Peugeot 406

Since 1996 of release

Repair and car operation

Peugeot 406
+ 1. The maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance service
+ 3. The engine
+ 4. Systems of cooling, heating and ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
- 6. Ignition system
   - 6.1. Start and gymnastics systems
      6.1.1. The accumulator
      6.1.2. Gymnastics system
      6.1.3. The alternating current generator
      6.1.4. System of start of the engine
      6.1.5. A starter
      6.1.6. The gauge of pressure of oil
      6.1.7. The gauge of level of oil
   + 6.2. Ignition system (petrol engines)
   + 6.3. System of prestarting heating (diesel engines)
+ 7. Coupling
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Power shafts
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. A suspension bracket and a steering
+ 12. A body
+ 13. An electric equipment
+ 14. The basic malfunctions

6.1.4. System of start of the engine

If the starter does not work in key position "engine start", following reasons are possible:

 – A wrong code of system of antistart;
 – The accumulator is faulty;
 – Breakage of an electric chain between the ignition lock, the traction relay, the accumulator and a starter;
 – The traction relay is faulty;
 – Mechanical or electric defect of a starter.

Accumulator check

1. For accumulator check light headlights. If they grow dull in some seconds, means, the accumulator is discharged.
2. Recharge or replace the accumulator. If headlights do not grow dull, include a starter and observe of light. If they grow dull, means, pressure arrives to a starter and malfunction is in it. If headlights continue to burn brightly (and there is no click of the traction relay of a starter), it specifies that there is a damage to an electric chain or the traction relay is faulty. If the starter rotates slowly, and the accumulator in a good condition it specifies that a starter is faulty or there is a considerable resistance at an electric chain of a starter.
3. If damage to an electric chain is suspected, disconnect the accumulator and clear all connections and contacts in a starter feed circuit. Repeatedly connect the accumulator and, using the voltmeter, check up pressure on elements of an electric chain to a starter.
4. If the accumulator and an electric chain in a good condition, remove a wire of a food from the traction relay and connect to it the voltmeter. Turn the ignition key in position "engine start". In this position there should be a full pressure of the accumulator.
5. Contacts of the traction relay can be checked up voltmeter connection between contact of the traction relay connected to a starter and the earth. At ignition key turn in position "engine start" the voltmeter should show pressure. In the absence of pressure the solenoid of the traction relay is faulty or contacts of the traction relay have scorched.
6. If the electric chain and the traction relay are serviceable, means the starter is faulty.