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I have a 96 Espace auto ,with over 100,000 on the clock it developed a similar fault as some of the new Scenics, it started going into default mode when hot .if I stopped and turned of the ignition and restarted the problem was rectified .I spoke to a private Renault specialist who told me that if it continues I should disconnect one of the battery leads for 10 mins. and this would reset the control unit , it worked for a while but eventualy I had to have the transmision rebuilt with new control solenoids (£1200) and now 13mths. later the fault has just started exactly the same way. I am now contemplating replacing the solenoids myself if I can track down a workshop manual for the auto box I dont suppose anybody happens to have one do they .Its a shame as the Espace is a very versitile family car .I suppose the point of this thread is that after 11 years Renault still can not make a good auto box . If anyone knows the exact cause for this proplem I would love to here about it , as Espaces with auto box problems are very cheap. To much wishfull thinking I suppose.
Currently in terry .s.'s garage:
1996 renault espace 2.2 auto
Last edited by terry .s.; 5th March 2007 at 07:56 PM.