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Peugeot 306 Common Problems and Solutions

Airbag warning light

Problem:

If the airbag warning light is flashing on the dashboard it is usually due to a faulty wire underneath the seats, although it can mean that there is a problem with the airbag.

Solution:

Replacing the wire should fix the issue. If it doesn’t, you should seek advice from a qualified mechanic who may need to run a diagnostic on your car to ensure that the airbag is fully functional.

Difficulty level

3

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Heater problems

Problem:

If you are having pf you are having problems with the heater not blowing out any hot air then you most likely have a burst heater matrix. Check the carpets in the front foot wells for dampness, as this is also an indication of a leak within the heater matrix.

Solution:

The best option is to fit a replacement heater matrix. The heater matrix acts as a heat exchanger. When the fan blows through the heated water, the hot air is blown into the interior of the car making sure you’re nice and toasty. Search for your Peugeot 306 heater matrix through Breakeryard.com.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Heater Matrix

Brake warning light

Problem:

If the brake warning light has come on the dashboard, you have got one of two issues; it could either be a problem with the front brake hose, or a problem with one of the sensors.

Solution:

Once you have identified exactly what the cause is you will either need to replace the hose or the sensor. You may need to have a diagnostic carried out on your car at a garage to find out which is the required solution. You can locate braking system parts with Breakeryard.com.

Difficulty level

3

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Erratic idling

Problem:

When you turn on the engine and leave it to idle in neutral gear, do you find it very erratic (going up and down), instead of remaining constant? If so, this means you have a problem with the idle control valve. Is the idling on the video below similar to your problem?

Solution:

Fitting a replacement idle control valve will sort this out. Search for a replacement idle control valve now using the Find a Part tool on the right.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Idle Control Valve

Stiff clutch

Problem:

A stiff clutch is a problem on the diesel versions of the 306, which means that some people find it very difficult to drive. The clutch allows the driver to change gear by disengaging from the drive shaft when the clutch pedal is depressed. A stiff clutch pedal can be a sign that the clutch is on its way out.

Solution:

Although the clutch still works, fitting a replacement clutch will fix the problem. However, replacing a new clutch can be expensive, but you can save money if you buy a quality used one with us. Find a clutch for your Peugeot 306.

Difficulty level

4

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Coil pack failure

Problem:

If you are having coil pack failure then there could be a number of symptoms including: engine misfiring, poor starting or lack of power. If you are facing any of these issues then the most likely cause is the coil pack. The ignition coil is similar to a transformer and converts low voltage power from the car’s battery into the high voltage power required to start the engine.

Solution:

You will need to replace the ignition coil in order to resolve the issue. Find an ignition coil for your 306.

Difficulty level

2

Part you need

Ignition Coil

Reading these common Peugeot 306 problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Peugeot 306 – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Peugeot 306 does have one of these issues.