1996 Peugeot 306
Car starts then cuts out

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smithclare1
Driver
2 points

Problem added: Jul 12, 2011 (9 years ago)
My car starts then cuts out. When I manage to get it to go the engine is very noisy compared to normal. It also makes an on off whiring noise and I can't get much power out of it.
Once it has been going for a while and it idles the revs go up and down and then eventually it cuts out after about 20 seconds. Sometimes less.
Is this an easy fix or going to be something expensive?

Car details
Car: Peugeot 306
Model Year: 1996
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss
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dave howard
Driver
48 points

Jul 13, 2011 (9 years ago)
This could be as simple as a split fuel pipe or blocked fuel filter or possibly a faulty fuel pump.The sound you can hear might be the pump sucking.
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dave howard
Driver
48 points

Jul 13, 2011 (9 years ago)
Which engine is in your 306?
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smithclare1
Driver
2 points

Jul 13, 2011 (9 years ago)
It's a 1.4.

Do you think it could be expensive. MOT due in the next month so not sure if I should bother fixing it if it's going to cost a lot.
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