Fiat Tipo Petrol 1988 – 1991 Haynes Service Repair Manual

The manual has drawings and descriptions to show the function of the various components so that their layout can be understood. Then the tasks are described and photographed in a step-by-step sequence so that even a novice can do the work.

Fiat Tipo Petrol 1988-1991 Haynes Owners Service & Repair Manual covers: Hatchback with manual transmission Including special/limited editions.

  • Engines Covered: 1.4 litre (1372cc) and 1.6 litre (1580cc).
  • Does NOT cover 1.8 litre (1756cc) engine.
  • Does not cover Diesel models or automatic transmission (Selecta).

Introduction to the FIAT Tipo

The FIAT Tipo was first introduced to the UK market in July 1988 with the option of three engine sizes and three trim levels. This manual covers the petrol engines, but other models in the range are fitted with Diesel engines.

The Tipo was introduced by FIAT as the successor to the Strada. However, the Tipo was conceived as a totally fresh design, and shares very little with its predecessor. The controversial styling incorporates an unusually long wheelbase for a car of this class, together with a high roof line, which allows maximum use of interior space.

All models share the same 5-door Hatchback body style and a five-speed manual gearbox. 1.4 and 1.6 litre engines are available. All-round independent suspension is fitted, and the suspension and drivetrain components are mounted on subframes to reduce the transmission of road noise to the passenger compartment, and to preserve the alignment of the components in the event of minor impact.

The standard equipment fitment is comprehensive across the range, and as a result, few options are available. For the home mechanic, the Tipo is a straightforward vehicle to maintain, and most of the items requiring frequent attention are easily accessible.

About this manual

The aim of this manual is to help you get the best value from your vehicle. It can do so in several ways. It can help you decide what work must be done (even should you choose to get it done by a garage), provide information on routine maintenance and servicing, and give a logical course of action and diagnosis when random faults occur. However, it is hoped that you will use the manual by tackling the work yourself. On simpler jobs it may even be quicker than booking the car into a garage and going there twice, to leave and collect it. Perhaps most important, a lot of money can be saved by avoiding the costs a garage must charge to cover its labour and overheads.


  • Routine Maintenance
  • Tune-Up Procedures
  • Engine Repair
  • Cooling And Heating
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Fuel And Exhaust
  • Emissions Control
  • Ignition, Brakes
  • Suspension And Steering
  • Electrical Systems
  • Wiring Diagrams

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Language: English
File: PDF
Pages: 241

Fiat Tipo Petrol 1988-1991 Haynes Service Repair Manual