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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,

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

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

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Damo, Fife

Renault Master

Ok guys hi, I am now on my second engine in my 2.2dci Renault Master after a bad engine repair. The newer engine is from a Movano. I have to date had all the injectors helicoiled new copper washers due to it chaffing. A new turbo at £400 all serviced, timing belt done etc etc. My problem is within 6 months of having all this 2 of the 4 injectors started leaking and were spitting diesel all over the engine. Back to the garage and needed some big bolt kit? to hold them in. However just under a year and wala the 4th injector now has the same problem. Not only that but I also seem to have an oil leak coming from a bolt on the rocker cover. Tighten it, no oil leak, a week or two passes, has worked it's way loose again. I think but not sure but seems to be a plate behind the power steering pump and looks to be seeping oil also. That's the big problems but there's more, power steering belt snapped and 3 times later knackered the bearings in the power steering pump, had to be replaced? Although now there's a new one fitted doesn't kick in straight away. It is massively stiff when started, hold it over hard for a minute or two and then kicks in, works quicker with slight revs. Please help I'm on £8600 so far on a 51 plate van. Can't afford to buy new, need this fixed and running for at least another year till my newly establishing business picks up

Submitted: 07/01/2015 02:11:49 | ID: 109068

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Jason, Lancashire

Renault Master

Hi. Could anybody advise as to which coolant i need to put into my 2002 renault master radiator bottle? and also where to get it from? Thanks

Submitted: 03/01/2015 16:02:25 | ID: 108829

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stephen whitford, Cornwall

Renault Master

battery light and stop light came on then all lights on dash come on and the battery flat

Submitted: 31/12/2014 14:02:43 | ID: 108675

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stuart entwistle, Cheshire

Renault Master

is it possible to convert a semi auto clutch to manual clutch the gear box look the same

Submitted: 27/12/2014 10:02:17 | ID: 108469

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Noel Wright, Devon

Renault Master

We have a 2012 long wheel base high roof Renault Master van and the windscreen has been leaking on the near side on and off for 12 months even though Renault have looked at it. Is this a prone thing with this model or are we just unlucky Kind Regards Noel Wright

Submitted: 24/12/2014 13:08:04 | ID: 108411

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Gary Rivers, Derbyshire

Renault Master

Hi I am trying to locate an accelerator pedal position sensor (part number 0205001208) for my 1998 Renault Master T35 2.5d campervan. The original part is made by Bosch, but they discontinued this part in 2011. Any help would be greatly appreciated...thanks Gary

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Don`t these have a manual throttle?rob from Ireland

Submitted: 05/12/2014 22:22:58 | ID: 107442

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Rhys Anderson, Devon

Renault Master

Problem with the heat setting it either goes boiling or frezzing cold theres no inbetween My company paid to get it fixed but within a couple days it went back Does this have to be done by ranault or is there something I could do ???

Submitted: 05/12/2014 13:38:21 | ID: 107423

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Paul, Norfolk

Renault Master

Hi, Can anyone help, I am looking for timing marks on cam shaft and engine drive cog, wheel shaft. After a lot of browsing and searching, workshop manual for this engine is impossible to find. Renault Master T35 2.0 Petrol Had to remove cam belt and forgot to mark timing positions for engine alignment, engine has moved since belt was removed and have to replace ,re-fit cam belt. First I need to put camshaft and engine drive shaft into alignment. Would appreciate any specs, info diagrams on this subject. Thanks PB

Submitted: 29/11/2014 17:20:22 | ID: 107087

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John, Ireland

Renault Master

I am on the lookout for a van and have come across a 1999 lwb 2.8tdi with only 88000 genuine miles, it has been really well cared for. My mechanic tells me to stay clear of renault but it seems a good buy to me. Has anyone had one and what is reliability like. thanks.

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I've had one of these vans for years, mine had done nearly 300,000 miles with only a few niggles. I did change the gear box for a second hand one but overall a great van. I used mine as a camper and travelled all over France no issues. Good on fuel and buckets of torque. Buy it if you haven't already. Patrick williams from Flintshire

Submitted: 27/11/2014 22:54:17 | ID: 107014

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terry, West Midlands

Renault Master

There is white smoke blowing out the near glow plug, any ideas what is wrong?

Submitted: 21/11/2014 16:14:14 | ID: 106616

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karim, Luton

Renault Master

Hi, my van had an accident and is damaged in the front and driver`s side and I couldn`t start it. I changed the fuel pump in the tank but it`s still the same. Someone told me to check the fuel cut switch but I couldn`t find it in the van, I couldn`t locate it?

Submitted: 14/11/2014 08:53:29 | ID: 106193

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chris kavanagh, Ireland

Renault Master

My van starts but won`t rev up. I had the ecu checked bit nothing showing, only 80,000 miles and this is first trouble?

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Hi there I have the same problem and I have been told mine is the accelerator pedal position sensor, you could try that out. I am having a problem finding one because they stopped making the one for my van in 2011. good luck.. Gary Gary Rivers from Derbyshire

Hi there I have the same problem and I have been told mine is the accelerator pedal position sensor, you could try that out. I am having a problem finding one because they stopped making the one for my van in 2011. good luck.. Gary Gary Rivers from Derbyshire

Submitted: 09/11/2014 15:45:34 | ID: 105932

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Ian, Cheshire

Renault Master

We have had a recon engine fitted into our Renault Master minibus, a new turbo, new ear valve. We are getting full revs when revving it up but as soon as you want to go and drive it's just flat, no power as if it's gone into limp mode. Can anyone help?

Submitted: 07/11/2014 11:48:57 | ID: 105831

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john, West Midlands

Renault Master

just started blowing black smoke recently drives perfect starts first time every day does anyone know why this as started happening all of a sudden

Submitted: 30/10/2014 19:12:25 | ID: 105350

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Sharon, Cheshire

Renault Master

I have a Renault Master converted into a horsebox, I drove her yesterday and on occasions it would not go into 2nd gear - would you know what the fault may be and how it can be resolved? How do I check the level of gearbox fluid?Also, is it easy to change the cigarette charger as it doesn't work? Many Thanks :-)

Submitted: 27/10/2014 10:43:25 | ID: 105179

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christopher hill, Berkshire

Renault Master

My 2008 Renault Master 2.5 DCI camper van has developed bad fuel leaks three times in 7000 miles. The pump has been replaced once by diesel specialist and now I`m going to have a further pump fitted. Total mileage of vehicle is only 27,000. Is this a common problem with this model?

Submitted: 22/10/2014 09:06:07 | ID: 104976

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mike lillie, Torbay

Renault Master

HI,I own an ex ambulance 2.5d which is now being used as a campervan.Mounted and enclosed above the cab is a hot /cold blower for the rear of vehicle which I want to remove to give extra storage room.After removing the vent panel held in by four screws I can just about see there are what look like water hoses(I guess)running under the unit presumably connected to theheating system.So....can anyone give advise on removing all the gubbings without causing too much hassle,as I am not a mechanic but can do basic jobs, but the thought of leaks or upsetting the heating system etc fill me with horror!Thanks Mike

Submitted: 19/10/2014 16:19:02 | ID: 104855

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raine, Togo

Renault Master

Can anyone assist, how many tons can i load on my recently bought used renault master T35 van(1994).

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3500 kg your van will carry Tom from Ireland

Submitted: 18/10/2014 11:05:06 | ID: 104805

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Dylan, Ceredigion

Renault Master

Since having my Renault Master Van I`ve had trouble starting it every morning, it has had a new crankshaft sensor and a new starter motor but it still does not start. It`s been on a computer to test for any faults and also the fuel pump has been tested. Can anyone tell me what is the matter with it and how to rectify the problem? It`s really getting to me now! Thanks

Submitted: 16/10/2014 14:09:28 | ID: 104698

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Brian Buchanan, Highland

Renault Master

My 2004 master is leaking water how do I fix it?

Submitted: 16/09/2014 16:23:03 | ID: 103164

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murray, Australia

Renault Master

my drivers electric window does not work all the time.can hear clicking noise in dash but wont operate,sometimes when I turn van off and back on it works. also have to unlock/lock back door with key as remote wont operate.love the van otherwise ta murray

Submitted: 16/09/2014 01:48:36 | ID: 103160

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Willie McNally, Ireland

Renault Master

Hi, I need to replace the airbag clock spring on my 06 master, how do I remove the steering wheel cover.

Submitted: 09/09/2014 15:37:36 | ID: 102852

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Mike Culley, Surrey

Renault Master

Hi, For some strange reason, when I start the van cold, it starts fine but will not pick in response to the accelerator. After a few minutes and some coaching in picks up and runs fine. It doe's not log any faults in the diagnostics! Any suggestions please? Thanks, Mike

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Hi Mike, my husband's van was the same when he first bought his. After quite a few hours of being checked up at the local garage and after testing various sensors on the engine via a computer plugged into the engine management system (a specialised tool), it emerged that one sensor which had previously been fixed before he bought the van had not been logged into the management system and therefore did not recognise the new part. Once this part had been registered into the management system the problem disappeared. Before this was remedied it felt like he needed to pull the choke out but there was no choke to pull out. Basically, the engine was starved of getting petrol to it, and when it did get going it was just ambling along which was a danger. Hope this helps and hopefully by now yours is fixed. Regards. Sara from West Yorkshire

Hi Mike, my husband's van was the same when he first bought his. After quite a few hours of being checked up at the local garage and after testing various sensors on the engine via a computer plugged into the engine management system (a specialised tool), it emerged that one sensor which had previously been fixed before he bought the van had not been logged into the management system and therefore did not recognise the new part. Once this part had been registered into the management system the problem disappeared. Before this was remedied it felt like he needed to pull the choke out but there was no choke to pull out. Basically, the engine was starved of getting petrol to it, and when it did get going it was just ambling along which was a danger. Hope this helps and hopefully by now yours is fixed. Regards. Sara from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 04/09/2014 17:51:33 | ID: 102607

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geoff cornelius, Bristol

Renault Master

I`ve trouble starting my Master van, hot or cold. Fuel filter was changed, glow plugs changed, it runs OK when it`s running. No fuel leaks, glow plugs only come on for 5 secs, it will start very easily with a puff of easy start?

Submitted: 03/09/2014 10:02:59 | ID: 102546

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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

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Hi Bob , There is a beeper bulb available on ebay which relaces a reversing bulb and apparently emits a loud beep as you reverse and also provides reversing light as well all for less than a fiver! Mike mike lillie from Torbay

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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