Owners of Peugeot cars value them for fuel efficiency, attractive design, high comfort level and safety. These cars can well cope with poor-quality roads, withstand aggressive driving manner and rather rarely disturb a driver with defects. But, as any other car, they are not protected from breakdowns. Below you can read about the most common malfunctions of cars of this make and ways of solving them yourself.
All Peugeot motors are sensitive to oil quality. In order to make them serve as long as possible be sure to change motor oil in due time. Low-quality fuel, clogging of the air and fuel filters, breakdown of ignition coils may also cause unstable operation of the engine. You can replace many of these parts on a DIY basis following Peugeot repair and maintenance manual from AUTODOC Club step by step.
The timing belt or chain often break down prematurely. Usually they are replaced together with a crankshaft damper pulley and accessory belt.
Leak from under the coolant temperature sensor is quite common problem in the Peugeot 307 and Peugeot 407 models. Steps for its replacement are described in an illustrated PDF manual on Peugeot repair which you can download right now for free.
Owners of Peugeot 308 cars often have to deal with a malfunctioning water pump and a broken down thermostat. Sometimes, the coolant expansion tank starts to leak. Our recommendations and video guides will help you to replace it. Do not put off installation of a new tank: in some models, Peugeot Boxer for instance, the engine control unit is located under the tank, so coolant leakage can be fatal for it.
Terminals, on/off buttons and wires are weak spots in some Peugeot models. Malfunctions of the central lock, climate control, audio system, control stalks often occur due to electrical failures. Moreover, due to short circuit, bulbs may frequently burn out. You can eliminate small defects yourself at home with the help of step-by-step video tutorials on Peugeot repair. To fix more serious problems, it is advisable to visit a car workshop.
The vacuum booster is the most vulnerable element of the brake system. On some models it can break down as early as after 50,000 kilometers. DIY Peugeot repair and service manual will help you to replace it without extra efforts.