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Re: Renault Clio 2003 - Engines - Loss of power and Warning Light
Originally Posted by sixteen_valve_vanessa
Hello - first post. I've had a trawl through the forums and found similar questions but can't find one that matches my own problem.
Basically what happens is that I am driving along and all of a sudden my clio (03 Clio Expression 1.2 16v) dramatically loses power and acceleration. When this happens the electronic fault warning light comes on on my dashboard. (The one with a jagged line and a 'squiggle' beneath it!)Because my maximum speed drops to about 30 mph I have to limp to a layby or the next set of traffic lights and turn the car off and on again. This always seems to clear the problem... until the next time it occurs.
I took it to a garage who hooked my car up to a system which is (supposedly) able to diagnose the fault. They said that it was a problem either with the throttle potentiometer or another little switch. So I spent 120 quid having this diagnosis done and these two components changed. Guess what? It still happens!
I have had the car for a year, it has 63k miles on the clock and this fault has been occurring intemittently for about 4 months. Unfortunately it has been happening more and more recently such that it happens pretty much every journey I make now.
Its bloody annoying and actually pretty dangerous as it seems to happen without warning. Any advice gratefully received!
PS My car is blue if that makes a difference.
Hi i had the same problem with a CLIO i had a choice of 2 fixes, Mine where the sensor on the accelerator pedal or replace the sensor on the carburetor , I went to scrapyards online bought a 2nd hand pedal 1st as its the easiest to fit and only cost me £10, It did not work but i get to keep the pedal just in case , Went back to same site and bought a 2nd hand carburetor with a sensor it cost me £60 , My car has worked perfect since i got the carburetor fitted ,When you go to scrapyards online if you put in a mobile number you will be called within 15 minutes i found it easier to just leave email , I got 7 replies prices ranging from £45 to £120 i called each scrapyard as i was looking for a Clio spare part that was hopefully the newest reg to my car ,You get 90 day guarantee usually with all parts , I have no connection with P R SERVICES ( KENT ) 01892 72446 but after speaking to one o the guys i found he done everything to help , Just in the last 2 weeks my friend had the same problem but he was really unlucky his pedal and carburetor both went he got both replaced or £85 my local garage only charges £15 to put the car on computer, HOPE THIS HELPS,
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