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None start mil came on and engine cut out, will not re tank fuel pump is working.scanner showing glow system fault and will not clear.engine tries to fire on carb cleaner.aa bloke thinks tdc sensor,but cant find it.vehicle is 52 plate renault espace 2.2 dci.

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  • babyna Aug 06, 2008

    I have a renault Espace 2.2 RT and it appears that it will only start when the engines totally cools down. For example, if I have driven the car for a little while and switch off the engine. I have to wait roughly 45 minutes to an hour before it would start again. Can you help?

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Sensor is at the lower front end of the gearbox. acsessable from underneath

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