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Renault - Clio - Starting Problems - A solution???
My wifes 1.2 Clio recently developed starting problems. I gave it to the local Renault Dealer for a day so they could run the diagnostic check on it. After they had relieved me of £70 they told me they couldnt find a fault with it. So I just went ahead and bought the crank sensor and loom, and fitted them myself. This improved matters but didnt eradicate them.
I happened to mention it to my MOT tester who said "Try the spare Key, there's a known problem with the key developing dry joints".
So we did, and it hasnt failed to start since - first time, every time. As a matter of interest I used the normal key for a while, and the problems re-appeared.
Try it. It might just be a cheap solution - certainly has worked for us - so far that is.
Currently in Marty V8's garage:
Clio II 1.2, ST24 & V8 Cobra Replica.