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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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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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I want to replace my renault clio engine F8Q by another one of toyota

Changing to a completely different engine is quite difficult, and not recommended for beginners - there are a lot of factors to be considered, particularly with regards to compatibility of parts - e.g....
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Renault Modus wont start

It could also be the Crank Position Sensor. It is mounted on the flywheel cover and if it gets contaminated with dust from the clutch it can stop the engine from starting. It confuses the average guy ...
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Renault Modus wont start

While your question is pretty thorough, I'm assuming a few things in this answer that you didn't clarify; When you crank the engine, and it doesn't start, I'm assuming it's a smooth crank without ...
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Engine Turns but won't start

It's me, your future self. So it turns out that you're an idiot and all you had to do was fiddle with the choke. That little lever on the carb? That's the choke. I forget which way is open and ...
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ECU replacing procedures

I have replaced he old ECU ( SIRIUS 32N ) with another one ( SIRIUS 32 ) which is used before, the car has not started the first two tries but have started normally the third time, the immobilizer ...
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Renault 1.4L 16v Oil Dipstick Location

I have the same car and I really hate having to check the oil level. The dipstick is on the front/underside of the engine close to the oil filter. It bright yellow, but since it's so well hidden it's ...
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Should I replace the disc?

It wouldn't be a "security" concern, but it IS a safety concern. You are talking about your safety and the safety of those around you. If your vehicle does not stop as it should, your reaction time is ...
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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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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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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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Clio I indicator control non-functional

Since it is occurring on both sides with the same result, your problem lies with the switch on the column. There is an outside chance that the wiring harness connection which attaches to the switch ...
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Strange steering problem

from what you've said it sounds like an issue with the rear tyres, mismatching different makes of tyre's can throw the handling out as they all have different tread patterns (even more noticable in ...
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Strange steering problem

Depending on how well you know the feeling, the symptoms sound like they could just be a brief slip into oversteer: As the back end loses traction (which could be the case based on your description ...
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Key Card Battery Low message after replacing battery

It says in manuals: Press one of the buttons on the card four times close to the vehicle, The next time the vehicle is started, the message will disappear.
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2001 Clio Leaky Roof - Sunroof issue?

This is a two part answer. The second is depending on whether there is an issue with the first part. First, it could be the drainage channels are blocked which should be toward the front of the ...
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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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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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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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Renault Clio II streaky / greasy windscreen

The first thing I would try to do is use a very good window cleaner, or even vinegar. Just get it as clean as possible. Assuming you already tried something like this, the next thing I'd do is use a ...
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Renault 1.4L 16v Oil Dipstick Location

Checking several sights it should be on the front side of the engine. Near the middle of the block and under the fuel rail cover. Even in day light you may need a flashlight to locate it. It is by all ...
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What could cause indicators to not work while the engine is running and start working when the engine is stopped?

The hazard lights in every car I've ever drive work whether the engine is turned on or not. The turn signals (indicators) work when the engine is turned on. It sounds like something is interrupting ...
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Found this in my wheel

Looks like that's a piece of your brake rotor's dust shield. As techturtle said, its lack doesn't pose an immediate danger, but since it keeps debris out of the brakes, you should get it replaced at ...
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How to access the Idle Air Control Valve, Renault Clio mk2

The idle air control valve is integrated into the throttle body unit as shown here: It may not look exactly like that, there was an update some time around then but the parts are very similar and the ...
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