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  1. Ask the Experts
    I have a huge flat-spot at low revs and light pedal pressure but it will eventually accelerate if I wait a while. The car will not accelerate at all under heavy pedal pressure. Once it does start to accelerate there's huge amounts of black smoke. If I remove the long vacuum hose from the hose...
  2. Steering and Suspension
    Hi there. I have a 2005 Trafic 1.9 DCI. It has developed a resistance spot in the steering. When steering to the right there is a spot about half way where I can feel a slight resistance, then once past that spot the steering again feels smooth. Noticeable at speed and especially motorway...
  3. Engines
    Help please. 2005 1.6. My car has a flat spot. When starting it you have to leave it `to sort itself out` if you give it any acceleration it will die. Even once warm, press the accelerator quickly and it still has a brief `flat spot` before it revs. I`ve checked plugs, coil packs and cleaned the...
  4. Cars & motoring
    Look at one of Munich's finest with its wheels stolen in the old market car park here in High Barnet. Makes me think locking wheel nuts have some value, someone must have reported it but going to as well. Brother had a similar model and it was a nightmare, stolen 3 times, once to carry out a...
  5. Engines
    Today,whilst driving from cold, my sons Clio temporarily lost power, spluttered and then recovered but felt a bit flat on initial acceleration. Back home we've checked it out and it starts fine and idles smoothly but on acceleration the engine briefly flat spots whilst a short wheezing sound is...
  6. Older renaults (pre-1992)
    I have just been given a pair of Old Lucas chrome Spot lights with yellow plastic covers for foggy weather. would it be legal to fit them on top of the front bumper in front of the radiator grill on my 1987 Trafic? aslo any tips on wireing then in :confused: Thanks in advance :cool:
  7. Engines
    When entering my estate, right hand 1st gear turn then straight up a steep hill in second, my Espace would get to 1.6k revs then hit a wall. It would loose power then surge, loose power and so on and so on until it gets to the top of the hill then it would pick up and once over 2k revs she's...
  8. Electronics
    Hi all here's the issue In the last year I have renewed all 4 coils, TDC sensor, cam belt and water pump, all was running fine except for a slight flat spot when accelerating slowly from rest, and very occasionally the "check emissions" error would show, I would just clear this with my OBD...
  9. Engines
    Hi first time user. I have a 07 Clio III with some small problems that hopefully someone can help. 1) flatspot when cold ( really have to rev hard to get going, ive changed plugs and air filter no differance. 2) heater fan only works on pos 3 3) rear wheel bearing noisey ( can this be changed...
  10. Engines
    Ihave a 57 plate renault magan diesel some times when i go to pull away it as a flat spot on the engine just about 10 seconds then it runs fine any ideas regards Kevin
  11. Engines
    hi i am new i have a prob with my vivaro and no one seems to know wot the prob could be. it has a flat spot between 1,000 - 2,500rpm, i have changed the maf,map and the prob is still there could someone please help i am losing the will to live on this van and costing me a small fortune many...
  12. Engines
    My renault laguna estate has like a flat spot at about 1500rpm in any gear the car surges like its bieng turned off and on its done 184k bin serviced recently but it seems to be getting worse any ideas as to what is causing this thanx andy
  13. Engines
    Hi folks I have the 2.0 DCI 130 2008 Laguna... Its got a really bad flat spot, its close to being dangerous if i dont have enough revs up to pull out of junctions and so on, its fine once the turbo cuts in, but till then its got nothing, any ideas please?
  14. Engines
    Hi im after some info help on a primastar 2.0 58 reg has developed a flat spot quite bad and an hessitancy when accelerating engine warning stop light flashes up then goes out when flat spot happens and then flat spot clears? Oil and filters have been renewed van was driving a1 up until 4 days...
  15. Engines
    I have an 04 Clio 1.5 dci which seems to have developed a flat spot. If I put my foot down at 2 thousands revs there is no go at all. I can put my foot all the way down and it will not accelerate. If I change down so the revs go above 2 thousand its fine and will pull as normal. Can anyone shed...
  16. Engines
    2001 Clio 11 1.5 dci has an intermittent acceleration lag normally accelerates fine but sometimes you press throttle and nothing happens for about half a second, this is starting to get more frequent, it normally happens in third or fourth gear, but has just started to happen on pulling away.
  17. Engines
    Hello, I am having issue with a running fault at 2000 to 2300 revs, I tried to remove the egr & it was so coked up it broke off in the manifold. Trying to keep the cost down I bought a second hand manifold & egr complete which is now fitted but the same fault is still happening!! I guess there...
  18. Electronics
    i have a 1.2 clio (Y) 2001, and i have spot lights on the front bumper, however they won't switch on, i've checked the bulbs and they work, and i think there wired up, if anyone can help that would be great thanks :cool:
  19. Engines
    Hello All Sorry if this is the second time this crops up, I have reposted as I couldn't find my original on the site. I have just swapped out the no4 petrol injector face seal on my engine as it was idling horribly. The new seal solved the problem, however in replacing the seal I have...
  20. Cars & motoring
    Hi guys.... been a long time... lifes been hectic :crazy: :d And just when I'm looking to get it straight again, the car's playing up. Same time as the bike has also gone wrong. Argh. I'm losing water from somewhere, most likely on the driver's side, but I haven't yet had chance to get the...
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