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Hi I have a 56 plate vvt privilege Clio 1.6 auto . It’s only done 39,000 miles but it’s developed a “ limp mode “ issue when I go over 50mph when the engine is cold. I will get a huge shudder and the car will not change gear and check gear box message comes up. I can pull over , turn engine off and on immediately and will not have any issues again till following day ??? I have a diagnostic booked next week but was asking on here what it could be so I’m not taken to the cleaners !! Software ? Oil ? Solenoids ? Thanks anyone
 

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These are classic solenoid fault symptoms, one or more on the way out.
It could be something else but I'd bet quids on solenoids but of course get the fault codes to confirm.
It's good you're getting it looked at early, many wait until the problem gets really bad before fixing the issue.
Leaving it could risk damaging other parts of the gearbox (bands, etc.).
 

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These are classic solenoid fault symptoms, one or more on the way out.
It could be something else but I'd bet quids on solenoids but of course get the fault codes to confirm.
It's good you're getting it looked at early, many wait until the problem gets really bad before fixing the issue.
Leaving it could risk damaging other parts of the gearbox (bands, etc.).
Thanks , went to Halfords today ( my mistake ) found 22 fault codes , deleted them all without making a note of them and told me I have to take it to a specialist gearbox garage , and billed me £50 for the privledge 😡😡
 

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Hello Wespro,
This is a common fault in these gearboxes. Could be one of a number of different causes, which is why it's so difficult to fix, and why there are so many threads about it!
First task always with an auto is to check the fluid level. It's possible that it's simply too low, because of a small leak that has built up over time. So get the proper fluid from Renault and see the threads on this forum about checking the level and topping it up.
To read the gear fault codes the fault needs to be "live", so if the car is switched off then the fault codes disappear. But the fault codes don't always tell you the cause. It could be:
- low fluid
- a blocked oilway
- a faulty solenoid or electro valve
- overheating (faulty heat exchanger or the control valve)
- a faulty sensor
This may help:-
 
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