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Hello fellow Pug owners,

I bought a 407 coupe 2.7HDI the other day and it is a cracking car with an unbelievable engine at 86,000. I had plans of keeping the car for a good few year however I have just found it it has the infamous heater problem - where one side blows hot air. The local specialist just had a look and it needs the whole heater box changing. He said it would be a 2 day job at around £2000 parts and labour!

I really want the problem fixed as the car is a keeper and is mechanically sound . If I can pick up a salvaged heater box for £100 quid that still leaves the main cost of labour. I am wondering if there is anyone in the Lancaster, Preston, Blackpool, south Cumbria area who can offer cheaper labour or a quicker completion time to cut down on labour costs?

Also, does anyone else have experience of heater box replacement at a decent overall price (£500 mark)?

Cheers for reading and I look forward to any suggestions/replies :thumb:
 

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Isn't that the same problem that involves the heater flap gears. If so the repair kit is relatively cheap and many people have done the repair themselves. It may be the local specialist may be trying it on with you. If it is the same then a few quid plus time and effort is all that's needed.
 

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Hi Storeman,

you are right - just had a call from the Peugeot specialist who phoned Peugeot; he has confirmed that the repair kit can be used......now the problem is labour costs. I would prefer a mechanic to do it for me.

I know there is a garage in Doncaster mentioned on these forums - does anyone know any mechanics in north Lancashire who can do the work at a reasonable rate?
 

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Somewhere on the forum there used to be a detailed post on how to carry out this repair. If you can find it and print it out It may help out whoever does the repair and consequently prevent the possibility of doing too much i.e. innecessarily removing things that don't need removing to complete the job resulting in a much smaller repair bill for you.
 

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For broken heater flaps you can either do it on the cheap by cutting into the heater box and gluing it back together.

Or, RTN Auto Services in Doncaster can do it properly for about £500. You have to have the air con gas emptied in advance as they can't deal with it.

There's also someone started advertising on eBay and they can deal with air con gas.
 
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