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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?

Use 2wd unless conditions need 4wd. Check the user manual as that will probably say the same. Driving the extra drivetrain is wasteful on fuel, which is why many (often older) 4wd have autolock hubs ...
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Timing belt change on a car about to be scrapped

The engine in your Renault is more than likely an interference engine. What this means is, if something were to happen to the belt, the engine will be history. This would leave you stranded, more than ...
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Timing belt change on a car about to be scrapped

The change interval is either 5 years or 120.000km, whatever is reached first. Except for engine codes K9K766 and K9K770, where the interval is 5 years or 160.000km. Now, the interval just "...
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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?

Don't use "Lock (4WD)" mode unless on soft terrain. You will get increased wear of tyres and transmission, worse directional stability and higher fuel consumption for nothing in return. ...
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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 do 2WD inside the city roads + 4WD when i am out side the city, i do not do off roading You'll get better performance and efficiency in 2WD mode, especially on faster roads outside the city. You ...
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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?

The Renault/Dacia Duster uses the same 4x4 system as Nissan The Duster is offered with two-wheel drive or four-wheel-drive. The 4x4 variants make use of Nissan's all-wheel drive system,[10] which ...
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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 will offer a counter-point to all of the current answers which indicate using 2WD "except when you need 4WD". In general, I will agree that 4WD isn't necessary and the 2WD (front wheels ...
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Is it safe to start the engine after rotating crankshaft by hand(using a torque-wrench)?

If you are worried about cam timing and lunching the engine, if you've not taken apart any of the cam timing components (belts/cogs/tensioners), you've done nothing to cause you issues. I think the ...
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Renault Kangoo overheating - Waterpump? Thermostat?

There appear to be three problems here: Loss of coolant, and Overheating, and also No heat. That's a lot of problems to have show up all at once, so it would be good if we could find a common ...
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Fuse box location for 2006 Renault Scenic

I found manual here. The fuse box information is on pages 5.18 and 5.19, if you download the PDF: So it looks like it depends on whether your Scenic is a UK? model (steering wheel on the right) or a ...
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What's this switchlike device?

It's an Inertial Cut Out switch, it gets manually switched off in a impact, the switch cuts the fuel pump and engine. Hence the name, it uses inertia the same as a seatbelt to work. It used to be ...
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What is the "G" dashboard light on Renault Clio?

TL;DR Gallons of fuel consumed since last reset. Checking a picture of that display online where unlit LCD characters could be seen, I was able to assemble the following line of letters: MPHKM/HL/...
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Turn indicators don't work but hazards work fine

The hazards still work OK This rules out that the indicator bulbs are not working. When I indicate right my headlights come on ... when I turn the left indicator off the headlights go off Based ...
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Renault Clio 1.2 2003 all the car does is clicks - Starting Issue

Some possible causes for your problem: Damaged wiring from starter relay to starter Damaged wiring from battery to starter Damaged wiring from ignition lock to starter relay Broken starter relay 3 ...
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Coolant pressure issue

As long as you have replaced the radiator cap, then there should not be excessive pressure in the cooling system. The system is designed to hold 16PSI. If it does exceed this pressure, it will ...
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What PC Van stands for?

PC stands for "Passenger Car(s)" ... in this case, Renault Tech is taking a Passenger Car and doing a conversion on it to what you're seeing in the video. Here is some Renault literature (pg ...
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Cooling systems without a drain valve

In general, the easiest way to drain coolant from systems like these is to disconnect the lowest fitting between the coolant hose and the engine block and let the coolant just drain out. Usually, it'...
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Renault Clio 1.2 2003 all the car does is clicks - Starting Issue

Without access to a wiring diagram you'll have to look at your owners manual or see if they put a diagram on the fuse/relay box. Either way, if the starter relay is clicking you can rule out anti ...
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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 suspect your Volvo has a Synchromesh on first gear, and the Renault didn't. Synchromesh (or Synchro) is the mechanism that allows the speed of the gearbox shafts to quickly change to match each ...
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Can I get my service elsewhere?

If the contract for take back or buyout specifies service then you need to follow that. Generally, however, this just needs to be a Renault franchise service centre. They all have to adhere to ...
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Microphone near view mirror

The microphone is almost certainly for the phone connection. The location near the sun visor is a common OEM installation point. That microphone might also be useful for voice commands, if your ...
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What's the name of these plastic connectors

They are plastic (expanding) rivets or at least that's what we called them.
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What's the name of these plastic connectors

On Amazon.com, they are called Fender Bumper Clips, Auto Plastic Push Pins Nylon Rivets Retainer. They come in various sizes, depending on what your manufacturer calls for. The size is determined by ...
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What happen if I connect car battery wrongly?

You may have damaged many things... For the ecu, "almost working" means nothing, if that does not work 100% then the car may not start (as you have now) or may not run correctly. You may need to ...
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Help!! Handbrake lever not working but handbrake seems to be on?

If I should guess, I'd say your handbrake cables are both frozen. There are two steel cables running from the hand brake lever to each rear brake, acting on a small lever there. And there is a small ...
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Renault clio snapped bolt removal?

The easiest, most sure way to get this out would be by welding a nut onto the end of the bolt. This will do two things for you. First, it will give you something to turn with as when the nut is welded ...
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How to reboot car software in Renault Megane e-Tech EV? (2023)

It requires unplugging the 12V battery AND pulling out fuses under the hood (only fuses finally killed the computer and forced reboot, without 12V battery it it still ran off the inverter/main battery....
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Why does my car have this strange behavior when in 1st gear?

I slowly give it more gas in order to gain more speed, (I've tried until 4500 rpm-ish), but the speed stays practically the same, maybe it reaches 17 km/h. If your foot is completely off the clutch ...
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How do I reinstall the floor mats on a Renault Kangoo

Sometimes the floor mats are held in place with the same screws which hold bits of plastic trim in place. Even if there aren't actual screw holes you may need to loosen bits of trim to get them back ...
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Thumping/Knocking noise coming from the rear (suspension?)

Not necessarily a bad suspension. I am not going to claim it is one specific thing because there are so many things it could be. Here are a few things to check in the rear of the car to find out ...
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