Peugeot 1.9td starting problems

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by stormdog, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. stormdog


    Oct 30, 2010
    Hi everyone, this year i decided to buy a MH and tour around the UK after losing my job. I bought an Autohomes Wanderer 1997 with 25k miles. Its absolutely immacualte and i love the whole MH game. Im in Belfast and travel back and forth regularly with no probs or issues until recently.
    Since my last good run across my Mh has sat for 10 days without use and now im having a problem starting her up again as the battery seems to be losing charge or so i thought. It charges after an hour or so and is fine for a couple of days then im back to charging it again.
    On the zig panel i had a red light for the engine battery telling me it was flat which was fine..but now ive still got a green light and the engine just about turns a couple of times then click click click from the starter !
    Theres a gadget on the neg terminal that is supposed to save the battery draining and i noticed that it wasnt on the post very this my problem ? Has my starter packed in maybe ?
    Ive also bought a Honda em650 generator for weekends with no hook-up and i see on it theres provision for 12v jump leads to attach. Whats the procedure for charging a battery using a genny ?

    Any advice would be a major help and much appreciated. :thumb:
  2. ChrisHay


    Jan 7, 2011
    Hi Stormdog don't know if you've got sorted or not but Steve at Just Peugeots in Birmingham is really good, we take our MH there for all its needs:thumb: give him a ring I bet he will be able to sort it for you.

    0121 526 7200 ask for Steve.

  3. Wildman


    May 30, 2008
    Ilfracombe, Devon
    the gadget to "stop" the battery draining is I assume an islotor with that loose the battery conection is not good so it won'y charge properly. An hour is not enough to charge a flat battery needs a good three hours at the very least. chances are you drain what charge you put in the first time you turn the key. Make sure the charge is getting to the battery and not switched off by the battery isolator.
  4. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

    Jan 5, 2008
    East Sussex 01-580-881288
    The loose terminal certainly will not help, tighten all the connections and then see what happens. Also check the level of eletrolyte in the battey cells and top up if required with distilled water.

    If you still get a flat battery, it is highly likely the battery is at the end of its life.

  5. 1948


    Dec 3, 2009
    i had the same problem with my car parked unused for two weeks Before I called breakdown service I used my £10 meter to check battery showed 14.2V and 13.8V with head light on Thinking the it must be the starter motor and could not push start (automatic) Called out breakdown, professional came, looked and said,ignored the meter reading,battery flat, got his booster out, linked up and car started
    Looks like you have the same problem ,
    worth a try, before looking into starter motor
  6. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Aug 26, 2007
    YO11 2BD
    no-ones answered your query regarding the gennies 12v output so here goes.

    the gennies 12v outlet is a very basic battery charger which (usually) give 8amps of current.

    it cant be used as a 'jumpstarter' in jump leads.

    DONT attempt to start the van with the genny running and the 12v connected.
    if you do, and the battery is too flat, then it may overload, and damage, the gennies 12v output.

    while it will charge your battery, enough to start the van, in an hour or so, it may take 15>20 hours to fully charge.

    your onboard charger will charge your LEISURE batteries at maybe 15amps via mains hook up.

    i have no experience of the zig panel but if it has the ability to switch between leisure and engine batteries, then switch it to engine and run through your hookup lead and onboard charger.

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