Question about 2001 Renault Sportwagon
I have had a 2001 (51 reg) 1.2 Clio 16V since new, and up until recently I have been very happy with it.
1 year ago it would cut out when accelerating from idle and would not go above 30mph as previous people have complained about, my local garage who I trust (NOT RENAULT) diagnosed the fault as lambda sensor for me (£50) and fitted a new sensor, this solved that problem. Although at this time the garage owner asked if anyone has ever done any work on the ignition system of the car, because the crash box had been removed and so had ?some other cable protection? No work had ever been done here. This made me very suspicious of a garage I don’t normally use that I had taken my car to for MOT a few months before.
I am now having a new problem, similar to the problems described by many others on this page. The engine warning light will come on when the car returns to idle. This only happens if the car has been used for more than 20mins or so. The fault is intermittent, but appears to be getting worse. Last time I drove through London it cut out so many times I ran the battery out firing the engine. The engine runs fine apart from this fault.
It has annoyed me so much I have bought a new car, but now I have to try and sell a non runner! So much am reluctant to take it to Renault and get ripped off for all kinds of sensors and wiring.
I have checked the crash box; it has not chafed through the wiring. I have removed both ECU connections, they seem fine, I have also checked the ignition fuse, and this seems fine.
When I get a chance I am going to remove the battery and check the cables underneath for wear.
Does anyone have any other suggestions? Anything else to check?
If at all times you have good battery power a common solution is the crankshart senor. A quick test is to remove the plug from the sensor or just try to move it about. The best solution is to replace the crankshaft sensor And replacing the plug at the same time. the sensor is located at the top of the gearbox & is held by two ten mil headed studs.
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
You need to remove the air box on top of the engine to get access, then pull the ignition leads up and out of the sleeve. You will need a deep 14mm 3/8 drive socket and long extension ( the sleeve is 20mm wide and the socket from halfords just fits ) to unscrew the plug and then a magnet on a stick to retrieve the spark plug
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
SOURCE: TORQUE SETTINGS FOR 1.4 16V
Cylinder head instructions
Cylinder head torque setting for 2004 VW 1.4L 16V fitted in Seat Leon
Stage 1 = 30 Nm
Stage 2 = 90 degrees
Stage 3 = 90 degrees
Posted on May 17, 2011
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