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so my car has now been to the garage 4 times for various problems...

to me it seems to be the same problem each time. the same englin management light comes on and the car does the same thing going into limp home mode.

the first time the garage said it was a plug on my ignition system. they cleared the problem off the diagnostic and said it should be ok but if there is a problem the switch would be 400 to replace.

as i thought that was a lot of money the next time the problem happened i went to a different garage and they told me it was a sensor on my brake pedal and they fixed that at a charge of 55 - that seemed reasonable.

low and behold the problem happened again so i took it back to the 2nd garage again as i thought their service was better. this time they told me i needed a new throttle body . they changed the part for me for 95 and told me my problem shouldnt occur again.

so yesterday i make my way into work, traffic is slower as its raining. it happens again, my car semi-stalls itself, the electric light comes on on the dash. i had to limp along and try re starting my car at least 4 times.

i am already sick and tired of this happening.

this time round i'm booking into a renault specialist garage for a look at. it'll cost me a lot more but i hope that they'd at least blummin well know what the problem could be.

watch this space - i'll keep you up to date on my progress.

i can't believe so many renaults, clios in particular have this problem!

its made me lose all faith in the car but allas i cannot afford to buy another car.
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