If you do a quick search on the forums you will see that the 1.6 engine does suffer from cutting out ( particularily if the heater or air con is on ). If I remember rightly there's an official renault recall for this fault which entails a trip to your dealers and a quick software update to your engine management system.
Pls refer to previous posts re the 1.6 ( just type "1.6" into the search feature to narrow down your search - the recall post is elsewhere in the forums.
thanks for your reply. I just edited my post after finding some info on here as it seems like a dirty
may be the culprit. Am new here and i'm discovering new and interesting parts of the site every day such as the search facility!
In a fuel injection engine, the throttle body is the part of the air intake system that controls the amount of air flowing into the engine, in response to driver input. While the accelerator is often called a "gas pedal", it would be more accurate to describe it as an "air pedal".
The throttle body is usually located between the air filter box and the intake manifold, and usually attached to, or near, the mass airflow sensor.
The largest piece inside the throttle body is the throttle plate, which is a butterfly valve that regulates the airflow.
I appreciate your new - thanks for taking the time to share your experiences with us - I have "merged your comments into the main post on the subject of 1.6 engines stalling at idle ( i.e. no revs, clutch down or car in neutral )..
Last edited by Laguna II Owner; 28th March 2006 at 01:40 PM.
Hi, would this recall still be valid now if my car was one of the ones that had the problem? If so should I just take it in to my local dealer to sort out or do these things only have a certain period of validity to get it sorted?