Car sometimes doesn't start

2008 Peugeot 308 Problem

The Problem

Avatar Penguinfication
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This video shows the issue (ignore the pulsating lights, it's just my phone camera doing that) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVDjcapr0Fw

Every now and then, my car refuses to start. It'll work fine if jump started and then will work for a few days normally.

I was jump started yesterday morning and did 2 medium length drives before I parked up at home. I woke up this morning and my car was having the same issue.

The alternator has been tested & the mechanics also said the battery was fine as far as they could tell.

I was thinking it was maybe an immobiliser issue?


Car Peugeot 308
Variant
Model Year 2008
Category Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss
All Peugeot 308 Problems

Solution

Avatar whittingehame
Joined: 9 years ago | Fixes: 12,039 | Profile

" the battery was fine as far as they could tell. " !!!! Surprised the garage dont have a battery load tester which will tell if battery faulty or not for definite . Alternator also needs LOAD testing .Does sound lika battery low or possibly weak cell which will show when load testing .

Solution

Avatar paulieone
Joined: 10 years ago | Fixes: 1,666 | Profile

check earth lead and also check the positive connection is good

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