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My Renault Clio Dynamique 1.2 on a 53 plate has developed a fault where the toxic fume indicator starts flashing and the engine goes into limp mode. It is also misfiring when not in limp mode (I`m not sure if it’s related). This fault only occurs when I’m down to a quarter of a tank of fuel and after driving down a hill. The manual states that if the toxic fume indicator is flashing then to stop and leave the engine running and it will go off, but unfortunately this isn’t the case with this car. I have previously encountered the fault that most Clios suffer with where the wiring loom rubs against the metal case, but this has been rectified. Any assistance would be appreciated. Does anyone have any suggestions please? Thank you. (Dynamique)
Submitted: 16/05/2013 14:15:09 | ID: 19386
My Renault Clio 2005 model is giving me problems. I drove it to work nicely on Saturday morning and parked outside in Braamfontein where I work. When I knock off at about 1pm I could not start the car. The key will turn to a certain extent but does not turn enough for the engine to be switched on, it feels like there is something blocking it from fully turning clockwise. We tried kick-starting and jumpstarting, thinking that it might be a battery problem, but it seems like it’s not. Could it be that someone tried to steal it and then it locked? I am staying in Cosmo city and I had to call the towing services to get my car home. I need some advice. Please can anyone help and tell me what I should do?
Submitted: 16/05/2013 09:32:23 | ID: 19377
My Renault Clio III`s central locking can be activated using the remote key and by pressing the dash button. It`s automatic central locking fails to engage after pulling off from being stationary. Can anyone tell me what I can do about this please?
Submitted: 25/04/2013 12:10:54 | ID: 19121
I have a Renault Clio T reg 1998 which I got a month ago. I noticed since I topped up the oil that the car started running roughly and smoke comes out of the front of the car. I have also noticed a light comes on the dash which is yellow in colour with a wavy line going through it. I have taken it to two garages but they have not solved the issue. Does anyone know what could be causing these problems please? (RT)
Submitted: 19/04/2013 10:26:27 | ID: 19066
Hi, I have a Renault Clio 1.2 Sport. It was losing coolant slowly so I took it to the garage and they said my plastic housing was cracked so I replaced it. It seems to have stopped my coolant leak but the temperature seems to go up quickly. It only goes to halfway, but I never travel far as I work locally and I only really use it for work. I can still smell the sweet smell. Could this still be coolant that smells from before? I had it mended and I’m not sure if the fan at the front of the bonnet is working. I can smell it more when my car`s heating is on. Can anyone help please?
Submitted: 11/04/2013 09:53:11 | ID: 18940
Hi. I have just purchased an 04 reg 1.5 diesel Renault Clio. It drives fine but when I go on the motorway and pick up speed an orange light with a squiggly line comes on the dash for a few seconds. The last couple of times the red engine light came on for a few seconds and went off. Please can anyone tell me what could be causing this? Thanks.
Submitted: 09/04/2013 08:58:05 | ID: 18902
I cannot find my Renault Clio manual and I need to refill the screenwash but am not sure where to find it. Is it the plastic holder at the front of the engine or is it hidden somewhere else?
Look for a windscreen wash symbol on the lid - Matthew Thomas from Warwickshire
It depends on the age. My 1997 Clio`s screen wash bottle is under a vent on the right side of the window screen – Ben from England
Submitted: 28/03/2013 12:30:33 | ID: 18728
What are the bottom spotlights called on the Renault Clio as I am having trouble buying them when trying to identify what they are? I already have tried inputting spotlights but it doesn’t recognise this. I am trying to buy parts online in a search box in case you are wondering. Can anyone help?
They are fog lights. If lower than the bumper they are fogs, if above the bumper ie. level with or above the headlights, they are spotlights. Hope this helps – Enzo Clough from Lancashire
They are FOGLIGHTS - Matthew Thomas from Warwickshire
Submitted: 28/03/2013 10:54:53 | ID: 18717
Hiya, I recently bought a Renault Clio 1.4 automatic and have been having trouble with it. When I put it into D the car seems to tremble and has now begun to cut out altogether. Please could anyone advise me as to why this is happening and how the problem can be resolved? Thank you.
Get the throttle body cleaned out with carb and throttle cleaner, that normally does the trick – Gary Risdon from England
Submitted: 28/03/2013 08:50:55 | ID: 18700
I have just purchased a Renault Clio 1.2 petrol 02 plate. It has no history of a cam belt change and it has done 79,000 miles. Do these cars have a cam belt or chain? Thanks. (authentique)
Hi, they have a cam belt and I would say to get it done quite soon. I have had two Clio’s and my first one, Mk2, the cam belt went at 65K (very expensive) and on my second one, Mk2, it was done at 80k. Hope this helps! Matthew Jackson from Lincolnshire
If you have no history, get it changed now - better safe than sorry! The belt should be changed at 72,000 miles, or every 5 years, whichever comes first, so it should actually be on its third belt by now - John Greenslade from Powys
Submitted: 15/03/2013 09:39:35 | ID: 18535
I want to replace the battery on my Clio, I’ve taken the leads off the terminals but the battery will not move. It’s obviously still attached to something. How do I get my old battery out? (1.4 Dynamique)
Look down the side of the battery. There will be a bolt and small metal clamp holding the battery in place – Enzo Clough from Lancashire
It is held in place with a small clamp - Matthew Thomas from Warwickshire
Submitted: 12/03/2013 09:51:39 | ID: 18462
Hi, when I start the car there is a noise that comes on in engine. I can drive for 1 mile and it stops. Could it be auto choke sticking or heater. How can I stop this, it’s driving me mad!
Submitted: 12/03/2013 08:43:10 | ID: 18446
I filled up my diesel Renault Clio yesterday and the fuel gauge didn’t move when I filled it up. It has been two days and it still hasn’t moved. I then noticed that when the car is fully locked the petrol cap is not locking, no matter how I lock the car. I didn’t know if it was just a fuse blown or something more serious. Any suggestions would be great?
Fuel Sender Unit fault. Check it`s fuse/relay - Matthew Thomas from Warwickshire
Submitted: 05/03/2013 10:17:02 | ID: 18355
My Renault Clio is losing power and cutting out after 10 minutes of being started. I`ve taken it to my local garage and they have changed the fuel pump and have also tested the coil and they both seem to be working fine. Could it be an electrical fault or a sensor of some kind? Any ideas what this could be please?
Had the same problem Try the upstream oxygen sensor - Graeme Gray from England
Submitted: 01/03/2013 11:57:34 | ID: 18314
Does anyone know where the OBD port is on a 2011 Renault Clio 1.2 Dynamique Tom Tom? The port was located under the ashtray in older models, but this car doesn’t have an ashtray? (1.2 Dynamique Tom Tom)
Submitted: 25/02/2013 14:12:35 | ID: 18230
My Renault Clio has been parked up for a couple of months through snow and cold weather and the battery has gone flat. I have used jump leads to start it but the engine and gear stick is shaking unless I rev it and it`s misfiring. Also when trying to pull away it just stalls, even at high revs. Any help would be much appreciated as I would like to get it on the road again asap. Any ideas please? Thanks.
I have the same problem, give it a week or so and the toxic fume light will stay on as well, the only clue I have found is that I have a faulty sensor although was not told which one or faulty coil, You could try disconnecting the battery completely for 10 minutes to reboot the computer. But it is most likely a faulty sensor and there are a lot of them. Good luck, if you find a solution I would love to know as I am still trying to fix mine - Steve from England
Submitted: 14/02/2013 09:58:51 | ID: 18008
I have bought a Renault Clio Authentique 02 plate for my son. The interior light doesn’t work or the one in the boot. I’ve changed the bulb but it didn’t work. I’ve checked the fuses in the glove compartment and they seem fine. What else could it be? Many thanks.
Could be a faulty wire - Simon from Berkshire
Submitted: 12/02/2013 14:32:47 | ID: 17982
My Renault Clio`s washer pump isn`t working. I`ve replaced it but still nothing, no sound at all from the pump. I`ve checked for a fuse and it doesn`t seem to be fused. Also the rear wiper isn`t working. Any ideas on where I should look next? Thanks. (1.5 Diesel)
I had the same on Clio 04 model. Remove washer tank, takeout pump. Put tube on pump, put in a container of water and operate washer. If not working give a tap to try to free it. If this does not work replace pump unit, I bought one from Motor World - Raymond Cooper-Rope from Hampshire
Submitted: 12/02/2013 10:36:50 | ID: 17976
Any ideas how to solve the fact that my Renault Clio just doesn`t start sometimes? I bought the car last week and already it`s failed to start on 3 occasions. Today I called the garage I bought it from and they sent a recovery vehicle out. When the mechanic checked it worked fine and has started every time since. I have been advised to take it back on Saturday and they will do a diagnostics test, but reading above it seems that this could be a common fault. A week after buying the car outright in cash, do I have any rights to reject the car and demand my money back? Any help would be gratefully received. (Dynamique)
I had the same problem for a long time until a friend of mine told me it was the flywheel sensor replaced it cost 90 euro. Done it myself no problems since - Michael Fitzgerald from Ireland
Submitted: 08/02/2013 09:20:28 | ID: 17912
My Renault Clio`s throttle sensor light keeps coming on and the car goes into limp home mode. Diagnostics says it`s the throttle sensor but I had it replaced twice and still the same problem. The garage even changed a sensor under air intake but it still has the same problem. Over £300 spent and I still have the problem and the garage say they cannot do anymore. Can anyone help?
Basically had the same snag, it’s your wiring loom! At a certain point there is a large connector with a metal cover over it that chaffes through the loom and then ruins it giving tps/coil/throttle body faults! Get your garage to order a top loom and fit it but don’t refit the pointless cover! Try and get them to do you a deal on it as they have misdiagnosed your problem. New loom is about £167 from Renault - Nick from England
I have this same problem :( it’s a bloody nuisance when it happens. But as Nick said, it’s the wiring loom. I haven’t got round to replacing it yet, but taking the cover off helped a little and also sprayed WD40 on it as it seems to happen mostly when it’s wet weather (which is very helpful being that I am from rainy Scotland haha) ... Now that I know the price of a wiring loom may just have to be replaced, seems to be problem after problem .. now suffering a heating problem inside the car. Grrr - Michelle from Scotland
I had a similar problem and eventually found water in the ecu. So dried it out and presto, all ok again - Jackie Conboy from Ireland
Submitted: 07/02/2013 12:36:02 | ID: 17883
I have an 02 Renault Clio and it kept slowing down, then the engine would just switch off. This happened slowly over 4 weeks until eventually I had to call the AA and get them to tow me. The mechanic replaced the crank sensor but still no joy. The cat was burning up so the lumbar sensor and cat were also replaced and the inlet valve cleaned. The loom is not chaffed at all, yet it is still cutting out and even the mechanic is baffled. Cost is now going into hundreds and I cannot afford to keep trying new parts as he is now saying the em light is coming on, as is the immobiliser, but his test says the immobiliser is fine, it`s something to do with the inlet. The throttle body has also been cleaned, (he tried to replace that too but I advised the AA had cleaned. Please can anyone help or offer any suggestions as to what it could be?
Submitted: 07/02/2013 12:19:54 | ID: 17881
When I turn my Renault Clio`s ignition on and also just after turning the engine off, I hear a noise like air being expelled from a small box which sits just behind the radiator and next to the engine cooling fan. I took it to the dealers and they didn`t have a clue. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks. (1.5 dci)
Submitted: 05/02/2013 16:36:54 | ID: 17860
Hi there. I’ve got a Renault Clio 2002 Dynamique. When I go over 60mph or hold revs at 3000rpm my power steering seems to fail and goes very heavy. Does anyone know what`s causing this problem? Answers will be much appreciated thanks. (Dynamique)
Submitted: 28/01/2013 12:28:31 | ID: 17664
My Renault Clio`s heater fan stopped working, but just before that I got a horrible smell like smelly eggs, like the car in front`s cat had gone wrong. It just stopped. Could it be that the fan has burnt out or would it be the resistor if it has one? Can anyone give me some help on this matter please? Thanks.
Submitted: 25/01/2013 12:16:14 | ID: 17634
My Renault Clio`s stop service and abs light keep coming on and the speedometer has stopped working properly. I’ve had abs discs put on, shock absorber, wheel baring and all the brakes done and two new coil springs done. What could be the problem?
Submitted: 18/01/2013 11:28:49 | ID: 17373
Hi, I have a 51 reg 1.2 Renault Clio and I am currently having trouble starting it. When I turn the key and wait for the immobiliser light to go off, it flashes on and off 3-4 times then will stay on continuously. It’s taking anywhere between 5 - 20 minutes of jiggling it about to get it going and the spare key was damaged when previously replacing a battery. Will I need to replace the key completely or is there an easier and cheaper fix? Thank you.
When you open your bonnet, look to the right, there is a fuse box behined the battery. Take lid off and in its wire spaghetti junction you will see 3 little black relays. Get some wd30 and spray all the wires and relays with it and try and start the car then. My Clio did the same and I did that and that cured it. Hope this helps - Graham Daniels from Cheshire
Submitted: 18/01/2013 09:55:50 | ID: 17353
Hi. I have a Renault Clio 07 plate and my radio went off a few weeks ago and wouldn’t come back on. Then the car wouldn’t start so I bought a new battery. After the battery was fitted the radio asked for a code and worked fine until today. Now the radio won’t come on and I’ve noticed the click stays lit when the car`s locked up. I’ve googled this and it says it`s a fault and can be fixed free under yellow ots scheme and this is what is draining the battery. Does anyone know if Renault will still fix this fault free of charge? Thankyou.
Mine did exactly the same thing this morning. I’ve found this thread, which indicates we can ask for a replacement free of charge. http://www.cliosport.net/forum/showt...574-Radio-code I don’t know if there is a time limit on asking for the replacement but I’m going to be calling my dealer tomorrow - Fiona from Essex
Submitted: 14/01/2013 10:46:36 | ID: 17277
When my Renault Clio dci 2002 headlights are on, my rear indicators are not working independently and my tail lights/stop lights are flashing as well. Why is this?
Remove the rear light cluster that has the problem, and clean the electric contacts on the bulb holder and the plug. The problem you describe is usually down to the contacts being dirty and shorting out. Good luck - Clifford from England
Thanks for the advice, the problem is solved - Paul Selby from Dorset
Submitted: 04/01/2013 12:52:43 | ID: 16885
I recently changed my discs and pads on the rear of my Renault Clio 1.5 dci dynamic. I couldn`t get the piston in so unscrewed the caliper to release the pressure and had unscrewed the cap before this, then once the piston went in I bled the system and topped the brake fluid back up to the max line. I started the engine up and now the abs light is on. Could anyone please help me asap? Thanks.
Submitted: 04/01/2013 09:24:35 | ID: 16821
I bought my Renault Clio in October, it worked fine then the emissions light would come on then go off again. Now when the light comes on the car feels as if it’s losing power, then surges forward. My dealer says I need to take it to Renault for diagnostics test which I need to pay for. Is this right as it`s under warranty? (1.4 dynamique)
Submitted: 31/12/2012 13:54:39 | ID: 16704
Hi, I have a 1.2 2002 Renault Clio. When braking hard or when I am about to go over a bump, my wheels lock and my car skids - as if the brakes fail. I actually went into someone`s car the other day as the wheels continued to skid. I wasn’t going fast (luckily), about 10mph, but when I pressed the brake the wheels just locked and there was nothing I could do. It has happened quite a few times now. The car makes a funny ’ticking’ noise when this happens too. Please can anyone help? Thanks.
Submitted: 13/12/2012 15:14:49 | ID: 16417
Hi, I have a Renault Clio automatic, it will drive fine for a couple of days and then suddenely loses power. Firstly my radio will go off and then turn back straight on and then if it happens again the dashboard lights usually come on, the steering wheel the most then abs and the handbrake. I just don`t know what could be wrong with it. I have taken it to an electrical garage and they have said that there are no problems with it. Does anyone know what this could be? (automatic)
Submitted: 13/12/2012 11:58:17 | ID: 16372
Hi. My Renault Clio overheated about 3 weeks ago, it didn`t seem to have much coolant and water in so I topped it up to full. It now is struggling to get to temperature. I put about 75% coolant in and the rest water. I know the weather is cold. I spoke to my dad and he said it could be the thermostat that`s not working? It seems to sit about 2 bars up, then if I`m going 70 mph then it will get up to about 4, then if I slow down again it comes down again. Any ideas please? Thank you for any help in advance.
Submitted: 13/12/2012 11:39:31 | ID: 16366
My Renault Clio is losing water and I just cannot see any leaks so I am confused. Does anyone know where it could be losing the water from? Thank you. (1.5 dci)
Sounds like its got a blown head gasket mate, that or a warped head - George Brown (engineer) from Hampshire
Follow the top thick pipe from the radiator to the black plastic housing on the engine that black plastic housing has a smaller pipe also connected to it. That’s where your thermostat fits in; has three bolts that screws out with a 10mm socket you will see white scale seperating it from sealing properly, clean it and apply some red devil silicone or a good heat resistant silicone, not to thick and clean the other side on the engine part on the alliminium side and replace the housing with the three bolts and refit the pipes and add antifreeze and top up with water and walla then keep your eye on the water bottle you might need to top up water after a trip to town because of air locks in the system but then it should stay on the mark, good luck - Burt Vosloo from South Africa
Submitted: 04/12/2012 09:40:41 | ID: 16074
My Renault Clio suffers with condensation during cold periods, which my other cars do not suffer from. Can anyone explain why and how I can overcome this problem? Thanks. (dynamique)
My wife’s car had a similar issue. It sounds as if you’re retaining water somewhere. I would check three places; 1. Check the drainage points under your door rubbers and give them a good blowout. 2. Check the recess in the bulk head. (Lift the plastic grate where the wipers are situated and clear any leaves/debris dust) 3. Check your sunroof for any leaks. (From past experience with Renaults, the silicon seals break down over time and the water gradually gets in.) There are guides on the net to show you how to fix a sunroof leak, and it’ll take you a couple of hours to screw/unscrew and re-silicon, but much cheaper than taking to a garage. Hope this helps! Nathan Ball from Shropshire
Submitted: 04/12/2012 09:29:27 | ID: 16070
My Renault Clio has lost power. If you put foot to the floor there`s very little response and you would have bother getting up to 60mph. I changed the fuel and air filters which seemed to help for half a day. Any suggestions? (1.5 dci)
I had the same problem... mine turned out to be the spark pack - Den Mogg from Lancashire
Submitted: 03/12/2012 16:13:01 | ID: 16050
Hi. I`m trying to unlock my Renault Clio`s radio and have been on some sites giving conflicting info. I would very much appreciate the code for a Clio 06 plate security no A950 8200 483 7571 8200483757T? Many thanks.
Contact your local Renault dealership with the cars vin number and they will give you the code if it is the original radio they would probaly be able to do this over the phone - Matthew Graves from England
You will need the pre code from your Radio, this is usually on the top of the radio near the barcode or serial number. Then enter this code into the software, pre code calculator, just Google it you, can download to your pc, open the calc Philips De dos, enter the pre code (usually 1 letter 3 numbers) get the code. enter into the radio. Bingo, and Bob’s your uncle! Bob Clio from England
Submitted: 29/11/2012 15:23:49 | ID: 15912
When switching the key on ignition, nothing lights up on the dash of my Renault Clio. The battery is fully charged. I have recently had water ingress and am wondering if the fuse has blown. Any idea which fuse controls the ignition? Could dampness have caused other problems? Thanks. (1.2 grande)
Had a similar thing happen to the wife’s car. Lost use of the indicators, wipers and the immobiliser light stayed on permanently. Changed the relay over and the garage did the rest. Not a major job, just a bit of hassle. Had nothing but trouble with the Clio due to damp issues. Not easy to clear up when the heater/blower packs up too!! Nathan Ball from England
Submitted: 29/11/2012 14:28:34 | ID: 15900
There`s a problem with my Renault Clio. The relays random click when I’m driving, also my indicators and window wipers play up when I put them on, especially when it’s cold. Does anyone know what it could be?
Submitted: 27/11/2012 10:40:58 | ID: 15818
Hi people, I have a Renault Clio 1.5 dci dynamique. Does anyone know what the tyre pressure is for the front and back? Thanks.
It should be 51 but I was told by the dealership it is best to keep tyre pressure at 49 psi - Alan Bennett from Nottinghamshire
Submitted: 27/11/2012 10:07:43 | ID: 15809
My Renault Clio`s electrical fault light came on and the engine wouldn`t start, so I had to push start it, but after that the engine turns on fine although the electrical light is still on. What could this problem be?
The most comman problem with these Clios is the battery in the key fob when it loses power it has enough to unlock the car but does not have enough to turn the mobiliser off so a new battery should solve the problem but if not on your starter motor you have two wires while getting someone too turn the key you move them both about an that should start the car straight away it’s a common problem for these cars silly ideas male silly connections really hope this helps - Leigh Wilburn from Norfolk
Submitted: 23/11/2012 09:27:29 | ID: 15666
My Renault Clio loses power and cuts out sometimes whilst driving. This doesn`t happen all the time, some days it will cut out every time I slow down or stop and some days it will be fine. The squiggle light comes on when the car loses power (not the battery light). Any ideas what this is?
The most comman problem with these Clios is the battery in the key fob. When it looses power it has enough to unlock the car but does not have enough to turn the mobiliser off so a new battery should solve the problem but if not on your starter motor you have two wires while getting someone to turn the key you move them both about and that should start the car straight away. It’s a common problem for these cars: silly ideas make silly connections. Really hope this helps - Leigh Wilburn from Norfolk
Submitted: 22/11/2012 10:58:58 | ID: 15619
At a recent service I was told the ?? scottle pipes on my Renault Clio were partially blocked. The garage declined to show me where to find them or how to clear them "as it was dark". They charged £84 to do this - one hour’s work. I’ve asked around and discovered they lie beneath the mesh panel below the windscreen which is visible when the bonnet is lifted. Although there are what appears to be 2 screw heads, one at each end of this panel, my husband and strong son are unable to undo them. I would greatly appreciate tips on how to lift out the mesh panel, where to look for these drains and how to clear them, as I and any front seat passenger now find water dripping on our legs beneath the dashboard when it rains? Thanks. (1.4 cc petrol manual)
Submitted: 19/11/2012 16:17:02 | ID: 15551
Why does the "doors open" warning appear on my Renault Clio and the interior lights come on, although the doors are closed? (Sport)
Submitted: 19/11/2012 16:10:06 | ID: 15548
Hi. My Renault Clio auto 1.1 expression hangs in top gear a while before it jerks into gear. The garage I bought it from had a gearbox specialist look and test it and said it`s abs fine, it has a hard drive gearbox. Does anyone know if this is correct ? Ihave had quite a few automatic cars and never had this problem in the pas. I have also been told it drives like a Renault? Can anyone advise me?
Submitted: 15/11/2012 14:36:35 | ID: 15425
Hi. I have a Renault Clio 1.6 automatic. It won`t start first thing in the morning, but 90% of the time once started the first time it then starts fine all day. It does cut out now and again but not that often. What could the problem be?
The most comman problem with these Clios is the battery in the key fob when it loses power it has enough to unlock the car but does not have enough to turn the mobiliser off so a new battery should solve the problem but if not on your starter motor you have two wires while getting someone too turn the key you move them both about an that should start the car straight away it’s a common problem for these cars silly ideas male silly connections really hope this helps - Leigh Wilburn from Norfolk
Submitted: 13/11/2012 09:56:49 | ID: 15331
I have no indicators/warning lights on my Renault Clio or dash lights to show me my indicators are on. I have checked all bulbs and fuses but I don`t know which relay is for the indicators as there is 1 grey, 3 small brown, 4 small brown and 1 black one. Can anyone help?
Submitted: 12/11/2012 15:48:00 | ID: 15302
Does anyone know how many actual milles you have when the warning light comes on in a Renault Clio Dymanique 1.2? I do have the info tab on saying how many miles are available but it seems to go from 40 to 0 as soon as the warning light appears. The actual gauge arrow hasn`t even touched the red on the dashboard. I know it`s not best practice to run a car on an empty tank and this is not something I regularly do but am curious why this seems to be so sensitive and will save me a panic to get to the nearest petrol station. Please can anyone advise? Thankyou. (Renault Clio Dymanique 1.2 Tom Tom)
Submitted: 08/11/2012 12:48:06 | ID: 15186
Hi. I’m wondering if someone could help me please? I have an X reg Renault Clio and the driver`s side door won’t lock with the central locking or when you use the key. All of the other doors lock and open with no problem at all so I’m very puzzled. I don’t want to spend loads on fixing it because I’m going to sell the car, but I’d really like some advice on what to try to repair it. Could anyone give me any idea what could be causing this?
The common problem with the Clio’s are the locking barrels on both drivers and passenger sides. It will need a new lock which for the price and the hassle, can be done at any garage. If you want one that’ll use your current key, you’ll need to go to your nearest Renault dealership - Nathan Ball from England
Submitted: 08/11/2012 11:26:51 | ID: 15172
Hi. Can anyone help? I have a Renault Clio 1.2 51 plate and the blowers inside are blowing cold air. My husband has changed the thermostat and it`s still the same. I put new antifreeze in as well and then it was left to run about 10 minutes but was still the same. I have read this is a common fault on this car. Any suggestions please on what to do next? Thanks.
Sounds like could be air in pipes leave cap off run it get air out try that - Shane from England
Submitted: 05/11/2012 09:54:12 | ID: 15012
Hi. I changed the gearbox oil on my Renault Clio 1.2 16 valve, filled up till it started to come out of the filler hole and went for a test drive. I stopped the engine for about 10 minutes and when I started the engine a loud tapping noise was coming from the top of engine, which sounded like a diesel. I started to drive off and the noise stopped. I drove 300 meters, stopped the engine and it did it again then stopped, but when driving home the engine was running normally. It just seemed like a pinking noise now and again with no loss of power. The engine was ticking over normally with no smoke and the engine oil looks fine. The car drives okay, it just makes this noise and the water temperature is okay. Does anyone know what the problem is?
Submitted: 25/10/2012 11:19:06 | ID: 14756
I’ve just driven into town and back in my Renault Clio. I noticed that when I go to slow down to wait in a line of traffic or stop, the stop warning light flashes along with the oil warning light. The oil level is fine. Could anyone tell me what this is please?
I don’t have the answer but am experiencing the same thing, although mine happens more when I go in to 3rd gear, round a corner or up and down a hill. Sometimes it’s the battery and stop lights, sometimes its the oil and stop lights. I am only able to check the oil using the computer in the car as I have no dipstick (1.2 01plate 16V Dynamique) and it’s half way according to the car, so the level is fine - Kirsty Stickland from England
Possibly the oil pressure switch - cheap to replace - D from Scotland
Mine is still coming on but only now and again, my husband seems to think it is a loose connection so I’m going to get it checked out - Sarah from England
Submitted: 23/10/2012 16:13:28 | ID: 14720
My Renault Clio`s central locking keeps flashing on and off when I`m driving and then a few days later my car won`t start. Could this be draining the battery?
Submitted: 23/10/2012 09:31:54 | ID: 14709
Hello. After driving my Renault Clio for about 30 minutes or so it won’t restart, unless I wait for a few hours. What does anyone think the problem could be? I was thinking it could be the starter motor? (automatic)
The most comman problem with these Clios is the battery in the key fob when it loses power it has enough to unlock the car but does not have enough to turn the mobiliser off so a new battery should solve the problem but if not on your starter motor you have two wires while getting someone too turn the key you move them both about an that should start the car straight away it’s a common problem for these cars silly ideas male silly connections really hope this helps - Leigh Wilburn from Norfolk
Submitted: 22/10/2012 11:19:41 | ID: 14639
I had to replace the battery on my 2001 Renault Clio 1.4 model. When I connected the battery there were sparks and I noticed smoke coming from the starter. What could the problem be? Please help.
Submitted: 15/10/2012 14:15:41 | ID: 14436
I have just bought my Renault Clio from a garage and a light keeps appearing on the dash shaped like a coil and the mileage on the speedo doesn`t seem to be working properly. Any suggestions?
Check the engine wiring loom is not rubbing on the ECU security cover, causing a short - John from Yorkshire
Sounds like a misfire, I had it on my Clio dci - Tony Lewis from Wales
Submitted: 15/10/2012 12:55:01 | ID: 14430
My Renault Clio`s key got damp (washing machine) and I was wondering if there is anyway to reset the key, as the central locking is not working and the car will not turn over? (black)
Submitted: 11/10/2012 14:46:10 | ID: 14299
I`ve just had a diagnostic test done on my Renault Clio and the following codes were identified. DF060, DF193, DF194, DF234, DF002. Can anyone elaborate on each fault please?
Submitted: 04/10/2012 11:16:43 | ID: 14192
Hi, we have just got an automatic Renault Clio which once it hits 40 mph does not change down to 3rd gear . What can we do please?
Submitted: 03/10/2012 11:28:52 | ID: 14148
My Renault Clio 1.6 automatic has cut out 7 times in the last couple of days, mainly when waiting at traffic lights or slowing down. It restarts after about 10-15 minutes. I would be grateful for any advice. Can anyone help? Thanks. (automatic)
Could be your crank shaft sensor, I got mine replaced as mine cut out so many times at traffic lights... embarrassing!!... and now the last year and a half it hasn’t cut out once! :) Chris from County Down
TDC sensor £5 and easy to change on the K4m engine - Matthew Thomas from Warwickshire
Submitted: 02/10/2012 09:57:36 | ID: 14128
Hi. I’m just wondering if anyone can help me with this query? My Renault Clio starts fine if it is used every day, however if I don’t start the car for 2 -3 days it won`t start again easily. I’m not too sure as to the problem as after that it will start normally and run fine. This morning when it wouldn`t start, the engine management light came on, flashed for a few minutes and then stopped. Can anyone help?
Possible crank shaft sensor, clean the tip and replace - Alan from Worcestershire
Submitted: 01/10/2012 12:39:20 | ID: 14105
My daughter`s Renault Clio has no lights working from the switch except the front and rear fogs and the main beam flasher. Am I right in saying this is a switch problem?
Hi there. Same thing happened to me. If you look under the dash on the passenger side, right up underneath it there is 4 wee black plugs, I think these are the relays. The one on the very right hand side is the front dipped headlight, check that isn’t loose or out and if so, stick it back in and that should be it. Otherwise it may be quite a lot of money should you have to change the switch - John Wisener from County Antrim
Submitted: 01/10/2012 12:19:16 | ID: 14096
I’m just wondering if the heating/blowers on my Renault Clio are meant to light up like the rest of the interior at night? Mine doesn’t light up but I was asked if they are meant to like any other cars. Now I’m worried something`s wrong with it. It’s my first car so I don’t know anything different. Can anyone help?
Submitted: 01/10/2012 11:39:10 | ID: 14084
My Renault Clio runs okay but then just loses power. It doesn’t cut out and then just picks up again. I had the throttle body cleaned but to no avail. It does not show any faults on diagnostics check. Can anyone please help? (Clio 1.2)
I had a similar problem and changing the igniton coil solved it. Good luck - Edward Shoushanian from Egypt
Hi, when it happens again, release the cap of the tank one or two turns to let the air enter, and try to drive your car - Chucri Kayal from France
Submitted: 01/10/2012 11:15:49 | ID: 14074
Hi. I have a Renault Clio 2002. I have a button near the fan controls etc that has an image on it which kind of looks like 3 arrows curving around the button. What does this button do?
Recirculates the air in car. For when you want to cut out smells from outside - John from Scotland
Submitted: 25/09/2012 12:05:53 | ID: 13935
In cold conditions my Renault Clio’s reversing lights have a delay of 2-3 minutes. In summer the lights work fine when I reverse. Could you please help, thank you.
Submitted: 24/09/2012 16:33:37 | ID: 13921
My Renault Clio has a ticking coming from the engine and then the lights flicker off and on and the windows and indicators go off. What could be causing this?
Submitted: 20/09/2012 10:04:37 | ID: 13786
My Renault Clio`s front brakes stay on and the brake pedal is solid. This has happened twice now, but it goes back to normal after a while. I have checked the brake pads and they all okay. Can anybody help?
Abs ring, one of the drive shafts will be broke. Just happened to me, garage will sort it easy and tell you what’s the problem - Aiden McLennan from Durham
Submitted: 17/09/2012 14:40:02 | ID: 13669
When starting a journey in my Renault Clio it pulls away fine, then a minute or so later it starts to feel as if I`m in the wrong gear and starts slowing (even with gas), then it jerks and starts driving fine again. It repeats this for 5 or so minutes and is starting to do so everytime I use the car. Any ideas please?
Run a bit off red x through with your petrol so it can clean all the injectors so the fuel flow is running smooth. The reason why it might be doing this is that you have run the car really low on fuel or it could have just picked a bit off dirt up an clogged the injectors really hope this helps - Leigh Wilburn from Norfolk
Submitted: 11/09/2012 11:26:07 | ID: 13445
My Renault Clio is jerking when driving and the toxic fumes light came on for a while flashing, now it`s not on but the jerking is still happening. Any ideas?
Submitted: 10/09/2012 14:53:43 | ID: 13390
I have just purchased a Renault Clio dynamique 1.4. When I`m turning a corner it`s as though the steering wheel starts pulling to go straight. Any ideas?
Could be ball joint - Julie from England
Submitted: 06/09/2012 11:25:13 | ID: 13252
When should an oil change be done on a 2007 Renault Clio 3?
Submitted: 04/09/2012 15:08:25 | ID: 13211
Hii, I need help with my manual Renault Clio 51 plate. It was driving perfectly and all of a sudden it just wouldn`t get in gear at all, you could hear it clicking into gear but won`t work in gear. I had the AA out but he wasn`t sure so it`s now sitting in a garage waiting to be looked at, but I wondered if anyone else has experienced this before? Thanks.
Submitted: 03/09/2012 14:31:12 | ID: 13140
I bought a Renault Clio 2003 recently and the battery died. I got a new battery and got a new radio code from the Renault dealer, however despite putting the code in, it is still coming up as ’error’ and won`t accept the code. Please can anyone advise because I am getting so frustrated?
I had this same problem, so I popped out the radio and the code was completely different too. The code I had been given so I entered the code written on radio and it worked - Claire Finnane from England
Submitted: 31/08/2012 12:09:50 | ID: 13059
My Renault Clio idles erratically and misfires throughout the rev range and has a lack of power. I have changed the coil pack, the ht leads and spark plugs, also the fuel and air filters but none of this has made a difference. Can anyone give me any advice or tips as to what else I can try.? Thanks. (grande r n.)
Sounds like the 02 sensors, you have 2 on the Clio. Should be about £60 plus vat and fitting - Benjy Car Mad from Yorkshire
Submitted: 30/08/2012 17:20:39 | ID: 13002
My Renault Clio`s screen washers are not working very well. The front dribbles out and there`s no water at all from the rear. I can hear the pump working. I am assuming the washer bottle and tubes need a clean out. Any suggestions as tom how I do this? Do I need to remove the bottle from under the grill ? This could be difficult from what I can see.
Stick a pin in the outlet holes, sometimes it clears any gunge - Ronaldo from Ayrshire
Submitted: 30/08/2012 14:29:53 | ID: 12964
My Renault Clio has a ticking coming from my engine, any ideas what it could be?
Have you checked your oil, sometimes when its low you will hear a ticking. Otherwise it’s probably the tappets - Nicky Conroy from Rhondda Cynon Taff
Ticking when cold, assume it`s the D4F 1.2 16v, nothing to worry about. Make sure it`s got the correct oil Tappets - these are self adjusting - Matthew Thomas from Warwickshire
Submitted: 28/08/2012 11:21:04 | ID: 12838
How do I change the diesel fuel filter on my 2005 Renault Clio? (DCI)
Go on to YouTube, it will give you a full video and explain everything you have to do. Hope this helps - Leigh Wilburn from Norfolk
Submitted: 24/08/2012 14:52:40 | ID: 12799
My Renault Clio`s speedo fault stops then starts but not for a long time. Any suggestions?
Could be the speedo drive assembly - had the same problem but on a different make of car - Johnny from Renfrewshire
It’s a sensor on the back of the gear box. Could be cleaned but most likely needs to be replaced. I’d get a garage to sort it out for you. From memory you’re talking about 45 minutes work plus the cost of the sensor - Nathan Ball from England
Submitted: 24/08/2012 11:18:28 | ID: 12742
Why does my Renault Clio pull to the right hand side when driving?
My Clio used to do the same, my problem was not enough air in my tyre. You should check your tyre pressure in on all 4 tyres. Or maybe check your tred on your tyre maybe your tracking is off, meaning a new tyre - Joseph Byrne from Fife and Kinross Shires
It could be your tracking or a badly worn tyre which will be on the inside only, so you will have too turn your wheels on full lock then you will see if it is your tracking. Your tyre will be worn on the inside. Hope this helps - Leigh Wilburn from Norfolk
Submitted: 21/08/2012 11:59:31 | ID: 12631
Can anyone give me tips on how to change the diesel fuel filter on my Renault Clio please? (1.5 dCi)
If you go on to YouTube it will show you how too do it step by step, hope this helps - Leigh Wilburn from Norfolk
Submitted: 17/08/2012 14:30:15 | ID: 12506
Hi, just wondered if anyone could help me. I have just bought a 2003 Clio 1.2 and want to replace the car lighter. I don’t use it, just thought it would be best to replace it. You can get a universal lighter which has the positive and negative connection on the back with spade connectors, but my Clio has a terminal adapter which connected onto the original lighter. The thing is; there are 3 wires connected to the adapter a small black one with a red line a big yellow one with a red line and then a small baby blue wire. Which ones do I connect to the universal lighters positive and negative spade connectors?
Firstly, cut the block off from the three wires coming from the car. Place a female spade adaptor on the end of all three wires.(blue, black and red and yellow and red) With the black wire (with red stripe) coming from the car, place the black wire coming from the light bulb on the new universal lighter with it in the same side. Ignore the old lighter you took out and the new lighter has two spade terminals directly on the bottom. Join the positive wire from the car (yellow with red stripe), to the spade which is in the centre of the new lighter. The other spade is for the negative connection, so attach the connector which has those two black cables joined together to the spade connector on the lighter. You will be able to see the difference about the spades on the lighter. The positive connection on the lighter is always the one in the centre, and the negative is usually smaller and on the outside. (You will be able to see looking at it.) From there, just connect the positive wire from the lighter (red wire) to the blue wire coming from the car. Sometimes the lighter comes with a spade attached to the positive already. A spade connector is usually needed for the negative (black wire). (I would recommend fitting the lighter into the hole it goes into first before connecting the black wires into the same adaptor and connecting it up. All the best - Bob from Cambridgeshire
Submitted: 16/08/2012 10:02:47 | ID: 12414
When my Renault Clio is turning I get a knocking sound. What could this be?
My last car did this. It wasn`t a Clio, it was a little Subaru, but I had been driving around with this knocking sound for a couple of months and when it went for it`s MOT at the end of July it failed. One of the reasons it failed was because the wish bone (as they call it) had broken and it was actually a very dangerous thing, which was causing all the clunky knocking sounds when turning. So my advice would be go to your garage and get it looked at! - Ruth from England
Check the cv joint - Terry Chapman from Lanarkshire
If it’s knocking really badly when you turn it’s more than likely your CV joint which would be recommended to get replaced. Cheap an easy to do - Leigh Wilburn from Norfolk
CV Joint - simple. Not wishbone as other person has suggested - Matthew Thomas from Warwickshire
Submitted: 03/08/2012 16:50:42 | ID: 12267
When I use my Renault Clio`s indicator to turn right it stays on when I turn it off. Why does it do this?
Submitted: 27/07/2012 09:17:53 | ID: 12108
I have a Spanish Renault Clio. Can I change the wording on the dashboard to English?
Submitted: 24/07/2012 16:25:22 | ID: 12036
I have a Renault Clio 52 reg and for some reason it won`t turn over unless I take the relay switch off and leave it for 10 minutes. When I put it back on it has been starting. How can I stop this from happening?
Submitted: 16/07/2012 10:43:30 | ID: 11837
What does "fault in the operation system" mean on my Renault Clio?
Submitted: 13/07/2012 11:56:21 | ID: 11806
My Renault Clio`s new washer pump is not working but has power to it. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 12/07/2012 11:17:53 | ID: 11763
How much would it cost to repair / replace the cd auto changer in my Renault Clio or would it be better to replace it with a proper cd player and how much would it cost?
Submitted: 06/07/2012 15:20:11 | ID: 11644
I’ve had my 1.2 Automatic Renault Clio for a month and I’m having a problem where if I don’t quite start the engine quickly or start it properly the first time it chokes and then will not drive in automatic. The ’A’ disappears from the dashboard and I can only drive it in manual. It didn’t do at first but whilst my boyfriend was driving it and was stuck in traffic crawling in first gear it stalled. When he switched the engine back on it wouldn’t go in Auto and has had this problem ever since. I don’t mind driving it in manual but it is not really what I bought an automatic for. Any ideas about the cause and what to do? Thanks.
Submitted: 02/07/2012 16:19:50 | ID: 11578
When I pull off in my Renault Clio in first gear it`s fine but when I change to second (or any other gears) it`s fine at first, but when I give it a little bit of fuel it revs really high. The only way that I can explain it is that it sounds like it has a turbo but it doesn`t have a turbo fitted. Has anyone got any ideas?
Clutch might be on its way out (slipping under load) - Ronaldo from Ayrshire
Submitted: 02/07/2012 12:08:54 | ID: 11544
Hi. I have a Renault Clio 1.4 automatic and when you rev the car there is a whirring noise coming from the engine. You can’t hear anything on tickover, only when it`s revved, or when you are driving along it whirls at higher revs. Any ideas out there as to what this might be? I would be grateful for any help. Cheers. (Automatic 1.4)
I would suspect the timing belt pulleys or water pump.400-500 if it turns out to be either. Get it looked at by a garage soon. Any timing belt failure can be fatal to an engine - Darren Overland from England
Submitted: 21/06/2012 12:35:32 | ID: 11323
My Renault Clio`s driver`s window stops working now and then. Any ideas?
Submitted: 21/06/2012 11:34:41 | ID: 11311
I have owned a Renault Clio Dynamique Tom Tom 1.2 for two years. I have had nothing but problems and I have lost count how many times it has been into the garage. More or less everytime I stop or go to pull away from a junction it cuts out. No warning lights come on when it happens. It also will not go up a hill without struggling. Whenever it goes into the garage they can’t replicate the fault, so I feel like I’m hitting my head against a brick wall. Any ideas would be a massive help. Can anybody advise me? Thanks. (Dynamique)
It needs a new clutch because it`s slipping (hence why it will not go uphill) - Jay S from London
Submitted: 21/06/2012 11:33:08 | ID: 11310
My Renault Clio does not start and the temperature gauge illuminates on the dashboard even when the engine is cold. Does anyone know of a remedy please?
Submitted: 18/06/2012 10:03:08 | ID: 11227
My grandaughter owns a Renault Clio Dynamique 1.2 and her clutch is quite high. She feels that she stalls the car and is not confident with it. Can we adjust the clutch? Thanks.
My Clio does the same thing. I have read that it`s normal on Clios. Tell her to give it slightly more gas when pulling off. This has helped me not to stall nearly as often as I was. Sorry I can`t be of more help - Tracey B from Nottinghamshire
Submitted: 08/06/2012 14:09:51 | ID: 11064
I recently bought a 2004 automatic Renault Clio 1.4. I drove 1km from home this morning and heard a loud noise from the engine compartment, not sure where it came from. The car did not stall but there was an unusual noise coming from what seems to be the back of the engin. I managed to drive it back home slowly but it has lost power. I have not started it thereafter as I am afraid it might cause more damage. Please does anyone know what is wrong? Could it be that the cambelt is broken or the transmission? Any advice would be much appreciated.
Submitted: 28/05/2012 10:41:51 | ID: 10742
How many litres of petrol are required to fill up the tank of a Renault Clio and how many litres would be used per 100 km?
Submitted: 28/05/2012 10:33:56 | ID: 10739
What usual faults come with buying a Renault Clio and when buying one what should you look for?
Submitted: 24/05/2012 15:46:40 | ID: 10720
Can anyone tell me why my steering has turned very stiff in my Renault Clio? I thought that it might be the top mount struts but am not sure.
PAS has a problem - Ronaldo from Ayrshire
Submitted: 22/05/2012 11:16:34 | ID: 10617
I have a Renault Clio W registration and I can’t open the back door. Does anyone know how I can get it to work again?
Submitted: 17/05/2012 10:32:31 | ID: 10547
My son`s passenger side window on his Renault Clio will not come back up. Any ideas?
Submitted: 15/05/2012 15:44:56 | ID: 10537
My Renault Clio`s outer door handle on the driver`s side has come off but the inner handle still works. Is this a job we can do or do I need to look for help? Thanks.
Submitted: 15/05/2012 14:26:16 | ID: 10536
I have changed the starter motor on my Renault Clio and fitted a new battery but the car still won`t start. What else could be the problem? (1.5cc diesel)
Submitted: 15/05/2012 09:52:23 | ID: 10526
I need to replace the driver`s door locking mechanism on a ’95 Renault Clio. It’s a manual lock (no central locking or fob). Somebody from the scrapyard has a mechanism in stock and says that I just need to take the central locking unit off. Is this right? I wanted to check before I buy. Thanks a lot.
Submitted: 14/05/2012 12:26:32 | ID: 10498
I`m going to look at a Renault Clio but the owner said that the back doors only open from inside. He said that the cables need repairing on the doors. Is it a big job and would it be expensive? Thanks.
Submitted: 14/05/2012 11:35:17 | ID: 10480
I recently bought new black Lexus style rear lights for my Renault Clio. When I connected them all seemed to be fine. But I then realised that my dashboard lights are turning on when I brake and this causes my side lights to come on when braking. Also when my lights are on the rear brake lights do not flash brighter than the main lights. Can anyone help? (Dynamique)
Submitted: 14/05/2012 11:04:16 | ID: 10470
H. Could anyone tell me if a Renault Clio Grande 1998`s rear passenger door will fit a Clio Expression 2002? I am not sure if they changed the shape between 1998 and 2002. Thank you.
Submitted: 10/05/2012 11:03:22 | ID: 10379
When my Renault Clio turns a corner with the clutch in, or even when the wheel is just turned with the clutch down, it catches and won`t change gear, causing the car to go very slowly and then bump into gear or causing the car to stall. Why is this?
It sounds like your clutch cable may have a kink in it. You need to take it to a garage to get it checked as they may be able to straighten it out before it finally snaps - Liam from Cambridgeshire
Submitted: 08/05/2012 15:36:23 | ID: 10328
My Renault Clio has been sitting outside for 4 months now and had a flat battery, but when I charged the battery I applied my foot on the brake and it just fell straight to the floor? What could this be?
You maybe have a rotten brake pipe. I had 2 front to back fail under heavy braking, very scary when the pedal goes down and you don`t stop? Check the brake fluid reservoir, pump pedal and then look underneath for leaks – Enzo Clough from Lancashire
Submitted: 03/05/2012 09:44:17 | ID: 10244
I am trying to find the colour for paint code:- MV632 or NV632 for my Renault Clio. Can anyone help me? (1.2 16v Billabong Model)
Submitted: 30/04/2012 15:59:39 | ID: 10168
The dashboard on my Renault Clio says that the doors are open when the doors are all shut? Is this an easy fix or should I take it to my local garage? Can anyone please help? Thanks. (Billabong)
Submitted: 26/04/2012 09:54:38 | ID: 10101
Can I still drive my Renault Clio when the driver`s side airbag has gone?
Submitted: 16/04/2012 11:23:48 | ID: 9836
I have an automatic Renault Clio 1.4 and the auto light keeps coming on and the car battery keeps losing power. I bought a new battery and it keeps doing it. Can anyone tell me what’s wrong please?
I have the same problem and don’t know what to do. My automatic gearbox only flashes on for 2 seconds and then disappears - Shell from England
Submitted: 16/04/2012 10:21:55 | ID: 9823
Hi, my Clio 1.2 temp gauge has started to flicker when getting too hot. The fan does not come on as well. I had changed the sender unit and the problem is still there. Can anyone help with this? Thank you.
I would suggest you check the electric fan motor is turning on and rotating freely. They can sometimes lock up through old age and rust - Stuart Fray from England
Submitted: 03/04/2012 09:01:31 | ID: 9506
I have washed my Renault Clio and now the radio, clock on the dash or interior light won’t work. Any ideas anyone? (1.2 Clio Grande M)
Hi, try the fuse in the fuse box on the left hand side. Think it’s F7 but do check. 15 amps. Mike from England
Submitted: 27/03/2012 11:24:06 | ID: 9345
After door locks it locks, unlocks, locks, unlocks... several times whilst driving the beeper is constantly on. It is driving me mad, please help. PS The beeping is different to the beeping of seat belt not connected.
Submitted: 26/03/2012 09:00:08 | ID: 9329
My cigarette lighter in my Renault Clio won`t work while my headlights are on. All of the fuses seem to be okay. Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this? (1.2 16v Dynam Billabong)
Check the relays, find them at the back of the glove box. You need to get down and look up in the space behind and find a bank of relays. Now push any back in that have come loose - Fran from England
Submitted: 23/03/2012 14:29:19 | ID: 9305
I have a Renault Clio 04 1.5dci. If I change my stalk switch assembly will my car still start, as I know that the immobiliser ring is inside the assembly? (1.5dci)
Submitted: 22/03/2012 11:44:32 | ID: 9266
I am getting smoke coming from the radiator / fan at the front of my Renault Clio `s bonnet when I drive a short distance and then stop. Can anyone help?
Submitted: 15/03/2012 11:39:27 | ID: 9082
Could anyone tell me whether a Renault Clio 2002 would have abs brakes?
Submitted: 15/03/2012 11:11:56 | ID: 9074
I’ve just replaced my stereo/cd player in my Renault Clio 2002 and when I started the car the power steering feels lighter. The mileage clock is not adding the miles that I have driven and the mph needle doesn’t move? Any advice will be much appreciated. Many thanks.
Submitted: 15/03/2012 11:07:25 | ID: 9072
My Renault Clio judders when under load and the orange smog light comes on. It only does it intermittently. It sounds like the plug leads or plugs but everytime I take it to the garage it runs perfectly. I am baffled. Any ideas? (Expression 1.2 16v)
Submitted: 15/03/2012 10:18:05 | ID: 9059
Hi, my Clio is cutting out sometimes and won’t keep its revs at a stop. I’ve also noticed the oil temp goes up and down when it wants. Does anybody know what it could be? Any help would be great, thank you.
Submitted: 14/03/2012 17:05:53 | ID: 9049
Hi. I am going to buy a 61 Renault Clio Dynamique tomorrow and have noticed that there is a wireless key point under the handle on the driver`s side. When asked about it the sales man told me that it doesn’t come with a wireless key. Can I purchase one or is it just for show?
Submitted: 13/03/2012 16:26:24 | ID: 9043
Hi. I have a Renault Clio 1.2 extreme which has covered 37000 miles. The cam belt split and in my warranty book it says that it shouldn`t be changed until 72000 miles or six years old. My car`s warranty has expired. Please can you help regarding where I stand?
You are liable for any repairs. It is strongly recommended you change cambelt soon, it worth it in long run... Eddy Downey from Devon
Submitted: 13/03/2012 12:12:10 | ID: 9025
Hi, my Renault Clio engine light is coming on and the car is losing power and will not go past 3,000 revs. Can anybody help me? (Extreme 1.5 dci)
Submitted: 13/03/2012 09:52:06 | ID: 8983
My Renault Clio’s rear window washer has stopped working. The front washer is okay but I can’t even hear the pump come on for rear. Any ideas please?
Submitted: 12/03/2012 16:23:40 | ID: 8940
Hi, just recently my Renault Clio has been having problems. It starts fine but after that, the engine seems to slowly die (revs go down) and accelerator does nothing but suddenly it kicks back to life and the accelerator works again. This repeats several times and happens after I drive a few hundred yards or if the car is still. After about 1 minute of driving it’s fine and the problem goes away. I had this problem last year and it seemed to be solved by fitting all new spark plugs but it’s back. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks, Ingrid. (Expression)
Submitted: 08/03/2012 07:57:56 | ID: 8851
Does anyone know why the drivers’ seat is stuck on the left hand side? Feels like the right side is free, but cannot see why the left hand side won’t move. Also the seat does not come forward. The same keeps happening with the passenger side (moving back of seat forward only). Have tried WD40 - no luck.
Mine did this also. I find that if I kneel on the seat and give it some welly on the lever it tends to free up. Might be worth checking that you have got anything stuck in the rollers (coins). Liam from Cambridgeshire.
Submitted: 05/03/2012 17:48:51 | ID: 8769
Will a Clio Sport’s springs fit onto a standard 1.2? If yes would there be any risks to doing this? Thanks in advance.
Submitted: 05/03/2012 17:29:05 | ID: 8762
Hi, I have a question? For some reason I’ve just had a new engine mount fitted and then the throttle lost power and engine management light came on. I’m not a mechanic but can someone please help me and advise me as to the best possible way to solve this problem please?
Submitted: 05/03/2012 16:42:07 | ID: 8741
The stop light on my Renault Clio’s dashboard is on all the time - what does this mean?
Submitted: 05/03/2012 16:39:04 | ID: 8739
Could anyone tell me how to rewire the cigarette lighter for my Renault Clio? I have removed the old one and am trying to replace with new but can’t seem to get it working. I can’t figure out the wire configuration - I have 1 yellow wire, 2 black ones and 1 blue one. The 2 black ones were together when I took them apart and now I can’t figure out which goes where when I try and put them on the new one.
Submitted: 29/02/2012 11:07:50 | ID: 8692
My Renault Clio cuts out when I start it in the morning. It also misfires my rev counter, goes right up, then dies down. The tick-over is shaky and it guzzles petrol more than is usual. Please help me, thanks.
Submitted: 29/02/2012 08:20:05 | ID: 8675
Hi there, I just want to know something. I have a Clio, 51 reg 1.5 dci. Heater controls 1, 2 and 3 do not work, only 4 works. Can anyone tell me why and where exactly the heater resistor is located in my car as I really need to know.
Hi, you need a lume from Renault to connect to the heater resistor which is behind the electronic dash on the drivers side, you can just about get your hand in behind the dash, the dash clips out you have to cut and join the new wires, it is quite easy will find instructions on net - Nelius Beirne from Ireland
Submitted: 22/02/2012 09:19:02 | ID: 8502
I wanted to know if there is a website where I would be able to know what bolt remover key I needed to buy just by typing the registration number in? Please advise, thanks.
Submitted: 20/02/2012 09:43:42 | ID: 8413
I am in the process of buying a 182 sport Clio 2004. It has 47,000 on the clock, when does the cambelt need changing? (182 Sport)
I would just change it, the first thing I do then I get a new car is do a service and change the belt - Micky Mullins from Hertfordshire
Submitted: 17/02/2012 15:07:38 | ID: 8356
Hi my Renault Clio blower is not working on setting 4. Is this the resistor? How much will this cost to repair or can anyone do this?
Valeo heater control resistor module is available on ebay for £60. There are cheaper ones (new & refurbished) but Valeo make original parts for Renault. It should only take about half an hour to fit the replacement part - Simon Carter from Angus (Forfarshire)
£400 at a Renault dealership, £250 at a Renault specialist in Newbury (on Hambridge road). Whole dash has to be removed - big job - Derek Wellington from Wiltshire
Submitted: 16/02/2012 15:54:44 | ID: 8324
I removed the camshaft from the head. I want to put it back and would like to know if anybody can tell me the way to do it. I just can’t get it right.The no 3 exhaust and no 1 inlet open at the same time as the piston comes to top dead centre. Please help!!!
Submitted: 16/02/2012 15:19:42 | ID: 8320
My Renault Clio has been driving perfectly but now there is a problem. When the car is put into reverse there are no reverse lights or parking sensors!!! Any help please? )1.4 Dynamique)
First check the fuses & bulbs. If they are all okay, it’s probably the switch which is usually located under the gear stick gaiter and works through contact with the gear stick. Remove the wiring from the switch and bridge the contacts to check the operation of the lights & sensors - Simon from Angus (Forfarshire)
Submitted: 16/02/2012 09:39:42 | ID: 8299
Having removed my Renault Clio’s retaining bolts of the brake assembly I cannot get the assembly off the disc to replace the brake pads. I tried tapping with rubber mallet but does not seem to want to come off? (1.5 diesel)
Submitted: 16/02/2012 09:05:09 | ID: 8294
I just had a new UCH (think that’s what it’s called) in my 53 plate Clio and just noticed my clock/ temp keeps flashing on and off even though my car is off? What could this be?
How do I replace the rear break shoes on a Kangoo 1.9 diesel 665 van? Do you need any special tools? - Gerry Hutchinson from Hertfordshire
Submitted: 16/02/2012 08:03:15 | ID: 8285
I’m looking for the CD/ radio code for my Clio Extreme 53 plate. The code I have doesn’t work (8013). Many thanks.
You will need to take the radio serial number and your vehicle registration document to a Renault garage for them to apply for the code. To get to the serial number the radio will need to be unplugged which will stop it working until you get the code. The garage will charge you for appling for the code - Louise Lawrence from Nottinghamshire
Go on the net and type in radio codes and your serial number, car make and you can get it. Then I think it’s about £5 for the code, all you got to do is just follow instructions - Amanda Lockett from England
If you trawl through the Q&As for Megane Cabriolet you will find another driver with same problem who was advised to ring a dealer in ?? town in Somerset and was told answer free over the phone... Worth a try! Jeanne MaCaulay from Dorset
Submitted: 15/02/2012 14:26:47 | ID: 8277
Where is the heater blower resistor located in a 1.2 16 valve Clio, 07 plate? (Expression)
Submitted: 15/02/2012 10:47:21 | ID: 8261
The zig-zag sign on my dashboard appears on route. The rpm gauge will stop working, car very slow, have to stop and restart. Any ideas what can cause this?
Are you getting the eps light as well? Get a diagnostic but could be either the brake pedal switch or electronic throttle - Paul from Spain
I have had the same problem with 51 reg. Was advised it was a very expensive electronic throttle part (small oblong black box). c£400 to replace! Only happens sporadically and also more in cold weather? - Mrs S C from England
Submitted: 15/02/2012 09:36:13 | ID: 8252
Will a Renault Clio 2008 auto gearbox fit a 1999 auto?
Submitted: 14/02/2012 08:54:08 | ID: 8225
I got into my Renault Clio the other day after just getting it. It had passed its MOT the week before and I had been driving it for approximately 6 days with not a problem. Anyway a sign came up saying stop and an oil picture. I drove the car up to my parents for them to look at it, like 3 minutes up the road and my car broke down and wouldn’t start. Anyone else had this problem? Thanks.
Submitted: 13/02/2012 15:34:36 | ID: 8199
My front window wipers have stopped working. I’ve already checked both the fuse and the motor but they don’t seem to be the problem? Any further ideas anyone?
Submitted: 13/02/2012 10:52:03 | ID: 8176
I fitted a starter motor onto my Clio automatic. I took off the selector cable to get to starter bolts, then fitted every thing back. Now I have a problem when I go to engage park. What could the problem be?
Submitted: 08/02/2012 15:30:18 | ID: 8065
Hi. I have a 1996 Renault Clio 1.4 automatic. When I am driving in straight or turn to the right there is a rumbling/droning noise from the front of my car but when I turn to the left it goes. Please can someone give me any ideas what it could be?
Wheel bearing - Tim Tom from Berkshire
Submitted: 08/02/2012 10:01:29 | ID: 8025
Hi. Does anyone know how you change the washer pump on a Renault Clio? (Clio Grande)
The water pump is connected the the timing belt cam belt. It’s a professional job. You will need to take it to a garage. Removing the cambelt messes up your timing, it has to be retimed so if you don’t know how to do this just get a garage to do it, it will cost you less in the long run - Dan from England
Submitted: 07/02/2012 15:13:43 | ID: 7983
Do a Renault Clio’s airbags need replacing after 10 years? (1.2)
Submitted: 06/02/2012 15:52:58 | ID: 7968
The inside windscreen on my Renault Clio keeps freezing up and I have to scrape it first thing in morning. Has anyone else experienced this and can provide a solution? Thanks.
Hi Rhona, try looking around the seals on your windscreen and other windows to see if any are loose or hanging off a little. This causes dampness to enter in and cling to the windscreen. On frosty nights, the dampness freezes, also check the doors to make sure seals are okay round the windows. You will have to look very carefully, the smallest gap can cause dampness. Hope this helps - George Little from Dumfriesshire
Sunroof drains and will run down the pillars if blocked and leak into the car – Enzo Clough from Lancashire
Submitted: 01/02/2012 13:59:26 | ID: 7875
How big is a reserve tank for a Renault Clio automatic 1.6litre 1999 model? And how many miles can it go on the reserve tank? (Automatic)
Submitted: 31/01/2012 20:47:20 | ID: 7866
Hi, I changed the earth terminal on the battery as the old one had become loose and would not tighten up again. And since then the time display clock has gone out, any ideas? Also, the horn has packed up altogether (unrelated) but the fuse is OK. Should I just buy a new one? Many thanks. (Grande)
I have the same with my horn found out the the wiring had broken under the air bag in the streeing wheel. I have to buy a stalk assembly switch - not much, found one for £15 pound - Micky Mullins from Hertfordshire
Submitted: 31/01/2012 08:53:11 | ID: 7801
What would the standard factory fitted alarm description be for insurance purposes? (1.2 4 door Dynamique)
Submitted: 30/01/2012 18:58:55 | ID: 7764
Hi. I have a Renault clip grand 1.2 5 door 2001 y reg, just purchased second-hand, and the speedometer doesn’t work when the CD/radio player turns on! It’s not the original player, guessing previous owner fitted this and thought of using the speedometer connection! How do I fix it to have both working at the same time? Also how do I change the interior bulb? And there’s a chucking noise when I turn the car on! Has anyone any ideas? Many thanks. It also just had its MOT and it passed!
Submitted: 30/01/2012 18:40:30 | ID: 7753
I am thinking of buying a 2000 plate Renault Clio but the air bag light stays on. Does this affect the next MOT and can it be repaired cheaply?
Hi Annette, I had the same problem with my Clio and was told by auto electrition to look under drivers seat for connector, disconnect then reconnect and the light should go out, well it did on mine. The cause is the seat being moved forward or back tentioning the wire. Hope it works - Peter Heinz from Cardiff
Yep, could be right but why not get a diagnostic before you buy? The airbag light comes on if you have a fault on either airbags or the seatbelt tensors. Often the slip ring in the steering wheel fails which can cause this. As mentioned, unplug the seatbelt tensor connectors under the two front seats and replug them. If this doesn’t work then it’s gonna be more expensive. This is an MOT fail if the light is on - Paul from Spain
Hiya, I’d the same problem - disconnecting wires under seat didn’t work for me but was to disconnect battery, leave for 10 mins and reconnect - that was 3 weeks ago and light has stayed off - Patricia Allardyce from Ayrshire
Submitted: 30/01/2012 18:20:06 | ID: 7744
Where will it tell me paint code on my 2005 Renault Clio? Thanks in advance for any help.
On the driverside door check it should be below the door latch striker on a sticker inside an oval ring eg nv 676 which is met black. Hope this helps - Ricky Chapman from Northern Ireland
Submitted: 26/01/2012 14:24:46 | ID: 7700
I seem to be getting a knocking noise coming from the back window/tailgate door of my Renault Clio. I’ve used foam, small pieces of rubber in any kind of open slot but nothing seems to be muting it - has anyone had the same problem? It seems to be isolated around the windscreen wiper...
Submitted: 26/01/2012 10:01:02 | ID: 7687
Hi there... I would grateful for any advice , I have a Renault Clio 1.1 Extreme 05 which has a cassette recorder... so I’ve just bought a CD player out of an 02 Clio and now I’m unable to enter the code as nothing appears on the dash display. The connections on both players are identical?!?! Please help!
Submitted: 25/01/2012 15:14:13 | ID: 7642
The Renault Clio question posted 21/1/12 is a 1.5 diesel. Not had any issues with car at all until now. One Renault dealer told me must be wiring problem as fan is constantly on, would I not have had some kind of problem with it in the two years I’ve owned the car and the fan has only been like this since starting fault . It was OK prior to this. I’m not even getting to the stage of the plug heating coming on. Lights and central locking all OK.
Submitted: 25/01/2012 15:12:21 | ID: 7641
Please can somebody tell me how to fit my Renault Clio mats. Where does the clip go?
Submitted: 22/01/2012 14:21:48 | ID: 7577
Hi. I have just brought a Renault Clio and it’s got a small leak in the corner. I am not sure if it from the door or the sunroof. Any ideas and is this a common problem?
It may not be the glass part (seal) on the sunroof. It could be the seal that the whole sunroof sits into the roof (the black rim), aquarium silicon + silicon gun (about £10). Cut the end off the silicon then pump as much silicon right into round the seal - quite messy and tricky but clean with wet damp cloth with ringer round the rim - hope this helps as I had the same problem - Ian Kerr from Mid-Lothian (Edinburghshire)
Submitted: 22/01/2012 09:00:51 | ID: 7530
Hi there, I’m wanting to fit front fog lamps into my bumper and was wondering how easy it was, like is all the wiring already in place? Cheers.
Submitted: 22/01/2012 08:43:00 | ID: 7527
Hi, does any body know why the engine misfiring in the wet dump weather, especially when the speed is above 50 miles and hour or you pass over the dump water. Thank you.
Submitted: 22/01/2012 08:33:24 | ID: 7521
Hi, my drivers side headlight appears to have lots of condensation and also my dipped beam light blows regular but I’m guessing it’s due to the condensation. How would I get rid of the condensation. Cheers in advance. (Dynamic)
Is the lens cracked? Take the cover off the back of the headlight unit and drive with lights on dipped beam. The heat generated will clear the condensation. Then replace the cover. If the fault persists you have a faulty headlamp unit - Simon from Angus (Forfarshire)
Submitted: 21/01/2012 23:46:49 | ID: 7504
I’ve never had any problems with my Renault Clio. Parked car for 5mins, when I came back my car won’t start and is displaying orange spanner and red circular light. Had someone attempt to diagnose with Renault programme and was told power going to e.c.u. But nothing coming out other end. Don’t want to be scammed and would appreciate any advice and possible costs. Thanks.
Submitted: 21/01/2012 23:40:18 | ID: 7500
My window washer is not working properly on the driver’s side of my Renault Clio. It it is struggling to spray onto the window, but the passenger side is fine. What’s wrong?
Check the hose that feeds the driver’s side. If that’s okay then the washer nozzles may be blocked. Try inserting a small pin into each nozzle to clear any debris - Simon from Angus (Forfarshire)
Submitted: 20/01/2012 14:31:22 | ID: 7466
Hello all. I’ve got to buy new springs for my Williams and am wondering if the ones off a 182 cup will fit and do the job...? (Williams 3)
Submitted: 12/01/2012 14:39:54 | ID: 7257
I have just bought a Renault Clio 1.2 for my daughter but the temperature gauge does not work. Any ideas please?
Submitted: 10/01/2012 10:05:33 | ID: 7211
The fan to cool down the carburettor on my Renault Clio is not working, causing the water to boil and dry out. Why is this happening and how cab I fix it?
Submitted: 10/01/2012 09:13:39 | ID: 7204
Could anyone please tell me the location of the power steering reservoir on a 2003 Renault Clio? Thanks. (1.2 16v Dynamique)
Submitted: 09/01/2012 13:29:16 | ID: 7157
Where, on a 2001 Renault Clio, is the fuse for the reverse lights, sunroof, passenger window located? (Dynamique)
Submitted: 09/01/2012 08:12:36 | ID: 7141
The STOP warning light keeps coming on intermittently, and saying LOW BATTERY. Is it still OK to drive, and what does it mean? It can go for quite a time then beep?
My stop warning light started flickering, took it to the garage and there was a problem with brake fluid leaking from the back cylinder. Probably be a good idea to get it looked at - Merv from Lancashire
Submitted: 05/01/2012 15:59:07 | ID: 7092
What would cause the ABS/Service light to come on while driving on motorway? I have noticed that these two lights come on when on motorway and will remain on until car engine has been turned off and will then appear again until I start the car and once I pick up speed.
Submitted: 03/01/2012 19:35:10 | ID: 7044
Hi, I have a 55 reg Renault Clio which I have bought for my son to learn to drive in. When going to put magnetic L plates on the front and back - the back ones go on as they should but the front one will not "stick" anywhere. Can you tell me if this is normal for this year of this car? Is the bonnet made of some other material than the rest of the car, do I have a problem? Thanks.
The wings and bumper on the Clio are made of plastic and on some later models, the bonnet is made of aluminium hence magnetic L plates not sticking - Neil Rees from Cambridgeshire
Submitted: 03/01/2012 15:23:26 | ID: 7022
Hi. I went out on New Year’s Eve morning and my car would turn over but wouldn’t start. There was a whirring noise from under the bonnet, even when switched off. The next day the battery was totally flat. Someone suggested a start relay or something faulty? Has anybody got any ideas? (1.5 dci)
Submitted: 03/01/2012 15:06:09 | ID: 7010
Hello. First there was a clicking sound coming from the fuse box left of my Renault Clio’s wheel and the indicators were working faster, then after 7 days it stopped clicking. After a few days the indicators and wipers weren’t working, lights were OK. I’ve turned on the car once more and it was all OK. Now, I have found that it could be a problem with Renault Clio BSI Unit 2003, but also I’ve also found that it could be UCH Unite Centrale Habitacle. What are your suggestions? Is it repairable? What is the price of both of them? Where is that parts located in the car? (1.4 16V)
Hello, I have the same problem, did you get it fixed? Alan Reid from Mid-Lothian (Edinburghshire)
Submitted: 30/12/2011 16:44:02 | ID: 6951
I have just bought a Clio Dynamique 2001, 1200cc. The last owner replaced the gearbox, it came out of a 8 valve Clio, mine is 16 valve. I have been told there is nothing I can do to get the speedo working, the speedo sensors are different connections. Is there anything I can change to get the speedo working, or will I need to change the gearbox? Can anyone give me suggestions?
Submitted: 30/12/2011 16:39:52 | ID: 6949
I have a Renault Clio 1.5 dci 2003. After having a flat battery the engine management lights comes on at higher speeds. Can anyone help or advise? (1.5 dci)
Submitted: 30/12/2011 16:31:21 | ID: 6946
I need to top up the engine oil on my 2004 Renault Clio but can not find where I put it. Where do I pour the oil in? (182 cup)
The rocker cover has a cap. Undo the cap and put the oil in there. Don’t over fill - you will blow seals/gaskits - Micky Mullins from Hertfordshire
Submitted: 28/12/2011 21:42:52 | ID: 6901
My Renault Clio’s radiator fan is not coming on. I have checked the fan - it is OK. I have checked all the relays in the engine compartment - all is also good there. Where is the temperature sensor switch and which is the radiator fan relay?
Submitted: 21/12/2011 10:31:17 | ID: 6802
When I press the brake pedal on my Renault Clio the dull orange light comes along. Could I possibly know what is the problem?
Submitted: 21/12/2011 08:14:09 | ID: 6787
Hi. My Renault Clio leaks a lot when the weather is bad - and recently the heater fan (as in the one that de-mists windows etc) packed up. I had this repaired a month ago, now it’s broken again... any ideas? Is it the water that leaks in corroding things? Thanks! Anyone know how to solve the leaks, it gets wet on the roof by the top of the doors, and sometimes drips down through the light in the centre of the car.
Please check the radio antenna on the roof of the car sometimes it’s not sealed and leaks water to inside - Bassel Abdeen from Jordan
I’ve had a leak in my roof for years and have tried everything you could think of except taking the sunroof out re-sealing it and putting it back in. Apparently it’s a common problem with this model. The website I got the info from is autoinsider.co.uk. It’s time consuming but well worth the effort. A garage will do it for you for around £100 - Merv from Lancashire
Submitted: 16/12/2011 10:18:06 | ID: 6663
My Renault Clio shudders when in 1st and 2nd gear only. Why might this be?
Hi, it may be your engine mount rubber is weak. Open the bonnet and try to move the engine at the top from front to back, it should move a little but be quite stiff. If it wobbles easily like a jelly, replace the mount as when starting in first and second gear as clutch engages the engine, it moves in the mounts and gives a jerking feel if the engine is too loose - Ayron Kitteringham from England
Submitted: 13/12/2011 15:58:41 | ID: 6614
Can someone please help me I have no fog lights at all but when I press my brake the fog light warning light comes up. I’m very confused as I have no fog lights, also I have a 1.2-litre Grande Clio S reg and my petrol goes really quickly. I went 7 miles and it used a quarter of a tank. I spend 70 pounds a week on a silly 1.2 and I don’t do long distances at all. It’s literally from my Nan’s to mine each day, which is 7miles.
Submitted: 12/12/2011 14:13:47 | ID: 6563
When driving my Renault Clio, I stopped to turn right but my car struggled to move. I managed to get round the corner and the ABS light came on and I could not move the car at all. After several attempts I managed to get my car home. My husband then took the car out and nothing was wrong. The day after I drove the car to work and it felt like the car was being pulled back and it was making a really loud popping noise and I was struggling to pick up speed. When I eventually got to my destination I struggled to pull the handbrake up. Any suggestions what could be wrong?
There could be a few faults. 1) your brakes may be seized on, 2) you might have ran out of brake fluid, 3) the brakes may have rusted and stuck, 4) the abs could be stuck on, 5) the handbrake may be stuck on as it uses a separate barrel than the foot brake. Hope this helps - Scott from Lanarkshire
Submitted: 09/12/2011 16:05:12 | ID: 6484
My heater blower on my Renault Clio has just failed. I purchased another resistor pack and tried it but the motor still does not work. All fuses have been checked and are OK. What else could be wrong? Please help as there is a lot of snow outside and the car is freezing! (1.5dci Dynamique)
Submitted: 09/12/2011 09:35:24 | ID: 6426
I’ve bumped the front end of my Renault Clio and now none of the front lights or hazards are working. Any ideas on what the problem could be and how to fix it ? Thanks.
Submitted: 06/12/2011 11:46:48 | ID: 6387
I have a 2005 Renault Clio in dynamique blue. Can anyone tell me where I can purchase the touch up paint from as there are a few scratches on it?
Sure, any Renault dealer! Just give them the vehicle registration, unless it has had plate changes, then chassis number. They will then be able to order it in for you to collect, don’t think they’re allowed to post as it’s flammable - Chris Baillie from Somerset
Submitted: 01/12/2011 11:33:51 | ID: 6279
Hi, could someone please help. I bought a Renault Clio a couple of weeks ago and noticed that the speedo dials are stuck on on one speed and when car is not in use the speed stays illuminated. I was told when I purchased the car a plug at back of dashboard needed cleaning. Does this make sense to anyone?
Yes, to be sure - Al Menzies from Scotland
Submitted: 01/12/2011 10:48:54 | ID: 6263
My Renault Clio stalls then won’t start. The fault reads "injection control above maximum". Does anyone know what this means? (1.5 diesel)
Submitted: 29/11/2011 16:11:06 | ID: 6151
How do I replace the steering lock on a Renault Clio?
Submitted: 14/11/2011 16:11:14 | ID: 5773
Can anyone please tell me where to find the power steering reservoiris located on a 2003 Renault Clio? Thank you.
Submitted: 10/11/2011 10:20:09 | ID: 5598
Hey, I have recently had some work done to my Renault Clio. After disconnecting the battery I now need a radio code to use my radio. I was wondering if anyone knew the radio code for my Clio 1.5 dci expression 2006 model? Thank you.
Go along to a main Renault dealer and explain the situation. Take your V5 or tax book with the chassis number. They will look it up on the system for you and give you the radio code. Write it down on your car manual as you may well need it again or if you sell the car, the new owner will appreciate it too - George Anderson from County Down
My heaters are not blowing in my car - Tom Wheller from England
Submitted: 10/11/2011 09:15:17 | ID: 5594
The infra red receiver on my Renault Clio has stopped working. If I replace it with a new one will the key I have still be able to open the doors?
Is the battery in the key okay. Try a new one and resync the key. If you need a new key, it must be programmed to the car. The original key will still be able to operate the door locks and ignition - Simon from Angus (Forfarshire)
Submitted: 08/11/2011 15:20:43 | ID: 5557
Started car - it went about 100 yards then stalled, would not start - towed into garage who say water has got into main computer (technician says he can see it has happeened before - I think I bought a bad car!). Technician says it will cost £400-£500 to get it going - QUESTION: is this a FAIR PRICE OR A RIP OFF BY THE GARAGE? Please help - I’m one of those females who doesn’t have a clue!
Hi, this has happened to me today. I drove just to the main road from my house and the car died, wouldn’t even turn over. Mine is currently in the garage, I will find out tomorrow. What happened with your car? - S M from England
Submitted: 07/11/2011 16:10:23 | ID: 5476
Hi, when does the timing belt need replacing on a Renault Clio? Thank you!
Every 10,000 miles if I’m correct - Alvin from Hertfordshire
Not 10,000 miles! It depends on your engine so check with a dealer. Usually around 64,000 miles but my 2008 diesel is around 95,000 - John Barrett from Ceredigion
Hi, it’s five years or I think 72,000 mls whichever comes first, and if yours is a 2004 it’s well overdue, or it has been done by a previous owner, check your service book or any receipts you may have. If there is no evidence of it being done in your service book, try calling the garages that have done work on the car, they are usually pretty good if you give them the reg. failing that some garages put a sticker somewhere under the bonnet indicating that it has been done or others mark with a black felt pen with the date it was done, I’d have a good look first as you can save yourself a small fortune if you find evidence of it being done, I hope this is of some help to you. Kind regards - George Aylesbury from Yorkshire
Submitted: 07/11/2011 08:51:15 | ID: 5414
Hi, does anyone know how I can change the nearside sidelight on my 2007 Renault Clio? Thank you in advance!
Submitted: 03/11/2011 09:44:41 | ID: 5380
Hi, could somebody please tell me where the screen wash bottle is located on my 1991 Renault Clio? Thank you.
It’s on the left hand side just at the bottom of the wind screen - Marge Mulvey from Lanarkshire
Submitted: 27/10/2011 10:11:55 | ID: 5297
My Renault Clio is letting in water on the driver’s side and the carpets are wet in the front and back - can anyone help or advise? Thank you.
Hi there, had the same problem with mine. Do you park on the kerb passenger side? It seems that Clios are known for leaking sun roofs! Since I have started parking on the kerb drivers side, I have not had this problem, the water runs off the other way. Hope this helps :-) - Jacqui Carrington from Hertfordshire
I had the same problem then one day, the windscreen wipers stopped working, it turned out that old rotting leaves had collected under bonnett blocking the useless drainage holes, now they are unblocked my car is now dry again (and the awful smell has gone) - A Jones from England
Hi, in the top of the front wheel arches, there are drain holes to allow the water to drain off. These can get easily blocked causing water to come into the car. Reach in above the wheel and feel for a plastic cap. Clearing that should solve the problem - Neil Stabb from England
Submitted: 27/10/2011 08:49:55 | ID: 5276
On my Renault Clio 1500 diesel the battery light is staying on and the battery is going flat. The auxiliary belt is OK, I think it must be the alternator - does the auxiliary belt, once removed, have to be tensioned by a specialist or can I do it?
You can do it yourself - Neil from Lancashire
Submitted: 25/10/2011 14:09:55 | ID: 5132
When I’m driving my Renault Clio the lights start flashing and my indicators and wipers stop working. Also, it can happen anytime. There is a clicking noise when the problem happens. An auto electrician has looked at the ECU and found no fault - it is really dangerous when this happens, both to myself and other road users as my car has auto lights on it. (1.5 dci billabong)
My husband had exactly the same got an Auto Electrician to check any loose wires (earth etc), but he could not find anything wrong. After much research online, we decided to get the UCH replaced. It cost £400 total and it has worked! No problems since. As you say, it’s very dangerous, the Renault garage wanted to do a diagnostic test, but last time we had one of those done, they could not find anything wrong and I didn’t want to pay out £83 for them to say they can’t find anything wrong again. That’s the problem when it’s intermittent, so we decided to go ahead and have the unit fitted. I would almost guarantee it will work for you, we also have a 03 Clio. Hope this helps - Carol Barry from Devon
Submitted: 24/10/2011 16:02:25 | ID: 5099
Hi, my son’s Clio, shortly after starting seems to shudder like it’s got kangaroo petrol in it. It is also starting to happen more often whilst driving on the motorway. I have changed the spark plugs but to no avail. It does not always do this, but is happening quite regularly. The local Kick Fit suggested a full service but this was done only 6 months ago. Any ideas anyone?
Check if the revs are dropping when it shudders. If they do, it could be the same as the fault I had with my ’99 T reg Clio, which turned out to need a new Idler Air Control Value - John Britton from Gloucestershire
Submitted: 24/10/2011 14:07:33 | ID: 5070
I have a swooshing noise, like water in my Renault Clio passenger door, and I think it may be coming from my sunroof. Can you advise me on what to do?
Hi, my Clio in for same prob at the moment. I was told it was the sunroof seal... which is being replaced. Hope this helps - Wayne Branton from Hertfordshire
Linda, I had this on my Vauxhall Corsa. A different car but the solution may be the same. Under the doors are something called cills, and on the bottom of these are plastic plugs (with a small hole in for drainage) from which water is supposed to escape. These plugs had clogged up, so I removed one and about 2 pints of water ran out and that was the problem for me. You have to look under the car where the doors are placed and hopefully these plugs will be obvious. I was a little hesitant about pulling them out but they were easy to replace and the water drained out of the car before it could cause a more severe issue. On the Corsa it is designed that the water from the roof runs down into these cills before draining out. Fingers crossed that this is the solution to your problem as it is simple and doesn’t cost a penny - Lee from Bury
Submitted: 24/10/2011 08:43:38 | ID: 5036
Hi, how do yo change the rear brake shoes on a 2006 Renault Clio Mk3 1.4 16 valve Expression?
Submitted: 20/10/2011 15:22:29 | ID: 5013
The place where I insert water on my Renault Clio runs low after 2 days and Im not sure what the problem is.... Can anyone offer any advice or help? Thanks.
Well it could be a number of things mate from a leak in the radiator or one of the related pipes right through to it being the head gasket. Have you noticed any white smoke coming out of the exhaust? Your water can evaporate as steam through the exhaust the head gasket being the main suspect of that symptom or if you can see any water underneath when parked up, it could be a leak in the pipes or radiator. Hope this helped you - Sean Butler from County Antrim
Submitted: 20/10/2011 09:48:13 | ID: 4989
The indicators on my Renault Clio Dynamique only work on the right hand side, there is nothing on the left, not even the green light flashes. It does same when the hazards are on. I tried a new stalk and hazard switch, I checked the fuse, checked earths, and there were no fault codes. It is as if there is no power to the left side indicators... Can anyone help?
Submitted: 19/10/2011 15:31:34 | ID: 4957
When it rains, or after I washed my car, when I turn my car off all the lights on the dash will flash, the speedo will move up and down and so will the petrol guage and temp guage. When I put it in reverse they stop, also when I put my wipers on the fastest setting it will stop, also when I press my foot brake it will stop. Any ideas?
Submitted: 19/10/2011 11:26:33 | ID: 4931
My Clio failed the MOT last year on track rod ends and both were replaced (car was only 4 years old, 40k miles). This year, it failed MOT on same problem. Has anyone else had this problem? Will I have to replace the track rod ends every year. The car has not been knocked up kerbs as suggested.
Had mine replaced at 32,000 but I have to park part on the pavement outside the house so I wasn’t surprised. My car is an 05 plate, I expect them to last longer than a year. If mine fails an MOT on this within a year I will query it with the garage that did the work - Trish from Monmouthshire
Submitted: 18/10/2011 16:10:55 | ID: 4911
Hi. What does it mean when a symbol, something like this >> (A) (it is not exactly like that) comes up on the dash board of a Renault Clio? Thanks in advance for any help.
Submitted: 18/10/2011 09:25:42 | ID: 4866
Hi. Does anyone know what size the brake line nut is to secure the back break line to the brake cylinder on a Renault Clio?
Submitted: 17/10/2011 15:34:44 | ID: 4858
The horn on the car has stopped working, I have checked the fuse, that is okay. Anyone out there who can help me?
The horn unit may have failed. It is located behind the bumper (front near-side) and gets a lot of water thrown at. Try connecting it directly to the battery to see if it works. If the horn is okay then it’s probably the switch that’s faulty - Simon from Angus (Forfarshire)
Submitted: 12/10/2011 11:31:12 | ID: 4795
Hi, anyone know how much it would cost to have my cambelt kit replaced? Also how much with the water pump too? I’ve snapped my windscreen wiper lever off - can still use it as there’s a tiny amount left. I can press to operate the blades and washer jets - is this easy to replace myself if i get a spare part? (be bop)
Submitted: 12/10/2011 11:15:07 | ID: 4793
Why does my cruise control not engage whilst drivin, only while stationary?
Submitted: 11/10/2011 15:34:32 | ID: 4763
My driver seat would not go forward, took it to the garage who fixed it but since the seat has been taken apart, there is a gap between the seat and back part of the seat. This results in metal sticking in your back. Took it back to the garage who insisted it was just the cushion being more worn than the passenger seat! It wasn’t like this before it went in! Also a metal part has broken off inside as it was lying on the floor it has a yellow covering on it, can anyone help with this?
Submitted: 06/10/2011 09:09:07 | ID: 4595
Can anyone tell me what colour the wire leading to the ABS light is? I need to fix the light and I’m unsure of which wire it is because all the wires are bundled together with a large connector on the end.
Submitted: 06/10/2011 08:59:16 | ID: 4593
Does anyone know how to turn the service light out and reset the ’next service due’ display?
Hello, have a search on YouTube. There is a guy on there who will show you how. Hope this helps - Mark from Cumberland
Submitted: 26/09/2011 09:53:31 | ID: 4558
My stop service and steering wheel lights are flashing in my car. the car will cut out and then restart itself. Why?
Submitted: 23/09/2011 08:41:58 | ID: 4531
I can’t put the front seat forward to get in the back. How come?
I’ve just come across the same problem if yours is the same as mine. There is a u-shape plastic mount inside the seat which holds a clip for the wire. This may have spread open and the clip will come out. Unfortunately this is a molded part and is riveted to the seat so will need new seat - Steve Lang from Dorset
Submitted: 21/09/2011 08:44:39 | ID: 4496
My gear knob has broken, how do I take it off?
Submitted: 19/09/2011 09:21:25 | ID: 4450
Was the Clio 1.2 16v expression a sport model?
Submitted: 15/09/2011 10:23:20 | ID: 4418
I have an auto gearbox problem. I can’t get any forward gears. It’s only got 34,000miles. Is it electrical or how can I fix? (auto 1.6.)
Check your transmission (autogearbox) oil levels, there is a dipstick (think this is red) under the bonnet and you just fill to the full level on the dipstick. Hope it works! Tom Ryan from Kent
Submitted: 14/09/2011 10:16:06 | ID: 4403
Main lights are turned off but when the car starts, the main lights turn on and won’t turn off until the car is turned off. Why?
Submitted: 12/09/2011 10:36:14 | ID: 4382
The passenger wiper blades falls off the side of the window and hits the passenger door window. We have tried tightening the nut which is okay but there is too much play and it won’t set back in the start position. It stops half way up the window. How do I fix it?
Submitted: 12/09/2011 09:52:17 | ID: 4360
Both my electric door mirrors have stopped working also there’s a buzzing sound coming from passenger side mirror. Any idea why?
Submitted: 30/08/2011 08:55:23 | ID: 4141
I have rattle on the left side of the engine. The timing belt side. Any ideas?
Sounds like the timing belt tensioner has broken, I had this with my Megane. If so, a new belt kit needed - John Holland from Lanarkshire
Submitted: 23/08/2011 08:47:07 | ID: 4095
I have a 1999 Renault Clio Grande diesel car. It keeps jerking and cutting out and having to restart engine. Any suggestions what this could be? Thanks.
Submitted: 15/08/2011 09:08:52 | ID: 3980
When I take the ignition key out, the wireless stays on. Any ideas why?
If it is pre-owned, it could have been re-wired to take power off a non-ignition fed source, like the lighter power or a completely separate feed direct from the battery. I have done my stereo like this as I hate having to run the engine just to listen to music... Just turn the radio off... - Rory from Hertfordshire
It’s the fuse look in your manual for the stereo fuse and change that. It normally happens if you have had a charger plugged in when you started your engine - D Chaple from England
Submitted: 10/08/2011 14:15:20 | ID: 3933
I have a plastic key with my fob, how do you open the door with it? (f1)
On the passenger door handle, there is a cover over the keyhole on the right hand side of the ’pull’ part of the handle. Pull the cover off but be careful as the key may never have been used - Jeff Darke from Devon
Submitted: 10/08/2011 09:20:12 | ID: 3925
I have a Renault Clio Be-bop 1994 and have a leak from either a pipe or the windscreen washer bottle. I can’t seem to find out how to remove it to check. Any idea please?
Submitted: 01/08/2011 08:52:10 | ID: 3841
My heaters are blowing constantly like the air conditioning is on although its not. Is this normal? (Billabong)
Submitted: 27/07/2011 08:57:55 | ID: 3814
My Clio will not start, turns over 4 and 5 times before starting. Any ideas why?
My Clio did this for ages and it turned out to be a loose wire going into the starter motor. If you push the wire in slightly, it usually does the trick - Cat from England
Submitted: 28/06/2011 09:49:51 | ID: 3193
My washer bottle is blocked on my ’99 Renault Clio. Can anyone tell me how to unblock it? The small pipes are all clear up to the washer jets. If the bottle has to be removed to clear it, can anyone tell me how to remove it?
Just pull the washer motor out of the water bottle and blast it with an air line, or simply get another washer motor - A Dickie from Dumfriesshire
Submitted: 23/05/2011 12:21:51 | ID: 2284
What does the spanner sign mean on my dashboard? I have a Clio 1.2 16v 2007.
It means it is due a service - Tammy from Fife and Kinross Shires
The spanner light means your car has a fault, it’s not a service light. It will say on the screen when it needs a service - Richard from Bridgend
Submitted: 16/05/2011 09:19:48 | ID: 2365
I have a hissing noise coming from around the brake pedal when it’s pressed. If the engine is off, I can pump the pedal up approx. 4 times then pedal goes hard - start engine pedal drops. Does this mean the servo is okay? If so, what could be the fault? The engine runs fine.
It sounds like the seal on the brake servo is leaking - J Peterson from Cheshire
Submitted: 09/05/2011 09:01:45 | ID: 2501
Where is the fuse for the fan speed switch?
Submitted: 26/04/2011 09:12:44 | ID: 2080
The tail gate boot won’t open. I have changed lock and senser button which worked, but only for a while. Can anyone suggest a permanent solution?
Submitted: 21/03/2011 09:44:58 | ID: 2311
Why is it hard to put car into reverse gear? My stick sticks.
Submitted: 21/03/2011 09:12:07 | ID: 3025
A spanner has lit up on the dash telling me to check injectors. Why? (1.5 DCI Dynamique)
Submitted: 25/02/2011 08:41:47 | ID: 2043
Why are headlights turning on when applying brakes? And why is the service light not turning off on the dashboard?
Submitted: 11/02/2011 09:56:01 | ID: 2889
The radio has suddenly stopped working. It has no display. I changed the fuse but it did not make any difference. Also, the backlight on the display is now on all of the time. Any suggestions? (diesel dynamique)
Submitted: 02/02/2011 15:42:44 | ID: 2850
Hi there. The display backlight on the dash is staying on and has drained the battery on one occasion. The radio no longer works either. Can anyone shed some light on this for me please? Thanks a lot :-) (Monaco)
Hi Julie, I have a Renault Megane and I recently had the same problem. The radio stopped working and the dashlight stayed on permanently. Took it to the garage and the computer system needed resetting - £50. Hope you get sorted! Soph from England
Take your radio out. Remove all wires, put wires back and enter your radio code. Worked for me - Dale Leonard from Durham
Submitted: 24/01/2011 15:52:04 | ID: 2225
Does anybody knowwhere is the heater blower is located in the Renault Clio? (1.5 dci)
Submitted: 13/01/2011 12:02:21 | ID: 2640
My battery died, and since I changed it the radio and the clock don’t turn on. I know that you have to insert a code but I can’t do that since I’m not able to turn it on. How can I solve this problem? I also have problems with the turn left light, it blinks normally and then suddenly starts to blink faster... It only goes back to the normal blink when I speed up.
Submitted: 12/01/2011 08:56:56 | ID: 2411
I have just purchased a used Clio 1.5 diesel for my wife and find the power steering slightly strange in that it seems to slightly resist the driver - ie you have to pull or push round a bend rather than steer it. I have taken it back to the garage who have checked it out and (non Renault) and they say everything is OK. I was wondering if this is normal due to the electrically assisted steering, any ideas? (Dynamique)
Hi. Although I don’t know the answer to this, I’m having the same problem with my Clio which is also a 1.5 07 plate. It was fine when I got it but now feels just how you’re describing it. I am fingered by RAC warranty so plan to call them in the morning! - Gemma from Lincolnshire
I had a similar problem got the wheels lined, problem solved. Should cost you around £15 - Merv from Lancashire
Submitted: 10/01/2011 10:40:52 | ID: 2706
Started during the extremely cold snap we had. 90k on the clock. The stop and engine warning lights came on after I had driven 200 yards so I returned home. Engine will start fine and temperature gauge will rise half way as usual but if I try to drive the guage rises to max quickly. Coolant rises and falls in the tank. My in-car heater now only blows cold. Any ideas? I am reluctant to try to drive it to the local garage in case I do some real damage. Any temporary measures I can take to help matters. Mechanical knowledge mimimal. (Dynamique)
Could be the cylinder head gasket went and is letting coolant into engine. There would be a lot of white smoke from the exhaust, or the thermostat is sticking - Jock Holland from Lanarkshire
Submitted: 05/01/2011 09:58:57 | ID: 2141
I can’t get out of park at the moment. This happened again about 2 months ago but righted itself after leaving for a couple of hours and trying again. I put it down to being cold and car being old. Has happened again tonight but still like it 4 hours after first tried. It hasn’t been driven for 2 days and has been very cold. Any ideas why this is happenin qand any solutions? (automatic)
There is probably a very small amount of water in the brake drum. Happens to me too, I have a clio 2006. The water freezes and locks the parking brake. Found only viable solution. A hairdryer. Unlocks brakes in about 15-20 mins - Steve from England
Submitted: 04/01/2011 10:20:58 | ID: 2133
I have a 1999 Cleo 1.6 RXE on which I buckled a front wheel on one of Scotlands many pot holes. To cut out the vibration, I fitted the part worn spare in its place. Front tyres 165 x 65x 14" were due for renewal so I went to a scrap yard and from an apparently similar T reg Cleo which also had on 165x65x14" tyres. I obtained a steel wheel and scrapped the buckled one. Took it then to the tyre dealer who fitted on new tyres but the inside of new steel rim is rubbing on the caliper so they had to take it off again. Now have no spare tyre until I can source a steel rim hhich fits. QUESTION: DID RENAULT USE DIFFERENT STYLES or WIDTH OF STEEL WHEELS ON THE 1.6cc? CLEOS AS AGAINST THE SMALLER ENGINE ONES FROM WHICH I MIGHT HAVE GOT THE NON FITTING SPARE. WHAT DO I CHECK AT THE SCRAP YARD TO SAVE ME HAVING TO JACK UP AND OFFER UP EACH ALTERNATIVE STEEL RIM ? ...... ADVICE PLEASE. (1.6cc. RXE 3 door)
Fit the odd wheel on the back and the back wheel on the front. Had the same problem with a Ford years ago - Mick Grant from Yorkshire
Submitted: 15/12/2010 09:01:23 | ID: 3546
Hi, can you tell me how to change the bulb in the display for radio? Thank you!
Submitted: 29/11/2010 15:47:05 | ID: 3346
Where is the windscreen waterbottle located?
Offside, under bonnet, near windscreen - Fred Dunford from Dorset
Under the bonnet dohhhhhhh! - Steve Wood from England
It’s under the bonnet on the passenger side right below the windscreen. In the tray bit for water run off where the windscreen wiper motors are - Steve Robbins from England
Submitted: 11/11/2010 16:06:44 | ID: 3721
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