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Jodi, Australia

Renault Clio

Hello my car has a vibration coming from the under body when i take off in first gear and is also sometimes evident when changing into second gear, especially if i am on a hill. The clutch doesn't slip at all. Im wondering if it may be a drive shaft problem or something to do with the clutch or gearbox??? . My mechanic said it is a common thing with Renault's but didn't give me an explanation of what causes this problem. It had a new clutch fitted about 3 years ago by the previous owner. I have only owned the car for about 6 months. Hope to hear from you soon Jodi

Submitted: 24/04/2016 04:05:06 | ID: 130750

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Steph, Berkshire

Renault Clio

Hi I'm a new learner and have recently purchased an mk 3 Clio, my magnetic L plate sticks fine to the rear of my car but will not stick to the front at all no matter where I try on the front. Why is this?

Submitted: 22/04/2016 23:00:12 | ID: 130703

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Jamie, Cornwall

Renault Clio

I have had my Clio for a year now and when I brought the car the passenger electric window never worked. I have recently had to fix the drivers side window as someone broke the cable on the inside by messing around with it. But went to fix the passenger window and I've changed the regulator and runner and theyre is no sound or movement when pressing the switch, but you can hear it clicking when I press the switch from the drivers side. Would this be completely electrical related or could be as simple as the switch itself Is faulty? A quick answer would be very much appreciated as I have the car in bits

Submitted: 22/04/2016 20:18:54 | ID: 130699

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neville foutie, South Africa

Renault Clio

Hi I have a renault clio 2002 model petrol 1.4 16valve I have noticed that there is a slight oil leak between the gearbox and engin mouting how do I fix this.thanx in advance

Submitted: 18/04/2016 14:53:30 | ID: 130545

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Georgina, Cheshire

Renault Clio

I have just 'upgraded' to this from a Y reg 1l Corsa as I wanted something a little faster.. but it has no 'go' in it at all. I have been telling myself that I need to get used to the clutch but it just revs and revs when trying to take off after stopping. Is this me or is there a problem with the car? My sister has been in it and agrees that it seems sluggish. My Corsa was much quicker at take off (and that's saying something) Thank you!

Submitted: 14/04/2016 07:23:20 | ID: 130369

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andrea, South Africa

Renault Clio

What tipe of gearbox oil does the renault clio 1.4 16v use

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70w80 or 70w90 transmission oil will be fine R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 05/04/2016 17:33:17 | ID: 129983

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linda, Hampshire

Renault Clio

Drivers electric window not working and occasionally when indicate front wipers come on and occasionally front wipers wont work perhaps electrical fault and also headlights r always on. Please can anyone advise. Thank u.

Submitted: 03/04/2016 11:51:29 | ID: 129884

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Holly, Blaenau Gwent

Renault Clio

When I'm driving in the night and I accelerate my car lights get brighter and my dashboard also becomes a lot brighter but if I'm not accelerating they both go pretty dim and it can be dangerous, any ideas??

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Hi Holly, possible that your voltage regulator in the alternator has gone faulty.. or the alternator itself. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 29/03/2016 10:15:22 | ID: 129614

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Liam, Milton Keynes

Renault Clio

Just had it serviced took it home moved it and there's oil on the floor

Submitted: 15/03/2016 08:43:43 | ID: 129031

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dennis, Durham

Renault Clio

my car will not start in the mornings it starts with easy start. the engine fault codes that have come up are , df221 clutch switch signal. df053 fuel rail pressure regulator function and df859 injector programing cycle not done. I have changed the fuel prime bulb and filter. I have changed the battery and changed all 4 glow plugs. if I get the engine started and stop it go back in 2hrs then it starts eventually.

Submitted: 07/03/2016 23:23:16 | ID: 128702

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Cheryl Wilson, Australia

Renault Clio

How any kilometres should I get out of the brake pads on the Clio.

Submitted: 07/03/2016 05:33:02 | ID: 128663

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gary, East Riding of Yorkshire

Renault Clio

My clio smells when I get out of the car . If I smell under the wheel arch it smells if it is coming from the engine. I have been told the filters might be blocked so I have to go out and give it a good thrashing to clear them. Any idears

Submitted: 01/03/2016 03:34:24 | ID: 128366

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shane, Highland

Renault Clio

I have a renault clio 1.5 dci 2003 when i drive my car and come home and check the water bottle its empty but when i screw the lid of it returnes due to pressure but my tempature gagie isnt going over half way mark whatcan.this mean

Submitted: 27/02/2016 17:36:02 | ID: 128247

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Janina, Worcestershire

Renault Clio

My car started to beep today inside whilst driving. No warning lights but got louder and didn't stop for 5 mins until I could turn off the engine. this has happened twice before and at differing speeds. Cant find any info in the handbook. thank you

Submitted: 20/02/2016 16:01:46 | ID: 127905

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james leitch, North Lanarkshire

Renault Clio

i have an intermittent fult with the electrics sometimes the wipers indicators and electric windows stop working for a few minutes then come back on then go off again any idea its a 1200 8 v

Submitted: 18/02/2016 13:35:06 | ID: 127819

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Sean, South Yorkshire

Renault Clio

Hi The temperature gauge in my car is now off by + 20 degrees. I don't now how this happened as it was working fine and then one day it was completely off. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Thanks

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Sean, it's possible that the sensor in the cooling system has gunked up, but with it happening all of a sudden it's a bit more likely it has gone faulty. It can be changed. R Evans from Caerphilly

Possibly? How would I check that out? Thanks Sean from South Yorkshire

Sean, the sensor is going to be £5 - £10 or so, just change it, its located on the gearbox side of the engine attached to a plastic housing usually, you will lose some water so get some anti freeze/coolant as well and top up the system after fitting it, total cost will be less than £20 if you do it yourself. Fred from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 15/02/2016 23:37:25 | ID: 127663

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sue, South Yorkshire

Renault Clio

third break light not working how do I change this and is it a sealed unit thanks

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Sue, by "the third break light" I assume you mean the brake light in the boot door itself... this being the case you'll have a few options. On a few variants there is one screw to undo, pull the unit out that side then the other side unclips.. but on most there are two screws to undo.. pull the unit out and unclip the wiring harness. Then you can see what bulbs are fitted to match them up.. should be a row of er.. five I think unless you have a version where they only fitted one. When you refit the housing DON@T tighten the screws too much or you'll crack the housing. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 31/01/2016 19:35:37 | ID: 126973

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Marico, South Africa

Renault Clio

The car revs clear but as soon as you drive it doesn't want to rev up but labour over 3000 rev.it smuthers. Hope someone can help

Submitted: 27/01/2016 11:51:42 | ID: 126767

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simon, South Africa

Renault Clio

I want to know the size of fanbelt of clio 1.4 16v 2002 and how much can I get another keys including gear lock key if I lost one

Submitted: 26/01/2016 10:15:08 | ID: 126721

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Niccy, County Londonderry

Renault Clio

Hi guys, I have a Renault Clio 1.4 16v 2006 reg. Problem is my car won't start. I called the AA out as I had broken down whilst I was out they rescued me and ruled out a few things that it might be such as; crankshaft sensor and SASP (not sure what that is). However the following day my car wouldn't even open so I figured it was the battery as nothing works no headlights no door lights etc. The key to open the door is only on the passengers side and so I have to climb as the lock function doesn't work either and so the drivers door does not open at all even from the inside. The car battery is currently charging the doors now open but it still won't start any ideas? Thanks

Submitted: 13/01/2016 16:33:43 | ID: 126050

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Steve, Derbyshire

Renault Clio

Clicking noise coming from back of engine, drivers side when engine revs at 900rpm. I have been told it's the air intake solenoid. Very annoying.

Submitted: 13/01/2016 13:59:16 | ID: 126044

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johan, South Africa

Renault Clio

Engine is swinging but does not want to start dash lights is not coming on everything was working then just sudenly no dash board lights no starting can you please tel me what is wrong as I was saying there was dashboard lights then the car did start but nothing now engine is swinging it is a clio 1.4 petrol hatchback

Submitted: 11/01/2016 16:04:49 | ID: 125914

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bongane, South Africa

Renault Clio

the jecks when on second gear explain why is that happening

Submitted: 11/01/2016 11:27:09 | ID: 125899

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Steve Ross, Cyprus

Renault Clio

Can somebody tell me what is the red light by the selector for on my 2003 Renault Clio

Submitted: 10/01/2016 15:17:02 | ID: 125862

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JJ, Middlesex

Renault Clio

Hi I can't see the automatic drive, park, reverse etc at night. Should they be illuminated? My mechanic seems to think they are not.

Submitted: 05/01/2016 22:48:56 | ID: 125622

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Juju, Bournemouth

Renault Clio

Hi. I have 1.6 Clio automatic, not sure if at all related, new Cam belt fitted last week, now when driving car not happy to change up a gear automatically once I hit 30mpg. Any suggestions please

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Juju, the changing of a cambelt should not have any impact on the gearchange, in fact, the cambelt is usually on the other side of the engine to the gearbox. If you have had to have cambelt changed then it is probs because the car has done quite a few miles. Have the transmission fluid changed. Manufacturers sometimes say that transmission oil is 'for life'... giving the impression that you never have to change it.. what they should further explain so as not to mislead people is that 'for life' means you don't have to change it annually like engine oil and filters... but after about 80000m it could do with a change.. the automatic transmission does not have the same clutch operation as a manual gearbox, but it does use clutch principles to enable smooth gear change... and it relies on the transmission oil to be able to do this.. so really.. automatics could do with transmission oil change a little more frequently.. in any event, you need to keep a better eye on transmission oil level AND, many gearboxes have a magnetic drain plug.. you can see if there is silt of metal filings in the oil giving early warning of failing box ! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 26/12/2015 09:45:35 | ID: 125145

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collen, South Africa

Renault Clio

My ws nt charging I had to change alternator but stil it doesn't charge when the car start moving it lights up a battery indicate and switches off but when stationery t doesn't switch off plz help wat myt b de problem

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If you have access to a 12v multimeter, set it to 20v and with the engine off, connect across the battery and take a reading.. should be around 12.4V (If it is less than 10v your battery needs changing anyway). then start the engine and carefully do the same test which should show a higher voltage .. somewhere over 13v... but less than 15v.. if it still shows abt 12v then the alternator charging circuit is the fault. Clean the connections to the alternator with wire wool.. and check the engine earth strap is good, clean and secure and check the tightness of the aux belt. Also, check the connections at the battery. Remove the connections, rub connections and electrodes gently with wire wool or fine sandpaper just to get a clean surface, then apply a thin film of Vaseline before refitting.. and make sure the connections are tight, but not too tight. If this fails.. auto lec R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 24/12/2015 09:30:37 | ID: 125092

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Jennifer Clark, Somerset

Renault Clio

In recent years, the car alarm goes off when it gets hot outside. I've solved the problem by leaving the car unlocked, but it's about to go and live in London where that wouldn't be an option. Any thoughts why this might be, and how the problem might be resolved? Many thanks.

Submitted: 17/12/2015 17:22:47 | ID: 124801

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James Pepper, Hampshire

Renault Clio

I hope someone can help!!! I don't have a spark at the spark plugs?? Car won't turn over.... Have changed spark plugs, coil pack and crank shaft sensor and still no spark. Any ideas people? What is before the coil pack that I may need to test ? Or can someone tell me it maybe another issue? Battery is only three months old , lights all working fine and dash lights all light up so power is all OK I assume..... The computer is only telling me about a previous problem with the coil pack and is not giving me any other info at all. Hence I changed he coil pack again to see if it was that. Thanks for advice given...

Submitted: 16/12/2015 12:18:10 | ID: 124761

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steve evans, Bournemouth

Renault Clio

I have just had my battery changed. Now the clock and the radio will not work. I have checked the fuses and all seems fine, any ideas what may be wrong?

Submitted: 14/12/2015 18:02:38 | ID: 124692

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moses, South Africa

Renault Clio

My clio snaped the cam belt and I had to it myself I did everything right and when I was doen it started fine nad idled good but the problem started when I had rev it just dies and somtimes backfire through the intake manifold and it have no power but what confuses me is that it starts on first kick and idles good can anyone plz help

Submitted: 11/12/2015 09:06:25 | ID: 124591

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Ritchie Hare, East Sussex

Renault Clio

are special tools required to replace the column lighting /indicator stalk?

Submitted: 08/12/2015 15:15:55 | ID: 124476

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Calum, West Midlands

Renault Clio

Hi I own a 09 plate Renault Clio tom tom edition and my front wipers have stopped working and the washers the back wiper works the washers packed in a few weeks ago and now the wipers have could it be fuses if so can you tell me where the fuse box is please

Submitted: 08/12/2015 09:16:56 | ID: 124462

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Alisha Bain, City of Aberdeen

Renault Clio

Car heaters making hoover like noise, higher the setting the louder the noise, still blows out hot and cold air just very loud noise, and number 2 on the heating has stopped working? any ideas on what this could be would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in adavance.

Submitted: 07/12/2015 04:05:18 | ID: 124418

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Clive Reeves, Warwickshire

Renault Clio

Hi, My lights/indicator stick is dodgy. The beam doesn't always turn on and off. Is it best to get a new one? Thanks

Submitted: 29/11/2015 19:21:26 | ID: 124179

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Carole Dutton, Merseyside

Renault Clio

I would like to know how to replace the high level break light, which isn't working. I have tried to remove the existing light, but can't access the clips holding it in place. I appreciate any assistance you are able to give. Carole Dutton

Submitted: 23/11/2015 15:02:36 | ID: 123893

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keith, South Africa

Renault Clio

Write your question here...hi I fitted a new clutch cable on my Renault clio va va voom 1.4 16v but the clutch is stiff how and where do I set the cable on my car

Submitted: 12/11/2015 14:08:05 | ID: 123424

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sacha, Oxfordshire

Renault Clio

Don't know what steering fluid to buy. Don't know if there's one type or more please can u tell me what to get. Thanks

Submitted: 08/11/2015 03:42:27 | ID: 123278

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Stuart, Buckinghamshire

Renault Clio

I have a Renault clio 06 plate 1.5 dci, the alternator stopped working a wile back so I replaced it, the new one works fine but ever since the last one packed up I'm getting a low battery worning and the battery light comes on after about 10-15 mins of driving, the alternator is working fine and the battery has-been tested and is fine aswell, any ideas as to what mite be causing it, many thanks

Submitted: 05/11/2015 03:22:00 | ID: 123141

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gary, City of Edinburgh

Renault Clio

where is my speedometer sensor about on verchile ty

Submitted: 04/11/2015 18:37:52 | ID: 123129

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