Peugot 406 Engine Temp Too High

Discussion in 'Peugeot 406' started by softdev, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. softdev

    softdev Guest

    I recently bought a 1999 Peugot 406 3.0 V6 with 82,000 miles on the clock.
    After sarting the engine and driving about 10 miles, the Stop light on the
    centre console comes on, the screen reads Engine Temp Too High and the fan
    comes on at maximum. Both temperature guages read normal. The Peugeot
    dealer has checked it with their diagnostic tools and tell me there is
    nothing wrong. My local garage is also unable to identify the problem.
    Since buying the car, the computer has been reset, I have had a new
    radiator and a new temperature sensor cluster fitted as well as a new
    timing belt.
    I would be most grateful for any ideas as I am worried that by just
    ignoring the message may be doing damage for which I will pay dearly for
    in the future.
    softdev, Nov 15, 2004
  2. softdev

    Nik&Andy Guest

    If you recently bought it, then take it back.....

    Or was it a private sale.

    Nik&Andy, Nov 15, 2004
  3. softdev

    softdev Guest

    Sorry, by recently I meant several months ago. The guarantee period is long
    since over.
    softdev, Nov 15, 2004
  4. softdev

    Nik&Andy Guest

    If purchased in the UK you have an automatic 1 year guarantee anyway, no
    matter what the dealer says.

    If he refuses to sort it, take him to small claims.

    Nik&Andy, Nov 15, 2004
  5. softdev

    Nik&Andy Guest

    Stolen from another forum.....

    Today I took the family to my brother inlaws in Mountain Lakes NJ (about 85
    Nik&Andy, Nov 15, 2004
  6. softdev

    softdev Guest

    Thanks for that, I'll have a check. However, the problem isn't that it is
    overheating, more that it's telling me it's overheating. I'll see where I
    stand about the guarantee, but I always thought it was 3 months and then
    you had to pay.
    softdev, Nov 15, 2004
  7. softdev

    Nik&Andy Guest

    Maybe in some states of America........ not in sunny england unless it was
    sold as seen...

    Nik&Andy, Nov 15, 2004
  8. Keep us informed if it works 'cos I'm just a couple of K short of 82k. And
    my V6 runs hot.
    John Hollinshead, Nov 15, 2004
  9. softdev

    ken kerrison Guest

    We had this problem early on - turned out to be a temperature sensor
    problem and the normal diagnostics seemed to pick it up without any

    A search under temperature in this group would turn up a mass of
    information on this problem - don't limit it to 406.
    ken kerrison, Nov 16, 2004
  10. You say the fan comes on at full speed. On Peugeots fitted with two fans
    they should both come on at the same either at slow speed or high speed. If
    you only have one fan working the cause of this is your problem.
    MICHAEL ROCHE, Nov 16, 2004
  11. softdev

    softdev Guest

    Cheers, I'll check this out.
    softdev, Nov 17, 2004
  12. MICHAEL ROCHE, Nov 22, 2004
  13. softdev

    softdev Guest

    Thanks, a faulty fan sounds like the problem as it happens with or without
    the aircon on. I'll have a check and let you know.
    softdev, Nov 24, 2004
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