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French Carmaker best known for the Clio and Megane models, and Formula One team

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Timing belt change on a car about to be scrapped

I currently drive a Renault Clio III 1.5 dCi that just reached 200.000KM. At my last checkup, the mechanic told me a timing belt change was necessary, along with a few other minor fixes. I just bought ...
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Issues cold starting diesel van

Our van has been progressively getting worse at starting up in the morning. It only has issues when the engine is cold. Initially I thought it might be the glow plugs. I tested their resistance and ...
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Renault Modus wont start

The car is a Renault Modus 1.4 16v Dynamique 5dr 2005. The symptoms are: Car wouldn't start last week. The car cranks but does not start. Push started the car in 2nd, engine starts. Took The car ...
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Thumping/Knocking noise coming from the rear (suspension?)

As of lately my car started to make thumping/knocking sounds whilst driving over speed bumps (at regular speed) I drive a 2001 renault laguna 1.8 16v with about 218,000km (about 135500 miles) on the ...
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2001 Clio Leaky Roof - Sunroof issue?

Driving on the motorway at the weekend I discovered a leak in the ceiling of my '51 plate Clio. The leak is located roughly an inch forwards from where the passenger sunshade sits when stowed. Its ...
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Renault Kangoo overheating - Waterpump? Thermostat?

OK guys, I got a call from my mother. The dashboard of her Renault Kangoo '07, 1149cm³, 55kW shows Aladin's wonderlamp [sic!], the temperature bar is at 100%, and a word, "STOP" appears. I've had a ...
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ECU replacing procedures

In a Renault Laguna 1.6 2003 , the ECU got damaged physically (the connector went off ) so i have to replace it with another one ( used ECU ) , I've read that I will need to disable the Immobilizer ...
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How to access the Idle Air Control Valve, Renault Clio mk2

I have an idling issue with my Renault Clio mk2 1.2L 2002 - the engine stalls as I slow down at lights and roundabouts etc... I have been searching the web for solutions to this problem, Most answers ...
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Renault 1.4L 16v Oil Dipstick Location

I have a 2002 Renault Clio Mk2 with a 1.4L 16v engine, which I have owned for 6 months. There is a readout on the dash which indicates the oil level when you first turn on the ignition. My sensor is ...
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Is it safe to start the engine after rotating crankshaft by hand(using a torque-wrench)?

A quick question before I start my engine. On a renault sandero (K7m), I took the timing-belt cover off to inspect the condition of my timing-belt. I then rotated the crankshaft until I could get a ...
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Renault clio snapped bolt removal?

I have a 2002 renault clio. Due to the recent lockdowns I have not been driving anywhere and as a result my battery wasn't in use. I now need to replace the battery so went about removing the old ...
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Fuse box location for 2006 Renault Scenic

I've have a 2006 Renault Scenic 1.6 Liter. I can't seem to find where the fuse box is located as it's not where it says it is in the handbook. The cigarette lighter fuse has blown but cant find the ...
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Turn indicators don't work but hazards work fine

I have a 2011 Renault Clio. This first started yesterday when my left indicator stopped working. None of the lights flash as they should and nothing happened on the dashboard, everything was ...
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Why couldn't I shift into 1st gear with car not stopped in my Renault, but my Volvo lets me do it?

I used to have a Renault Laguna (model year 2000) until I got a Volvo V70 (model year 2006) to replace it. One of the things that annoyed me somewhat about the Renault was that, if I was e.g. ...
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Renault Clio 1.2 2003 all the car does is clicks - Starting Issue

It cannot be jump started and the battery is ok. Can you help? I have a Renault Clio 2003 1.2 I have checked the battery, it's is ok. There is a clicking sound coming from the fuse box I think it is ...
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What's this switchlike device?

Under the hood of my mothers Renault Kangoo (2001-2010), I found this device, usually covered by the red rubber cap on the right: Inside, there are two metal plates with interdigitating teeth, and a ...
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Engine Turns but won't start

It's an old Renault 4-cylinder carburetor engine in a boat. I don't know much about engines so let me know if I'm not including important information. The boat is old but new to me. I drove it for ...
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Car average mpg display correctness

I have been wondering about the correctness of the average MPG displays on modern cars. Mine in particular is a Renault Modus. What I did is fill the tank, drive around and then refill the tank to see ...
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Microphone near view mirror

I have brought a Renault Mégane convertible 58 plate, it has a small microphone near the drivers sun visor and rear view mirror. If I press the controls on the steering wheel it does come up with a ...
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Clio 2001 stereo question

I've recently purchased a Clio from a friend, but I need to replace the stereo in it. I've been given an old Kenwood stereo to replace the original stereo with so I can stick my aux cable into the ...
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Key Card Battery Low message after replacing battery

I have a late 2012 Renault Megane and when using one of our key cards the dashboard displayed a message about the battery being low. I have replaced the battery with a brand new one and the message is ...
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Clio I indicator control non-functional

Model: 1997 Renault Clio RL Panache The hazard lights are functional and I've changed the fuse (to the on-board spare) for the indicators, but still the control stick for the indicators has no effect,...
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result of battery drain

done a parasitic test on battery(new) showed up as 1.74 amps,removed fuses 1 by 1 and found that the 20amp fuse for the coupe console when removed dropped the amps to 0.49, i have a 56 renault scenic ...
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Doesn't want to start

Some help would really be appreciated. I've got a diesel Renault kangoo 1.5 dci 2006 that is being stubborn. It will start with e-z start without too much trouble. I thought the issue was a blown fuse ...
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2001 Mk1 Renault Megane Central Locking Drivers Door Release

I have a 2001 Mk1 Renault Megane which has recently stopped unlocking the other doors when the driver's door is opened. The 'door open' indicator light also does not illuminate when the driver's door ...
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LTFT way too high, O2 seems sane

Issue Car in question is a Renault Clio B 1.2 16V with about 85KKm. I experience two issues: Intermittent starting problems, independent of hot or cold engine. When the problem occurs I need to ...
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Do cars with automatic climate control still have a blower resistor?

Our car is a Renault Clio 3 from 2008 with automatic climate control, with automatic temperature, like we set the temperature to 20 degrees Celsius and it'll adjust automatically to match. It has ...
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Renault Master - locking and locking barrel issues

Sorry if this has been covered before... I can't quite find an answer to my central locking issues. Since I bought a Renault Master from 2003, I have been having issues with the locks. To start ...
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Lag at accelerating and/or loss of power

This may be a long shot. So, I have a Renault Megane 2, with a 2.0l Diesel engine with theoretical 150hp and 340Nm of torque. The thing that worries me is that when I push the pedal, it just takes ...
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Is it harmful if I chose to drive 2WD mode for my 4WD Renault Duster specifically when I am driving in the city?

I got a new Renault Duster 4x4 car 2021, where I have a control with three options: 2WD. Auto. Lock (4WD). Now when I am driving in the city I chose the 2WD, but if I am driving out side the city (...
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Should I replace the disc?

Recently, my car began to make very loud noises whenever I used the brakes. At first, I didn't suspect the brake pads because I thought they were still able to undergo a few thousand kilometre. To be ...
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Renault Clio II streaky / greasy windscreen

My Renault Clio II has a very streaky/greasy windscreen. It's only apparent in a couple of spots on the glass, but glares in the rain at night. I've tried everything from wipes to sprays and it just ...
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Coolant pressure issue

I am in need of some assistance. I am having a coolant pressure on my 1.8 16v clio. (Renault), coolant, cooling-system, overheating (car maintenance) In that when left to idle and engine gets up to ...
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Can I get my service elsewhere?

In 2016 I bought a the new Clio GT. Next week it should have it's annual service. I moved to another city last month and now I am asking myself if I can get the service at any other renault dealer. ...
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keep getting air in the fuel line

I put 17 liters of petrol in my Renault kangaroo it already had 8 liters of diesel in it had it drained by mechanic put 12 liters diesel in it took a while but did start and run well until I got 3 ...
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Found this in my wheel

Hi there I was driving along when I noticed a sound in my rear wheel. I stopped and found this inside. I'm unsure if I've went over it or it's fell off my car. Can anyone identify it please? I have ...
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1998 Renault Clio screeching/squealing clutch

Ever since I got my Clio a few months ago it's been making a sort of squealing sound when I'm letting the clutch pedal out at a certain RPM. If I'm moving off at a lower RPM (such as for downhill ...
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2002 Renault Clio V6 won't start - just turns over

So I'm round my old dears and park on her drive. She needs to move my car (a 2002 Renault Clio V6 3.0) off the drive to get her car out. She gets in, reverses it and stalls it. Starts up again and she ...
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Do spark plugs need changing if one ignition coil cable broke

A friend of mine had one of their ignition coil snap in half, which meant one cylinder wasn't firing. She drove for approximately for 10km, before getting back home and finding out what was wrong. We ...
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Renault Scenic II 1.9 dci, model 2004 facing start problem!

My car is a Renault Scenic II 1.9 dci (Diesel) ... the car was working fine and everything was good except one small problem (it was small) ... the problem was the left headlight (rear one) stopped ...
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Please help me identify this car part

I've had a bunch of trouble with my new car(Dacia Dokker, bought in Janury), mostly because the garage people are idiots/assholes. After the latest problem I found the following part lying loose ...
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What is the "clock dash" problem?

I'm considering to buy a second hand Renault Grand Scenic III. The dealer told me that the previous generation Scenic's had a "clock dash" or "cluster" problem, but this problem had been sorted in the ...
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What could make a noise when I decelerate with a manual gearbox?

Update 06/23/2014 One week later, this noise is now very, very loud, even when I don't decelerate. As soon as I put the 5th gear and clutch, it vibrates whether I accelerate or not. It's like if the ...
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Can anybody tell the name of this part from my Renault Megane Sedan 2006 1.6 l?

A part in the gearbox of my 2006 Renault Megane 1.6 l broke so the service needs this part to repair it. It's placed somewhere in the clutch, gear, cylinder system. Problem is I dont know how is ...
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Megane release childlock without button

I have a 2005 Renault Megane (ie #2 model). The child locking button on the driver side window control panel is broken (will be sourcing one when I find a spare). In the meantime my childlocks are on,...
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Where can I find idle control valve on Renault Megane 2 (2005, 1.6l)

I'm having trouble keeping my engine on while on idle. First it starts of nicely, runs on idle for about 10 seconds and stalls. Next starts stall almost immediately if I don't keep the gas pedal down ...
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Immobilizer ring not detecting key chip in warm weather

I have had this peculiar problem since buying my Renault Master, 3 years ago. The immobilizer usually works fine however if I park the van in the hot sun, when I try to start it, I get the ...
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Renault Megane not starting after water damage

Im looking at a Renault Megane 2010 1.5 dci which was crashed into a drain. ECU and electrics on left hand side were submerged. Have changed ECU, circuit box on top of left suspension, circuit box by ...
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CAN BUS Renault

I am in the porcess of building an application which reads live telemetry data from the inbuilt car computer and sends it to Google Firebase for analysis and informational lookup on your phone and ...
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Renault kangoo 1.4 2006 has no power

My vehicle has no power.. she will drive and reach normal driving speeds for both town driving or open road..however when i need to gear down to overtake or when i need power, she falters and starts ...
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