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Old 31st March 2010   #16
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Re: Renault Clio - 1.2 16v Misfire Information

I have a 1.4 mk2 clio. I was just wondering whether a dodgy TDC sensor can cause just one piston to fail on its own? My thermostat has been leaking a lot lately and I think I read that the TDC sensor is located right beneath it. If some water/coolant has gone into the sensor, would it affect all the pistons together or can it isolate one?

I have checked the coil for the misfiring piston and it sparks fine. replaced the spark plug with a bosch one aswell and still no response from piston 4

Im really hoping its a cheap fix
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Re: Renault Clio - 1.2 16v Misfire Information

hi just wondering how do you tell if he spark leads are gone i have a clio 1.2 16v 2005 every now and then when driving it will loose power but if you put down acelerater it picks back up ive look under the bonnet in the dark and one of he leads is sparking thanks
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Re: Renault Clio - 1.2 16v Misfire Information

my 1.2, 16v, clio campus sport had a similar issue... changed spark plugs and coil pack and ran fine for around 3-4 days (following diagnostics test)...

now the car is very poor in acceleration and wont go above 50-60mph... any ideas?

revised diagnostics test is coming back with a knock sensor issue

would appreciate your help and any swift reply, as its currently costing me a small fortune...

thanks, Graeme
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Re: Renault Clio - 1.2 16v Misfire Information

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hi just wondering how do you tell if he spark leads are gone i have a clio 1.2 16v 2005 every now and then when driving it will loose power but if you put down acelerater it picks back up ive look under the bonnet in the dark and one of he leads is sparking thanks
I ruled out my leads by changing them around and checking whether the misfire was still on the same cylinder or whether it had moved. I was a bit lucky in the fact that the misfire is happening on the cylinder closest to the coil pack, so even when I changed the leads they would still fit rather well.
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Re: Renault Clio - 1.2 16v Misfire Information

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i have a clio 1.2 8v a while back timing belt snapped so head head gasket done new valves got it all togeather fired up perfect got it through test come to fire it up this morning and its on 3 cylinders pot 4 has gone down i have changed plugs changed ht leads and changed coil pack and also changed injector 4 for injector 1 but still same as any one any ideas why this may be and there is compressing in pot 4 need help and its a 2002
Hi Dale. I had similar problem and when I swapped injectors it seemed ok to, I did notice spray pattern was poor though, but checked in an injector spray booth I notice the said injector was producing a poor spray and fuel delivery rate was well under the other 3.
I bought a new injector at renault 66 and all was well.
Hope this helps you.
On the other hand di you check the tappets or manifolds for air leaks?
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