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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:37 pm 
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I have a Citroen C1 2016 model. My 1st post.

I changed my front brake pads only on my own since it was a straight forward job, to save money. But now the car doesn't start anymore.

I removed the tyre, remove the bolts, unscrewed the brake fluid cap, then pushed the piston back (i think they are called piston), removed old brake pad (one side was wearing off more than the other), brush off the dirt/dust, applied some grease on the new brake pads on the ends only, placed it back. Then put everything back together. Closed the brake fluid cap and pump the brake pedal several times. I start the car and Stop sign flashes.

The battery is not weak, as i can use the entertainment screen and even tried jump starting the car but using another car.

The brake fluid seem to be just above the max line.

Warning lights on dashboard is the battery, engine (usually it displays), brake light but i took off my handbrake and light went off. The power steering light is on and the engine oil check light is on. See pic attached.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:40 pm 
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That's odd, in theory you did that all correct.

Didnt damage and of the wiring down near the calipers or anything?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:46 pm 
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Roc wrote:
That's odd, in theory you did that all correct.

Didnt damage and of the wiring down near the calipers or anything?


I used a screwdriver to push back the piston and did initally struggle. But if its an issue with the brakes shouldn't the brake warning light stay on after I removed my handbrake.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:09 pm 
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May be stating the obvious, but did you check the oil and power steering levels are OK?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:21 pm 
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warwick wrote:
May be stating the obvious, but did you check the oil and power steering levels are OK?

Isn't the power steering 100% electric? It is on the Mk1 107/C1/Aygo (an electric motor on the steering column) 8-)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:22 pm 
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warwick wrote:
May be stating the obvious, but did you check the oil and power steering levels are OK?

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Engine oil level i just topped up a bit and its fine. Where is the power steering fluid reservoir located, i tried looking for it.


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Falco9 wrote:
Where is the power steering fluid reservoir located, i tried looking for it.

There isn't one, it's 100% electric - see my previous post.

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As a try switch off the ignition, and disconnect the battery cable wait for 10 minutes.
Reconnect and test it.


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As a try switch off the ignition, and disconnect the battery cable wait for 10 minutes.
Reconnect and test it.


I am going try this today. Is there other diagnosis I should do, to see where the problem could be. I think the car can start but due to an issue somewhere it wont let it start as its a 2016 model. E.g if brake not working properly then it wont start.
Possible to take certain fuse out and try to start it?

I got a Mot due in about 20days.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:43 pm 
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There is absolutely no way changing your pads will stop your car from starting! Unless the ECU is programmed to prevent ign when the stop light is on? Would be extremely surprised by this.

A few Peugeot’s I have worked on put the stop light on if the brake fluid is low? But nothing you have done points to any of this.

Problem lies elsewhere, get the RAC our and read the fault codes

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