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Hi all,

I am new to the forum and have done a quick serach but didn't find anything specific.

We have a clio 1.2 16v extreme 2. The car starts and revs,but doesn't drive when a gear is selected.

The AA say its the ecu that needs replaced.

Is the ecu easily removed and where is it? and do I need to have the car up on ramps or any specialist equipment to remove it.

thanks in advance
 
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So it starts, and runs, but doesn't drive, and the AA say it's ecu :crazy:

Clutch would be my first thought, but if the AA have had a look and said ecu...........
 

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So it starts, and runs, but doesn't drive, and the AA say it's ecu :crazy:

Clutch would be my first thought, but if the AA have had a look and said ecu...........
Thats what I thought. If the ECU was dead the car wouldnt start surely ! :crazy:

Cant beleive the AA, Im starting to wonder why I have breakdown cover with them ! :rolleyes:

So what happens when you put it in gear and lift the clutch ? Do the revs just rise or does the car stall ? Any warning lights ?

Im thinking driveshafts or clutch.
 

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When the Mk2 Phase 2 was first launched , the company I worked for had a fleet of them all 1.2 16v. I went out in one of them and had exactly the symptoms described, the engine started fine and ticked over and revved up, until you tried to pull away then it stalled. Totally impossible to drive. It was indeed an ecu problem. Most of the fleet had to go back to the Renault dealer for a new ecu.

Sorry can't help with how to change it :d
 

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When the Mk2 Phase 2 was first launched , the company I worked for had a fleet of them all 1.2 16v. I went out in one of them and had exactly the symptoms described, the engine started fine and ticked over and revved up, until you tried to pull away then it stalled. Totally impossible to drive. It was indeed an ecu problem. Most of the fleet had to go back to the Renault dealer for a new ecu.

Sorry can't help with how to change it :d
Maybe the AA bloke does know what he's talking about then ! :eek:
 
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