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Various Renault problems

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I have a RENAULT CLIO DYNAMIQUE (75) 16V, 2001-2005, 1149cc, 3 door hatchback, Manual, Petrol Car. I recently brought it in January. The past few months i have noticed every time i brake (most of the time when it hits around 15mph) the brake makes a grinding noise and fees like the brakes pop sometimes feels like it pops once sometimes its a lot worse and feels like 6 times? Also when driving in 1 or 2 gear sometimes the left side wheel makes the same noise ? But when I'm doing over 35-40 when ABS is activated the grinding noise disappears and the car and braking feel absolutely perfect for the rest of the journey.

Whilst writing i know its in the wrong forum but i find it very very hard to get into 1st gear it feels stiff and i really have to push it in, unless when the car completely stops i.e. traffic lights it slips into 1st easy ? Also when taking off the traffic lights the car/engnie shakes really bad!

ps - sometimes i can smell a very very slight burning smell ?

Please can you advise if the above is easy/cheap to fix at a local mechanics i know you can't give an exact price due to not knowing the full extent of the problems but a rough judgement would be great

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Re: Various Renault problems

Hi mate, a few things to get thorough...
The braking issue sounds like an ABS reluctor ring, one or more of the teeth have probably become damaged.Fairly simple fix and around 10 if you can get the ring on its own.
The gear issue sounds normal to me, you shouldn't really switch to first until you're stationary.
You should get the noise from the passenger wheel checked out soon too.
Unsure about the burning smell sorry, hope this helps
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Dan has covered most of your wants except the engine gearbox judder..for that you need to look and the engine and gearbox bone is the favourite fail here..
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Thanks for reply

I have booked it in for a free health check and free brake check on Tuesday 12th May from Renault. So hopefully they can identify the fault. In the mean time i will take it the mechanics for a price on swapping the ABS reluctor ring and a engine/gearbox mount.

Thanks, ill be sure to post responses
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