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Unhappy Renault Clio - Electrical Incident Light

I have a 51 Clio Dynamique 1.2 16v and the electrical incident light comes on intermittently. It has been back to the garage several times and they have replaced the air flow filter as the air/fuel mix was incorrect. This seemed to solve the problem. Then within a few weeks it came on again. This time they cleaned the fuel pipe as it was dirty. It has happened again today. When it happens the revs go madly high then fall down to nothing and the engine cuts out or idles irratically. Any advice would be useful as it's my daughters first car and I need it to be reliable for her.
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

It sounds more like a throttle body problem rather than anything else.Have your garage got access to an ECU scanner at all?.If the engine management light is illuminated then there should be a fault registered on the ECU and this can be read and will give a few clues on where the problem is,rather than randomly replacing or cleaning things unnesseccarily.

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As Lag suggest, could be throttle body which you could clean yourself. It could also be a few other things....Lambda Sensor, Temperature Sender spring to mind.

My Lag had a problem with very erratic revs and stalling muxh as you have described and it turned out to be the temperature sender

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