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Don't want to be a wet blanket here but though I was able to start my Clio with the jump lead, there was no sign of the car ever having been fitted with an earth lead from chassis/battery to block. Obviously there is a means by which this is achieved, but by bypassing it permanently it may be causing damage elsewhere, i.e. the CAT, if the fuel control is not being properly metered.
I have booked my car in for a diagnostic with a local garage (not Renaults) and will let you know what it turns up. But I would strongly advise against a quick fix, given how expensive Renault can be for parts.
Incidentally, Donnyshep, after cleaning the throttle control unit, did you try starting it without the additional earth. Just wondering if it could have been the throttle control that was causing the problem all along?
Currently in boeingpete's garage:
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