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Renault Clio Common Problems and Solutions

Noise from wheels

Problem:

If you are hearing a rumbling noise coming from the wheels, a faulty wheel bearing is usually the cause.

Solution:

You will need to replace the faulty wheel bearing to fix the problem.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Wheel Bearing

Sunroof leaking and rattling

Problem:

This particular problem is very common on these cars, and a rattling sound from the sunroof when driving with a leak coming in through the sunroof. This problem also leaves water damage around the leaking area.

Solution:

There is no direct fix for the sunroof rattling, but you can stop the leaking by applying silicone filler to the affected area, or if you would rather replace the seal to stop the leak.

Difficulty level

3

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Idling problems

Problem:

A common problem on these cars is that when your car is idling it may be coughing and spluttering due to a problem with the ECU.

Solution:

This problem can be fixed by taking the car to a local Renault dealer and having them reprogram the ECU. This is usually done free of charge by the dealer, but check with them first. This should fix your idling problem.

Difficulty level

5

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Faulty Ignition Coil

Problem:

You may have noticed that your car has started to splutter along and sometimes even cutting out. One of the main causes of this problem is a faulty ignition coil. Faulty ignition coil is common problem on these cars.

Solution:

The only way to fix this problem is fitting a new ignition coil. You will need to check exactly which one is faulty, and once identified change the faulty coil. Check out the video below to see how to change an engine coil:

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Ignition Coil

ABS sensor problems

Problem:

It is common for the Renault Clio to have problems with the ABS system. If you have noticed that the ABS warning lights up on your dashboard, then it is most likely a problem with one of the ABS sensors. You may also notice pulsating brake pedal when you press on it.

Solution:

To resolve this issue, you will have to have a diagnostic check done which will help identify which sensor is at fault. Once you have identified the faulty sensor, you will need to have this sensor replaced to fix the problem.

Difficulty level

5

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Reading these common Renault Clio problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Renault Clio – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Renault Clio does have one of these issues.