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Clio winter starting problems


Have a problem starting my 01 Clio petrol 1.2.

Seems to be worse when cold, the engine will start after a few attempts if more fuel is fed on starting, but it is very temperamental.

Starter motor seems ok, is this an electrical or fuel fault?

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Does the engine crank over okay? No hesitations but just wont fire up?

Id start off by testing the battery, or having that checked out.

If you can put a volt meter on the battery ans a good battery should read around 12.6v if its below that the battery isnt fully charged, 12.4v is the battery at 70% charge.


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Not to sound contradictory, but I'd be more inclined (with what you have said) to think that its more likely to be fuelling. If the battery was weak, then it would be the case that more cranking/attempts would lessen the odds of ignition. It may be fuel line with a partial airlock weakening the mixture (have you recently run low/out of petrol?). Alternatively, the fuel filter or injectors may be blocked. First (cheapest) port of call is to fuel car to maximum with a good quality fuel, add any of a variety of additives for cleaning injectors then once the engine is warm take it up through the gears, using high revs, then give it a good run on a motorway/dual carriageway. See how you get on with that. If that doesnt cure it, replace the fuel filter.


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