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Do I need to replace all engine mounts after one has failed?

In the same way that you don't technically "need" to replace tyres or shock absorbers in pairs, I would suggest it best practice to replace the other mounts. If one has worn to the point of failure, ...
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I put Adblu in radiator coolant tank in Peugeot Boxer 435 Onnicar

ADBLU is a mix of uric acid and water, and you don't want acid in your cooling system as it can cause corrosion. It's not a disaster, you just need to drain your coolant out of the system and refill ...
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Is it okay to have a permanently on cigarette lighter/accessory port?

USB adapters typically do still have current draw. I discovered this on my return from a two week holiday. I'd left my USB adapters plugged in and my battery was dead... Admittedly I had 5 3A USB ...
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Do I need to replace all engine mounts after one has failed?

You don't NEED to, but be aware that the other mounts tend to wear more quickly after 1 has been replaced. If you don't replace the others, keep an eye on them.
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Is it bad to always kick start my car as I always park it on a slope

Will this cause any kind of damage or faults to the car? It won't cause too many issues, but does cause extra wear/tear on the drivetrain. Your transmission/clutch/flywheel weren't really designed to ...
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Peugeot 307 cranks but won't run

OK, so I've fixed it. After posting my question here and since my feeling was that the problem seems to be related to some air bubbles in the fuel system, I've decided to take out the fuel filter, ...
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What should I expect as result of a firmware update fixing NOx emissions in a gasoline engine?

If the fix is to keep the oxygen sensors working, in normal operation you won't notice anything. If the sensors were to become unavailable (i.e. a car in an unpatched state) you would see poor ...
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Is it okay to have a permanently on cigarette lighter/accessory port?

Good question. I worried about this too, because my Audi A4 (B7 2005 model) has an always on cigarette lighter. My other car, a VW, is newer and has what I will call "traditional" functionality of ...
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why when my car's engine is warm it need long start for turning on?

It sounds like the car is unable to maintain sufficient pressure in the fuel rail. Have a look at this answer for more details on potential causes for hot start problems. The reason why this ...
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Strange surging and like it's going to stall, hesitant whilst idling

Just because the OBD says it's an O2 sensor, doesn't necessarily make it so. Some diagnostic codes are pretty simple & to-the-point. But, the logic baked into the computer also has rules like "...
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What are those parts in peugeot 206 car?

Those are the rotating joints holding the top of the McPherson struts which contain the shock absorber and spring for the front suspension allowing the steering to work. Simply there is a bearing in ...
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Torque specs for a plastic thermostat flange

You have three possibilities: You somehow get the official workshop manual (I have no idea how) and use the official torque (If given) You ask around until you get the "internet quote" of ...
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Bonnet (hood) alignment problem

Adjust the bonnet hinges - you may be lucky with the holes having enough play.
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Coolant tank drains too fast of Boxer 435

I'm going to assume that you mean your coolant is disappearing and you keep having to fill it up. In cases where there is coolant loss, you need to determine WHERE it's going. The usual places are: ...
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Do I need to deactivate driver-side airbag to change the cabin air filter on Peugeot 407?

While I've never dealt with a Peugeot before, manufacturers would not make a vehicle where there is an owner changeable part (ie: cabin air filter) and not account for the airbag. There should be ...
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Remote Key Fob working only inside the car (close to receiver)

Just solved my problem with weak key fob range… As seen on another forum, that was my FM transmitter/received used to listen to my iPhone on an FM frequency… That was that transmitter/receiver that ...
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How can I remove a stuck cigarette lighter?

I revisited this after a few weeks and it turns out that quite a bit of force was needed. I used a claw hammer under the orange outer sleeve to pull it half way out and give myself a bit more access. ...
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Peugeot 206 suspected heater matrix leak

That buildup is definitely the sign of a leak, probably from the seal at that joint. It could have simply worked loose, or the seal could have degraded. If it was me I would drain the system, clean up ...
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What's wrong with diesel on alternator

I wouldn't think diesel would cause any issues with the alternator, for the main reason diesel is an oil, which would lubricate if nothing else. It has detergents, but should be non-caustic (or acidic ...
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Peugeot 405 GLD 1993 1.9D NA What's the part numbers for the following?

I can confirm you can still get the parts for this engine. Mann is the original filter manufacturer and their part numbers are as follows: Air Filter: C33156 Oil Filter: W7053 or (rarely) W712/8 ...
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Peugeot 406 automatic to manual conversion

The Peugeot 406 uses a Transmission control module, did you disconnect this or did you leave it in place? It is located next to the Engine ECU. Firstly you need to find the Transmission Park ...
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Should I open the radiator cap in extreme cold

If the system is cold, even as cold as you are stating, there won't be any worries of pressure build up. If the coolant expands to cause pressure issues during freezing weather, you have much bigger ...
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Can not working upstream sensor cause engine overheat?

Yes, no, I don't know. The heated exhaust gas oxygen (HEGO) sensor is used to establish fuel air ratios on some vehicles. You could run rich or lean. I've personally seen a vehicle with long term HEGO ...
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Can not working upstream sensor cause engine overheat?

I've never heard of a bad O2 sensor - upstream or downstream - causing overheating. If the computer can't read the sensor, it will tend to run rich - i.e., more fuel - which will actually produce ...
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Is it bad to always kick start my car as I always park it on a slope

Will this cause any kind of damage or faults to the car? I don't believe the actual bump start itself is a big deal, however, driving with a low/dying battery will kill your alternator (usually a $...
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Red zone fuel level

The fuel tank might be dirty, causing issues with the fuel pump picking up enough fuel. Also, some vehicles don't like been driven on empty tanks and this can often result in poor performance or ...
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Peugeot 307cc key

Yes, the Peugeot keys I have seen have casings you can replace without buying a new key, ebay is often a good market for these. Not all manufacturers are like that, some make you buy a new key and ...
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Brand New EGR Defective, wiring harness problem or both?

OK, so the first thing is that the continuity setting on my multimeter doesn't work very well.. I redid the resistance tests using the regular Ohm-meter setting and was able to identify all the pins: ...
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Test is inhibited by other DTC?

As your vehicle operates, the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and other control modules (ABS) are constantly running tests to ensure various systems are operating correctly. These tests are run at ...
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Correct coolant level on this particular radiator

The coolant level will fluctuate between when it is hot and cold (as you were surmising). While the Peugeot 406 owner's manual does not state exactly where it should be at any given time (hot or cold),...
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