Peugeot 205 Manual
Maintenance scheduleRoutine maintenance and servicing / Maintenance schedule
The maintenance intervals in this manual are provided with the assumption that you, not the dealer, will be carrying out the work.
These are the average maintenance intervals recommended for vehicles driven daily under normal conditions. Obviously some variation of these intervals may be expected depending on territory of use, and conditions encountered. If you wish to keep your vehicle in peak condition at all times, you may wish to perform some of these procedures more often. We encourage frequent maintenance because it enhances the efficiency, performance and resale value of your vehicle.
If the vehicle is driven in dusty areas, used to tow a trailer, driven frequently at slow speeds (idling in traffic) or on short journeys, more frequent maintenance intervals are recommended.
Every 250 miles (400 km) or weekly Refer to “Weekly checks”.
Every 6000 miles (9000 km) or 6 months - whichever comes sooner In addition to all the items listed above, carry out the following: Renew the engine oil and filter (Section 3)*.
Check the condition of the front brake pads, and renew if necessary (Section 4).
Check the automatic transmission fluid level and top-up if necessary (Section 5).
Note: Renewal of the engine oil filter at this service interval is only necessary on models fitted with the XU9J1/L engine and automatic transmission. On all other models, oil filter renewal is recommended at every second oil change (ie 12 000 miles/12 months).
Every 12 000 miles (18 000 km) or 12 months - whichever comes sooner In addition to all the items listed above, carry out the following: Check all underbonnet components and hoses for fluid leaks (Section 6).
Renew the spark plugs (Section 7).
Check, adjust and lubricate the throttle and choke cables (Section 8).
Check the condition of the auxiliary drivebelt, and renew if necessary (Section 9).
Check the clutch pedal stroke adjustment (Section 10).
Check the condition of the seat belts (Section 11).
Lubricate the locks and hinges (Section 12).
Check the condition of the rear brake shoes and renew if necessary - rear drum brake models (Section 13).
Check the condition of the rear brake pads and renew if necessary - rear disc brake models (Section 14).
Check the operation of the handbrake (Section 15).
Inspect the underbody and the brake hydraulic pipes and hoses (Section 16).
Check the condition of the fuel lines (Section 16).
Check the condition and security of the exhaust system (Section Check the condition of the exterior trim and paintwork (Section Check the headlight beam alignment (Section 19).
Check the operation of the air conditioning system (Section 20).
Every 24 000 miles (36 000 km) or 2 years - whichever comes sooner In addition to all the items listed above, carry out the following: Check the manual transmission oil level, and top-up if necessary (Section 21).
Renew the manual transmission oil (pre-1988 BE1 transmissions only) (Section 22).
Renew the automatic transmission fluid (Section 23).
Check the condition of the driveshaft bellows (Section 24).
Check the steering and suspension components for condition and security (Section 25).
Renew the air cleaner filter element (Section 26).
Check the ignition system (Section 27).
Check the idle speed and mixture adjustment (Section 28).
Check the condition of the emissions control system hoses and components (Section 29).
Carry out a road test (Section 30).
Every 36 000 miles (58 000 km) or 3 years - whichever comes sooner In addition to all the items listed above, carry out the following: Renew the timing belt (Section 31).
Note: Although the normal interval for timing belt renewal is 72 000 miles (120 000 km), It is strongly recommended that the timing belt renewal interval is halved to 36 000 miles (60 000 km) on vehicles which are subjected to intensive use, ie. mainly short journeys or a lot of stop-start driving. The actual belt renewal interval is therefore very much up to the individual owner, but bear in mind that severe engine damage will result if the belt breaks.
Every 48 000 miles (80 000 km) or 4 years - whichever comes sooner Renew the fuel filter - fuel injection models (Section 32).
Every 72 000 miles (120 000 km) In addition to all the items listed above, carry out the following: Renew the timing belt (Section 31).
Note: This is the interval recommended by Peugeot, but we
recommend that the belt is changed more frequently, at 36 000 miles
(60 000 km) - see above
Every 2 years (regardless of mileage) Renew the coolant (Section 33).
Renew the brake fluid (Section 34).