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Hi Can somebody help?.
After starting my 2002 HDi 2.0cc from cold and driving about 1/2 mile the engine temp gauge goes right across into the red and the STOP light comes on along with ENGINE COOLANT TEMP HIGH in the digital display, this normally lasts for a few seconds and then the gauge returns to cold and the stop light goes out and everything is fine. As the car is driven and warmed up the gauge reaches its centre point and then drops a little to just below 90, I guess this is due to the thermostar opening normally,

Can anybody offer an advice on the initial high reading and stop light?

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hi just done mine. it was coolant temp sesonr, right hand side of the engine green plug remove battery to get to it.pull c clip out and pull old one out.and quickly push new one in .just coolent will come out. then top up coolant
 

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hi just done mine. it was coolant temp sesonr, right hand side of the engine green plug remove battery to get to it.pull c clip out and pull old one out.and quickly push new one in .just coolent will come out. then top up coolant
Can't really advise this technique, but if you must do it, do it on a COLD engine otherwise the sender will fire out of it's location due to the pressure and could injure you (or someone else) badly and to add injury to injuury you will get a nice dousing of boiling hot water sprayed all over you!

I know you'll probably have thought of this already, but if someone comes to this forum without tech know how, they might not be so careful :)
 

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bigboots said:
i do apolligise engine has to be cold sorry.thanks for pointing that out
Hi No probs most people with any sense and car knowledge would have realised that, but we live in such a risk free country that giving anybody advice is risky these days, I blame the Americian's where there's blame there's a claim attitude.

The job has been completed without any issue's except for my being unable to locate the circlip at first.
Test drive tomorrow to see if the problem is fixed.
Many thanks again
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Can't really advise this technique, but if you must do it, do it on a COLD engine otherwise the sender will fire out of it's location due to the pressure and could injure you (or someone else) badly and to add injury to injuury you will get a nice dousing of boiling hot water sprayed all over you!

I know you'll probably have thought of this already, but if someone comes to this forum without tech know how, they might not be so careful :)
Hi Thanks for the tip, job done no probs with a cold engine!

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Hi No probs most people with any sense and car knowledge would have realised that, but we live in such a risk free country that giving anybody advice is risky these days, I blame the Americian's where there's blame there's a claim attitude.

The job has been completed without any issue's except for my being unable to locate the circlip at first.
Test drive tomorrow to see if the problem is fixed.
Many thanks again
Neil
Agree that most people are likely to know what they're doing before trying a job like this. Having said that I did exactly this a few years back, just cos I wasn't thinking. Took off the circlip and the sender fired past my head just before the dousing of hot coolant sprayed all over me. All good fun, but could have been messy! Just didn't want the same happening to someone else. Glad you got it sorted :)
 

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Agree that most people are likely to know what they're doing before trying a job like this. Having said that I did exactly this a few years back, just cos I wasn't thinking. Took off the circlip and the sender fired past my head just before the dousing of hot coolant sprayed all over me. All good fun, but could have been messy! Just didn't want the same happening to someone else. Glad you got it sorted :)
Hi to everyone reading this thread, just an update on my progress,
When I went to Peugeot to get the new sensor I got talking to the stores person who said that apparentley these sensors "Short out inside" and do cause problems.

Fitted new sensor on Thurs and went for a test drive, no issues gauge reading normally, used the car again Thurs evening again all working correctly. The wife took the car to work on Fri morn again no probs. I used the car again last night and it is still working correctly,
So hopefully problem sorted!!!!

If I have a relaspe I will return with an update, but in the mean time I consider the problem to be fixed.

Once again thanks for all the help and advice given freely in this forum.


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glad u sorted
Ok Now I have a what seems to me to be a major problem!!

Whilst fitting the circlip back into the housing which appears to be "Bakalite" or something similar I heard a crack, all appeared ok. Today I have been out in the car and noticed the temp gauge did not move at all. When I stopped there was steam coming up around the bonnet, upon investigation the sensor has come out of the housing along with half of the circlip housing.

Can this material be glued succesfully if so what do you recommend? Araldite or similar or something specialist.
or am I looking at a new housing ( Dont know what the housing is called)

Any advice/help appreciated as usual


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not sure about if you could just get the clip to put back in or not.i will have alook at service box for you and let you no
Many thanks for getting back to me, it appears that the Bakelite piece has broken into two pieces, one is still attached to the housing and the other was around the wiring loom by the sensor which was resting on the gearbox.

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bigboots said:
h could you get me a picture of it to me please so i no its the right thing im looking for
Hi I used a glue recommended by my local car shop and it seems to have been strong enough to hold the piece, but I am now pretty certain that when the piece originally broke and the sensor came out and I lost all my water that it has blown the head gasket by the amount of white smoke it's kicking out and its also misfiring.

Anyone now a good peugeot mechanic in Devon? :mad:

Neil
 
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