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I have a problem with my Peugeot 306 1997. The temperature is always between 90-95 degrees just for a 10 minutes run. I have replaced the thermostat but it`s still the same temperature. Can anyone help me please?
Hiya, I had the same problem, it’s the radiator. You need to take it to the garage and have it fixed otherwise it will blow the engine up. Fill the radiator with water and see if it runs out. If not then I don’t know but you should really take it to a Peugeot dealer Tracie Wiles from England
Headgasket is blown, garage job to fix, diy not for faint hearted, can be done with good car manual+ tools , and are ready for steep learning curve Len Dennt from Surrey
Try filling radiator up and run the engine, looking for leaks. If water level drops and no leaks visible then could be head gaslight. If leaking from radiator then buy radweld or open a teabag into the radiator Bob Bob from England
Hi, several parts that might need to be changed: 1. Radiator 2. Waterpump 3. Thermostat 5. Use coolant instead of water 4. Cylinderhead gasket. Change any of these if damaged and you are good to go. Wilson Nzua from Kenya.
Submitted: 12/10/2012 12:07:03 | ID: 61169
Whilst in motion there is an intermittent speedometer fault on my Peugeot 306 where the mph goes back to zero and then rectifies itself to normal mph. Can anyone give me any indication of how to clear this? Thankyou. (1761 cc)
Hi, check for loose connections on the gearbox plug on the engine. Easy to repair, no worry. Wilson Nzua from Kenya.
Submitted: 11/10/2012 16:42:50 | ID: 61110
I need to replace the barrel in my Peugeot 306 hdi (1999) as the key will not turn at all in the ignition. I’ve seen an ignition barrel from a 1997 model on ebay and am wondering if this would be compatible with my model? (2.0 hdi)
Submitted: 11/10/2012 15:15:26 | ID: 61032
Hi. I have a Peugeot 306 d turbo. The other day coming back from an airport drop on the motorway there was slight smoke in front of the car. As it was raining I thought it was spray from the rain. Then a few miles later the car conked out, with steam at the front. To cut the story short the hose has come out of the radiator and lost all of the water, but there was a lot of smoke continuing from the engine. I`m not sure if it was from the hot engine burning old oils or it was water. I waited for over an hour, put the hose back and filled the water but it kept losing the water. At the same time the engine was whizzing but wouldn`t start and there`s a warning sign O, whatever that is . Can anyone please tell me if it`s the water pump or the engine that`s gone or can it be anything else? Thanks.
Submitted: 01/10/2012 11:06:36 | ID: 81283
Where is the airflow sensor located in a Peugeot 206 gti? I need to know for mechanical reasons.
Submitted: 21/09/2012 13:51:07 | ID: 70152
Does anyone know the location of the non return valve on my Peugeot 306 and how to remove and replace it?
Submitted: 17/09/2012 16:21:20 | ID: 73774
Recently I had a new clutch fitted to my Peugeot 306 2L hdi. It has now started to pop out of 5th gear. I took it back to get the clutch checked and the garage said it was the gear hub that was worn and it can be repaired without taking the gear box out. Can anyone shine any light on this with regard to whether this is the problem or could it be something else? (HDI)
Submitted: 14/09/2012 10:37:22 | ID: 84881
My Peugeot 306 vibrates while driving when I move at any speed more than 65km per hour, even the gear shift lever does. Also it only blows cold air instead of hot air. Can anyone help me? (XN)
I think you should check your wheel alignment and wheel balancing, they usually cause vibrations on speeds above 65kmph Wilson Nzau from Kenya
Submitted: 13/09/2012 12:17:56 | ID: 71589
How much should a replacement radiator cost for my Peugeot 306?
I got one off EBAY, priced around £45 including delivery recentley for my project 306. Off the top of my head, I think there’s two types, depending on which phase of car you own. With mine I had to blank off an additional pipe exit, with a piece of hose and a bolt, because they produce it to cover all applications of engine. Bayonet type are a bit of a pig to push in, due to lack of room and hose, and require a new seal. Philip Clark from England
Submitted: 10/09/2012 15:44:32 | ID: 88850
Hi, my Peugeot 306`s airbag warning light is on all of the time and I was told that it was a loose wire under the seat. I got the light out but it came on again. How do you remove the driver`s seat with a side airbag so I can sort out the wires? Thanks.
Most important thing to remember with air bags is allow plenty of time after battery disconection, to let the system discharge. Then working methodically, undo the seat mounting bolts, and once undone, push the seat backwards to lie flat, revealing connections. *Now this is the tricky bit* Your car is wired for both pretenshioners and airbags, effectivley 4 connections. Both connectors work on a collapsable principle, meaning if they become loose or worn, they tell the airbag system theres 0 resistance, indicating a fault. Split the connectors, Spray plenty of wd40, Reconnect and repower up the system. If it stops on solid, theres an open circuit, if it flashes, theres too little resistance. In either case, personally id cut off both sides of the respective connectors, and Solder on new ones from maplin, priced around £10 per seat, and see if that helps. Worth pointing out You "MAY" require a BSI box reset afterwards, depending on model year. Good luck. Phil Clark from Staffordshire
Submitted: 06/09/2012 14:42:40 | ID: 88494
How much should it cost to fit a clutch on 1.4 LX petrol Peugeot 306?
Submitted: 06/09/2012 10:41:32 | ID: 73655
Hi. I have a Peugeot 306 1996 2 litre. When I start my car there’s a loud clicking noise coming from the engine. When I rev the car the clicking/ banging noise goes faster. Can anyone help please as parts here in New Zealand are expensive? Thanks.
Submitted: 04/09/2012 15:44:24 | ID: 88114
I’ve got a Peugeot 306 D Turbo 1998 and the rev counter keeps fluctuating and going mad doing it`s own thing. Any ideas on what`s wrong? (D Turbo)
Submitted: 31/08/2012 11:18:55 | ID: 87584
How much should it cost to replace the oil pressure switch on my Peugeot 306?
Submitted: 20/08/2012 16:02:41 | ID: 75507
We just bought a Peugeot 306 and got it checked. Fixed a few minor problems and all was fine. At our second drive the speedometer went berserk. The clock stood on 70 Km before we even started driving. The clock indicator was trembling and it was really crazy. Nothing indicated the real speed we were driving at. We went to an electrician and he adjusted the clock and the problem re-occured within minutes. Some people say it’s the sensor, others say it’s the clock. Who can help out and is this a costly reparation?
Submitted: 08/08/2012 11:25:02 | ID: 72850
Hi. I need to find out where the camshaft sensor is located in my Peugeot 306. Any suggestions please? (5 dr hatch)
Submitted: 16/07/2012 16:00:45 | ID: 86975
I have just replaced my Peugeot 306`s rear passenger brake cylinder and as soon as I went to bleed the brakes it popped again. Why is this happening?
Submitted: 25/06/2012 10:27:14 | ID: 88175
I was driving my Peugeot 306 and went over a speed hump a bit too fast. After about 200 yards the engine stopped and all of the lights on the dashboard came on. Now the engine will not start. I have tried pushing the red button under the bonnet but it still will not start. Can anyone tell me what to do please?
Check the fuel lines haven`t become crushed Sean from England
Doubt that fixed it, any other ideas, I have the same problem? Matt from Yorkshire
Look for a fuel cut off switch in the boot? Or fuel pump wiring come off or corroded wire Ste Woods from Yorkshire
Submitted: 08/06/2012 09:43:29 | ID: 86809
I pulled the petrol panel lever on my Peugeot 306 but the panel didn’t open. Any suggestions?
Always carry a small flat head screwdriver bob bob from Scotland
Submitted: 08/05/2012 12:11:46 | ID: 71231
Hi. My key is stuck in the ignition of my Peugeot 306 and won`t release. It will go to stage one with the battery light on and stage two when the coil light appears, then it will start, but then it will not release whatsoever. Can anyone help me? (1.9 dti)
Replace ignition switch Samuel Bird from Botswana
Submitted: 20/04/2012 11:19:32 | ID: 81931
My Peugeot 306 has an oil leak from the sump gasket. Can anyone advise on the cost to replace it and whether it is a difficult job?
I’ve got to do it. A gasket’s cheap enough, £4 upwards, get the right one though. To do that you can order them from car shop or online: online you can just type in your registration number and it’ll show you parts for your make and model/year car :O) and you need plenty of oil. You have to undo the nut in the bottom of the oil pan, let out all the oil into a new container, then unbolt the oil pan, take off old gasket, put on new gasket. Put the little oil plug bolt/nut back in and fill with oil. You can get tubes of sealant gasket, I bought a tube but may not use it as it’s easier to bolt up the pan without worrying about getting the sealant messed up, or in places it shouldnt go, and it takes time for the sealant to dry. So I’m gonna get a proper gasket... as well as gasket, and new oil I also got a cheap new oil filter while I’m there may as well do that. Also, I checked in the air filter and there was a small amount of oil in it. This can apparently happen if you have oil leaks elsewhere. So I’m going to clean that out while doing the gasket too. It’s not expensive and I think it should be simple enough. Just a pain in the **** Mart Cook from Kent
Submitted: 13/04/2012 09:31:35 | ID: 74280
I have started my Peugeot 306 HDI today and there is a rattling noise coming from the engine I think it may be the fan belt. Any ideas?
Submitted: 12/04/2012 16:25:00 | ID: 80300
My Peugeot 306 2002 model 1.6. petrol Automatic cuts off while I am driving. I have noticed that the speedometer is not working whenever the car cuts off. All of the lights in the instrument panel light up at this time, (the yellow and red lights and the stop light). If I switch off and restart the car it starts running as if nothing had ever happened .I travel 100 kilometers every day and this problem does not occur every day. The speedometer is inconsistent and sometimes rests on the zero while the car is running and wakes up to work all of a sudden. Every time the engine cuts off the speedometer is found to be not working. Any suggestions please?
Hey, have you sorted this yet? My car does exactly the same - it’s driving me wild! I am going to get the vehicle speed sensor changed to see if it is that as no mechanic seems to want to help. I just wondered if you could help me as the symptoms are identical Gemma from Somerset
I had the vss replaced and so far it has been fine, fingers crossed Gemma Thomas from England
I’ve had similar issues with my car cutting out and the lights doing the same thing, then it starts working as if nothing has happened. It has been doing it at any speed and any temperature and started a few weeks ago. My garage are stumped at the problem and are just as frustrated as I am. I have looked at lots of forums for all makes of car and the "fuel pump relay" seems to crop up quite a lot as a possible solution to this type of problem at a low cost. (My dizzy unit and coil pack were replaced last year and checked and ruled out) I have just ordered a replacement relay for my car so I’m hoping this will sort the problem Grant Taylor from Wiltshire
As an update to my previous reply. My car cut out & totally died last week, then had to be towed to local garage. Anyway, they found the problem to be the crank sensor. Even with the car totally dead, it still didn’t send any message to the management system as a possible cause & this is where most garages leave it to scratch their heads. Crank sensor was replaced & the car fired right up with no problem & has been all good since Grant Taylor from Wiltshire
I had the same problem with my 306. It’s definitely the speed sensor kb from Buckinghamshire
Submitted: 10/04/2012 16:31:52 | ID: 78985
Help please. My Peugeot 306 (2002 model, 1.6. petrol, automatic) cuts off while I am driving. I have noticed that the speedometer is not working when ever the car cuts off. All the lights in the instrument panel light up at this time (the yellow, red lights and the stop light). If I switch off and restarts the car starts running as if nothing ever happened. I travel 100 kilometers every day and this problem does not occur everyday. The speedometer is inconsistent and sometimes rests on the zero while the car is running and wakes up to work all of a sudden. Every time the engine cuts off, the speedometer is found to be not working. Thanks in advance.
Submitted: 04/04/2012 09:16:21 | ID: 78759
My d turbo will start no problem first time but after I have driven around and parked it wont start again until the engine is cold, it just clicks and doesn’t even try to start. Why?
I have also a Tigra TwinTop, and had the same problem. The problem is the drainage below the wipers. The compartment which includes the batteries (and some electronics), has a poor drainage. If you keep the drains open, the problem is solved. :) Errie from Netherlands
Submitted: 02/04/2012 09:51:22 | ID: 78663
Any idea what makes the Peugeot 306 rear suspension low, and what I need to do to sort it out? Do I need to replace the whole rear axle? It’s a Peugeot 306 1.4L on a R-plate.
Submitted: 09/03/2012 14:41:52 | ID: 83168
My Peugeot 306’s speedometer goes down to zero sometimes, with a slight loss of power. It lasts about a minute then goes back to normal. Also the revs seem a little out. Has anyone else experienced this? (hdi)
Can you please tell me the Kuwait authorized dealership for the Peugeot 206? Xav Vin from Kuwait
Change the diesel filter, possible there is water Choukri Kayal from France
I have had the same problem for the last year. The rev counter will continue to register, but the speedometer will drop and stay at zero, sometimes for up to 30 seconds, sometimes just briefly. Yes, and the power dips at the same time, but still drives. I regularly remove the water from the fuel filter housing but this does not cure it. I’ll try a new fuel filter sometime. Please let us know if you cure the problem Steve from Buckinghamshire
Submitted: 08/03/2012 09:05:56 | ID: 83037
The windscreen wipers on my Peugeot 306 have stopped working, so I checked the fuse. It was blown, so I changed the fuse only for it to blow again. Any help would be great.
Possibly a faulty wiper motor Choukri Kayal from France
Put a bigger fuse in Mark from England
Hi, may be the wiper motor gone or wiring problem. Don’t replace the fuse by a bigger one, not ok. I can solve it for you, I’m an electrician, thanks Eric Labour from England
Submitted: 06/03/2012 15:33:04 | ID: 82381
Hi there, I’d appreciate any help please. Okay, here goes. I have a 306 diesel estate, since I’ve owned the car, when I turn the key it makes a clicking noise for about 10 seconds or so, then starts. But today it won’t start, even though it is still clicking, the central locking key fob doesn’t work so I have to lock/unlock by key. I’m thinking it’s a relay switch? Does anybody know where it is or can I change fuse etc... Many thanks, any help would be appreciated.
Submitted: 06/03/2012 08:42:39 | ID: 82306
I have just bought a 306 estate, 02 plate. I am hearing knocking from front passenger side and a squeak. I checked the steering and all seems OK. I thought it might be brake calliper sticking. It’s been sitting around for ages, can anyone help please? Thanks.
One hour ago I just finished lubricating the stabilizers of my son’s 306, and the result was fine, just a little hole in the rubber cover of the balljoint (balljoint of the stabilizer) and put some oil in each ball... both sides Choukri Kayal from France
Submitted: 05/03/2012 17:31:00 | ID: 82300
Hi, I have a Peugeot 306 and the temperature gauge is always above 90 degrees. Everything is fine: coolant level, water pump, radiator, pipes and coolant fans. I need to lower this high temperature to 70 degrees. Can I have a coolant temperature sensor that works at 70 degrees instead of 100 degrees? Please help me...
What you need is to change your thermostat with a new one where you can read on it 75degrees [a small 0 on the top of 75 Choukri Kayal from France
I forget to tell you that in case changing the thermo. Did not work as good as you want, then you need to change the electric sensor which gives order to the electric fan to work Choukrik Kayal from France
Submitted: 21/02/2012 14:54:45 | ID: 79907
Just found a lovely 306 in my price range. The only problem I have is that I have 3 children. Would you be able to fit 3 car seats in the back? Thanks in advance for your help.
Submitted: 20/02/2012 14:09:50 | ID: 79072
My Peugeot 306 has stood idle for over a year. I had to jump start the vehicle. Once it had started, I took it for a 2.6 mile spin. I came back, switched off and had to jump it again? When I got home 2.6 miles from pick up, switched off, and again, was dead? I swapped the battery with a "smaller" Vauxhall battery, it started. When I switched off, it was dead. The Vauxhall battery was in perfect working order. Peugeot battery in Vauxhall was completely flat, not even dash lights or slight turn in engine. I put Vauxhall battery into Vauxhall, after tightening terminals it started with slight encouragement. What is the issue here... is there a dead short? Or is the alternator faulty? Or do I need a new same size battery for Peugeot?
Did you clean the battery terminals? Choukri Kayal from France
Submitted: 17/02/2012 15:58:11 | ID: 79023
I have a W reg 306 Meridian and only 2 of the wheel nuts tighten on the nearside rear wheel. What part do I require to solve this problem? Thanks.
Try using tape die set to rethread bolts. Failing that, new back hub, it has four bolts holding it on at back hub Rab from Scotland
Submitted: 16/02/2012 11:08:08 | ID: 78796
The fuel gauge, oil level gauge on start-up, clock and central locking are not working and the vehicle will not start. Fuse No 6, 5 amp, keeps blowing. Is it a short or is there another reason why it won’t start etc..? (cc petrol 2-litre)
Hi, fuse 6 controls fuel, oil, RPMs and central locking. Had the same problem. You need to check the wiring, there is faulty grounding somewhere Kester Stephen from Trinidad and Tobago
Submitted: 14/02/2012 08:00:20 | ID: 78498
Hi, can anyone help? I have a Peugeot 306 but it broke down the other day. I called the RAC and was told it could be the fuel pump. Does anyone know how much this will cost or if I could fix it myself. I’m considering selling it as I can’t get to garage for them to check the problem. Can anyone give any help or advice, thanks.
Submitted: 13/02/2012 08:16:22 | ID: 75830
When I indicate, my indicators flash at double time. I have changed all bulbs but this seems not to have cured the problem. Any solutions? Many thanks.
Just had that on our 306 and turns out to be the connections at the indicator stalk Richie and Corrina and Codey from England
Submitted: 08/02/2012 08:53:10 | ID: 75358
At a stand still the oil gauge on my Peugeot 306 gets very hot, very quickly? It’s rather worrying. Does anyone know why this might be? Is my fan not kicking in do you think?
Submitted: 01/02/2012 13:43:45 | ID: 74313
My Peugeot 306’s starter frequently sticks and I have to push or tow start it. Jump leads do not work but it starts first bump on a push or tow. Do I need a new starter motor or can you suggest a fix? Also I have an intermittent fast idle problem. When I lift the throttle to slow or change gear, the engine does not idle and just stops. I have checked and cleaned throttle body but it still cuts out. What do you suggest? (1.8 petrol)
Almost certainly the Idle Control Valve stuck. This is held onto the throttle body by two small bolts, removing the throttle cable allows better access. Remove the Idle Control Valve and clean or soak in WD40. This fixed mine but if it doesn’t work fit a replacement Idle Control Valve Chris Egleton from Sussex
Submitted: 31/01/2012 11:32:13 | ID: 73194
I am having problems with my Peugeot 306 holding back and occasionally surging forward. It is a diesel 306 1.9d on a ’L’ plate. Also, if I have gone round a big roundabout it has cut out but restarted. What could be the problem?
Get the oxygen sensor cleaned and have the ECU reset. Should be no more than £150 Gary Clarke from England
These don’t have ECUs to ’reset’! Tom Parker from Gloucestershire
Submitted: 30/01/2012 20:17:39 | ID: 74904
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