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Dear All,

I need a second (or more) opinion on this:
my clio (98-S, 8-valve 1.4 RT) has been having starting problems for a while. Would be ok after a longish journey for a few days but seemed to suffer after short journeys, starter motor would turn but not catch. battery charge and terminals were ok, could bump start it easily.

It's been into the garage to sort out something else and i was hoping the guy could fix the starting at the same time. He didn't actually do anything re. the starting problem but the fault seems (only a couple of days since) to have gone away. Problem is that the temp readout on the dash is now not working.

To me (after reading through the message boards) this sounds like the coolant temp sensor is knackered which i like the sound of cos it looks easy and cheap to sort out.

I have checked that there is a voltage coming through to the sensor (12 to 13+V, depending on whether the engine is on or not) and tried earthing the wire to the sensor - according to haynes the needle should go from fully off to fully on when i do this but no luck. however, this did trigger the temperature warning light which i suppose is some good news.

have just been into my local renault dealer to talk it through and the guy says the sensor goes via the ECU (which is correct according to haynes) which may be screwed and that i need to put it in for them to run diagnostics. i have no money and don't want to pay 50 quid for them to plug something into it for 30 seconds! has anyone any suggestions?

I'm going to go out and check the connections to the dash but i'd have expected more failures if that weree the problem.

Cheers in advance!

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Hi Guy,

Hopefully a Member will offer advice shortly.
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I would splash out on a new sensor (as you say they must be pretty cheap) and try that

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Temp gauge problem

The sensor is 19.87 + vat from Renault (part number EA0708) and is a 2 minute job, the sensor is front right hand side of the engine in the cylinder head adjacent to the thermostat housing and has a black plug with 3 wires.
Removing the plug while the engine is running may start the radiator fan, you could check this.
You will need a 21mm DEEP socket to remove the sensor (nothing else will fit), simply unscrew and fit the new one, you will loose a bit of water, so do the job when the engine is cooler rather than hotter.

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