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Renault Clio II - Engines - Non starter due to poor earth - Solved
Got a 1998 Clio II, 1.2. When ignition turned on the dashboard lights come on as normal and go off as usual. However when I try to start it -nothing (apart from the sound of the fuel pump priming).
Thought it was the starter, so replaced it. Still no joy. Tested it with jump cables of my Safrane's battery and off it went, which made me think there was a problem with the earth lead. So used a jump lead to earth the engine block, and the engine started. Problem is that when I apply throttle the RPM increases and stays there and from the smell of the exhaust its running rich!!
Anyone out there technically minded who can advise me. I'm thinking its probably an expensive
problem, but would like to think it might be something simpler.
Would appreciate any thoughts, help or advice. If its an
then I think it will be the great scrap yard in the sky for this one.
Currently in boeingpete's garage: