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My clio recently started losing power. Sometimes the car will cut out completely, sometimes it will slow down and then suddenly the revs will increase and all will be back to 'normal'. If the car cuts out I have to leave it for a few minutes before I try to start it again. If I try to start it right away, it will start but as soon as I try to take off it loses power and cuts out again. When this first started the mechanic did a diagnostic test and said the coil pack needed to be replaced. The car was fine for about 3 months and then the problem started again. We took the car back to the mechanic who had replaced the coil pack. They re ran the diagnostics and said the coil pack was fine. He then suggested cleaning the injectors with injector fluid which we did. The problem persists. Any thoughts on what the problem could be? (Whether or not this is relevant, I have noticed that the car tends to exhibit this problem on really hot days only)
Submitted: 31/10/2014 05:56:02 | ID: 105389
Hi, I'm having trouble with my rear wiper, I'm not sure if it's a fuse or the motor. I have the Haynes manual. The Clio in question is vehicle category M1 an Expression dci 65 3 door hatchback 53 plate variant CB07CF. I've not had the car long so I'm not familiar with it but I'm a qualified mechanic. It's been a while since I've used the skills and a bit rusty, okay with obvious. I did the brakes at the weekend, only took half an hour for both but electrics I'm not good with. I still don't even know if it has aircon. I can't see any diagrams for the layout of the fuse box and would be grateful for any ideas, cheers.
Submitted: 22/10/2014 18:26:29 | ID: 104993
Grades pads were fitted but now my engine light keeps flashing and the car won't go any faster than 40 miles? The car is a Renault Clio 2003
Submitted: 22/10/2014 18:24:15 | ID: 104992
Airbag light was on, as I found out it was caused by wiring under the drivers seat, but when taking the car home from work the other night the passenger side tire popped and straight after that the airbag in the seat at that side went off, is there a reason why the airbag went off just because I had a blow out? I was under the impression that impact sensors had to be activated before any airbags would deploy, as well as that the airbag light was on, doesn't this mean the airbags shouldn't go off? Any help with this would b greatly appreciated, thanks.
Submitted: 19/10/2014 00:55:12 | ID: 104836
I need to know how to find the winscreen wash container .Please
Submitted: 12/10/2014 14:27:42 | ID: 104494
My Clio keeps making a clicking noise intermittently when turning the key in the ignition,the engine doesn't turn over at all, if I leave it for a while it starts again. I have just had the starter motor changed thinking it was that but seems not, any ideas?
Submitted: 12/10/2014 08:35:54 | ID: 104481
I seem to be getting a noise from the front of my car, more like a rumble, not from the engine and there`s no noise when in neutral. Are there any grease points on this model? I have checked transmission oil and it seems ok. Any other ideas?
Submitted: 08/10/2014 19:36:24 | ID: 104291
seem to have rumbling from front end not engine..only makes noise when in gear I have topped up transmission oil ..is there any grease points anywere dave
Submitted: 07/10/2014 16:05:04 | ID: 104215
On starting the car sometimes revs go all erratic upwards and then the engine cuts out. It will start again eventually and it doesn't happen all the time. Could this be the stepping motor? If so is it a DIY job and where would i get the part? Thank you
Submitted: 03/10/2014 18:33:22 | ID: 104016
Hi there just got a new Clio and have noticed on the front headlights there seems to be a film of dirt on the INSIDE of the glass on both sides? I think they are a sealed unit? So how can I clean the inside? Or does this mean I need to invest in two complete new light units? Please please tell me there is an easier cheaper option I would be most gratefull for any help/advice thanks in advance jennifer :-)
Submitted: 02/10/2014 16:41:26 | ID: 103956
1.2 16v expression. how many ways can a head gasket go and the signs that indicate it. also abs light and parking light comes on dashboard. oil is fine on my dip stick but could be leaking into the water somewhere causing white stuff to appear under water cap. is this the ed gasket on its way out. also whats the quickest time for a clutch to be fitted properly to a clio as i might of been taken for mug by means of cash. please reply asap .thank u_.
Submitted: 30/09/2014 22:22:38 | ID: 103867
I have just had a new clutch and second hand gearbox fitted on Tuesday. I was driving along today and the engine cut out and now it won't start at all. What could it be?
Crank shaft sensor ... maybe. scott from Rhondda Cynon Taf
Crank shaft sensor ... maybe. scott from Rhondda Cynon Taf
Submitted: 25/09/2014 13:47:15 | ID: 103624
The rear speakers in my clio are not working just wondered if anyone knew how to get up a fade setting on the radio or if you know what else it could be
Submitted: 23/09/2014 19:58:41 | ID: 103535
Renault Clio diamonique 04. I`ve had all jobs done, car`s running great. Started it up and all the control lights on the dashboard lit up extra bright, when I drove it no speedo, seemed to be hardly any power and the engine made an awful noise. I stopped the car and called AA breakdown. He listened to it, shone a torch around the engine and said your engine`s gone, going to cost you lotta money to fix. He towed me home. To be honest the impression I got was it`s a secondhand car, you know it's broken, run it X miles and call us out, we fix it NOT this time, that's the impression I got. Do I get someone to take a look at the engine first or belive Torchy AA? I don't want to scrap it as I know everything is ok with the rest of the car.
Submitted: 22/09/2014 08:01:04 | ID: 103429
I`m looking for a catch up valve for R Reg Renault Clio Automatic part number 7700714199. Losing transmission oil from gear box and mechanic tells me the seal has gone and it can't be replaced or is not available. Where can I purchase one from? Many thanks.
Submitted: 17/09/2014 21:37:26 | ID: 103228
i have a problem with my steering wheel the power did not work at the right hand and i hear presured air sound?
Submitted: 14/09/2014 12:52:41 | ID: 103075
hi my clio is having problems with lights when i put my indicator on the hazards flash, when i push the break my hazard lights also come on, and when i press the hazard button all of my lights flash. why would this start to happen when i have never had this problem before? and no work has been done with or around and of my lights recently.
I had this kind of problem with my Clio Grande when my front headlight bulb was on its way out. The indicator for that side was clicking out of time unless I put the fog on. When I went to buy an indicator bulb at Halfords they tried to say it was a relay circuit or something like that. When the bulb didn`t work anymore I realised what it was and replacing the bulb fixed the problem. Then when my rear indicator bulb was fading it would set off the rear wiper when indicating. Replaced that bulb and fixed the problem. faye from West Midlands
Submitted: 07/09/2014 22:05:04 | ID: 102772
This is for an October 2004 Clio. The trip computer just shows four bars flashing for the fuel related items - amount used since last reset, average consumption and range. It has had some (garage) rewiring between the EMU and the high pressure fuel pump and the battery has been fully discharged after the lights were left on overnight. Is there a unit that handles the fuel usage and where would I need to start looking for it? Thanks Chris
Submitted: 07/09/2014 13:47:16 | ID: 102757
when I put the headlights on, they seem like they are on more than they should. I am also having other cars flash at me. Any ideas how to alter them.
Submitted: 05/09/2014 16:08:15 | ID: 102653
Hi please help my car looses power and with no revs.and the is two sings coming on the display
Hi. I have a problem with my Renault Clio 1.4. It was cutting out and displayed a stop and a battery on the dashboard. We put a new pickup sensor because now it was starting but still it does not want to start? flata from South Africa
Submitted: 30/08/2014 15:58:50 | ID: 102363
Hi does a y reg clio have remote or central locking
Submitted: 24/08/2014 12:28:51 | ID: 102034
under engine cowling what is this for and is it necessary
Submitted: 23/08/2014 21:23:22 | ID: 102009
my steering lock will not turn to release steering
Submitted: 17/08/2014 13:32:50 | ID: 101640
I want to put my spare tyre on. On the front right side and I dont know how to get my plastic hubcap/alloy of? Theres this little fan shaped thing on it and I havent got anything that fits it How do I get it off?
Submitted: 10/08/2014 12:13:37 | ID: 101257
I have a t reg clio recently I hit a curb which split my tyre so I had a new one put on at the same time I heard a noise coming from the same wheel which got louder over the next few weeks. I took the car to a garage and had a new wheel bearing but I have still got this loud noise does anyone have any suggestions to what it could be
Submitted: 04/08/2014 12:04:48 | ID: 100888
My car starts most of the time, but when it won't start its dead. The immobiliser flashes and then I have to push it to start.
I had the same problem and had to take it in to Renault who had to program a new key at £154! that was just one key. Steven from Staffordshire
Submitted: 02/08/2014 09:00:50 | ID: 100753
Hi I have a Clio 05 when I turn the steering wheel my horn goes of what is my problem
Submitted: 31/07/2014 18:29:58 | ID: 100668
which number on the ecu & uch show the correct replacement to install
Submitted: 27/07/2014 12:17:16 | ID: 100426
An orange warning light has appeared on the instrument panel. It is a circular disc with broken lines to either side of it. Can you tell me what it is depicting?
Submitted: 24/07/2014 03:06:31 | ID: 100263
I have no radio, clock or temperature gauge working, Iv'e checked the fuses they seem okay. Any ideas? Many thanks .K Smith.
Submitted: 23/07/2014 14:05:37 | ID: 100208
Does my 1.2 Clio 2008 have electronic wiring?
Submitted: 23/07/2014 09:25:11 | ID: 100192
Hi all, recently I was driving my 2001 3dr 1.2L Renault Clio. I came to a stop and when I tried to go into reverse I couldn't. The gear shift would not budge. I couldn't go into neutral either. After having some friends help be push the car we were able to force the gear shift lose but then it became abnormally lose and still wouldn't shift the gears. The car us stuck in first gear and won't accelerate past about 25km without running hot. I looked under the car and I can see the linkage rod that I believe goes from the gear shifter to the transmission. It is completely bent and hanging. The mechanic I went to is telling me its the transmission but I have been told that the linkage is my problem. I honestly have no clue. Anyone have any idea what is going on or have had this problem before??
Submitted: 21/07/2014 10:46:54 | ID: 100081
Hi all. I have a 2006 Renault Clio 1.2 litre petrol car with 250,000kms on the clock. Over the last 12 months I have had the timing belt and clutch replaced, as well as the usual full service. Recently I started to notice a problem but it's not constant so when I go to my local garage, (like today to get some light bulbs changed and last week when I had a full service done), it doesn't tend to happen. The problem is as follows -when I initially start the car the revs stay up at 1500 to 2000 without the accelerator being touched. Sometimes, if I let it run idle after starting it up, it sort of coughs and splutters and then konks out. When I drive off sometimes, not always, on half-pressing the accelerator I lose power. The revs start to drop, it`s the same as not having the accelerator pressed down at all. To resolve it I have to push the accelerator further on. It used to be just past the half-point, but now I am having to put the accelerator to the floor (for the revs and acceleration to kick back in). This happens regardless of which gear I am in - bar reverse (I think).After driving for a while, it seems to self-resolve.Quite frustrating as no lights come on so they can't diagnose using the computer. Does anyone have any idea what may be happening? My clutch was just replaced and full service done with all filters being replaced. I have used petrol injector cleaners as well. Any help would be appreciated. Many thanks.
Submitted: 17/07/2014 20:13:28 | ID: 99884
My Renault Clio 2007 turns over but will not stert. The immobiliser was removed by Renault. Fual pump is okay. I fitted a new crank sensor and new plugs and cheked fuses which are all ay but it still will not start?
Submitted: 16/07/2014 17:55:55 | ID: 99801
hi I have a clio 172 sport my electronic light had came on and of and losing power I was told to change the throttle body but before I did the toxic light came on ,I changed the throttle body up 2 yet the electronic lights not on but the toxic light is still on has any 1 got any ideas y
Submitted: 08/07/2014 18:11:31 | ID: 99251
Hi my Clio has done 44500 miles, it's had drive shaft done, ball joint, springs and god knows what else replacing on it, but the things bugging me and the garages are the breaks never shut up squealing no matter what's done and there's a crunching sound in the steering area which happens mainly when hot and no one knows what this is and now my back end sliding out when going into a slight bend and it's scaring me now. Can anyone help?
Submitted: 07/07/2014 11:53:25 | ID: 99127
Hi I have a clio 2003 mk2 and it is stuck in first gear! Iv cheked the gearbox oil and its fine, the gear linkage is also fine but the swivel that the linkage is attached to seems to be jamed, iv tried to grease it up but still jamed. Any ideas how I can get it un stuck?
Submitted: 05/07/2014 09:44:43 | ID: 98992
Howdy! Recently my drivers side wiper on the windshield broke, replaced it and now the passengers side wiper is moving fine, but the drivers side is only moving across the windscreen but only retracts half the distance it should and stays mid windscreen..any ideas why? Could it be a problem with the motor for the wipers?
Submitted: 04/07/2014 19:03:24 | ID: 98961
my o/s rear seatbelt wont lock in where can i get a new lock
Submitted: 21/06/2014 18:13:06 | ID: 98194
i have a Renault clio 1.2 /16v and sometimes when i pull off it smokes but when im driving its fine can anyone tell me what the problem is please
Submitted: 21/06/2014 17:07:43 | ID: 98190
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