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My renault meganes orange engine light keeps flashing and my car

The orange engine light on my car keeps flashing and the car seems to judder

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  • mick1947 Feb 01, 2009

    The engine symbol light keeps coming on. I have had the TDC Sensor repalced and it was fine for a day but its back on again. The car stopped and although it started it would not pull away under load. Has anyone found a resoloution to this problem?

  • silvio1492 Feb 07, 2009

    I have the same thing. The engine also does not run smoothly. feels like one of the cylinders does not work (although they all run)

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    engine light flashing and car judering, needed coil pack replaced a little while back but they couldnt tell which on needed changeing 1 of 4 so didnt want to replace all

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    when i brake my cars
    judders and gear stick shakes, i've been told its not the brakes but maybe a rod which connects to the lump or something, common in renaults?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    my car judders under braking and gear stick shakes. had brakes checked, all ok.

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Look on the brake pedal assembly and their is some sensors that run off the throttle and brake and clutch,could be these are playing.But it is a renault with encrypted software so evan if you can get fault codes read they dont always show the right fault codes ,this is deliberate ploy to create work for the dealers.Trust me on this one

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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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

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