Driving on M25 and my clio decides to judder and a warning light flashes on instrument panel, this is a 1.2 16v 1999, it`s as if the driver has taken his/her foot off the accelerator but the accelerator pedal is to the floor. The flashing sign on the panel looks like wavy lines horizontal and a coil spring above it but this I believe is for a diesel and mine is petrol. The car got me home ok but can`t work out what the sign is, haven`t got a manual so can`t check what the signs are on the panel, believe it may have something to do with HT leads or spark plugs, can anyone help before I go spending unneccesary money or something that doesn`t need fixing?
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motorway so must be english and a uk reg vehicle ,well this is not my favourite make of vehicle the dreaded renault ,So the lights are on and you have a juddering .Well firstly the lights ,the service light and the ABs light are not connected ,the service light can be put out by holding the button down depending in the layout ,anything later than 2005 is a dealer only software job ,the ABS could jsut be damp in the wheel sensors and with the rain in the UK then i wouldnt worry about this too much ,driving a car with no ABS isnt a problem as the brakes still work manually just like a good old ford cortina ,dont drive fast in the rain and slow down with the gears old school style.The juddering is worring me though so i would advise that you go back to the garage that fitted the brakes and ask them nicely to have a look in case one of the caliper retaining bolts is loose although i feel you may need new brake disks ,now take a tip from a old man here wear the high heels and LBD.act dumb and pretend you know nothing and i bet you get this car sorted and the service light put out for free but its not difficult so any problems on this part and i will scan the alldata book on how to do it for you.Excepts its pouring down here in sunny spain and the book is in the garage but iam sure the garage will do it for you its just a case of holding down button A and turning the ignition then it counts down and the service light is reset.See how you get on any queiries just answer this post
I HAD JUDDERING WHEN PULLING AWAY FROM STOP POSITION IN MY RENAULT CLIO. TURNED OUT MY FRONT BRAKE PADS WERE JAMMED ON DUE TO SEIZED LOWER GUIDE PINS ON FRONT BRAKE CALIPERS. FREED THEM WITH A SPANNER AND PLENTY OF WD40.CURED MY JUDDERING PROBLEM. SORRY I CAN' T HELP WITH ENGINE LIGHT...JOHN PAXTON
dont talk to me about these renaults ,pain of my life but iam a bit confussed here as to the warning lights because i would expect the warning lights to come on with the juddering ,then it picks up again this is caused by the sensors on the pedals under the dash ,(want to see my teashirt) but i dont remember the heater lights coming on at the same time ,you sure the timing belt hasnt broke ?? does it still run ??
I have 2 meganes im working on at the moment both have the same problem. the electrical falt light is on coz the pipe has snapped (or come off) under the bonnet on the passangers side close to the window (theres a black box about 2 inch wide the pipe connects underneath). if I reconect the pipe and grab the engien with both hands it wobbles and the pipe pulls off. I suspect this is coz one (or all) the engien mountings are shagged. and this will be the cause of the juddering when driveing in first and second gears. solutions iv have come across for juddering involve changeing the coil pack but thats nothing to do with the problem my 2 cars have as one of them has new coils. they are 1.6 petrol, p reg and s reg
these cars are really acute with there problems and this such prob is usually caused by the air filter needing changing, and full service with plugs and leads doesnt usually go a miss. when was the last time it had new oil and plugs and leads and filters?