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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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Camshaft problem not sure what needs replacing

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), ...
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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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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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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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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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Peugeot 406 1.8 engine, oil comes to radiator

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 ...
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Peugeot 207 depollution fault

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 ...
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Citroen C4 - Poor idle and low rev performance?

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 ...
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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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Peugeot 307 horn not working

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 ...
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Most important : CAMBELT , SHOK ABSORBER or BALL JOINT

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 ...
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Cruise control not working in 6th gear on Peugeot 5008

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 ...
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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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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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Peugeot 207 "Cam Cover" Letting in Air

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 ...
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Peugeot 207 Handbrake lever loose with handbrake on

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 ...
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Peugeot 206 indicator not working properly

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 ...
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When to change Timing belt - Peugeot 307 2003 1.6cc

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 ...
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Remote Key Fob working only inside the car (close to receiver)

This sounds very much like a 'dry' solder joint on the battery connector. If you're a dab hand with a soldering iron, go to and re-solder the battery contacts. If not, go see your local watchmaker or ...
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Rear ABS Sensors Peugeot 307

Did you ever solve this problem? I have just had a customer buy some eBay Peugeot ABS sensors and they were completely faulty. Replaced with some OE quality (Pagid) sensors and the car was fine. I ...
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Gear selection on 6 speed box

It could be your... Synchronizer rings Modern transmissions use synchronizer rings to make manual shifting possible without the need for double declutching. Each gear has its own synchronizer ring. ...
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Camshaft problem not sure what needs replacing

Without a photo I would take a guess at it being a rocker arm. It could have snapped due to age related stresses, or as you said you may have a valve problem. A sticking valve could be caused by a ...
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Steering wheel doesnt return to center in peugeot 108

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 ...

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