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Peugeot Partner FAQs
Check out real-world situations relating to the Peugeot here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Why has the gear stick in my Peugeot gone sloppy?
If the car still selects gears, then the problem is probably not within the gearbox itself. Instead, it’s likely to be play, or looseness, that has developed in the shift mechanism. The gearstick in a car is linked to the actual gearbox either by a series of levers or cables. The motion of the gearstick is transferred via those linkages or cables to the internal workings of the transmission and the gearshift is made. If free-play or looseness develops in these linkages or cables, or the pivot of the gearstick itself, then the sloppiness you’re feeling can occur.
The fix is to replace the worn bushes or bearings that these linkages ride on, thereby removing the free-play. It can be a fairly simple job in some cases, but other times the worn parts are deeper within the mechanical bits and need extra dismantling to reach. That’s when the job can become more expensive.Show more
How much will it cost to repair the camshaft adjuster for my 2010 Peugeot 3008?
There are lots of gizmos and gadgets that keep a modern engine running sweetly and maximise efficiency, and some of these do involve the camshafts. But I’ll go out on a limb here and suggest that the component you’re referring to is the cam-chain tensioner which does, indeed, operate automatically to keep the timing chain at the correct tension. Why am I so sure? Because this series of engines has a terrible reputation for premature wear of these components and subsequent replacement of them.
Shared with both Peugeot and Mini, the engine in your car experienced timing-chain problems (mainly a stretched chain) in both turbocharged and non-turbocharged variants and became obvious when the engine started making rattling noises, especially on cold start-ups or when idling. Eventually, the chain could fail and if this happened, the engine could be destroyed and would need to be replaced. The solution was to catch the damaged timing chain components before they became a problem, and that’s where having a listen to the engine each morning comes in. Beyond that, you can reduce the risk of the problem occurring by changing the engine oil every 10,000km (and not stretching this interval) and keeping a close eye on the engine’s dipstick and replenishing the oil to the correct level when necessary.
Peugeot kept fiddling with this engine to try to fix this problem and developed no less than four different timing-chain designs over the life of the unit to try to fix the problem. But none of the fixes seemed to be perfect, so it’s an ongoing thing. The build date of your car will determine which design it uses, and the bottom line is that sometimes you can get away with replacing some of the timing components, while at other times, you’ll need to replace the chain, tensioners and seals…quite a big and expensive job.
Assuming the worst, you should budget for at least $2000, maybe more depending on what workshop you use.Show more
What is causing the oil warning light to come on in my 2009 Peugeot 308?
What you haven’t told me is whether the oil was actually low when the warning light first showed up on your dashboard (and before you topped up the oil). Perhaps the person who changed the oil didn’t add enough oil afterwards; perhaps they didn’t account for the extra half a litre required to fill the new oil filter. Even draining the oil to change it could, conceivably, cause the low-oil light to trigger, and if that’s the case, you need to re-set the light once you’re satisfied that the oil level is correct.
Re-setting this warning light varies from car to car, but an actual mechanic would probably know how to do this, so maybe a quick visit to a workshop to have the light re-set will be worth the small cost involved. By the way, I never rely on warning lights to tell me my engine oil is low. That’s what a car’s dipstick is for. Check it each week and you’ll never run the engine low on oil.Show more