Question about 2005 Peugeot 405
I WENT TO CAR LAST WEEKEND TO FIND I HAD LIGHTS ,INTERIOR LIGHTS ,RADIO ETC BUT NO POWER WEN I TURNED KEY ,IT WASNT EVEN TURNING OVER .TOOK IT TO PEUGEOT THEY INFORMED ME IT NEDED A NEW STARTER MOTOR,AT A PRICE OF £ 241 INC LABOUR ,WOULD BE READY NEXT DAY.
PHONE CALL NEXT DAY TO BE TOLD YES STARTER MOTOR DONE BUT !!!! YOU WILL ALSO NEED A NEW ALTERNATOR AND NEW BATTERY .AT A GRAND PRICE OF £752.84 LOL...
MANAGED TO GET ALTERNATOR DONE FOR £281.00 ELSE WERE AND WAS TOLD I DIDNT NEED NEW BATTERY AFTER ALL.
SO PICKED CAR UP BRILLIANT FOR LAST 24 HOURS. GOT IN IT THIS MORNING BACK TO SQUARE ONE NO POWER AND A MESSAGE SAYING BATTERY CHARGE FAULT WHAT IS GOING ON MY GUESS IS A LOOSE WIRE EITHER CONNECTING ALTERNATOR TO BATTERY OR SOMETHING SILLY PLEASE HELP IM SKINT AND XMAS IS NOT FAR AWAY I CANT AFFORD TO HAVE CAR OFF ROAD WITH 3 KIDS TO TAKE TO SCHOOL.
I have a diesel merc van that gave me same problem . Had new starter fitted by main dealer and all electrics checked but problem still there . Turned out to be glow plug relay , this faulty relay can flatten a battery over night or act like the starter motor is faulty even with a fully charged battery .mercedes next step was going to be change the ecu . I have to change this relay once a year at a cost of £50 it is easy to fit and solves the problem . Neither the main dealer or the mobile vehicle electronics specialist could diagnosed this problem . Hope this helps if it does Happy Christmas
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
The alternator should be under warranty. Take the car back to the garage that fitted the alternator and get them to check the charging system for nothing. Do not attempt to do it yourself at this stage because you will invalidate the warranty.
Also the old alternator may of damaged the cells in the battery. If the battery is a standard one, check the electrolyte level and top up as needed.
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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