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Re: TDC Sensor Replacement (with pictures!)
My 2003 Scenic (first type, phase II, 1.6L) experience start difficulties from time to time. The motor will turn and turn but never start. Eventually though, it comes to life. This can appear with weeks between or several times a day.
So I was very pleased to find this thread and have now cleaned the
sensor and taken some pics of the process. The removal and refitting was 5 minutes each. I believe I have one of the easier models in this regard, only the air intake had to be removed and a heater tube was a little in the way...
The wire connection was clean, but the sensor had small metal filings both at the tip and along the side. After a good cleaning it was re-inserted and I really hope that the following weeks will confirm that this was in fact the cause of the problems.
Currently in pboedker's garage:
2011 Renault Scenic 16V, 2003 Renault Scenic 16V, 1989 Daihatsu Charade, 1973 Lotus Europa Special, 1991 mini-el