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Misfire Rough Running Watch Video

Clio's and Megane's etc. With individual pencil ignition coils are prone to misfire and rough running, without test equipment, diagnose by substitution with new coil (about £40) until bad unit is found. These coils work in pairs 1 and 4, 2 and 3 and you find the partner will fail shortly after.

16v engine


16v engine


16v engine

Non Start No Cranking

If car not cranking and battery ok (headlights bright) check for bad connection on starter motor, it is very hard to see but you can reach it from the N/S of the car reaching behind engine follow wires to starter motor, you want to just wiggle the small spade terminal on solenoid try not to pull it off as it is very hard to refit.

Renault starter motor

Non Start Cranking

Most Renaults have a CPS (Crankshaft Position Sensor), sometimes these become contaminated with particles from the clutch and can stop them working. If possible remove and clean. Sometimes it can be very hard to get senor out a trick that will sometimes work is, if you can see a hole in the bell housing near the CPS sensor try spraying carburettor cleaner onto the flywheel when cranking engine this will sometimes clean the sensor and vehicle will start. If still no luck may need new sensor, see non start section for testing.

Crankshaft sensor


Megane 2005 Battery Going Flat

There is a known problem with the radio not switching off fully and draining the battery, disconnect radio wiring loom to test, if battery stays charged will need new radio.

Immobilizer Problems

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Later Clio's

Later immobilizer sometimes gets unsynchronised just turn Ignition on for 3-5 minutes turn off and restart car.

If fob not working, just hold down button until to LED stops flashing.

Infa-Red Remote

Older remote system (clio's Laguna etc.) with infa-red can suffer water leaks from sunroof or roof aerial into the receiver between sun visors, if it is the first time it has happen, you may be able to unclip receiver unit and dry out.

Keyless Non Start

If a Laguna, Megane with keyless system won't start worth checking clutch switch as connector has be known to get knocked off.

Air Bag Light On

If Clio air bag light keeps coming on, check cables under passenger seat, cable tie them together.

Clio air bag fault

Clio Loss of Side Lights

Side lights not working, check that the relays are push in correctly, fuse box is above passengers foot well.

Renault Clio relays

EOBD/OBD Socket Location Index

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