Peugeot Expert Won't start

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Stew, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. Stew

    Stew Guest

    Hi, hope someone can help!! I have an Expert van, after a clutch was
    replaced - twice - the van wont start on its own. Now at a Peugeot gargage,
    they have changed the starter motor and ECU - still doesn't start and they
    wont a grand for the pleasure!!
    Stew, Aug 11, 2007
  2. Let me get this right. You are going to give a garage £1000 for NOT
    fixing your van? Jeez there's one born every minute!
    Billy No Mates, Aug 11, 2007
  3. Stew

    Chrs Guest

    i charge you £500 to just to look at it ahahahaha and i might be able
    to fix it ,
    Chrs, Aug 11, 2007
  4. Stew

    Chrs Guest

    Cut off solenoid on top of the pump.
    Chrs, Aug 12, 2007
  5. Stew

    daddyfreddy Guest

    Does the starter motor turn and the engine just not fire up or do you
    get nothing?
    daddyfreddy, Aug 13, 2007
  6. New starter motor put on as they beleieved this was the problem. Engine
    starts on tow bump start and using 'quick start' spray - engine runs fine.
    Don't intend giving them any money for not curing the problem!!!
    Stew via, Aug 13, 2007
  7. Yeah right, I wasn't born yesterday. No intention of paying - just wanted
    some ideas on how to get the van started before I go bankrupt with no van to
    use for work!!!
    Stew via, Aug 13, 2007
  8. Stew

    Chrs Guest

    Sounds like the pump is not giving your pots the diesel to keep it
    going, are you near Wimbledon?if so pop in a see Watson Diesels, or
    ring them on 02088793584-02088793861. they are very very helpful and
    have time to talk to you about the problem.
    Chrs, Aug 13, 2007
  9. Stew

    daddyfreddy Guest

    So, the engine isn't turning when they go to start it?

    Did they replace the clutch and then find it wouldn't start?
    daddyfreddy, Aug 13, 2007
  10. Two thoughts. If the engine doesn't turn over with the starter, despite a
    new starter being fitted, the earth (or lack of it) could be the problem.
    If it is turning over then the heater plugs sound like a candidate as it
    apparently goes using spray.
    Keith Willcocks, Aug 14, 2007
  11. Stew

    Johno Guest

    Another thought have you checked crank position sensor, it wont be the
    glow plugs cos HDI eng dont really need them except in really cold
    weather, it sounds to me a sensor to ecu problem , good luck anyway hope
    you get it sorted, regards John :)
    Johno, Aug 15, 2007
  12. Yep, had to take it back after they fitted the first clutch because of the
    juddering then when they replaced it - wouldn't start - think it might be the
    wrong sensor on the crank shaft - guess what that was changed by a Peugeot
    garage too!!
    Stew via, Aug 16, 2007
  13. Stew

    Chrs Guest

    when they removed the gearbox have they cut a cable some where? cant
    they get it up in the air so you and mechnic can have a good look?
    Chrs, Aug 16, 2007
  14. Stew

    daddyfreddy Guest

    Seems like a catalogue of errors. Just tell them you're going to
    Trading Standards. As far as I see it they are responsible for the
    problems and they should resolve them at their cost.
    I also suspect a cable problem caused when changing the clutch.

    Why do Peugeot dealers always end up changing the bloody ECU? And have
    they even changed it...hmmm.
    And all they needed to do was take the starter motor out and test it,
    not replace it. Either they're bullshitters or just incompetent
    trainees who have no clue apart from what their diagnostic machines
    tell them.
    daddyfreddy, Aug 17, 2007
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