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rev counter & temp guage problems


I have a 51 plate renault clio dynamique and i am being driven to distraction with it. About 8 weeks ago the rev counter started going a bit wonky it would drop to zero when i was driving along and then seconds later the temp guage would do exactly the same. They kept dancing up and down... totally erratic. After a few days of that happening the car wouldnt start, it would turn over but not connect through to the engine.. at least that what it felt like.

Anyway took it into my local renault garage and they said they checked all the conections etc and cleaned everything up. things were ok for 2 weeks and for the past 6 weeks i've had the same trouble, an erratic rev and temp guage and the car starting intermittantly.

Renault keep saying they cant find the fault becuase it doenst do it with them when i take it in...


Can anyone help.... please ????
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Hi not able to help but with luck someone with knowledge of electronics will pick this up
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I drive a 2002 Clio 1.4. Some months ago I experianced the same problem that the rev counter and fuel gauge does not work. Additional to this the vehicle would jerk when pulling away and the idling started to become very rough. After a couple visits to the dealer they replaced the coils on the spark plugs. According to them the coils and the spark plugs form a intergral part of the electronics and when the resistance is incorrect, it messes up the electronics.

I later started experianceing that the vehicle would immobilise itself when driving and then when you try and start again it would be dead. Also after many attempts I had the UCH computer replaced, one behind glove box. Unfortunatelly after this the original problem of the rev counter, temp gauge and jerking resurfaced.

The vehicle is currently at the dealer and they have to replace the "trottle box", whatever this does, to sort out the idling problem. They have also replaced the spark plugs. Will have to wait to see if this is going to be successful. Costing me an arm and a leg on repairs at the moment.

Suggest you start with the spark plugs, cheapeast to replace, and then look at the coils on the spark plugs. They dont recommend you replace them individually but in pairs or all four at once.

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Most likely fault is a damaged earth strap, check all the earth straps under the bonnet for signs of wear/damage.
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Re: rev counter & temp guage problems

Good day, Sorry for bumping this up again but I struggle with the same issue. Rev counter and heat gage went down and now the car wont start.

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