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What is the name of the type of gear box on a Peugeot 308 automatic, which adjusts the timing of gear changes to the driver’s style of driving and how does it operate?
The 6 speed Electronic Gear Change (EGC). - Mick Toms from Lincolnshire
Submitted: 24/02/2014 11:55:38 | ID: 25994
Hi. I have a 1999 Peugeot 206 1.4 and I have just about given up and don’t know what else to do. My car is spluttering from the exhaust. I have changed the cat, the spark plugs, the fuel filter and the coil pack but it is still doing it and I have run out of things to change that I know of. Can anyone help me please as the cost is going up? Thank you. (1.4)
Hi there, it seem that you might be getting some problem with your valve ajustments. Try reseting them. - Gerard Amesbury from Seychelles
Submitted: 18/02/2014 11:14:09 | ID: 25857
I have a Peugeot Boxer diesel van. I recently topped the gear box up and now when the engine is running it will not go into gear, but when the engine is turned off it goes straight into every gear. Could anyone advise me on what the problem might be? Thanks.
It has a hydraulic clutch line fed from the brake master cylinder reservoir and it must have air in. It needs bleeding. To bleed it you need to find the slave cylinder at the top of the gearbox, there’s a clip you need to prise out then pull on the pipe itself and it will pull out about 10 mm. Then you bleed it like bleeding a car by pumping the clutch pedal and keeping the reservoir topped up with brake and clutch fluid (note unlike bleeding brakes the clutch pedal will not raise itself so use your hand to pump and pull it back up till all the air is out. Then push the pipe back in and the circlip, check fluid levels again and you’re done! - Paul Andrews from England (mechanic of 17 years)
Submitted: 17/02/2014 10:19:54 | ID: 25817
My Peugeot 407 SWs warning display shows ABS and ESP but the car drives as normal, even under heavy braking. Should I notice a difference or maybe could it be a computer glitch?
I have had this problem quite a few times. Usually, there is nothing wrong with the ABS / ESP system except for a faulty sensor on one of the wheels. Once the sensor is replaced, the warning lights go out. My recent problem cost around £100 including the sensor. The garage connected their computer, identified which sensor had failed and replaced it for me. - Ray Mitchell from England
Try changing the break light switch under the passanger side footwell. A very quick (cheap) fix and it sorted out my car. - Stefan Trzoska from Leicestershire
Submitted: 14/02/2014 11:01:29 | ID: 25767
Has anyone had a problem with doors dropping on their Peugeot 207? Mine has dropped 12/34 of an inch and I have had to claim off my insurance to get it fixed as it would not shut at all.
Hi Katherine, I had the same issue with my 207cc. I booked it into a Peugeot garage who said I would have to go to another Peugeot garage with a body shop and they would charge £67 for a diagnosis. A friend of mine took me to the £1 shop, bought some spanners and fixed the door. It is now fine. I am not impressed with the Peugeot garage. - Lucy Brown from England
Submitted: 13/02/2014 16:24:39 | ID: 25733
My Peugeot 207s battery light keeps coming on and the dash is saying electric circuit fault, the battery light will then go off again, it doesn’t stay on for too long. If on a long journey the car has been losing power and slowing down on the motorway, I am unable to accelerate and have to pull over. The dash then says ’engine management system fault’ and a whole heap of lights come on - the engine light, the warning triangle and the dash will say ’faulty ABS’, ’anti pollution’. I have brought it to the Peugeot garage and they can’t find a fault. Can anyone help?
Hi, this problem happened to me this morning. I replaced the battery with a new one and the problem was solved until after driving it for around 4 miles the battery light and electrical fault warning returned. Did you manage to find out what was wrong with yours please? - Fiona Jowett from England
Hi, maybe there is a problem with the alternator. - Chucri Kayal from France
Submitted: 11/02/2014 14:40:54 | ID: 25709
I noticed a couple of days ago the right back footwell floor of my Peugeot 206 was soaking wet. Today the driver`s footwell is also soaking wet with a small puddle. I`ve felt all around the doors etc and can`t feel or see any wet or drips. Any suggestions what I should do?
Hi, my husband’s did that and it was the heater matrix. - Sarah from England
Submitted: 04/02/2014 15:49:59 | ID: 25533
We were on an 80 mile road trip in my Peugeot 206 by motorway and country lanes and on the return journey on the motorway there was a screeching noise which suddenly came and then went. This happened several times for about three seconds or so. l kept to the near side ready to make an exit if it happened again and reduced my speed. It didn`t happen again and thankfully we got home. Has anyone any clues? I would be thankful. (LX)
It sounds like it could be your fan belt. Mine does this at the minute too, did you notice if you had splashed into a puddle as this can bring water onto the belt and make it slip a little? I’m not entirely sure if there is an adjustable tensioner to tighten the belt up a little, if not then you would need to get the fan belt replaced. Hope this helps. - Karl from Cheshire
Submitted: 03/02/2014 12:55:30 | ID: 25438
Where can I get a new set of roof seals fitted to my Peugeot 206 CC and approx at what cost? Many thanks.
Still awaiting answer that I have sent you. Many thanks - Alan James from Rhondda Cynon Taff
Submitted: 03/02/2014 12:52:45 | ID: 25437
Hi can anyone help? I am thinking of buying a used 1007 Dolce 1.6.year 05. I have actually put a deposit on it. Here is my problem: I am reading bad reviews. Some good. But more bad. The good thing is were having twins soon so I thought it would be great car for us all. It’s done 55K miles almost, but I did a check it said 67500 miles. £1800 pounds. Should I buy? Please help.
I have had one for 7 years now and love it. I would buy another if I had to replace this one. Perfect for car parks and it is 8 inches shorter than a mini! Far more room inside as well, My Lurcher is quite at home in the back when we go out, I recommend it 100%. - Mark Coombs from England
Submitted: 01/02/2014 23:13:05 | ID: 25398
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Hi. Yesterday while driving my Peugeot 106 and using the indicators I was hearing a rapid clicking noise with the indicators not appearing to work on the dash. Eventually the arm has seized with a short smell of electrical burning and now won`t move up or down. Can anyone diagnose this and suggest a part and is it easy for a friend to fix instead if taking into a garage as I can`t afford to?
You need to replace the light stalk, it is a simple task to swap old for new or second hand. Remove cover around steerling column, unscrew unit and unplug old one, plug in new one, test to see if new part works correctly then put all back together. Note:- Will require torc drives to undo screws (T10 T15 T20). Ensure new unit has same functions on as old, e.g. front fogs, rear fogs, horn etc. - Dave from Dorset
Submitted: 28/01/2014 15:13:14 | ID: 25279
My Peugeot 407 2.0 ltr tdi loses power when climbing slightest hills even on motorways. It also has particulate fluid level low reading and anti pollution warning lights coming up on the dashboard. Are these faults related? The car doesn’t seem to be in limp mode as some suggested as the car will still do upwards of 70 mph and all gears are working and revs higher than 2000 rpm. Any ideas please?.
Sounds like the particulate filter is to blame. - Ivor Mac from Devon
Hi there, I’m also having the same issue. My agent told me to change the throttle body, which I did change spending almost 500 USD, but the problem is continuing to occur. When I switch off the engine and then switch on it goes off. Intially I got the same error on the display and the engine light on the dash board, but still my Peugeot agent wasn’t able to identify the problem. Now their next target is to change my petrol filter, which will be another 300 USD. I have changed all the filters including the petrol filters. Please someone help me. - Zahran Ziyawudeen from Sri Lanka
Submitted: 28/01/2014 14:16:15 | ID: 25269
My Peugeot 206 2.0 hdi is showing the passenger airbag deactivated when started, also the dials flicker when started. When this happens I restart it and sometimes it won`t do it. With the remote key it seems to unlock okay most of the time but when I try to lock the car it`s not responding. After about 20 presses of the button it wil lock. It`s doing my head in. Can anyone help please?
Hi. Does your Peugeot 206 hdi have trouble starting in the morning or in general? I had the same problem in my vehicle, the passenger airbag light on and nothing I did seemed to fix the problem. A couple of weeks later I changed my battery as starting my car in the old weather became hard..This however also fixed the passenger airbag problem. My theory, the battery had damaged cells and didn’t hold enough charge to power the cars electrics when starting the car. If the car has an old battery or starting the car is hard, change it. It might solve more than one problem! Hope it helps - Chris Wilcox from England
My Peugeot 206 2 litre hdi diesel developed a starting problem during cold winter months. Initially I thought it may be the battery, but the problem continued after a new battery was fitted. I had the starter motor replaced and that cured it. Managed to get a second hand one, so cost about £80, however, I think genuine Peugeot S/m is quite expensive. - David Rose from Cambridgeshire
Submitted: 28/01/2014 11:56:04 | ID: 25254
I have just purchased a Peugeot 207 SW 1.6 hdi access but when I put on the radio there is no sound from the rear doors. Can you tell me if this is normal? If so will the doors be wired to accept new speakers to be fitted? (1.6 hdi)
Could be the sound mixer is set for the front speakers only, you will need to go through the sound options till you find it. Think it’s under balance F-R, I have mine set for one point rear as this seems to give a good all round sound balance. - Andy C from England
Submitted: 27/01/2014 12:53:52 | ID: 25226
Hi all. I have have a Peugeot Expert hdi 2.0 van that was working and starting fine. I parked it up before Christmas when it was raining, went to start it in the new year and it will not start. It`s cranking over fine but will not fire up, even with a little easy start. I had the RAC out, pump and glow plugs are okay but still no go. I had it taken to a garage but they were unable to get the computer to connect with my ecu. I had someone else look at it and they THINK it’s an ecu problem. Any advice would be great, or is it possible to buy a good used ecu and just swop it over? Are there people out there that could check and fix mine? I`d appreciate any help as I’m now £250 down and need to get back to work, thanks.
Exactly same thing happened to me this Christmas, turned out to be a corroded-through wire in the engine wiring loom. The RAC towed it to an auto-sparks and £140 incl vat fixed it :-) - Greg Thornton from Yorkshire
Same thing happend to me, had to keep bumping it down my road, ended up being the diesel pump 3 years and a lot of money later. - Mark Matthews from England
Submitted: 27/01/2014 12:47:16 | ID: 25224
My gear stick on my Peugeot 106 is floppy, sometimes I miss gears. I have changed the rods. What else could it be?
Hi Suzanne, I have a 106 diesel and I had the same problem, which is quite common on these cars. It’s most probably the nylon bushes on the bottom of the gear stick, which connect to the rod. They’re only about a quid from the Peugeot dealer, quite and easy to fix and very effetive. Hope that solves your problem. - Clive Webb from Swansea
Submitted: 24/01/2014 12:24:03 | ID: 25190
Can someone help me to set the time on my clock and to change kms back to miles on my Peugeot Expert? They both changed when I changed a faulty battery. Thanks. (2.0hdi 2009 model)
On your stereo press menu then go to units and change from km to miles. (Tried and tested!) - Nav from England
Submitted: 23/01/2014 11:15:29 | ID: 25132
What is the make of the alarm / immobiliser on my Peugeot 1007?
It is a factory fitted unit, that satisfies insurance companies. Hope this helps. - Mark Coombs from England
Submitted: 23/01/2014 10:34:49 | ID: 25127
My Peugeot 206’s engine management light has come on and my car keeps cutting out and losing power, but today it has started spluttering. It does not seem to be able to drive. Can anyone help?
Sounds like you need a new coil pack. They’re not that expensive and easy to replace. You can get a second-hand one off eBay, but I think a new one is best. - Martin Wyatt from Gwynedd
Submitted: 21/01/2014 10:12:01 | ID: 25065
How many reverse lights does a 2010 Peugeot 308 THP GTI have please? One or two?
Only one! On your right hand side - Armin Hazrie from Malaysia
Submitted: 21/01/2014 09:27:55 | ID: 25058
Hi, I have a 6 yr old Peugeot 207 and can hear running water left to right and right to left as I corner, running across from within the dashboard around knee height. As it’s been so wet this is understandable but I`m trying to work out how it got in there and how to drain it out? I have cleaned the drainage area from the windscreen runoff and the seals around the top half of bonnet. Any suggestions?
There is a drainage hole on the passenger side, which needs unblocking. If you lift the bonnet and the plastic mesh on the right hand side you can put your hand in and unblock, then it will drain out (or it did for me), but only after a few sharp corners! - Brian O’Neill from England
Submitted: 20/01/2014 11:59:39 | ID: 25044
I have a Peugeot 106 Independance 2003. It`s had a new battery, alternator, crank sensor, coil pack and plugs but the car still doesn’t start. It turns over and then after a while it will start. Has anyone got any suggestions? Thank you.
Possibly getting air in the fuel, check fuel lines and pump seals - Dave from Dorset
Submitted: 20/01/2014 09:31:07 | ID: 25007
Hi, the back light on my Peugeot 307 CC`s driver`s side and number plate light on the same side are not turning on when I drive, but when I put my feet on the brake the back light turns on. Also there is a warning light inside a square on the dashboard. Can anyone tell me what to do please?
Hi Sara, if the bulb in the number plate light has gone on one side the rear lights won’t work on that side. I just changed number plate light bulb and lights worked ok again. Hope this helps - Des Campbell from England
Submitted: 17/01/2014 15:33:47 | ID: 25003
How do you stop the roof from rattling? It is starting to get on my nerves.
It is most likely that the lock mechanism is not pulling the roof tight enough. Remove the 2 Torx screws in the plastic roof lining just in front of the roof hinges. Pull the roof lining down at the front just enough to get a Torx socket and ratchet in. You will see a bracket with 3 large Torx screws. Mark the outline of the bracket with a pencil to establish a reference point. Loosen the 3 screws and push the bracket towards the rear of the car a bit at a time. Bit of trial and error from now on. Tighten the 3 screws and push the headlining back until it clips into place. (leave the screws off for the time being) Drive the car and if the creaking has stopped you can put the 2 screws back. If it is still creaking repeat the process. You might have to this operation on both sides. - Paul Siddall from England
Submitted: 15/01/2014 00:07:15 | ID: 24882
There is a temperature gauge on the left hand side of my Peugeot 206 and it`s not the oil temperature because that is on the right. When I start it up it goes to the maximum, however when I select a gear and start driving it drops down to the bottom. What does this mean and is it normal? Help me please.
The temperature goes straight into the red? Does the stop light flash? If this is when you have just started up this could be an electrical fault due to moisture. You might just want to check the connections, give them a bit of a wipe and spray with WD40 to stop moisture getting on again. Just a suggestion! Hope this helps. - Karl from Cheshire
Submitted: 14/01/2014 11:45:24 | ID: 24877
I recently bought a Peugeot 407 SW with only 32k on the clock. It has been back to the dealer twice already for the following problems. I will be driving along and without warning the depollution light pops up, followed by ESP faulty and then the engine cuts out. This has happened in town, in the country and there is no real pattern to it. It’s been plugged into a laptop and there are no fault codes in the ECU. Has anyone else experienced this out there?
I have a diesel 407 sw that did the same thing and it was the diesel particulate filter that would not regenerate as it was badly clogged from town driving.I had to eventually have the dpf changed, although my 2008 car has done 94,000. Try a long run at high revs to see if the dpf will clear or put in your fuel diesel particulate filter cleaner that makes the dpf regenerate at a lower temperature. It maybe also the dpf fluid has all gone out the tank underneath the car in front of the driver’s side rear wheel underside of the car. Hope this helps. - Simon Oakley from Staffordshire
Submitted: 14/01/2014 11:05:06 | ID: 24866
I have a problem with my Peugeot 407. When I brake I have a warning light come on about direction indicators faulty and when I indicate it`s warning of a faulty left handbrake light, but that still works and the beeping noise is annoying. Can anyone help?
Could be a dodgy earth connection on the lights. - Steve Mason from Neath Port Talbot
407’s suffer from earth wiring on rear lamps burning in the terminal - Jamie from England
Submitted: 13/01/2014 09:28:41 | ID: 24782
Hi, how can I open my Peugeot 107s petrol tank? It is stuck and will not open?
When petrol caps jam the last resort is force it with eagle beaks or other large pliers. - Martin (Master technician 20+ years)
Submitted: 10/01/2014 12:45:07 | ID: 24776
A few weeks ago I bought a Peugeot 306 estate and after a week everything electrical started to pack up. The central locking will not stay locked, the blower became intermittent then stopped, the ABS light came on and today the brake lights / reversing light failed. I checked the fuses which looked okay, then it worked, then failed again. I now see that the rear de-mister button turns on the brake lights! It’s driving me nuts. If I could just sort the brake lights it would be a start. Any ideas? Many thanks.
Hi, your central locking prob is most likely, due to broken wires within the vehicle body to front drivers door wiring loom, just below the door checkstrap. ABS faults, first checks to look at cables to wheel sensors for breakage, then try and locate a duff wheel sensor. Other elec faults more than likely due to poor earthing connections. There is a multi cable earthing connection behind the interior trim in the rear of the car just above where the rear speakers cable plug is situated. Good luck. - Simon from Leicestershire
Submitted: 09/01/2014 14:55:28 | ID: 24713
My Peugeot 308`s heater is not blowing out any hot or cold air. Lights are on at the air con button, I`ve changed the fuse but it`s still not working. Any suggestions please?
I’m having exactly the same problem, I even changed the maxi fuse and still nothing. Mine’s a 2010 and I don’t expect to have this problem with a car that’s only 4 years old. - Daniel Jordan from Norfolk
Submitted: 09/01/2014 12:50:45 | ID: 24700
This question has been asked by someone before but I cannot find it in the Q and A. My Peugeot 307 SW makes a doorbell type noise on turning the ignition. Does not always do it and it does start, but is it trying to tell me something? It`s only done it recently and there has been some damp and cold weather. Any ideas?Thanks. (Estate)
That is a warning that the battery is no longer holding a full charge - its an early warning system to remind you to get the battery checked/replaced before you are left stranded. - Kevin Verrall from England
Submitted: 09/01/2014 10:26:02 | ID: 24665
The back window on my 07 Peugeot 407 SW station wagon keeps popping open for no reason. I have to keep shutting the window every time the car is opened! Could it be disconnected?
Had same problem. I found with the back window open was to turn the wiper the opposite way leave it there and close. Problem solved. When you turn wipers on it clicks back into its proper position. Don’t know why it works. but it seemed to solve it. Hope this helps. - Adi Smith from England
Had the same problem every time I hit a pothole and assumed fault was with rear window/tailgate. I needed remote key repairing due to falling apart and sent away for complete overhaul, when I got key back did not have any more issues with rear window opening. - Chris Evans from Warwickshire
Submitted: 09/01/2014 09:45:49 | ID: 24659
My Peugeot 206 SW`s multifunction display light has gone out. How do I change the bulbs in the multifunction display?
I have Peugeot 206 SW, I experienced the same issue last month, actually you don’t need to replace the bulb, just tell your Peugeot dealer to check the fuse below the steering, and check fuse no 4, replace it, the best thing is that Peugeot company they put a spare. Mine is working very well, in fact, I’m very happy with this reliable Peugeot - Serge Sendre from Kenya
Submitted: 09/01/2014 09:01:09 | ID: 24648
Does anyone know why the windows of my Peugeot 307 keep steaming up please?
A damp pollen filter or is there water ingressing into the car causing the carpets to be wet? - Martin (Master technician 20+ years) from Durham
Submitted: 07/01/2014 14:20:13 | ID: 24640
Does anyone know how to switch off the automatic door lock on my Peugeot 308? It comes on when you start to move off? (1.6 hdi)
If it has a large display screen on the dash, it may be in the options there. Sometimes if you press and hold the interior door lock button for 5 seconds. That toggles it off and on. - Martin (Master technician 20 + years) from Durham
Submitted: 03/01/2014 12:39:45 | ID: 24508
Hello, I am profundly deaf myself. I own a Peugeot 307 xsi and the car has failed its MOT due to the horn not working. I’m not aware myself, having checked the fuse and all are okay. I can`t get it to work. Alarms are silent when locked and unlocked. Where is the relay located as the garage won`t tell me and I’m trying to save costs here? Any suggestions?
I had the same it will be the connection at the back of the steering wheel. Be sure to disconnect the battery first and leave to discharge first. You will find more info on YouTube. Hope this helps. - Tony Ibbitson from Yorkshire
Submitted: 03/01/2014 12:18:09 | ID: 24500
I have water in the back passenger footwells of my Peugeot 107 whenever it rains. How can I fix this? How much would a garage charge to repair it? My local main dealer want £54 for a diagnostic test only and then I wonder how much it could be? (urban move)
I’ve just had mine done repair was £130 plus the £54. Would not cover under warranty - Lorraine Williams from England
Submitted: 03/01/2014 11:31:42 | ID: 24485
What are the 2 little round lights at the bottom of the headlights on my Peugeot 308 for and how do you switch them on? Are they day lights?
They are day lights, you can switch them on and off by using the menu button on your radio. Simply press menu and scroll up or down until it reads vehicle configuration, press ok then scroll back or forwards until it reads day time lamps active or inactive. - Fezekile from South Africa
Submitted: 03/01/2014 09:29:29 | ID: 24461
Hi, my Peugeot 206 hdi has suddenly lost power.. The turbo does not kick in and the car blows a lot of black smoke. I`ve checked air filter and it was soaking so I changed it but within a day of rain it was soaking again. It`s sucking up way too much air/rainwater and I cannot get the turbo to kick in whatsoever. Any ideas? Thanks.
Hi, the reason for the air filter being soaked is the air box, which is situated between the passenger front wheel and lower valance. Trace the pipe from the air filter box down and you will find the air box; it fills with water (I had this on my 1.4 petrol 2002). You can take the box off completely and just have a down tube (but make sure you use air filter as drinks a lot of fuel). As for the turbo not working, it might have sucked water in and damaged it. Hope this helps. And if the car starts to cut out when braking this is a lambder sensor as water also damages it. Good luck. - Matt Turley from Gloucestershire
Submitted: 02/01/2014 11:32:25 | ID: 24385
My 2006 Peugeot 307 CCs key is locked inside the boot and I can’t open the boot. I have tried everything but nothing works. Please can anyone help?
I also managed this - my keys were in a jacket thrown into my boot. I managed to fish the jacket out by depressing the tiny rear parcel shelf, get a 2nd person to help and hold a torch. Then you may be able to get a hook in there and fish. Hope this helps. - Paul from England
At the rear of the car on the Peugeot badge, there is a button inside the ’O’. Press this and as long as you haven’t locked the car and set the alarm, this will pop the boot. - Amanda H from Australia
Submitted: 02/01/2014 08:42:47 | ID: 24342