Mechanics

ENGINE LIGHT AND HEATERS NOT WORKING WHY?

2001 Peugeot 1007 • 95,000 miles

Hi I have a Peugeot 307 1.4 petrol. The day I bought it the engine management light started flashing and it said catalytic converter. Then a few seconds later the light just stayed on and said anti pollution fault. Also I have realised the heaters are just letting out cold air and the temperature gauge has almost gone up the red line. Can you please help!
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IDY1982
August 5, 2012.




What trouble codes are you getting?
Check the coolant level.
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KHLow2008
Aug 5, 2012.
What do you mean trouble codes?Can the cold air from the heater and the temperature gauge almost on read got anything to do Sith coolant level?

Tiny
IDY1982
Aug 5, 2012.
Sorry the a Peugeot 307 not 1007 thanks.

Tiny
IDY1982
Aug 5, 2012.
How much do you understand about cars?

If you do not have coolant or or insuffcient, it would definitely overheat.
Trouble codes means what the scan tool registers, not the description. Exact trouble codes are required.

KHLow2008
Aug 5, 2012.
Hi mate. Had a diagnostics done on my car and the guy at the garage said that its the fuel injector. Then the next day he was going to change the part bug he didn't do it because he weirdo me the water is leaking ANC over heating so I will have go strip the engine to see what the prob, em is.I didn't get it done so I'm asking you can you help me in any way?

Tiny
IDY1982
Aug 9, 2012.
You need to check where the coolant is leaking from. The overheating is the source of the problem so you can forget about the injectors temporarily till the coolant leakage is resolved.

There is no necessity to strip the engine to do that, unless the head gaskets has been damaged due to the overheating. A pressure test should be able to help you determine the source of the leak. If you had been using coolant in system, they would leave a noticeable trace. Most common leakage areas are hose joints, water pump, radiator cap, heater core and radiator itself.

Remove whatever cover you have over the engine and fill up the cooling system. Try not to spill anything into the engine so that whatever leak that is present would show correctly. Check for leaks and if none fould, start engine for 5 minutes. Do not close the radiator cap yet, top up whatever coolant necessary to fill the recovery tank to the correct level. If coolant level stabilises, close radiator, if not and coolant seems to overheat, stop engine and wait 5 minutes. Restart engine and top up coolant. Close radiator cap and check for leakages. There would be pressure in system after 1 or 2 minutes. Stop engine after 5 minutes and check for leakages. If you do not see any leaks, you would need a pressure or chemical to determine if the head gasket is bad.

KHLow2008
Aug 10, 2012.
Hi mate me again. Now I have another problem with the car it don't start up?All the lights in the car come on so it can't be the battery and I get no sound when turning the key?Could it be because of head gasket?How much I'm I looking at to fix?

Tiny
IDY1982
Aug 13, 2012.
What other damage can occur because of a blown head gasket?What sort of price range I'm I looking at?

Tiny
IDY1982
Aug 13, 2012.
No sound when turning the ignition key is not a bad head gasket.

The battery, ignition switch, starter and security system are list of things you should be looking at.

A head gasket job is not too cheap but prices varies so you should be checking locally for an accurate assessment. It can range from 800 to more thaan 2 k depending on what needs to be replaced.

KHLow2008
Aug 13, 2012.

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