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post #4 of (permalink) Old 7th September 2009
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not sure where your going with this, a cam sensor is normally only used to start a car, after that it becomes redundant so starting your car on easy start is bypassing this test procedure sounds like the crank sensor is ok, although starting on easy start is not putting the electrics under normal load,
Also have you done a compression check these engines are prone to poor compresions if a oil change has been missed 24000+ on the same oil or less with cheep oil and the rings stick to the pistons on one or more cylinders, when you crank from cold does it sound like you have a lazy cylinder? if so you need to whip the glow plugs out and fill the bores with a oil flush substance and leave it soaking over night, ther is a renault part number for this flush i'll try to locate it, after soaking crank engine with glow plugs out and re fit, new oil and filter, some times if this is the problem you may cure bad starting but have a very smoking van afterwards.
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