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Renault laguna sports tourer 1.9 dci wont start

Engine turns over but will not fire

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  • pitmarshal20 Jan 20, 2009

    it's not the cam belt as the car runs as sweet as you like after a tow start.

    it sounds like fuel starvation but when it does start i get plumes of white smoke

  • pitmarshal20 Jan 21, 2009

    had the aa out and they said it might be overfuellng

  • ihorx Mar 18, 2009

    wont start

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    tried to start my car, its started with a keycard not a key, the top left stop light wont go out, it'll turn over but wont fire

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    i have renault laguna estate 2003 1.9 dci key card ignition starter. it wont start, top left stop light wont go off and although the engine turns over but it wont start, do i have to use the clutch pedal to start the engine with a card ignition



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Try the relays under the bonnet fuse box 4 small black ones in a line, the first 2 from top cut of the fuel pump, and are a renowned cause of 85% of cranking without starting faults on the dci engine swap them over for the bottom 2 .
If it starts, buy 2 from Renault and fit
if the engine still fails to start the egr valve may be stuck closed starving the engine of air, its on the top of the engine at the air intake and has 3 bolts, remove it and clean it with carb cleaner then check its condition, if it appears ok, replace the cleaned one, if not you need a new one or the turbo will blow its seals and the engine will rev and burn on the engines own oil.
beyond this and your diy fixes are at an end without a obd2 code reader.

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How do i replace the fuel filter on 2004 1.9 dci renualt laguna. found filter ok just cant get it open to replace it . anyone help please ? thank you

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I have just bought a 02 luguna, and i have noticed oil near and around the egr valve,where is it coming from?

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More info please, I'll guess at your Cambelt has broken.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

  • Paul W
    Paul W Jan 21, 2009

    Hello again, Thanks for more information.
    Plumes of White smoke suggest either injection pump or cylinder head or gasket.
    Paul 'W'

  • ike4solution
    ike4solution Jul 04, 2013

    The cam belt is intact.Engine makes cranking and just wont start


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