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Turning over but not starting after fuel filter change. car

Customer Question

turning over but not starting after fuel filter change. car was in economy mode but have managed to get it out of that
JA: Is the fuel filter an external one, or is it inside the tank?
Customer: not in tank, under bonnet
JA: What is the model/year of your Peugeot?
Customer:(###) ###-####
JA: What year is your Peugeot?
Customer: 2005
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: filter housing has fuel in it, battery good, levels good. wondering if prob with BSI
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: have tried second key
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Nathan B replied 11 months ago.

Hi there.

Welcome to

I hope i can help you today but first i need to ask a quick question.

1. Did you fill the fuel filter before you fitted it?

2. Can you give me the engine size of your car also please?

I look forward to your reply

Thank you in advance


Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hi NathanYes, fuel filter filled, system primed.
It's the 2 litre HDi
Expert:  Nathan B replied 11 months ago.

hi again.

Thank you for your reply.

I hope you can appreciate my position of not being able to physically see the car so unfortunately i will have to ask more questions so my answer will completely satisfy you as a customer.

1. I will need you to check that you are actually getting fuel to the injectors. To check this you will need to undo one of the injector pipes at the injector. Then you will need to turn over the engine for a few seconds to see if there is fuel coming through at force.

2. Before you do this though. Can you turn over the engine a few times and tell me if there is any slight smoke from the exhaust.

I look forward to your reply again



Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok, thanks. Will do and come back to you
Expert:  Nathan B replied 11 months ago.


Yes. Please do get back to me so that we can get to the bottom of this problem for you. I strive to make sure all of the customers i help are satisfied with my answer and the service i provide.

I look forward to hearing from you.