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marc, Warwickshire

Renault Master

Hi I have just bought an ex ambulance(mod) that I am going to convert to a camper,motor home. Thevan is great only 47k miles,it is still kitted out as an ambulance.There is a switch under the drivers seat that switches on the aux battery and all the 12v sockets in the back light up,although I still can't switch on the rear interior light,fan, night heater, winch etc, I was wondering if anyone has worked on one of these and could tell me what I am missing? Any help working out how this thing is wired up would be much appreciated, thank you.

Submitted: 14/08/2015 19:58:12 | ID: 119791

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Ann-Marie Holdridge, South Yorkshire

Renault Master

My van has not been used or even turned over for the past year due to ill health. I have tried to start the engine and I have found that there is no power. None of the dash board lights are lit when the ignition key is turned. I have replaced the battery, and checked that the battery is fully charged. I have also checked all the fuses - they appear to be fine. The last time it was used it started with the first turn of the key. It has done very little mileage due to it being used just for recreational use. The oil has been checked and is fine. Has anyone got any ideas that may help me with this problem please.

Submitted: 11/08/2015 12:30:02 | ID: 119612

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Mike, Berkshire

Renault Master

Fan belt broken can I still drive

Submitted: 10/08/2015 06:24:26 | ID: 119557

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Steve, Northumberland

Renault Master

Should this van come with engine stone guard?

Submitted: 10/08/2015 04:57:47 | ID: 119556

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Steve, Northumberland

Renault Master

No stone guard under engine.should this model come with it or not ?

Submitted: 10/08/2015 04:49:53 | ID: 119555

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David, Cheshire

Renault Master

Blowing oil from around injectors got black smoke.

Submitted: 04/08/2015 21:44:45 | ID: 119342

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Dermot, Dorset

Renault Master

2011 Renault master front drivers window not working clicking at relay/

Submitted: 24/07/2015 11:12:05 | ID: 118837

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derek spence, Northamptonshire

Renault Master

My renault master starts one day and not the next. I have notised that the light on the dash that shows the heat plug/ wigiley line dose not come on every time i turn the ignation on ,when it dose light up the truck will start,but won,t when the light stop,s out . What can i try?

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I had same problem total random starting issue. It turned out to be a cam shaft sensor. Was not that expensive to fix. ambro from Antrim

I had same problem total random starting issue. It turned out to be a cam shaft sensor. Was not that expensive to fix. ambro from Antrim

Submitted: 16/07/2015 22:23:06 | ID: 118538

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Heather Uytendhal, Merseyside

Renault Master

we have lost the odometer reading on two buses after 2500 miles no body know why and now being fobbed off it is illegal for it not to be on bus

Submitted: 07/07/2015 11:23:20 | ID: 118150

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Johnathan, Greater Manchester

Renault Master

Van won't start and there's a red stop light on and a red engine light what's the problem

Submitted: 25/06/2015 09:06:12 | ID: 117679

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Steve Radford, Hertfordshire

Renault Master

the master rear door of my van is really stiff to open and close and i snapped the handle trying to open it. I have tried spraying it with a variety of different lubricants but nothing seems to work.I worry that if this doesn't get sorted i may damage the hinges. can you please help. thanks Steve.

Submitted: 24/06/2015 17:37:31 | ID: 117651

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neil dyer, West Sussex

Renault Master

Hi there I have a 51 plate master tipper are the reverse lights on a fuse? if not how do I change the reverse switch thanks

Submitted: 07/06/2015 13:34:49 | ID: 116912

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Richard, Somerset

Renault Master

Hard to refuel,Very slow.Is there faults with the breather pipe on this van?

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Hi mine is the same, so I took the tank off although it never needed a new breather pipe I fitted one anto be on the safe side took out the anti syphon part sadly still the same jimmy ambrose from Merseyside

Submitted: 24/05/2015 09:21:16 | ID: 116399

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trevor, East Sussex

Renault Master

how do I change the auxiliary belt and what length it be I have got one from Renault pictures would be helpful regards trev

Submitted: 22/05/2015 21:02:21 | ID: 116362

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Peter Gilissen, Belgium

Renault Master

Hi I have a 2002 (januari 2002) Renault Master (camper) 2.8 Dti in verry good condition. Does somebody knows where I can find the location of the cabine/pollen/interior filter. I would like to change that filter but I can't find the location of it. Thanks in advance.

Submitted: 03/05/2015 22:14:52 | ID: 115536

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Ron, Stockton-on-Tees

Renault Master

Hi, I have a renault master T35 LWB high top yr2000 All 4 lock's don't work so got a key with a fob on it so i can lock all the doors with the central locking, it's been working and now central locking has decided to stop working, thought it might be a fuse but dont know what it looks like on the diagram, the key fob is less than a month old and battrie is ok, all i get is a small noise, any idea's would be really appreciated as i cant lock it up properly.

Submitted: 03/05/2015 20:47:16 | ID: 115530

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jimmy ambrose, Merseyside

Renault Master

My question is my bus runs smoothly with no smoke out of the back. I had done a trip to Glasgow and back full on leaving it filled up on return worked out mpg, it came out at 19. The rev counter at 70 is 3000, at 75 is 3500 in fifth gear. Any ideas? I was told it could be down on compression, cheers Jimmy

Submitted: 01/05/2015 12:06:32 | ID: 115450

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Beesh, East Sussex

Renault Master

We have a 200 reg Renault Master that has been converted into a hores box. I have a problem on the 'air intake' control flap. It makes a loud clicking sound every 20 secs as the flap comes and then drops down, Very irritating when driving along. What needs to be replaced?

Submitted: 27/04/2015 16:23:49 | ID: 115276

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Colin Hubbard, Herefordshire

Renault Master

I have an ex-ambulance bus which I hope to convert to a Motorhome. I would like to know where the vehicle data plate is located, so that I can order the correct parts. As when asking at local parts stores the reg number doesn't throw anything up. Nor does the vin number. I have a digital workshop manual, but without the vehicle data details I can't use it. Thanks Colin.

Submitted: 11/04/2015 20:46:32 | ID: 114594

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Davis, Durham

Renault Master

I needy he fitting(plastic that fitted between the throttle cable and the throttle where can I buy this

Submitted: 09/04/2015 18:03:32 | ID: 114505

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David, Bath and North East Somerset

Renault Master

Hi The van was driven for four months over the winter when i went abroad. On return the coolant was empty and there is now a severe loss of power and it really struggles up the hills, drives fine down hills. I have put injection cleaner in, changed the fuel filter and driven 500 miles but its still the same I have refilled the coolant twice in the last month, cant see where the coolant is leaking or going to and it seems to empty randomly, more on long journeys. There is no white steam / smoke or black smoke, no warning lights, temperture gauge is normal, it starts fine and there are no strange noises. Loss of power seems to slowly be getting worse. What could be the problem? Thanks

Submitted: 09/04/2015 16:05:27 | ID: 114498

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Dean Martin, Swansea

Renault Master

Hi could you tell me the cylinder head torque settings please. Thanks, Dean.

Submitted: 03/04/2015 20:22:19 | ID: 114284

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Peter Dubbels, Aberdeenshire

Renault Master

Had great difficulty unlocking the fuel cap as it was very stiff, cannot relock cap now as the cap /key will not turn. Do'es anyone know what the problem is or will I have to buy a new fuel cap.

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try wd40 let it soak in and keep turning the key. brian from North Yorkshire

I agree with Brian. Just eased my locking cap last night with WD40 around the moving parts and a drop of vegetable oil into the lock mechanism. Work's a treat!! JOHN from Cumbria

I agree with Brian. Just eased my locking cap last night with WD40 around the moving parts and a drop of vegetable oil into the lock mechanism. Work's a treat!! JOHN from Cumbria

Submitted: 02/04/2015 17:03:56 | ID: 114210

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kersey, France

Renault Master

How do I succesfully change my complete ignition barrel unit without immobilising the vehicle

Submitted: 30/03/2015 13:16:40 | ID: 114070

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Darryl, Australia

Renault Master

Looking for a workshop manual for 2012 Master 2.3L , any help would be appreciated.

Submitted: 28/03/2015 00:13:29 | ID: 113957

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John, City of Edinburgh

Renault Master

It`s losing oil, happened quite suddenly and mechanic thinks it could be the Turbo? Certainly the engine seems to hit a flat spot around 65 mph, there seems little point asking as some of you are worse off makes me feel guilty! But if you can help I would be most grateful. Here is my final question, why do we do this to ourselves? Renault are obviously unreliable as a manufacturer so how are they in business? Do we hope the next one won't be as bad when in our heart of hearts we know it will? First and last for me, I have seen the light!

Submitted: 23/03/2015 19:51:50 | ID: 113717

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J.Proud, Devon

Renault Master

Follow up to question re position of horn button - just found mine, as it's just failed MOT for not working! Is it easy/difficult (expensive?) to fix?

Submitted: 22/03/2015 23:54:47 | ID: 113683

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liam lynch, County Londonderry

Renault Master

Hi went to start my 04 2.5 master today.turned the ignition on and it turned on the lights but when I turned it the whole way around it lost all power. There's no power at all.

Submitted: 20/03/2015 21:18:57 | ID: 113600

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IVAN SMITH, Ireland

Renault Master

Hi can anybody please tell me if there is a pollen filter in Renault Master van and where it is located? Thank you Ivan Smith, Sligo, Ireland.

Submitted: 16/03/2015 21:02:55 | ID: 113427

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mikael, Sweden

Renault Master

Hello, I am working on my girlfriend`s horsebus, it's a Renault Master diesel 2006 (100kW I believe). It stopped after an hour`s drive after 4 months standing still. After a couple of minutes I could start it again and then it stalled again. Some days later I changed the fuel filter which was contaminated with micro-organism. After the change I was not able to start the engine (a pity I didn't try before the filter change that day). I got help from a former car mechanic so the system should be properly bleeded. We can't find any bad connectors. We loosened a connector to one of the injectors, there was fuel coming but for some reason the injectors are not opening. The fuel cut-off switch should be ok since fuel is coming to the injectors. The engine starts on start-gas but there is no smoke so I guess that no fuel is entering the cylinders. No fuse is melted. Is there any relay that can be bad? Any other ideas? What is a bit strange is that I was able to run the engine for some minutes a couple of days before the change of filter, but something was bad or imminent broken so I guess it is totally broken now. It is going to the Renault workshop this week if I can't fix it myself. And another thing, for a long time we have had problems with the radio/cd-player cutting out temporarily whilst driving. I read that that could be a faulty ground or something behind the dash, perhaps it is connected? The cabin and horse-compartment have been very damp for some months by the way, even the slightest mould has been found on the seat and some blankets in the car, just for info. So, any ideas? Thanks in advance

Submitted: 15/03/2015 18:36:50 | ID: 113368

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simon oldfield, Suffolk

Renault Master

Please does anyone know what the maximum towing weight is for a long wheelbase 1996 Renault Master T35 2.2 HDI? If buying a 1996 120,000 miler what should I look out for mechanically/bodily please? What overall fuel consumption would I get ?

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Look out for a ford and forget about the Renault ???? John from County Down

Look out for a ford and forget about the Renault ???? John from County Down

Submitted: 14/03/2015 09:45:01 | ID: 113303

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Brian, Lancashire

Renault Master

Hi, I have a 2011 movano the heater is not working. When I switch the heater to the on position the heater is not working and the radio goes off. Any ideas what this could be? Many thanks

Submitted: 11/03/2015 21:35:52 | ID: 113183

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James fletcher, Louth

Renault Master

The gear shifter has become stiff to entre gears, I have sprayed the gear lever with penetrating oil and it released and then it became stiff again after a week running. Secondly I went to enter the bonnet and the pull didn`t do anything, I removed the bonnet pull and tried to pull the cable still no release. I have no idea how to get under the bonnet.

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James contact Michael from Croom , County Cork. 0876916865. Know everything about Masters and has a yard full of them, got me sorted recently, cheers martin from County Down

Submitted: 10/03/2015 20:26:58 | ID: 113118

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Ken, West Yorkshire

Renault Master

Hi I have a problem with the STOP & BATTERY lights coming the symptons are:- 1 Lights not on at tick-over. 2 Lights come on at 4K (max)revs stationary & no load 3 Lights come on when any load applied ie, lights or heater 4 Charge voltage OK at around 14.3 to 14.5 volts and steady at all engine revs I believe all systems ok ie. fan belt, wiring. Could this be something to do with the freewheel, alternator pulley as regulator seems OK?

Submitted: 26/02/2015 17:36:18 | ID: 112400

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bob, City of Glasgow

Renault Master

Renault master 2.5 diesel. 2004 model just stopped was doing 30 mile hour tried jump and tow RAC said can shaft not turning. striped the timing cover off turn crank shaft with spanner and see bottom cog in timing compartment turning but does not turn belt or outher cogs can turn three low cogs will try turn can shaft cogs today. will I have 2 take belt off 2sea if can shaft is seised. and can you tell me how to set trimming .any help or tips thanks

Submitted: 21/02/2015 12:29:32 | ID: 112027

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Robert Ellis, Nottinghamshire

Renault Master

Hi. I have just noticed that the automatic locking on my van has stopped working (this is not the central locking but rather the door locking when I reach a certain speed). I have checked the fuses and now I have no idea what to do next- has anybody any ideas?

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Got an old Y reg Renault Master 2.8 diesel turbo, put a new battery on and new alternator on and my battery light is still on?steven from Ceredigion

Submitted: 27/01/2015 15:46:43 | ID: 110380

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ian, Aberdeenshire

Renault Master

my van has blown the fuse for the 2 front side lights and n/s rear side light , is this a common falt and how can I trace the short ?

Submitted: 23/01/2015 16:52:17 | ID: 110184

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evans bello, Greater London

Renault Master

How many liters of oil in 2.5 engine renault master 2008 lwb

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8 liters of oil Stuart from Fife

8 liters of oil Stuart from Fife

Submitted: 21/01/2015 09:28:25 | ID: 110010

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Kieran, Cork

Renault Master

I changed brake pads but I cant get the warning light to go off on the dash, how do i get the light to go off, also the handle on side door broke off and I have problems sometimes I can't close it,can someone help me,

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Kieran contact Michael fro Croom, County Cork 0876916865, only breaks Master vans and I recently got handle for failed doe, he has all the knowledge you need, cheers martin from County Down

Kieran contact Michael fro Croom, County Cork 0876916865, only breaks Master vans and I recently got handle for failed doe, he has all the knowledge you need, cheers martin from County Down

Submitted: 13/01/2015 20:27:01 | ID: 109488

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ashley, Norfolk

Renault Master

hi on my renault van i have put 2 pulley tensioner on in a year do you know if this is a common fault

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Yep it is I have had two vans and done 3 tensioner on each. I wish they would just sell the pully and bearing for the end, as the main assembly has never failed. will woolley from Derbyshire

Submitted: 09/01/2015 21:03:42 | ID: 109242

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