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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 17th August 2006
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I'm guessing it's the 'Serv' light that's coming on - it's telling you that something needs attention, but you can still safely drive the car. There's usually a 'stop' light next to it that comes on in the event that you shouldn't drive the car, usually because you've left the handbrake on, but sometimes because of a more serious fault.

I'm guessing a 95 Automatic will have the 2.0 8v engine fitted with a conventional distributor ignition. If I'm right, then that at least rules out the dreaded TDC sensor.

Have these garages read the fault codes, and if so, have they used the genuine Renault diagnostic equipment? For the ECU warning light to trip, the ECU must be reporting something wrong, and it should store a code to assist in identifying the fault.
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The early Lag auto boxes were quite troublesome They will revert to safe mode - 3rd gear only - if anything starts to go wrong.
They had problems with the front drive clutch drum splitting - only real option was to replace box - and the g/box multi function switches were also known to act up. This is located on top of the box and is a relatively easy change.
I've heard of a few occasions where an old battery or faulty alternator causes problems. Apparently the gearbox electronics will detect a low voltage and drop into safe mode. It might be worth getting the charging system and battery checked over first.

Hope this helps.


I think I have CDO. It's like OCD, but with ALL THE LETTERS IN THE RIGHT ORDER
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