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petar vassilev , Greater London

Renault Master

I need to replace the outer front left cv boot on my Master , just wondering if the driveshaft needs to come off from the transmission or can it be changed just by removing the hub . I heard that renault presses them in on the outer side into the hub and replacement is much more complicated . thanks in advance . if anybody knows anything would appreciate it .

Submitted: 14/08/2014 17:16:40 | ID: 101487

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Adam, Australia

Renault Master

Can the Renault master vans sliding doors be adjusted so theirs less of a gap where it latches onto?

Submitted: 07/08/2014 09:51:56 | ID: 101059

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bob, Hertfordshire

Renault Master

Hi, I need to fit a reversing alarm to my Master Would very much like to know what colour is the reversing light wire Or is there a plug available in the rear that can be used Best Regards

Submitted: 01/08/2014 17:59:05 | ID: 100729

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john h, Lancashire

Renault Master

Hi, help please. my 2008 Master is poorly. when i am driving along, it judders just like a petrol car does when one or two spark plugs are sparking intermittently, but as you all know it is diesel so it is not spark plugs. also, at the same time, my speedo is dancing up and down. any idea's ?

Submitted: 31/07/2014 16:40:30 | ID: 100663

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Yvonne, Middlesex

Renault Master

I have just purchase a Renault master motorhome, and the stop light and battery kept going on and off on the journey home. Starts first time and run well. Does anyone have any ideas. Yvonne

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I Have a movano van and it did exactly the same...thought it was the alternator and/or needed new battery....non of these. In the end it was my immobiliser. I just dis-connected that and all ok. K.Miller from Shropshire

I Have a movano van and it did exactly the same...thought it was the alternator and/or needed new battery....non of these. In the end it was my immobiliser. I just dis-connected that and all ok. K.Miller from Shropshire

Submitted: 23/07/2014 19:23:11 | ID: 100234

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John, South Lanarkshire

Renault Master

I would like to find the fuse for the radio , I've checked the fuse box under the steering wheel but no luck , any help would be appreciated , cheers

Submitted: 23/07/2014 18:59:44 | ID: 100230

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adam, Yorkshire

Renault Master

Hi, my engine and gearbox have packed in on my 2009 Renault Master 2.5 6 speed. Could anyone tell me if the gearbox and engine from a Movano or Interstate will fit and what year vehicle does it have to be from?

Submitted: 18/07/2014 03:04:54 | ID: 99902

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Henri stevens, Australia

Renault Master

The windscreen washer did not work ,faulty switch ,I rewired cut existing wire at the pump and wired through new switch + fuse to battery. Now washer works . But car will not start , no lights come on at the dash battery is ok .please help

Submitted: 16/07/2014 04:30:25 | ID: 99756

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Mike, Cardiff

Renault Master

I have a Renault Master 53 plate and I was just wondering if it is possible to get a crankshaft cover for the underneath of the van? I cannot seem to find one anywhere so I was wondering whether you might be able to tell me? Thanks Mike

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you can buy the crankshaft pully covers off ebay thair called engine splash covers thay cover the crankshaft and wheels and belt priced around £49 im getting one my van needs one,hope this info helps.dennis dennis from Dumfries and Galloway

Submitted: 11/07/2014 13:55:08 | ID: 99449

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Gordon, Essex

Renault Master

Please can anyone help? My car revs up to 2000 rpm then gives loads of white smoke. It drives okay but starts to jump and puffs off smoke at 2000rpm. This problem has become worse and I only drive 40 miles a week. Booked it in for clip test, wouldn`t start. Checked relays, it started, couldn`t do test, pins too corroded. Started first time in the morning but once switched off it won`t start again, needs easystart. Put new genuine MAF on, no change, all injectors working, fuel pump working. Turbo air pressure valve very stiff. It`s 2004, 96k, had it three years. Could it be fuel filter, blocked cat (no egg smell) or oxygen sensory or just a short circut? No-one seems to trust garages, they just replace everything and fault codes should just read £££££. Any help appreciated.

Submitted: 10/07/2014 22:11:21 | ID: 99411

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richard, Cumbria

Renault Master

i have filled tank up to filler neck.now fuel gauge is showing between half full and empty is there a cure or do i need to replace sender unit?

Submitted: 09/07/2014 08:04:53 | ID: 99305

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barbara, Hampshire

Renault Master

how do you remove a renault master starter motor do you have to take the front of the van off

Submitted: 08/07/2014 21:53:55 | ID: 99274

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Harry Potton, France

Renault Master

Went out in van done about 60 miles parked up 5 minutes later went to move it, engine turnes over but will not fire up, im a bricklayer not a motor man any help would be welcome Cheers H. PS. IT IS AN ENGLISH VAN AND IM STUCK OUT HERE.

Submitted: 05/07/2014 10:56:04 | ID: 98998

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Leslie Reynolds, Greater London

Renault Master

The heater blows cold air and sounds like a plane taking off. What`s wrong?

Submitted: 01/07/2014 19:17:17 | ID: 98813

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dennis, Dumfries and Galloway

Renault Master

how do i losen the crankshaft pulley bolt to change the oil seal behind the crankshaft pulley????helpplease urgent my van is an 05 2.5 dci 100

Submitted: 26/06/2014 20:30:59 | ID: 98522

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keith hawkridge, Greater London

Renault Master

I have changed the rear pads on my Master and everything seems fine, but next time you try to drive off the rear brakes are stuck on. I have changed the load sensor valve but still have the same problem, it has also had a master cylinder fitted at an earlier stage. Could it be a bleeding problem or brakes not adjusted correctly? All these problems started after carrying a heavy load?

Submitted: 20/06/2014 06:32:01 | ID: 98092

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Trevor Cox, Berkshire

Renault Master

Hi, Selling my Renault Master horse box. Customer very happy but power steering reservoir is bubbling quite ferociously, not air. Had power steering pump fitted 500 miles ago, passed MOT and steering works fine without leaks. Why is is bubbling when it should be swirling gently?

Submitted: 19/06/2014 16:16:13 | ID: 98039

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sanjay chand, Australia

Renault Master

my truck was blowing black smoke therefore I have replaced turbo,all injectors and fuel pump as well but still have the same problem ,blowing black smoke no idea what to do , can some help me please.

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Have you blocked off the egr valve? Sometimes this gets clogged and can cause it to smoke. They are a very hard van to find faults, I have had mine in 5 garages and not one can locate my fault. Check the internet for best advice like I have done. And fingers crossed my van will be back on the road tomorrow. Good luck.. Roger from Blackpool

check if the oil ring on the piston that it is not wornout if so replace and what is happening that the engine oil is coming into the combustion chamber and makes black smoke but if this does not solve it check if it gets to much Diesel by plugging in a car computer into it since you got elektronik controled ingectors hopes this helps! Robin from Sweden

check if the oil ring on the piston that it is not wornout if so replace and what is happening that the engine oil is coming into the combustion chamber and makes black smoke but if this does not solve it check if it gets to much Diesel by plugging in a car computer into it since you got elektronik controled ingectors hopes this helps! Robin from Sweden

Submitted: 19/06/2014 11:16:21 | ID: 98016

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bill, Greater London

Renault Master

I have a 2003 Renault master diesel formerly an ambulance that has developed an electrical fault with the ignition light flashing on and off when turning hard left or right or when travelling over rough roads the engine is also hunting trying to cut out ,it then recovers. I have been told it might be an electrical earth connection behind the dash .Has any body else had this problem before

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Hi, it will be a wire that has threaded and when you turn it is touching, causing it to flash. Good luck. Roger from Blackpool

When i went over bumos in riad the engine cut out slightly, a sequence of these mean i lost power only stalked once, there is a big black rubber button above where windscreen wiper resevoir is just underneath bonnet it is sensitive and breajs eventually, a guy in france replaced mine but with a second hand one tgat was lying around so it didnt last long so its doing it intermittently But they dont cost much and you simply plug it in so you can fit it yourself, but i dont know the name. You can check if thats the problem by putting your radio or cd player on if it temporariky cuts out you know its this wee electric switch, pity it is mounted where it takes the impact of the road. kirsten from Blackpool

When i went over bumps in road the engine cut out slightly, a sequence of these mean i lost power only stalled once, there is a big black rubber button above where windscreen wiper resevoir is just underneath bonnet it is sensitive and breaks eventually, a guy in france replaced mine but with a second hand one that was lying around so it didnt last long so its doing it again intermittently But they dont cost much and you simply plug it in so you can fit it yourself, but i dont know the name. You can check if thats the problem by putting your radio or cd player on if it temporarily cuts out you know its this wee electric switch, pity it is mounted where it takes the impact of the road. Hope this helps, Cheers kirsten from Blackpool

replaced Fuel filter £20 Bingo running perfectly bill from Greater London

Submitted: 16/06/2014 16:31:11 | ID: 97811

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fan, Australia

Renault Master

2013 DCi 150 master, How much engine oil consumption? alarm top-up oil level at 7000KM, and alarm top-up oil level again at 14000KM.

Submitted: 14/06/2014 02:01:57 | ID: 97638

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D morrison , Falkirk

Renault Master

Can you tell me where the battery charging points are on my Renault Master 100 2.5 diesel?

Submitted: 13/06/2014 09:55:05 | ID: 97592

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Ian Dale, Greater Manchester

Renault Master

I am scraping my van and i have 70 liters of diesel left in the tank, can i siphon it off or does it have a anti siphon device?

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Assuming you don't have to run the engine again then you should syphon as much as you can. Even if the van has an anti syphoning mechanism, given that it's your vehicle you can take your time in finding a way to bypass/break it, it is 70 litres worth after all. Shepherd from Cheshire

Assuming you don't have to run the engine again then you should syphon as much as you can. Even if the van has an anti syphoning mechanism, given that it's your vehicle you can take your time in finding a way to bypass/break it, it is 70 litres worth after all. Shepherd from Cheshire

Submitted: 05/06/2014 09:12:03 | ID: 96954

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mike Fear, North Somerset

Renault Master

my Renault Master back doors have stopped fully opening and are catching the lights, i have oiled them but to no avail, any ideas please, thanks

Submitted: 03/06/2014 17:58:16 | ID: 96822

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Ciprian Pandrea, Australia

Renault Master

I bought recently a Renault Master 2005. Great van, but the fan doesn,t want to start. I have no any ideea where is the fan, I have checked the fuses and they are ok. I wish you can help me or guide me through this problem. And also please let me know what does mean DCI? I know D is for diesel engines, but I don,t know what D means. All best Cip

Submitted: 21/05/2014 15:00:47 | ID: 95855

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murray, Australia

Renault Master

My Renault Master emits a beeping sound when driving, only when I put the brake on does it stop, only when in gear does this happen. There are no fault lights on? Any info would help PS It has had scan

Submitted: 12/05/2014 06:13:53 | ID: 95407

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Sid ali, Derbyshire

Renault Master

Hi, Just want to know if you can tell me how Replace the brake light Lhs on Renault Master verso 2012 , 2.8 diesel .cheers.

Submitted: 07/05/2014 19:29:37 | ID: 95209

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hame, Cornwall

Renault Master

hi i'm thinking of buying a Renault master wheelchair minibus. when I had a test drive I notice when I partially turn the ignition key on there was a humming sound, almost like its running. is this normal? could it be just powering the fuel pump or something similar?

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If the van has air suspension the sound will be the airtank filling up.I have the same van (collet body)and this is what happens on mine paul from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 01/05/2014 13:08:56 | ID: 94944

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Roger, Wiltshire

Renault Master

I have a 2011 master van only done 30000 miles it has just come up with the orange spanner light and the display message 'check injection' it is driving fine what does this mean?

Submitted: 30/04/2014 18:24:26 | ID: 94919

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michael silcock, Lancashire

Renault Master

Does anyone know if I can fit a rear view camera and how I would go about it?

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Hi, you could try Lion in Chorley. They fitted an alarm and reversing camera to our Master chassis motorhome http://www.lionvehiclesystems.co.uk/ Tel 01257 266102 HTHnick bell from Lancashire

Submitted: 22/04/2014 16:47:40 | ID: 94559

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Frankland, South Yorkshire

Renault Master

I have just bought Renault Master 2005 SL33 DCI 100 SWB 2463cc Panel van (ex Gas Board) could not find a manual for it anywhere so purchased 4 DVD set of ebay, only problem is I don't know what vehicle type it is, I need to select from a long list like EV0A, FV0A, HV0A etc. before I can get to anything meaning full. I know this will sound daft but I have not even found the battery yet, any information would be gratefully received even if its an alternative to Haynes publications.

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evening the battery is under the floor in the cab. there is a separate piece of rubber floor mat that lifts up in front of passenger seat. under is a panel held down with 4 x 30 torx screws remove these and panel to get to battery. would ring up your local Renault agents to get your model number, if no luck let me know . thanks bob bob storey from Kent

Submitted: 17/04/2014 22:48:13 | ID: 94381

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Les, Surrey

Renault Master

I have water in the oil. If I fill up the water tank it disappears. I have checked the oil level and this has increased. I have now removed the cylinder head and can see no problems with the head gasket. Before I removed the head gasket I tried a head gasket repair solution but this had no effect. The water is going straight into the oil. Any ideas. The cylinder head also looks on good condition no signs of cracks. Thanks

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what engine size is it? Lex from Cardiff

evening, if it is a 2.8 turbo or a 2.5 non turbo there is a hidden core plug behind one of the core plugs in the engine block, you have to remove the outer one to get at it. off hand I cant remember which one it is but can check tomorrow and let you know if required. thanks bob bob storey from Kent

Submitted: 16/04/2014 15:32:14 | ID: 94320

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philip, Antrim

Renault Master

Hi, The check injection light has come on dash . The van is going fine . what does this mean . I get my fuel from the same garage ( reputable ) every fill as I have an account there . Any help .

Submitted: 13/04/2014 11:14:38 | ID: 94170

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John, France

Renault Master

Hi trying to buy a master 2.5 129 DCI however its been stood for 12 months and had to free of one brake and repalace a part on the air supension all this is fine. I then took it for a test drive and it blew a 'disk' of the side of the engine covering the crank bolt I guess. The engine has dumped most of its oil over the road and underside of the van but was still running when we switched it off. It has only covered 120K miles 2002 model ex transport ambulance. It sort of suits my needs and the price is ok but what is the likely cause of the disk blowing off and what is the likely damage thanks in advance

Submitted: 12/04/2014 19:49:08 | ID: 94145

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Roger Power, Surrey

Renault Master 2002

My Renault Master van 2.2 dci has an issue with the power steering belt, it keeps shredding after about 200 miles. It has been replaced twice now, once by Renault. This time it has shredded whilst idle on my driveway and there appears to be an oil leak. I`m not certain yet if it is power steering oil. The van drives beautifully other than this issue. Have you any ideas what the problem could be? (2.2 dci)

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evening, check alignment of pulleys. does the tensioner pulley work if it does not put enough pressure on the fan belt it slips and overheats and breaks. does everything rotate freely including alternator and power steering pump. with engine running does the crank pulley appear to wobble, the pulley is made in 2 parts it becomes unbonded and the outer part runs out of true. the oil leak will be a damaged crank oil seal, part of the fan belt will have gone into it. easy to replace though. thanks bob storey from Kent

It is the oil leaking on the belt. I had the same issue. I located the oil leak and the belt`s still going strong. Roger from Blackpool

Submitted: 07/04/2014 14:03:40 | ID: 93904

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Chris Rodgers, Shropshire

Renault Master 2001

Will the engine and box from a 2004 Fiat Ducato 2.8 tdi fit into a Renault Master t35 2.8 tdi?

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evening, the gearbox is totally different, wont fit. if the injectors are electronic the engine wont work. if they are mechanical injectors as in master, although the head looks different the engine will fit. you will have to use your injection pump as it is coded to your ignition key. thanks bob storey from Kent

Submitted: 07/04/2014 12:17:35 | ID: 93927

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Darren Hill, England

Renault Master 2002

I`ve been told that a Renault Master 2002 is the same as a Vauxhall Movano, is this true? I`ve been looking for a manual for my van but just cannot seem to find one for it. Thanks. (Renault Master 2002)

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evening they are all made by Renault, Vauxhall and Nissan then put their finishing touches to them. peter russek manuals might do a manual. thanks bob storey from Kent

Submitted: 01/04/2014 09:37:51 | ID: 93692

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Dennis Smith, Dumfriesshire

Renault Master 2005

Where is the oil filter situated in my Renault Master 2005 van? I can`t find it and I want to change the filter when I change the oil. Please help. (2.5 dci 100)

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The oil filter housing is situated just behind the radiator , remove the splash guard and you should see it just in front. Of the sump tony from Aberdeenshire

The oil filter housing is situated just behind the radiator , remove the splash guard and you should see it just in front. Of the sump tony from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 10/03/2014 11:13:22 | ID: 62674

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Ray Waterman, Kent

Renault Master 2006

I have a Renault Master. I put the key in and turn on and the preheating indicator comes on as it should, then goes out. I can start the engine with no trouble but the only thing is as soon as the engine starts the preheating light comes on and stays on. The engine runs fine. Why is it coming back on and staying on?

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You need new glow plugs mine’s the same. Shaun from Oxfordshire

EGR valve maybe slightly open. Bill Car from Lincolnshire

evening the glow plug light has 2 purposes, one is the glow plugs the other is that the ecu has registered a fault and its warning you of an impending fault. you will have to find someone with a scanner to read the fault codes to give you an idea of what it might be. be aware though if it says it an egr fault or any other fault, it might not be the egr valve that's faulty it can be a break in the wiring or incorrect voltages. the codes are only a guide. thanks bob bob storey from Kent

Submitted: 25/02/2014 16:19:41 | ID: 62352

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Terence, Derbyshire

Renault Master 2011

I have a 2011 Renault Master that has been in an accident and the airbag has gone off. I have repaired the van and the only thing I haven`t done yet is the airbag. Will this stop it from starting or is there a fuel cut out switch?

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Hi, I got the same problem with a 62 reg Movano. Had an accident and an air bag blew. Now it won’t start. It’s been shut off by Ecu, so I have been told. Regards. Matthew Elvidge from Essex

Hi, I had Laguna and same problem. It wouldn’t start until I took the fuse from the airbag off. Stan from England

Hiya, my Movano had a fuel pressure shut down switch in the Ecu. It needed clip 2014 to sort it and it runs fine now. Good luck Matthew Elvidge from Essex

Submitted: 10/02/2014 11:50:36 | ID: 68141

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John Gummer, England

Renault Master 2006

My Renault Master has just had 4 new injectors fitted and the egr valve has been checked, but now I have low power when going up hills. It seems like a slight missing when the accelerator is pressed and there`s black smoke from the exhaust. I was told it`s unburnt fuel. Do you need to set up injectors when fitting? I was told no, is that correct? My engine is 2.5. Please can anybody help as I`m not sure what to do next?

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Got similar problem with mine. I cleaned the connections on the connectors to the switches on the foot pedals, which seems to have improved things. Sean from Kent

If it has a turbo it could be that the turbo’s on the way out or one of the air flow pipes coming from the turbo is split or not sealed and therefore it lets air out and loses power. Wayne Edwards from Wales

Black smoke shouldnt be the turbo....white smoke is turbo related. I had black smoke coming out of my van and loss of power. Check inlet manifold pipe connections. Mine had come lose which messes up the engine mixture. Mine wouldnt pull over 40mph black smoke everywhere. Inlet manifold pipe reconnected and now runs like a dream again. Larry from Hampshire

Submitted: 04/02/2014 15:27:04 | ID: 61716

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