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Re: Renault - Clio - Starting Problems - A solution???
did you get any sparks from the earth lead when you put it on the engine i noticed 1st time i tried it i didnt then scrubbed the area with a wire brush an tried again an worked worth a shot
i also had the same problem all my electrics worked fine but no starter could bump start it fine but wouldnt turn off the key mine was the earth lead an as said before try a jump lead from the battery to the engine an turn it over if it tries to start then you have your problem might not be this but it doesnt cost anything to check
It would only spark if there was no connection. This wasn't my issue.
I've fixed this now, the contact on the top of the starter motor was corroded, wiggle the connector slightly and it would lose connection, cleaned up with some wire wool.
Currently in Annodomini2's garage:
2003 Renault Clio 1.5DCi 80 Dynamique