor, however it could be the column as well but the only way to narrow it down is by doing a diagnostic on the car. But what you just said was exactly like my Punto the power steering on and off like you say intermittent by replacing the motor it solved it and I've had no problems whatsoever and it's been 3 months now and still working perfectly to this day! :) Best bet is get another motor and try it out.
slikkpaints: Hi great vid :)
I'm having problems with my punto steering...it works but then will stop and work again, basically it's intermittent.
Will this be the motor??
thought id get your advice before I go ahead with replacing it.
Thanks in advance
DamianSix66: Thanks so much for posting this guide and for responding to my questions Benny . Failed MOT last week thinking wrongly that broken PAS was OK to pass , got a motor and ECU off ebay and followed your guide and bingo its working ! I might try replacing the relays on my old motor and if can get it working could flog it on eBay and make at least some of my money back. Will raise an pint in your honour tonight !
xXBennyyXx: I know how annoying it can be when you try to park a Punto with no power steering to me it felt like parking a tank in a single bay! So yeah get a motor from the scrapyard follow the video instructions step by step, and remember only wire it up then start the car and do some full locks like full lock to the left then full lock to the right a few times I'd say 3-4 times after that turn the car off then back on repeat. If sorted then good if not then again replace the ECU :) Good luck Damian!
DamianSix66: Thanks Benny , just noticed your reply . Good of you to get back to me , i'll try your advice and pick up a motor from a scapyard.
xXBennyyXx: Thanks :) The most easiest way to tell if it's the Motor or ECU is by replacing the easiest part first which is the Motor as you can see in the video, it didn't take me long to fit it. It's all about trial & error when it comes to fixing a car, so your best bet is replace the Motor first and see if the issue is resolved if not then replace the ECU as well, I got my Motor from a Scrapyard and they threw a spare ECU for me for £50 all in but in my case it was just the motor. So good luck! :)
DamianSix66: Great video Benny , my PS has been gone for a few months now . I'd like to give this a go but you mention that in rare cases the ECU and Motor need to both be replaced , is there a way i can check beforehand if both need replacing on mine or is it just a case of replace the motor and if it still doesnt work then it means the ECU needs doing also ?
How to replace Power Steering Motor on a Fiat Punto MK25
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