Independent Renault Forums banner


  1. Bodywork
    Hello all,just gone to put diesel in the car and I cannot open the filler flap. The car is unlocked Cannot find emergency release in boot on floor or side panel (after removing trim) Does anyone know the location of this or a probable cause of failure if not the solenoid. Any help would be much...
  2. Brakes/Hubs
    The espace saga of something new messing up every two weeks continues… I feel like I should be paying a subscription to this forum for practical advice now. No sooner did I get the nice new electric handbrake fitted than the acceleration felt very restricted..but more like on the drivetrain...
  3. Transmissions
    I have a Renault Kangoo van 1.5dci I have drained the gearbox oil but having difficulty locating the filler plug. Can anyone point me in the right direction please.
  4. Transmissions
    Hi All, I need to top up the gearbox. I have found the gearbox oil filler, but cannot get good access to the filler, due to the gearbox having strengthening webs in the casting, meaning I cannot get a pair of pliers to it. Being a Kangoo, the bonnet hinges are at the front of the car so...
  5. Engines
    Can anyone help re filler caps, we know the front yellow one is engine oil, and the oval shape is the washer bottle but we're not sure what the back yellow cap is. I have looked though my manual that came with the car but it doesn't appear to show it. My car is a Renault Modus 1.5 2005...
  6. Transmissions
    Just had to register to ask for a bit of help. Replaced a knocking driveshaft today on a 53 plate Clio phase 2. Caught all the gearbox oil but I was going to change it anyway. Come to fill it up and the previous owner (or the previous before him but I doubt it as it was a woman) has managed to...
  7. Bodywork
    Hi.have a 2007 renault grand espace 2.0dci..some young idiots have vandalized and have broken my fuel filler cover completely off the hinge and is not repairable.does anyone know how to replace this complete mechanism?..any help would be helpful.
  8. Transmissions
    Could anyone please confirm if there should be a washer of any kind on the plastic filler plug for the gearbox oil. Changed my oil and there was no washer on it when removed so have replaced without one but then wondered if there should have been one? Thanks.
  9. Engines
    One side of the oil filler cap is broken it is back on but is secured by one side is this okay to drive until i get the time to get another one.
  10. Engines
    Hi! I have a 2001 Clio 1.2 8v D7F746, and oil and air coming from oil filler cap and the dipstick cap. I measured cylinder pressure, all of them are 190 PSI dry, although I didn't do a wet test. Afaik this engine doesn't have a pcv valve, so the crankcase breather can't be the problem. Any ideas?
  11. Transmissions
    I am going to top up the transmission oil on my 1.4 2001 Megane manual but I am forecasting that the plug will be extremely tight. Does anybody have any tips for getting it to budge? I don't want to break it with mole grips.
  12. Engines
    Hi All, I’m hoping I can eventually get some sort of direction as to which way to go with my 2005 Scenic 1.9DCi (120) I’m so stressed out about it! I’ve had the car around 1 and a half years now, purchased it off my uncle who was a Service Manager at a Renault Dealership in the midlands, it had...
  13. Engines
    Hello all. Need to top my oil up but I'm not sure which one to put it in as theres 2. It's a 1.5 I put it in a specific one or does it matter
  14. Electronics
    I have just found that I can't refuel because the filler flap won't open. The rest of the central locking system seems to work as intended. The garage says it will be the actuator, but I can't get it to them till Thursday because I have to use the car tomorrow (Wednesday). Is there a separate...
  15. Bodywork
    Anyone know how to remove the fuel filler flap on a mk2 Clio? I have a small amount of rust appearing at the point it is attached to the rear wing but can't work out how to remove it. I can see a coup!e of bolt heads, about 10mm but they are covered by the plastic hinge. Looked under the wheel...
  16. Engines
    I am gradually working my way through the jobs on my wifes car (brakes, bearing, track rod, boot catch etc) and have decided to investigate further why she is using what appears to be a lot of oil and occasionally, the coolant needs topping up too (slightly) she hardly does any mileage (< 5k...
  17. Electronics
    fuel cap stuck, suspect it is the solenoid which needs replacing. has anyone done this before and could point me in the right direction. Thanks
  18. Bodywork
    My key broke off in fuel filler cap of mu 2005 1.4 Kangoo van. Is there a way to remove the cap so the barrel can be taken out to have new key made?
  19. Bodywork
    I decided to fix my fuel filler flap yesterday as it was no longer staying open at the pump [annoying]. :( Looking inside I noticed that both the plastic springs that should be pressing on the inside of the flap where loose. I pulled the painted flap section of its holder by depressing the two...
  20. Cars & motoring
    Does anyone know the part number for this? It's basically a large rubber o ring with a groove all the way round. Mines got weak and now doesn't seal very well, so I can now smell petrol.