20 Most Recent 2006 Renault R5 Questions & Answers

To troubleshoot car windshield wiper problems, you need to thoroughly investigate problems with any of its operating parts. Here are some of the things that you need to check to determine why are your car windshield wipers not working.

Check Wiper Motor
The wiper motor is the driving force of the windshield wiper. Feel the motor and listen to a humming sound. If there is no humming, the motor is the problem. Check if the motor is working properly and see to it that its electrical connections are made properly. If you find that the motor is dead and beyond repair, get it replaced immediately.

Check For Break in Connecting Wires
The connecting wires of the motor sometimes go loose and that may cause the windshield wipers to stop working. Also check the battery plug connection which the motor has. Connecting the loose wires properly or fixing/replacing the plug might solve your problem.

Check Wiper Switch
Another wiper assembly part that can malfunction is the wiper switch itself. Check for switch malfunction and if you find that is indeed the problem, get it replaced from a mechanic.

Check for Bent Wiper Arms
Bent wiper arms can cause the operation of the wipers to be hampered. If the wiper arms are bent beyond repair, get them replaced immediately.

Check For Blown Out Car Fuse
A blown up car fuse could be the culprit that has stopped the windshield wipers from working. Check the fuse assembly under the dashboard of the car. Replacing a blown fuse might fix the problem of windshield wipers not working.

Windshield Wiper Sprayers Not Working - Things to Check

Sometimes the windshield wiper sprayer stops working which can be very annoying. The washer mechanism is a self cleaning mechanism for the windshield. Here are some of the things that you need to check in case it is not working.

Check Windshield Washer Motor
The windshield washer mechanism might have been impaired due to the malfunctioning of the wiper washer motor. Check if its working and get it replaced if it is beyond repair.

Check Windshield Washer Fluid Level
Sometimes the washer doesn't work because the washer fluid levels are not filled to requisite levels. Filling in fluid might restore normal functioning.

Check For Broken Washer Hose
The connecting washer hose that connects the reservoir to the nozzle, might be broken or worn out stalling the overall operation. Check the hose for leaks and get it replaced.

Check Washer Nozzle For Clogging
Last thing to check is the nozzle of the washer for clogging. An obstruction in the washer nozzle might be the reason for windshield wiper sprayers not working. Using a pin, clean the clogged nozzle. This might restore the sprayer to the normal working condition.

2006 Renault R5 | Answered on Apr 21, 2015

Hi, had exactly the same problem, turned out to be broken wiring in the connection snake..did I full write up on the repair and posted it here..
hope that helps

2006 Renault R5 | Answered on Jul 07, 2013

if its kknocking thats not a good sign thats usually a motor rebuild but if its a tap then it could be a lifter or something loose under the valve cover ive had the tapping noise and knocking happen to me tapping on a 67 chevy truck turns out it was the lifters then knocking in a 92 honda accord turns out it was a bent rod so it had to have the motor rebuilt as far as power loss it may have a clog in a fuel line or something shouldnt be the pump unless the vehicle doesnt start or it shuts off while driving, and the smell of gas on the oil dipstick im not to familiar with that but im positive that thats not good;

2006 Renault R5 | Answered on Feb 21, 2012

Try removing the thermostat and then remove the bleeder screw, put in the water hose in the radiator/expansion tank and see if the water comes out with pressure. If yes the system is not restricted but otherwise probably the radiator is blocked.

2006 Renault R5 | Answered on Jul 12, 2010

yea man u have a very loose nut between the seat & the stearing wheel! Lol!!

2006 Renault R5 | Answered on Jul 12, 2010

the speedo head/clocks are broke.you will have to get new clocks.

2006 Renault R5 | Answered on Jul 12, 2010

The code is sometimes written in the manual for the sound system. If not, a visit to the dealer to recode it may be required.

2006 Renault R5 | Answered on Dec 05, 2009

The head gasket on the R 5 is aluminum,Just see if your oil is like turning a white colour.
if not then its not the top gasket and you can check the water pipes,even a small leak can cause this when the water heats up and build presure so you dont see it coz your driving.

also check the water bottle's cap if it seals properly,you can loose water from steam too...

Hope this helps...

2006 Renault R5 | Answered on Jul 05, 2009

I don't work on those but if it's a relatively short, pre-formed hose,in the location you described, it is called a bypass hose.

2006 Renault R5 | Answered on Jun 15, 2009

If there is gasoline in your oil the level should go up. and it would be thinner in viscosity. check and get back to me.

2006 Renault R5 | Answered on May 02, 2009

renault electrics ,,,,dealer only normally, any attempt to play will cause immobiliser to cut in.Be prepared to lay the golden egg for the dealer

2006 Renault R5 | Answered on Mar 05, 2009

i would check the fuses first

2006 Renault R5 | Answered on Feb 02, 2009

A moisture might have caused a short in the radio to cause this. Get the radio removed by a technician and get it dried and then reinstall

2006 Renault R5 | Answered on Jan 15, 2009

Remove the thermostat, put it all back together, add coolant that you have lost, bleed out the air & see if the problem goes away. If the thermostat is seized closed, the radiator will be cold when the engine is overheating.

2006 Renault R5 | Answered on Nov 16, 2008

Somewhere under the hood, either on the hoses or the top of the rad, or by the firewall (on a hose), there my be a brass knob with a hole under it. This is the air bleeder. Renaults are famous for this feature. Why? Because their heater cores are normally located above the height of the radiator...You need to run the car at idle and open/close this valve until all of the air is bled out. You will see bubbles if air is in the system when you crack the bleeder. NOTE: the coolant coming out is going to be HOT. Take suitable precautions to not get burnt from the 200 degree F water that will come out of the bleeder. Hope this helps.

2006 Renault R5 | Answered on Sep 10, 2008

they should be auto adjusting...get in the car and put it in reverse and keep pressure on the brake while givivg it gas allowing it to slowly move backwards. this should adjust them to where they need to be

2006 Renault R5 | Answered on Aug 17, 2008

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