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In the case where you run it too hot, you could start messing up your head gasket or warping the head itself. If you have to, in a warm climate, use distilled water or just keep replacing the antifreeze until you can get it somewhere, after which you'll have to have the whole system flushed. If you live in a cold climate your engine block could freeze and ...


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I would not recommend driving with an empty radiator, that could cause the engine to overheat as well as damaging the water pump.


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It depends on how much you are leaking. I've had a leak in a radiator and had to take it somewhere a few times, here's what I usually do. Fill the radiator completely full of water. If you can get it loaded, and it takes more than a few minutes to drain, you can proceed to step two. Drive slower than normal to your destination. Keep a spare gallon of water ...


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I believe this is the part you are looking for: If so, it's called a rocker arm. The most probable reason for its demise is metal fatigue or maybe it just broke. Looking at this forum (and others), it appears that these were designed to fail in case of catastrophic cam belt failure. With that in mind, it's not inconceivable that one of them has broken ...


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A much cheaper option then towing, but which will ensure that nothing gets damaged, is for you just to fix the leak temporarily on the spot with some putty. I've seen cheap putty specifically for the purpose of fixing leaking radiators sold at many gas/petrol filling stations.


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The yellow wire needs to be connected to +12 volts all the time (even with the car off), it sounds like you have this wire connected to switch power. This is the memory wire for the radio that allows it to retain settings when the car is off. I may be wrong on the color of the wire, I was basing my information on the manual provided by Phillips here (PDF ...


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Your Peugeot cruise control is 'speed sensitive'. Sixth gear cruise control requires a road speed of 70-75 MPH. The gearbox computes the gear required to maintain a given road speed, if you select a gear to high for the speed you are doing cruise control is switched 'off', to prevent the engine from labouring.


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I managed to pull over and change to the spare wheel in about 30 minutes (having never changed a tire before! Lesson learned!) Well done. It's not the world's most challenging job but you can hurt yourself if you're stressed (say after a blowout). Whilst driving after the jump start and while the battery was still very low on power, I noticed ...


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Well, yes, it's possible because it happened. Remember, your rotors aren't made of diamond. Worse, they're spinning rapidly and the brake pads are pressed into the disk with tremendous force. As a result, if you have the bad luck to get a particularly robust stone, nail or other debris in under the pad, it will machine away the rotor as it spins. With ...


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They may have replaced the vacuum solenoids but it sounds like the wastegate still isn't opening smoothly. If you can see the wastegate, apply vacuum slowly to the vacuum line and see if it moves smoothly through it's motion, especially when initially opening. If not, it probably still needs cleaning. Under acceleration it needs the boost, but under ...


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The squeaking doesn't seem to be keeping up with the rotation of the motor, so that might imply a pully with a smaller diameter than the others. I agree with S_Niles assessment for the most part; it sounds like metal scraping or a hard belt slipping. One thing you might try on the belt is to rub a bar of soap on the inside of the belt. That will be enough ...


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Edit: I wrote this when the title mentioned "squealing" noises. Since the noise description has changed, I'll have to get to a computer with audio to see if the video helps. I left the original post intact, because it may still be worthwhile to eliminate the serpentine belt and pulleys as a noise source. Original post: First thing that comes to mind is the ...


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Turned out when I whacked the dimmer switch for the dash lights and the speedometer etc section came to life (back-light came on). Clock is still not working but if I spend a bit more time on that I should be able establish what's wrong, I may have actually blown the back-light bulb for it. (I will update)


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If you can check on your own, then check the following Fuse(s) for horn (check if they are not blown) Horn relay (check if you can hear the relay getting actuated when you press the horn) If horn relay is working fine, then you need to check the wiring from the relay to horn and if that is ok, check the horns If relay is not getting actuated, then there ...


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In order of precedence: Cam belt Ball joint boot Shock absorber No. 1 Priority: I'm not sure if the Peugeot has an interference motor, but will assume it does since most vehicles these days are built as interference motors. An interference motor is one where the pistons and valve train occupy the same space inside the engine, but at different times. The ...


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Apparently it was diagnosed by a specialist that there is a hardware / software problem with the ECU (Magneti Marelli) that is causing all this problems, and needs to be changed. There is nothing wrong with the sensors, coil pack or mechanical parts.


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is there any sealant to stop engine oil leak to radiator No. or do I need to replace cylinder-head-gasket? Yes. But also you need to have the head and the block checked for warping. They head might need to be re-surfaced.


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It's real easy to pinch a wire when working in the dash area. If not a short that blows a fuse, a wire may have gotten cut clean through.


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It is possible, but it needs a lot of work and probably has to be done by a professional. First, you need to get the automatic panel with the LED screen. Then you need to change lots of wirings and stuff. The most difficult part is changing the air outlets. On the manual models the air outlets (the ones you use to let the air from outside in you car) are ...


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Very true. I run my cars in dirt/gravel events and the rotors get pretty scored up from gravel working its way in between the pads and rotors. It makes horrendous screeching noises too. :-)


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If I remember correctly (and if it is the same as other Peugeots of that era), there is a bolt as part of the mount that passes through a hole in the roof and is secured with a nut on the inside - this can be accessed, as you suggest, by removing the interior light. ISTR the wire then ran down the right-hand windscreen pillar, but there was a connector up ...


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Battery is probably the first thing to check, but given that it's a Diesel with cold start problems I would also get the glow plugs checked or check them yourself if it still has them.


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If the bubbles are in the fuel line that leads to the high pressure pump, then air in the system would reduce the pumps ability to pressurise the fuel correctly. Diesel injectors require high pressure fuel in order to achieve proper atomisation; liquids don't burn, so the fuel needs to enter the cylinder in very fine droplets in order for a clean burn to ...


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It's not just the cover that would need to be replaced. Normally they also have gaskets or rubber seals around them to stop any dirt getting into the engine itself or escaping from the engine. It may be you are being quoted for a cam cover, seal kit, oil and oil filter + labour. What you need to ask for is a breakdown of what the costs are from the ...


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Got a mechanic to look at it for me. Turns out that it was just stuck after all the bad weather that has been going on for the past few weeks and he fixed it by hitting the wire with a wrench a couple of times.


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Do you know if the belt has already been changed, and if so, at what mileage? If it hasn't been done, I'd suggest it is worth doing - they usually need it at between 80 and 100k - the correct interval should be in your handbook. No, the MOT doesn't check the condition - You can't generally check it without dismantling anything, as it's usually hidden ...


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Check what happens when the hazard light is switched on. If hazard works correctly then the problem could be with the combination switch(light). It is better to get it replaced at the workshop is my suggestion


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While deleting the catalytic converter ("cat") will not "break the engine", it is extremely unlikely that removing the system will cure the check engine light. The description of the code will give a clue as to what the correct course of action should be. Possibilities include: a clogged catalytic converter that should be replaced (not removed ...


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Most probably, you need an alignment. The part of alignment which causes your wheel to return to center is called caster (the other two major portions of alignment are toe-in and camber). Here is a representation of the caster alignment: This website gives a pretty good explanation of caster and how it affects driving in your car: When you turn the ...


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GE makes a line of Nighthawk LED headlights which might be suitable. They claim to exceed all DOT requirements, and they also claim to be less obnoxious to oncoming drivers than HID lamps. They're promoted as being highly durable and suitable for off-road use. Sylvania produces the XEVO line There are also many smaller companies offering LED headlights, ...



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