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Clio 1.4 1998 S Reg Running Problem After Battery Change

Hello, Can Anyone Help? I Have A Clio 1.4 S Reg, 43 K Miles That Was Running Like A Dream. Battery Was Low, Managed To Push Start To Drive Home, Then Put New Battery On. Problems Now Begin. The Car Starts Fine, Runs For 3 Or 4 Seconds Fine Then Starts To Idle Erratic, Is Difficult To Rev And Will Not Drive Under Load. It Will Clear Its Throat Eventually After A Few Revs Out Of Gear But Will Still Not Drive Under Load. I Checked Plugs And Leads (left Hand Lead Arcing Out To Engine So Changed Set) I Also Checked Both Coils Were Sparking At All Leads And Even Borrowed A New Coil And Tried In Both Positions, This Did Nothing, It Needed More Than My Limited Brain. Renault Mech (friend Of My Brothers) Took It Under His Wing And Said Intake Manifold Gasket, Despite Me Saying It Was Fine B4 I Changed The Battery, He Said It Was A Coincidence. This Failed! Next A 2nd Hand Inlet Manifold (suspected Crack), This Failed! Now We Are Onto The Ecu And Possible Spiking. If Was Showing No Faults On Computer At Renault (all Sensors Ok Etc) And I Was Asked To Get It Tested Which I Did At Autotek. No Faults Found. Renault Mechanic And Renault Electrical Specialist Now Dont Know What The Problem Is. Why Can Such A Low Mileage Car With No Running Issues Prior To Battery Change Go So Wrong. Already Plenty Of Till Down The Drain. Can Anyone Help? Thanks Darren
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