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Peugeot 405The European Car of the Year for 1988, the year following its introduction, this large family car, the Peugeot 405 was replaced in 1997, when sales of its replacement, the 406, were well established. The car was available in two and four-wheel drive configurations, and in saloon and estate models. Its appearance is similar to the Alfa Romeo 164, launched the same year and also styled by Pininfarina. It used TU/XU petrol and XUD diesel engines. About 2.5 million units have sold during its 11 year production run. It was voted European Car of the Year for 1988 by the largest number of votes in the history of the contest.
Peugeot 405 FAQ's
How do I change the brake pads on a Peugeot 405?
To change the brake pads on a Peugeot 405, first, secure the vehicle on a level surface and engage the parking brake. Locate the brake caliper, usually located behind the wheel assembly. Remove the caliper bolts or pins, then carefully lift the caliper off the brake rotor. Remove the old brake pads and replace them with new ones, ensuring proper alignment. Finally, reattach the caliper and secure it with the bolts or pins.
How do I change the oil filter on a Peugeot 405?
To change the oil filter on a Peugeot 405, locate the filter housing under the engine. Unscrew the housing using an appropriate wrench or socket, and carefully remove the old filter. Before installing the new filter, make sure to lubricate the rubber gasket with fresh oil, then tighten the housing securely.
How do I check and top up the power steering fluid on a Peugeot 405?
To check and top up the power steering fluid on a Peugeot 405, locate the power steering fluid reservoir, usually near the front of the engine bay. The reservoir has level markings indicating the minimum and maximum levels. Ensure the engine is cool, then remove the cap and check the fluid level. If necessary, add the recommended power steering fluid to bring the level up to the maximum mark. Be cautious not to overfill.
How do I check the engine coolant level on a Peugeot 405?
To check the engine coolant level on a Peugeot 405, first ensure the engine is completely cool. Locate the coolant reservoir, usually located near the radiator. The reservoir has minimum and maximum level markings; the coolant level should be between these marks. If necessary, add a mixture of coolant and water to bring the level up to the recommended range. Remember to never open the coolant reservoir cap when the engine is hot to avoid injury.
How do I check the transmission fluid level on a Peugeot 405?
To check the transmission fluid level on a Peugeot 405, start the engine and let it idle for a few minutes to warm up. Locate the transmission dipstick, usually near the back of the engine bay. With the engine running, pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, reinsert it fully, and then pull it out again. Check the fluid level indicated on the dipstick. If necessary, add the recommended transmission fluid to bring it to the appropriate level. Remember to refer to the owner's manual for specific instructions and fluid requirements.
How do I replace a broken side mirror on a Peugeot 405?
To replace a broken side mirror on a Peugeot 405, start by removing the interior door panel to access the mirror mounting bolts. Disconnect any electrical connectors if applicable. Using a wrench or socket, remove the mounting bolts and carefully detach the old mirror from the door. Install the new mirror, ensuring it is securely attached, and tighten the mounting bolts. Reconnect any electrical connectors, if applicable, and reattach the interior door panel. Test the new mirror for proper functionality.
How do I replace a headlight bulb on a Peugeot 405?
To replace a headlight bulb on a Peugeot 405, first, open the hood and locate the back of the headlight assembly. Disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb, then remove the retaining clip or ring that holds the bulb in place. Carefully remove the old bulb and insert the new one, ensuring it is properly aligned. Finally, reattach the retaining clip or ring, reconnect the electrical connector, and test the new bulb.
How do I replace the air filter on a Peugeot 405?
To replace the air filter on a Peugeot 405, open the hood and locate the air filter housing, usually situated near the engine. Unlatch the housing clips or remove the retaining screws to access the filter. Carefully remove the old air filter and clean any debris from the housing. Install the new air filter, ensuring it fits correctly, and secure the housing. Regularly replacing the air filter helps maintain engine performance and fuel efficiency.
How do I replace the battery on a Peugeot 405?
To replace the battery on a Peugeot 405, first, ensure the engine is turned off and the vehicle is in a safe location. Locate the battery, usually positioned in the engine bay or the trunk. Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable, followed by the positive (+) cable, using a wrench or pliers. Remove any hold-down brackets or clamps securing the battery, then carefully lift it out of the tray. Install the new battery, reattach the hold-down brackets or clamps, and reconnect the positive (+) cable followed by the negative (-) cable.
How do I replace the fuel filter on a Peugeot 405?
To replace the fuel filter on a Peugeot 405, start by locating the filter, usually positioned along the fuel line underneath the vehicle. Before removing the filter, relieve the fuel system pressure by disconnecting the fuel pump fuse or relay and allowing the engine to idle until it stalls. Carefully disconnect the fuel lines from the filter, then remove any mounting brackets or clips securing it in place. Install the new filter, reconnect the fuel lines, and ensure they are properly secured. Finally, reinsert the fuel pump fuse or relay, start the engine, and check for any leaks.
How do I replace the serpentine belt on a Peugeot 405?
To replace the serpentine belt on a Peugeot 405, first, locate the belt routing diagram, usually found on a sticker under the hood. Use a wrench or socket to loosen the tensioner and relieve tension on the belt. Carefully remove the old belt from the pulleys, following the diagram for proper routing. Install the new belt, ensuring it is correctly aligned with all the pulleys. Finally, release the tensioner to apply tension to the new belt and double-check its alignment.
How do I replace the spark plugs on a Peugeot 405?
To replace the spark plugs on a Peugeot 405, start by locating the spark plug wires or coil-on-plug units, depending on the specific model. Remove the wire or coil-on-plug unit carefully, making sure not to damage the connections. Use a spark plug socket and ratchet to remove the old spark plug. Before installing the new spark plug, ensure it is properly gapped according to the manufacturer's specifications. Finally, tighten the new spark plug, reattach the wire or coil-on-plug unit, and repeat the process for the remaining spark plugs.
How do I reset the service light on a Peugeot 405?
To reset the service light on a Peugeot 405, first, turn the ignition key to the "On" position without starting the engine. Within five seconds, press and hold the trip reset button on the instrument cluster. Keep holding the button until the service light starts flashing, then release it. The service light should now be reset, indicating that the maintenance interval has been cleared.
How do I troubleshoot an overheating issue on a Peugeot 405?
When troubleshooting an overheating issue on a Peugeot 405, start by checking the coolant level and ensuring it is at the appropriate level. Inspect the radiator and cooling system for any leaks or blockages, such as a clogged radiator or malfunctioning thermostat. Verify that the radiator fan is functioning properly and engaging when the engine temperature rises. If the issue persists, it is advisable to consult a qualified mechanic for a thorough diagnosis and repair.
What is the recommended tire pressure for a Peugeot 405?
The recommended tire pressure for a Peugeot 405 typically ranges between 29 and 35 PSI (pounds per square inch), depending on the specific model and tire size. It's important to refer to the sticker located on the driver's side door jamb or the owner's manual for the exact recommended pressure. Maintaining proper tire pressure ensures optimal handling, fuel efficiency, and tire longevity.
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