2009 Peugeot Boxer, poor starting

Discussion in 'Peugeot' started by DM14742, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. DM14742

    DM14742 Deleted User

    Ratings:
    +0
    Since purchasing our van we've had problems on start up especially from cold. It's the 2.2 Ford engine which struggles to fire up and when it does it generally konks out the first couple of times.
    The previous owner had the same problems and had a wiring loom replaced by Peugeot at a cost of 1500 quid but it hasn't resolved the issue.
    It's nothing to do with the battery, I have it on constant Ehu so is fully charged, the other consequence of turning it over results in the engine management emissions warning light illuminating I guess because it's picking up neat fuel and doesn't like it ! It tends to reset after an hour or so.
    Just wondered if anyone else has this problem or is it a common fault and if so what's the most likely causes?
     
  2. chatteris

    chatteris Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2014
    Messages:
    171
    Location:
    cambridgeshire
    Ratings:
    +218
    have glowplugs been changed
     
  3. MH 55 FUN

    MH 55 FUN Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Messages:
    2,991
    Location:
    Rural South West Wales.
    Ratings:
    +7,515
    When was it last serviced & what kind of service ?

    What's the mileage ?
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2017
  4. DM14742

    DM14742 Deleted User

    Ratings:
    +0
    Don't know for sure but it has FSH.
     
  5. DM14742

    DM14742 Deleted User

    Ratings:
    +0
    Last service at Peugeot main dealers January this year, it was a major service.
    Mileage is 25000.
    As I mentioned this appears to be an on going problem, the previous owner who was a Funster gave the van no expenses spared treatment, why he "put up " with the starting issue during the from New warranty period is a mystery to me unless he tried to get it sorted out without success.
    He definitely tried to get it resolved prior to sale though, Peugeot diagnosed it as a fault in the wiring loom which he had replaced at no little expense but it hasn't cured it.
     
  6. DM14742

    DM14742 Deleted User

    Ratings:
    +0
    My garage checked it over but not for this fault however the diagnostic report said that the EGR was slightly sticking but they recommended that I left it for now as they don't normally fail until 70 _ 80k miles.
    Could this possibly cause the symptoms?
     
  7. MH 55 FUN

    MH 55 FUN Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Messages:
    2,991
    Location:
    Rural South West Wales.
    Ratings:
    +7,515
    The E.G.R.V. is closed at start up & idle, or should be.
    Did the wiring fault have anything to do with the injectors ?
     
  8. Wissel

    Wissel Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2013
    Messages:
    951
    Location:
    Cornwall
    Ratings:
    +1,705
    Does the starter motor struggle?
     
  9. DM14742

    DM14742 Deleted User

    Ratings:
    +0
    So if the EGRV is stuck slightly open could that be the culprit?
    Don't know if the wiring involved the injectors, I could ask the previous owner though
     
  10. DM14742

    DM14742 Deleted User

    Ratings:
    +0
    No I don't think so
     
  11. MH 55 FUN

    MH 55 FUN Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Messages:
    2,991
    Location:
    Rural South West Wales.
    Ratings:
    +7,515
    Yes it could.

    I think that would be helpful as I'm sure I've read something about injector loom issues before
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  12. Wissel

    Wissel Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2013
    Messages:
    951
    Location:
    Cornwall
    Ratings:
    +1,705
    It that case no idea. My van (same engine and year) has had a ton of electrical work done on it over 4 years, which I cured myself in the end, but the starter motor was sluggish on mine and part of the problem. It would also sometimes refuse to start after a drive when still warm.

    Thought I'd ask in case yours was the same.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  13. DM14742

    DM14742 Deleted User

    Ratings:
    +0
    Mine will also struggle after a run, I've found that there is a definite improvement if I allow all the engine management checks to complete ie all the lights to extinguish before engaging the starter motor.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  14. DM14742

    DM14742 Deleted User

    Ratings:
    +0
    I should have posted this a while ago but my mechanic contacted a senior technician he knows at Peugeot in January and there is a Peugeot tech bulletin regarding poor starting issues on 2.2 Boxer vans.
    The wiring loom can be a culprit due to high electrical resistance, I'm just quoting him, I don't really know what it means!
    If that has been changed the next thing is to check/replace the crankshaft position sensor, this can move through vibration and will cause bad starting but may not bring up a fault code!
    I had this replaced and bingo the van starts perfectly well now.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
    • Informative Informative x 1

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice