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Renault megan scenic dti diognostic fault codes

Car starts from cold and will idle if driven will only travel a few hundres metres before engin cuts out or if switched off while stationary will not start again until engin cools down. Also after engin cuts out or switched off diseal pump makes buzzing sound that also stops when engin cools at which time the car may be started again? Engin management codes read from snap-on reader include: 00104, 01570, 32772, 00195, 12293, 13057, 05376, 00316, 01553, 00518, 31795, 08576, 08448, 27208, 02180, 00085, 00046, 04866,19968, 26731, 01536. Unable to clear codes using snap-on device.

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  • Alan Brooke Dec 01, 2008

    Hello, I have the same problem with my daughter-in-law's 1.9dti Sce

    nic - churns over a few times when cold but always starts but a bit smoky. If i stop it after a short while or after it gets up to temperature it'll not restart and if I keep trying it it will eventually fire up on 2 or 3 cylinders, wont rev up for a while and belches clouds of grey/white diesel smoke as though the timing is retarded. When this happens there is an electrical buzzing noise from the top of the electronically managed fuel injector pump.

    I am a diesel fitter but with no diagnostic facilities for this type of engine so I took it to a local Diesel Injection specialist but they reckon it's an immobiliser problem !!!

    I would be interested to know if you found the problem and would appreciate any advice.

    Thanks, Alan.

  • Alan Brooke Dec 01, 2008

    Hello, I have the same problem with my Daughter-in-law's Scenic 1.9dti.

    It churns over a few times from cold but always starts but a bit smoky. Stop it and it'll not restart either after a short while, or when up to temperature. If I keep trying it eventually fires up on but runs lumpy and wont rev up for a while and belches clouds of grey/white diesel smoke ( as if the timing has retarded) until it settles down. The top of the electronically managed injector pump gives out an electrical buzzing when this happens.

    I am a diesel fitter but have no diagnostic equipment for this engine so I took it to a Diesel Injection specialist who reckons it's an immobiliser problem although in all other ways the immobiliser/alarm works fine.

    I would be interested in whether you found the problem and would appreciate any advice.

    Regards, Alan.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Driving along and the engine cut out and won't start again



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Whats else do you expect ,snap on code reader your having a laugh .YOU HONESTLY EXPECT TO READ A RENAULT ???????????????WITH ENCRYPTED SOFTWARE .sounds like an ECU problem but it could be something simple on the fuel injection system but without hearing the noise to know if its air in pump or an electrical buzz .check fuel IN line for ingression of air first ,also check for return in case its blocked causing the pressure to build up to high .call a scrapyard then report vehicle stolen and make a claim .this is a renault remember its designed to be dealer only repairs not weekend mechanics

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