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I have a peugeot 307 1.4 hdi which starts first time when the car is cold in the morning ,but if the engine is warm it takes about 4 or 5 attempts to get it started. any Ideas?
 

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once the engine is warm and you've decided to switch the engine off, are you able to restart the engine instantly

once engine is warm and switched off, how long after do you have to wait and re-try 4/5 attempts to get the car started


When did this start and have you had any work done to the car recently
 

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Sounds just like mine...

My 2007 307 1.6 diesel had the same symptoms...
My limited understanding of the issue says that heat soak from the engine when parked for a while increases the resistance in the starter motor to the point where it has not enough grunt to start the car.
If left to go cold no prob.
And if re started immediately after stopping, still good.
If left for ~ 5-10 minutes not good
Eventually mine would not start at all...
New starter motor = all good
 

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307 hdi 1.4

when you start the car in the morning, it starts fists time, take the car to work which is about a 15 mile drive, park the car, turn off the ignition and then try to start the car again ,it won't start ,you need to turn it over about 4 or 5 times to get it started. When the car has cooled down, it will start fist time again.
The car runs smoothly and running temperature is about 70 to 80 degrees.

I am thinking it must be something to do with some kind of temperature sensor on sender.???
 

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when you start the car in the morning, it starts fists time, take the car to work which is about a 15 mile drive, park the car, turn off the ignition and then try to start the car again ,it won't start ,you need to turn it over about 4 or 5 times to get it started. When the car has cooled down, it will start fist time again.
The car runs smoothly and running temperature is about 70 to 80 degrees.

I am thinking it must be something to do with some kind of temperature sensor on sender.???
Damm, Gibbo has got in before me :D

Yes you sure have answered your own question (temp sensor) :)

I had the same issue with one of my 1.4 HDi and it turned out to be a faulty Temp sensor, had it plugged in by a planet specialist, nothing came up out of the ordinary & was told just try changing the temp sensor which i did and gladly that was the end of starting issues.

The only difference with your issue and the problem i had with mine was that i could switch the engine off once hot/warm and restart it immediately. If i had left it switched off for longer than 5 mins it would cause starting problems. I had to re wait for the car to go stone cold before i could get it fired up again.

I would recommend that you go for a Genuine temp sensor, they are not expensive. If you do decide to tackle the job yourself, make sure you wait for the engine to cool down. It should take you no more than 15 mins and oh make sure you do not lose the Uclip.

Hope this helps & good luck. If you need anything further just give us a shout, after all we are one BIG happy family :lol:

Adam
 
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