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Peugeot 605 Common Problems and Solutions

Oil leak

Problem:

If you have noticed that there is an oil leak on the floor, this is usually caused by a gearbox oil seal.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to take the engine and gearbox out to fix this, and replace the faulty oil seal. However, this can be a rather expensive job.

Difficulty level

4

Suspension problems

Problem:

You may have noticed that there is a knocking noise coming from the suspension, when you are driving over rough surfaces, or speed bumps. This problem is caused by a fault with either the rear drop links, or ball joints failing.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to check which is at fault, the ball joint, or the drop link. Once you have identified the cause, you will need to fit a replacement part to resolve the issue.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Ball Joint

Part required

Ball Joint

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Headlights rusting

Problem:

It is common for the headlights to rust on these cars. You will see the rust on the back mirrors of the headlights.

Models affected:

Solution:

The only way to sort this is to fit replacement headlights, or you can just live with the rust. The choice is yours.

Difficulty level

3

Starting/Cutting out problems

Problem:

The most common cause of the problem with the engine cutting out, and with it not starting, is to do with the fuel pump failing.

Models affected:

Solution:

The fuel pump needs to be replaced, so as to sort out this problem.

Difficulty level

3

Speedo needle jumping

Problem:

When you are driving along, if you notice that the speedo needle is jumping, rather than remaining steady, this is an indication of a faulty speedo cable.

Models affected:

Solution:

In order to fix this problem, you will need to fit a replacement speedo cable. Watch the video below, to see how to replace one:

Difficulty level

2

Part you need

Speedo Cable

Part required

Speedo Cable

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Wet carpets in front foot wells

Problem:

If you have noticed that the carpets in the front foot wells are damp, then the usual cause is a leak from the heater matrix. This will eventually affect the heating as well.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to replace the heater matrix, in order to resolve this issue.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Heater Matrix

Part required

Heater Matrix

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Reading these common Peugeot 605 problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Peugeot 605 – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Peugeot 605 does have one of these issues.