Peugeot 406

since 1996 release

Repair and operation of the car

Peugeot 406
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
- 2. Maintenance
   - 2.1. Petrol models
      2.1.1. Technical data
      2.1.2. Frequency of service
      - 2.1.3. Maintenance
         - Each 15000 km or 12 months
   Replacement of oil and oil filter
   Check of level of oil in the automatic transmission
   Check of tightness of hoses and effluence of liquids
   Replacement of the filter thin air sedums in system of ventilation
   Coupling work check
   Check of a protective cover of a power shaft
   Steering and suspension bracket
   Check of the shock-absorber
         + Each 30 000 km
         + Each 60000 km
         + Each 120000 km or alternate years
   + 2.2. Diesel models
+ 3. Engine
+ 4. Cooling systems, heating and ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. System of ignition
+ 7. Coupling
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Power shafts
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Suspension bracket and steering
+ 12. Body
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Main malfunctions Steering and suspension bracket

1. Lift in front of the car and reliably fix it on supports.
2. Visually examine antidust covers of spherical hinges and protective covers of rack steering transfer on existence of cracks, attritions and aging. Any wear of these covers will lead to loss of lubricant and hit of water and dirt that leads to bystry wear of spherical hinges or steering transfer.
3. Check hoses of the mechanism of the amplifier of steering for attrition or aging, and also pipes and connections of hoses on leaks. Also check protective rubber covers of steering transfer for signs of liquid leak under pressure which indicate damage of consolidations of steering.
4. Lift the car a jack, take a wheel hands in the provision 12 and 6 of hours and try to shake it in the vertical plane. Very small side play of a wheel is admissible, but if a side play rather big, then further check is necessary to establish a source.
5. Continue to swing a wheel while the assistant presses a foot brake. If the side play is eliminated or considerably reduced, then it is probable that hug bearings are damaged. If the side play is still considerable with the pressed brake, means there is a wear in connections and fastenings of a suspension bracket.
6. Now take a wheel in the provision 9 and 3 of hours and try to shake it in the horizontal plane. Existence of a side play in the horizontal plane can be caused by wear in hug bearings or spherical hinges of steering draft. If internal or external spherical hinged connection is worn out, the side play will be obvious.
7. Using the big screw-driver as the lever, check wear in plugs of fastening of a suspension bracket between an element of a suspension bracket and a point of application. Some movement has to be observed as plugs of fastening are manufactured of rubber, but excessive wear has to be obvious. Also check a condition of any visible parts of rubber plugs for cracks, wear and deformation.