Big problems with 206 automatic transmission

Discussion in 'Peugeot 206' started by Reijo V, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. Reijo V

    Reijo V Guest

    I was cheated!! I bought for my daughter from a private person 1999
    model 206 (66 000 km) with automatic transmission. I tested it with
    warm engine and transmission was working very well. But next morning
    with cold engine after 2 kilometers drive, there was a light thump and
    warning lights started to blink. I stopped the engine and started
    again. The problem was gone and did not appear, when driving with warm
    engine. The same happens every time with cold engine and after restart
    its ok. In Peugeot service, they said, that there are metal particles
    in transmission oil and only way to repair it is to change the whole
    transmission box - cost 5500 euros! I have no protection of consumer
    laws, because I bought from private person. I cant get any money back
    from the seller, because he is not solvent! The Peugeot importer
    refuses to take responsibility even if it is very obvious, that the
    fault has been in the box already from the factory. The former owner
    had used the car in guarantee repair for the same reason, and it was
    said then, that there was some gap in fuse nest! But the problem was
    appearing after this repair every now and then and the former owner
    did not do anything to that! Personally I think, that there might be
    some problems in electric control functions. Is there somebody, who
    has experience of the same problem? Is Peugeot 206 automatic
    transmission total catastrophe??
    Reijo V, Aug 28, 2003
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    SimonDS Guest

    maybe a oil change or two will flush the particles outs and hopefully no
    major damage has been done
    SimonDS, Sep 3, 2003
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    David Guest

    I had exactly the same problem, and posted an enquiry on this forum
    back in (mid) july. I got 2 replies, and the second one was spot on. I
    havn't posted the good news yet, as I didn't want to tempt fate.
    I had the two pressure solenoids replaced at my local(ish) automatic
    gearbox repair centre for a total cost of £280 pounds. No problems
    whatsoever, it now works fine. I did try to thank the person who
    helped me out, but my e-mail was returned. I wish I was clever enough
    to be able to use a false/modified e-mail address, then I wouldn't
    have to read from all my new pals offering me money making
    David, Sep 13, 2003
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    Reijo V Guest

    Thank you so much - this is very valuable information! I have been in
    contact with in Australia, guy called Rene
    e-mail: . I found him when serching in Google with
    "problems in Peugeot 206 automatic transmission". He told me, that the
    problem is in those two solenoid valves, which he recommended to
    replace as the first thing! It is very nice to hear, that you confirm
    this! Perhaps this Rene was your lost friend. I send this information
    to the Peugeot importing companý in Finland. I have still the
    discussion on with them. On monday they got the letter from me with
    the copies from Rene included very accurate information from him, how
    to solve the problem. I am still waiting them to come back.
    Reijo V, Sep 13, 2003
  5. Reijo V


    Nov 10, 2018
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    On my experience when you get problems with the auto gear box of peugeot 206 transmission never decide to ghange the whole gear box in the beginning most probably the solenoid valves do not function proprly if not then you attempt to take more serious decission.
    nourazar, Nov 11, 2018
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  6. Reijo V


    Jan 22, 2023
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    What is the exact name of these solenoids?
    Ea023, Jan 22, 2023
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