Car wont start without bump start
2001 Peugeot 406 1.8 Estate

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Donza
Driver
11 points

Problem added: Nov 14, 2011 (9 years ago)
Hi all new to this , i have a peugeot 406 estate , when its running it runs fine . my problem is sometimes when i try to start it with the key it wont start without a bump start , other times it starts fine . I try to park on a hill jst incase it wont start in the mornings , but somtimes it starts no bother other times it wont. I dont think this car has an immobiliser because when i bought it i only got one key which is not a remote key , there for i have to use it manualy when opening the doors . I took it to a garage and they said might need a new ignition ?? Anyone had this prob b4 and had it fixed ? help please
Car: Peugeot 406
Variant: 1.8 Estate
Model Year: 2001
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss
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whittingehame
Legend
21,102 points

Nov 14, 2011 (9 years ago)
When it doesn't start , does the engine turn over normally or is nothing happening when you turn the key ?
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Donza
Driver
11 points

Nov 14, 2011 (9 years ago)
Hi there Legend , no the engine does not turn over , no noise nothing . But when i took it to a so called peugeot dealer he sayed there is nothing wrong with the starter motor or battery , he thinks it was the ignition ??
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whittingehame
Legend
21,102 points

Nov 15, 2011 (9 years ago)
It's possibly a faulty ignition switch , but would be worthwhile checking all connections at starter motor/ solenoid first . Could also check all earth wires / cables . You could load test battery and starter if still having problems , assuming that has not already been done.
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Donza
Driver
11 points

Nov 17, 2011 (9 years ago)
Thats what the peugeot dealer said, im thinking i should go back to him . Is this a big job and what do you think would be a reasonable price for this job ? The battery was tested in a Quickfit garage and they said it was fine also that starter motor was fine too . Do you think it would be worth my while to go ahead with getting a new ignition fitted ? Thanks For your help by the way , its much apreciated . :)
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Donza
Driver
11 points

Nov 17, 2011 (9 years ago)
p.s ..iam female so not all that clued up on cae engines, but i will show my boyfriend your comments too . He will know what yr talking about more than me .lol but Thank u 4 yr help much apreciated .. i will try the stuff that you'v stated first b4 going ahead with new ignition . :)
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Donza
Driver
11 points

Nov 17, 2011 (9 years ago)
Hi there legend, ment to say all lights still come on and electric windows go as normal when it wont start . soon as it gets a push along the street , it starts no bother .

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