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Old 18-04-16, 01:38 PM   #1
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Hi. I have just acquired a 4007. I think it is stuck in 4wd but this is the first 4wd car I've ever driven so don't know what to expect. It drives OK apart for some resistance when steering a tight turn (the steering wants to pull back straight). Fuel consumption appears to be a bit high, but as this car is new to me Id not know if this is normal. When switching between all the drive modes nothing appears to happen, and there is no mechanical noise which I would expect, however the dash display updates correctly to indicate which mode the switch is in. There is no engine warning light. I checked fuse 17 10A which powers the 4wd control and this is OK.

Any ideas on what I can to test if indeed the drive is changing (is there a noise when vehicle parked, ignition on but engine not running when you change drive mode?). If the drive is not changing anything I can look at myself before having to take to a dealer or other garage?

Apart from this problem the vehicle is very pleasing and nice to drive.
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Old 07-05-16, 11:48 AM   #2
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The 4007 changes drive modes without any noise or fuss and can be done whilst rolling along. The dash display confirms the mode you are in. Fuel consumption on mine is variable depending on outside temp. In summer 37.5 is normally average. In winter I'd say 32. If, which i doubt, your 4007 was stuck in 4wd but not 4wd lock it doesnt make a huge difference to the economy and the car performs better on corners and pulling away in wet.
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Thanks fot taking the time to reply to this.

After driving the car for over a month now I'm fairly sure there is nothing wrong with the drive. What you say about fuel consumption tallys with what I'm getting. The main issue is still the steering resistance on tight cornering which I thought could be caused by being in 4x4 mode. Other than this the car drives well and does the job I bought it for well - towing a caravan. Probably best to get the suspension and steering checked out.
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I tow with mine too. Dont expect much more than 25 mpg when pulling caravan. Your steering sounds more like a power steering pump, belts or fluid issue. If it were suspension related it could be the bearings at the top of the struts, however you would probably have stiff steering in all positions with the steering slow or unwilling to self centre.
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Thanks for the further help. I'm now fairly convinced I do not have a major problem on my hands and the power steering system sounds a good place to start. I'll take a look at the basics before considering taking it to someone with more knowledge. The steering wheel is not perfectly central when going in a straight line so the steering needs tracking / alignment also.

On a related note is it better to get repairs and services done by a Peugeot dealer or take it to a Mitsubishi dealer as the car is a re-badged Outlander? Or are they both equally useless?
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Neither. Peugeot don't seem to know what the car is! and they charge far too much. Mitsubushi will also be expensive . So far on mine I've just used local garage. I've changed front shocks both sides, rear drop links and front discs plus an oil service and nothing was out the ordinary for parts as they are easily sourced. Im paying about 40.00 an hour labour.

Are your front tyres wearing on the inside or outside edges. They naturally go a bit on the outside with this cars geometry but i've got 14,000 so far on my last set and they are not worn out yet. It helps to switch the rears to the front after 10k as they wear on exactly opposite sides. You can even it up that way.

its a great tow car because its heavy and I find i have to slow down and try to keep to 65 max.

The one thing i would say in favour of going to a peugeot dealer is they will have correct diagnosis tools so if you have an electrical / sensor type gremlin its worth paying for a diagnosis. Doesnt mean to say you have to get them to repair it though.
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