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hello everyone im looking for some advice please.my renault kangoo 1.2 petrol 2004 mk2 has an orange light come on every so often and when it does my car loses all power and wont accelerate at all the only cure is turn ignition off and back on and power to engine returns sometimes i have to repeat that process and this only happens when driving never stationary.any ideas please
 

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Ecu should have some fault codes logged and you need to get those read.. best time would be when it happens.. pull over and plug in a diagnostic tool to see what come up.. do you have a diag tool at all..
 

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Ecu should have some fault codes logged and you need to get those read.. best time would be when it happens.. pull over and plug in a diagnostic tool to see what come up.. do you have a diag tool at all..
no unfortunately i dont and im worried a garage will charge me a lot of money
 

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no unfortunately i dont and im worried a garage will charge me a lot of money
Find a Renault specialist and talk to them. This age of vehicle and engine (D4F) will be a common sight for the specialist (because it powered 3 billion mk2 Clio's).
I suggest a Renault specialist workshop (and not necessarily the main dealer network) or (even better, in my experience) a Bosch Car Service workshop because you are more likely to be able to speak to the garage proprietor themselves (instead of a service advisor) and explain your concerns.

When you say the car "loses all power and won't accelerate", do you mean that the engine will idle and not rev up, or do you mean that the engine cuts out completely?
 

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Find a Renault specialist and talk to them. This age of vehicle and engine (D4F) will be a common sight for the specialist (because it powered 3 billion mk2 Clio's).
I suggest a Renault specialist workshop (and not necessarily the main dealer network) or (even better, in my experience) a Bosch Car Service workshop because you are more likely to be able to speak to the garage proprietor themselves (instead of a service advisor) and explain your concerns.

When you say the car "loses all power and won't accelerate", do you mean that the engine will idle and not rev up, or do you mean that the engine cuts out completely?
it just loses power and stays ticking over but wont rev or accelerate
 

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Without knowing any specific DTC relating to it (consulting the fault memory of the injection ECU is required), i would be suspecting something might be amiss with the accelerator pedal circuit. Either the sensor on the pedal itself (if fitted) or the position sensor on the throttle.
But - find a good garage and talk to them about your concerns. A garage will probably charge a standard diagnostic fee, perhaps an hour's labour. Talk to them about what they will do during this diagnostic period.
A good garage should be able to give you a reasonable explanation of what they want to do (based on your symptoms and any questions they may ask you), not just "we'll scan the codes and go from there, mate...". I have less than no time for garages like this...
Renault will be more expensive - i'd expect maybe iro 拢120 for a diagnostic - but you have more of an argument to expect a good, thorough diagnostic on your vehicle (see below)

I had a similar situation with my Golf about 7 years ago - a knackered throttle stepper motor - but I didn't have a VW diagnostic tool at the time (still don't) and i'm not in the business of guessing and just replacing parts hoping for the best. So I booked into a local VW dealer across the road from my work, reasoning that it's an older vehicle therefore it should be 'well known' technology to the technicians there. I explained this reason clearly to the service advisor and he was brilliant, saying 'John will look after your car. He experienced with all the older Volkswagens'.
Cost me 拢300, (I haggled on the price of the part) for a genuine VW part fitted, and the invoice had a comprehensive explanation of everything John had done in his diagnosis, such as cleaning earths. When i checked under the bonnet later, there were nice and clean earths, giving me the confidence that John had done what he said.
That little stepper motor is still going strong...

With a 2004 Kangoo like yours, that's the route I would take. But it's easy to spend other peoples money. A Renault specialist would be a good second option, in my opinion. You might spend a bit more, but the problem is most likely to fixed first time.
 

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Without knowing any specific DTC relating to it (consulting the fault memory of the injection ECU is required), i would be suspecting something might be amiss with the accelerator pedal circuit. Either the sensor on the pedal itself (if fitted) or the position sensor on the throttle.
But - find a good garage and talk to them about your concerns. A garage will probably charge a standard diagnostic fee, perhaps an hour's labour. Talk to them about what they will do during this diagnostic period.
A good garage should be able to give you a reasonable explanation of what they want to do (based on your symptoms and any questions they may ask you), not just "we'll scan the codes and go from there, mate...". I have less than no time for garages like this...
Renault will be more expensive - i'd expect maybe iro 拢120 for a diagnostic - but you have more of an argument to expect a good, thorough diagnostic on your vehicle (see below)

I had a similar situation with my Golf about 7 years ago - a knackered throttle stepper motor - but I didn't have a VW diagnostic tool at the time (still don't) and i'm not in the business of guessing and just replacing parts hoping for the best. So I booked into a local VW dealer across the road from my work, reasoning that it's an older vehicle therefore it should be 'well known' technology to the technicians there. I explained this reason clearly to the service advisor and he was brilliant, saying 'John will look after your car. He experienced with all the older Volkswagens'.
Cost me 拢300, (I haggled on the price of the part) for a genuine VW part fitted, and the invoice had a comprehensive explanation of everything John had done in his diagnosis, such as cleaning earths. When i checked under the bonnet later, there were nice and clean earths, giving me the confidence that John had done what he said.
That little stepper motor is still going strong...

With a 2004 Kangoo like yours, that's the route I would take. But it's easy to spend other peoples money. A Renault specialist would be a good second option, in my opinion. You might spend a bit more, but the problem is most likely to fixed first time.
thank you i will check the car into local garage and see what they say i have read a few places about it been a pedal throttle problem
 
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