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by cliffk
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Alternator smells
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Alternator smells

Hi I recently aquired a 406 HDI executive estate, the car had not been used for many months and when I went to view it it had to be started with jump leads, once running it would not charge the battery and there was a electrical burning smell which appeared to be coming from the alternator. Now I ha...
by cliffk
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Key fob not working
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Key fob not working

Hi I recently aquired a 406 HDI executive estate, both key fobs were held together with selotape!!. I have bought replacement key fobs changed the blades, transponders and circuit boards over and fitted new button batteries but both fobs will not operate the central locking. there is a click from th...
by cliffk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 406 exec Estate gearbox
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: 406 exec Estate gearbox

OK Thanks guys worries over
by cliffk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 406 exec Estate gearbox
Replies: 8
Views: 362

406 exec Estate gearbox

Hi I have a 2003 2.0 hdi Estate and have just bought a 2001 2.0 hdi exec Estate
Reverse on my 2003 is over to the left and on the 2001 it's over to the right and down is this normal?
by cliffk
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Detailing and Styling
Topic: Cleaning leather
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Cleaning leather

Hi yes I think the leather is costed with something (as well as dirt in my case)
I have just bought the car and whilst the leather generally is not too bad it has a dirty drivers seat.
Also looking for tips on removing the smoke smell from previous owners and cleaning headliner if possible
by cliffk
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Detailing and Styling
Topic: Cleaning leather
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Cleaning leather

I have the cream leather interior what's the best method of cleaning and best products please.
by cliffk
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Central locking and keys
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Central locking and keys

Thanks for the reply central locking from the drivers door key seems to have sorted itself out now, for a while anyway. Will try the blade removal method mentioned assume it's just a matter of pushing it into the replacement fob.
by cliffk
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Central locking and keys
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Central locking and keys

Hi I have 2 things I need help with if I'm on the right forum Car is 2003 406 estate 1 central locking packed up from the key fob a long time ago but I could lock everything from the drivers door with the key. Today using the key only locks the drivers door so I am having to lock all the other doors...
by cliffk
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Clunk under braking
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: Clunk under braking

Nice one Ginger Magic forgot I have had similar issues in the past, yes changed the drivers side bottom wishbone this noise seems like its the passenger side so will check it out.

thanks for being on the ball unlike me!!!!
by cliffk
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Clunk under braking
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Clunk under braking

I have recently noticed a clunk under braking at very low speed, if the car is just rolling and brakes are applied there is a clunk from somewhere at the front, I have recently replaced the drop links so don't think they are at fault, also there is an occasional clunk through the steering when going...
by cliffk
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: looking for another 406
Replies: 9
Views: 801

Re: looking for another 406

Thank you all for your helpful replies it seems I would not be too disappointed should I find a good 2.2 exec, I have a little concern regarding the Eolys fluid I wasn't aware that this additive is a requirement. I suppose I dont really need another car as I dont really have any intention of retirin...
by cliffk
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: looking for another 406
Replies: 9
Views: 801

looking for another 406

I Love my 406 estate its the 2.0 HDI 110 hp model, I quite fancy the 2.2 HDI 136HP there are a few of the executive versions around for sale.
Any ideas on what would be a reasonable price 2003 /2004 year say 120,000 to 140,000 miles decent condition with MOT?

Are there ant pitfalls with the 2.2?
by cliffk
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: noisy brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

Re: noisy brakes

I think I may have got to the bottom of it at last (brake pads all in correct way round frog) After reading piglets reply I checked the reluctor rings on the front brakes both were good, found a how to on youtube for cleaning the front sensors so did that as they were both dirty but didnt solve the ...
by cliffk
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: noisy brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

Re: noisy brakes

Even later reply from me, I have been away most of October. Thanks for your input piglet I have checked on you tube after reading your post and there is a how to for checking and cleaning the front ABS sensors. I have taken your advice and visually checked the reluctor rings on the front and cannot ...
by cliffk
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: noisy brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

noisy brakes

I have replaced the front discs and pads on my 2003 HDI estate, since fitting the new parts i am getting an intermittent grinding noise which sounds like there is a rough patch on the disc or a crack but both discs are in good condition. It doesnt happen all the time but when it does the the sound i...