106 XND wont move!

Discussion in 'Peugeot 106' started by Teznie, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. Teznie

    Teznie Guest

    Hi, I tried to pull away this morning and my car wont move. The front end
    seems to start to pull away (making the rear of the car dip) but it just
    wont budge.

    I havent moved the car in just over a week and the weather has been
    quite warm. I tried putting the car in neutral and pushing it, but it
    still wont move. I wanted to try to reverse to see if that worked any
    better but someone has parked right up my arse (as usual) so thats not an
    option until they move. I figure something has seized but thats just a
    Teznie, Aug 8, 2006
  2. Teznie

    Matthew Guest

    Have you tried releasing the hand-brake? :)
    Matthew, Aug 8, 2006
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    p.cowburn Guest

    I bought and xnd recently from a garage - the ex-owner had sold it to
    the garage as the back axle had siezed somehow - the only repair was a
    replacement axle which the garage salvaged from another scrap 106. I
    don't know how common this is on 106's and I hope your problem isn't
    similar but its just a thought ??
    p.cowburn, Aug 8, 2006
  4. Teznie

    maxthepug Guest


    This is nothing to worry about! What you need to do is put the car in
    1st gear and try and pull away (as you say make the rear dip), then
    switch to reverse gear make the front of the car dip.

    Just keep doing this back and forth until you hear an almighty bang
    sound. That's the sound of the brakes releasing. They've seized by the
    sounds of things.

    Start gently but as you go back and forth put a bit more pedal on if

    Once it's released obviously check the hand brake's correct operation!
    And foot brake too. But it should be fine.

    If you want to be extra cautious pop the car to your local garage and
    get them to check the cables, and brakes. I did this the last 2 times
    when my car had this prob and each time the garage said nothing wrong
    (I have an honest garage that won't do work for the £ of it).

    Good luck, John

    maxthepug, Aug 9, 2006
  5. Teznie

    Teznie Guest

    Thanks maxthepug, I was wait for the chance to try to reverse, and what you
    said would happen did. And what a bang it was, everything seems fine. I
    guess I should move the car a little everyday, or maybe just leave it in
    Teznie, Aug 9, 2006
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