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Originally Posted by virtual_analog View Post
Thank you for taking the time to reply to my post.

The RAC man who called when the car first stopped starting diagnosed the problem with the Throttle sensor by plugging a laptop into the car and the diagnostic program he had found the fault.
He cleared this from the car's computer hoping it would allow the car to start so I could drive it to Wests garage.
After he'd done this, when I turned the key, the light came on again so when he plugged the laptop in again, the same fault appeared (which we left on so Wests could detect the fault.)
What happened this morning is beyond me - it tells me there's a fault (light on the dash) and refuses to rev above 2000rpm = this should have generated a fault on the Engine Management System.
Why would the car start perfectly (with NO warning lights on the dash and revving well above 2000 rpm) when the tow-truck arrived????
Hi did you get this problem sorted as I have also been having this same problem the garage tells me its a Throttle Sensor they might be able to recondition still waiting on update my problems have been starts in the morning but has got no excellaration have to restart to get going, stalls at roundabouts and junctions this is intermittent and very frustrating I hope this is not the Throttle sensor as this is going to cost a lot of money if it cant be recond'
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Hi Kev,

Throttle Sensor was replaced (at a cost of almost 600 - on a car bought from new on a '51' plate that had done less than 30000 at the time = I was not impressed in the slightest, and the garage was made fully aware of this!) and the problem with the car not revving above happened AFTER this.
The car was returned to the garage where it was tinkered with, and was returned to us working perfectly (which mad eme think that perhaps MAYBE it wasn't the throttle sensor at all and that if they'd done what they did when it was returned to them FIRST, MAYBE the problem would've gone away)
The car is still going, but it's also had a water pump replaced and had the Cambelt changed = total spent on the car in the space of 3 months was 1100!!

The car belongs to the wife and she's gonna do the sensible thing and not recommend or buy a Renault in future.
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We've just been through the same here...

Problem 1 was poor running - turned out to be a split in one of the HT leads inside the head.

Problem 2 (just after problem 1) sounds the same as you - sometimes start, sometimes not, often starts then dies out...

The AA said it was the catalytic converter...

Nationwide said it wasn't the Cat, it was the throttle body ...

A Renault dealer said it was either loom or ECU - it turned out to be water damage in the ECU .

The rev limiting is not a fault, when there is an engine fault the ECU puts the car in limp home mode which limits the revs.

One of the main lessons is that all fault diagnosis equipment are NOT the same, worth getting it checked on proper Renault equipment.
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