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Peugeot 406 engine suddenly dies when running if the temperature meter show below 70

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  • geoff759 Dec 30, 2008

    Similar problem, Engine loses power intermitently at c70deg. Speedometer also drops to zero. Fault lasts for 5 to 15 seconds then clears.

  • soup_dragon5 Jan 21, 2009

    I have a '98 2.0ltr 16v glx estate that does this. Dammn dangerous when changing gears or slowing to a stop. Both the rev counter and speedo drop to zero, with the dash lights coming on.If the car is rolling I can bump it, and all the dash light go out, if not I can normally key start.
    Car reguler service by P.Main Dealers,with their 123 scheme, and recently had MAP sensor changed

  • sheldon331 Feb 14, 2009

    HI there,



    I have the v6 model and I had a similar problem, would just be driving and all of the sudden the engine would die.



    Took this to peugeot and took thenm a couple of goes to fix, but what it is, is a $60 dollar temp sensor, that does nopt show up as faulty when diag.



    There are three sensors that read tem, and this is to do with the fuel temp, it reads that the car is cold and makes the auto choke come on, and the car stops. Take the car to your peugeot dealer and mention this. I think that it is a green sensor.



    Hope that this helps.

  • tsummers11 May 11, 2010

    Have you checked the compression of the cylinders?

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Most likely the ECU (Engine Computer Unit) is responding to some duff sensor / loose cable / whatever ..

All modern engines have more sensors than you can shake a stick at, some positioned in the most inaccessible places, that can cause the most obscure problems imaginable (remember the Oxygen Sensor in the Exhaust manifold that was 'poisioned' by some dufff supermarket petrol ??)

It's a Peugeot garage computerised diagnostics job I'm afraid...

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