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Peugeot 206 cutting out

Posted: 2017-11-09 in Cars, Vehicles

I search the net for this one and most answers were misleading.

For me the car would either die when i put the clutch in, or the idle would sometimes not settle. Either way the car was stalling.

The test fix is easy, take of the Idle control valve and clean it with carb cleaner. Clean the air passages also.

When you next start the car it will idle high, very high. let it warm up then take it for a short but careful drive. It will fight you but don’t stress. Then simply turn off the car, wait about 15 seconds and start it again. Repeat this process a few times. Its just the computer relearning the Idle Control valve settings.

This is a temporary fix. You will need to buy a new Idle control valve but this should last you long enough till it arrives. All in all this fix should cost about 25 bucks for the idle control valve (i got mine from german ebay sent to oz) and about 6 bucks for the can of carb cleaner.

Is very easy getting off the ICV you just need a torq screw, and a 8mm (i think) socket to take off the hose clamps. The only weird clamp is the one about 3 inches in which joins the efi intake to the boot.

Let me know if you need pictures. I only wrote this cause most of the internet was wrong with this fix.



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