Question about Cars & Trucks

Open Question

Hi i have a clio 1.2 an my coolant temperature light Flashing up also my car will sometimes not start an when i can i cant feel any power in the car. Plz help

Posted by Anonymous on

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Mike258
  • 1498 Answers

SOURCE: coolant system

Hello there,

Either an air bubble, the thermostat or the water pump.

  • Air bubble (pocket) - Just because the radiator is full, doesn't mean the engine is. When an air bubble circulates through an engine it will cause the temp gauge to swing from hot (when water is in contact with the sensor) to cold ( when air is in contact). The less water, the hotter the engine. Easiest fix - add water.
  • Thermostat - Keeps water circulating in the engine separate from the water in the radiator until it gets to a certain temperature. At that point, it opens and allows the hot engine water and the cooler radiator water to cycle. Hot to radiator, cool to engine. As the cooler water flows over the thermostat, it closes, allowing the cycle to repeat. If it opens at the wrong temp, or not at all, your engine will overheat. Water will begin to boil. Steam will make the temp gauge swing erratically.
  • Water pump - If the water pump is failing (sometimes the impeller will come of the shaft), the water will not circulate. Same results.
Troubleshoot:
  • First and foremost: BE SAFE!!! Wear safety glasses. Start this with the engine cool. When you look in the radiator, do it from an angle and as far away as possible.
  • Have a hose or a couple two liter bottles full of water.
  • Take off the radiator cap. (Do not take off if engine is hot)
  • Is the water level low? If so, top it off.
  • Make sure the transmission is in either PARK or Neutral and set the parking brake.
  • Start the engine.
  • Observe the water level in the radiator. If it drops, top it off again.
  • At first it should do nothing. The water in the engine is still cool. The thermostat is closed. As the water in the engine heats up, the thermostat will begin to open. When it does, you will notice the water level begin to surge up and down.
  • Check your temp gauge. If the gauge getting close to the 'Red Zone', the thermostat should have begun cycling before now. Go back to the radiator and check it.
  • When (if) the thermostat finally opens all the way, the water will start moving as it cycles through the system. You will be able to tell the difference.
  • If you see the water flowing, the water pump is ok.
  • If the water does not start to move and the gauge is getting close to 'Red', shut the engine down and let it cool. Do not put your face near the radiator. If the thermostat suddenly let go, The hot water, driven by steam, could erupt out of the filler hole. Replace thermostat. Rerun this test. If results are the same, replace water pump.
  • Does the water level drop at this point (air bubble)? If so, top it off while it's circulating. Adding cold water will close the thermostat. Be prepared to wait through the cycling two or three times.
  • Check the temp gauge again. Has it leveled off?
  • When you don't need to add water any more, put the cap back on. Observe the temp gauge for a few more minutes. has it stopped the erratic behavior? If so, it was an air bubble and it's gone. If not, replace the thermostat.
Let me know how it goes. If you have any other problems, click the ASK button.

Remember: Good thing come to those who Rate.

Mike

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

  • 6 Answers

SOURCE: Renault Clio

Richard i'll not waffle on but my girlfriends 1.2 extreme was doing the same thing so after countless dealer visits and fob offs in Bristol she moves up to Newcastle and it started again. It had new throttle body, map sensor TDC sensor you name it it had it. But after watching her trying to beat a truck out at the roundabout and seeing her nearly wiped out cos it wanted to go to sleep on her i thought i would have a look at it myself. So i removed the air box on the top, removed all the sensors and cleaned them with compressed air and emery paper then i removed the throttle body and found that to be bit murky inside so cleaned it and operated by hand to check for movement. Then removed plug leads and cleaned plugs. Then I remeoved all the earth straps off the battery, and traced all earth straps (two next to battery, three on gearbox bell housing(two down by radiator and one under cooolant bowl near bulkhead) and then another just at rear of engine bay on drivers side, to the left of the brake fluid reservior. After making all these points all shiny and new i reconnected the battery and started up. ( Lights appeared everywhere) The emmission light and even the diesel glow plug light stayed on (its a blooody petrol engine !!!!) so disconnected the battery and reconnected after ten minutes. This cleared the problems and took it for a run to warm it up as this when the probelms began. Returned to work, left ticking over and it appeared to idle no problem at all. took it for 20 mile run after that and no loss of power. I must also say it was in Renault for three months to find the fault under warranty, no fault codes would appear so they just fobbed the missus off till she moved up here. Its been running like a dream for ages now so try this before replacing coil packs etc

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: blue coolant light flashing beetle 2000

i have a 2003 vw beetle turbo. The oil light blinks even after a recent oil change.

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

  • 144 Answers

SOURCE: temperature light is flashing red, coolant is

fan relay is under the frame on the left by the fans. but most likely the fans themselves have gone bad check the fuse panel on top of the battery see if it is burned or blown fuse this is caused by the fans going from stop to high speed to many times. you will flat 40 or 50 amp flat blade fuse and both fans sorry for bad news

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

chris_brunsd
  • 38 Answers

SOURCE: My right indicator on my 1.2 T reg renault clio

hi, this sounds like you have a bad earth at the rear lights, remove both rear light clusters and check for any signs of corrosion, give all connections a clean and a little tweek, this should cure your problem

Posted on Oct 26, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Overheating indicator flashes, but has oil, water.


Hi. The contacts in the Coolant bottle get contaminated and then don't pick up the water level. Brige the contacts at the water botlle and start the car, if the coolant/temp light behaves for 5 min or so after starting the car, then change the coolant bottle/resevoir.

Jul 18, 2014 | 1996 Volkswagen Jetta

1 Answer

Idling problem with a 2004 lancer


check your temperature coolant sensor if working , service your trottle body and check the connector as well

May 23, 2014 | 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer

1 Answer

Why does my renault clio not start, it wont turn over, do i need to have a bypass code, as i cant find it in the key fob where everyone is saying i'll find another number there, but it isnt, please ca


Hi Lesley,
on the Renault clio there is a safety button which is located on the left side inner wing close to the fire wall. Press it to become ready to start. Probably it is the fault

Apr 30, 2014 | Renault Sportwagon Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Renault Clio Series, 1.4 16valve - starting problems.


clio can get problems with the dispacks fitted to the spark plugs. i would check them. the stop is to say something is wrong, if it don't get a signal or a voltage drop when something is turned on it turns off ecu functions. my friend had this model and had the same fault, replaced them and the fault went away. usually get a misfire when they on way out, but sometimes they just die.

May 29, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1999 VW Cabrio dash light


Obviously it's temperature gauge light. Check for coolant level first. Then check for coolant leak. If coolant is leaking out of your car, the lower coolant levels in your engine will cause it to overheat. If you have your heater on and it starts blowing hot air instead of cool, your engine is low on coolant. This will cause to flash a warning light on your car's dashboard.

Jun 10, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My right indicator on my 1.2 T reg renault clio


hi, this sounds like you have a bad earth at the rear lights, remove both rear light clusters and check for any signs of corrosion, give all connections a clean and a little tweek, this should cure your problem

Oct 20, 2009 | 2000 Renault 181

3 Answers

97 saturn sl2 temp light flashing and low coolant light flashing what could be the problem ? coolant is full and the heat works.


If the temp gauge is reading normal, the lights are flashing, and the coolant level is full, the level sensor in the coolant bottle is the problem. I'm a service consultant for a Saturn dealer and I've run across this many times.

Apr 17, 2009 | 1997 Saturn SL

2 Answers

Low coolant light keeps flashing


Replace the coolant level sensor.

Sep 09, 2008 | 2000 Buick Regal

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

101 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75197 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...