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  1. orrock

    Hello! Clio 2 PH1

    Appreciate the help guys! I was thinking about the immobiliser and if it was not detecting the chip inside the key it should normally be flashing quickly instead of being solid, solid as all the other icons are such as check engine light. Battery is 6 months old. Starter motor was changed apparently. Only thing I know that was not replaced that I have read could be the reason is the crankshaft position sensor. I will try the two key turn and not to rush it. Will look at the register! Thanks for pointing it out 👍
  2. orrock

    Hello! Clio 2 PH1

    I appreciate the tips and insight. I will attempt replacing the crank angle sensor next weekend and give an update. In the meantime if anyone would like to see the half minute video I recorded the other night. On the 10th cycle of turning the key in the ignition did it fire up. There is no pattern to when this non-starting issue. It can be cold and start on the first try. Or I have driven for a while and stopped at the shops for some bread and get back to the car and I will need to cycle the key in the ignition several times before it goes. It is not audible in the video, but at every cycle there is a puff which sounds like a canister. I am curious would anyone know what that might be?
  3. orrock

    Hello! Clio 2 PH1

    Thanks for all the information! Going to be interesting once I have replaced the sensor (I have it already anyhow) to see whether the issue goes away.
  4. orrock

    Hello! Clio 2 PH1

    Done a year ago. Thanks very much for the info! Well at times it does not start. Turn the key and it is like a flat battery if you are thinking the immobiliser I have paid attention to that and it should be disabled by the way the red circle light from the cluster. Turn the key again and again and it fires up. French thing right?
  5. orrock

    Hello! Clio 2 PH1

    Let me fix a few things first and then I would be pleased to send some photos up!
  6. orrock

    Hello! Clio 2 PH1

    Thanks Hamish! The previous owner gave me a new crank sensor which he planned on replacing but didn't get around to it. I need to see what colour it is but I think it is from a generic or OEM rather than genuine renault part. What symptoms or issues might arise if the sensor is not replaced? Would it need to be replaced periodically or was the factory sensor bad to start with and replacing that should be good going forward. Thanks also for the point about the belts. I was told they were done along with the water pump and the like.
  7. orrock

    Hello! Clio 2 PH1

    Hello! I am a new owner of a Clio 2 Phase 1 and this is my first french car. Hope you don't mind I will probably start asking lots of questions but I hope to in the future be able to give others help too. Having read someone mention before a first aid kit for the PH1 is anyone able to advise please some things I could consider? I have started using a spare key to open the fuel cap because I am afraid to accidentally damage the main key that I use in the ignition having heard of a variety of non-starting issues that sometimes is traced to the key. This spare key is just the blade in an empty case (no transponder inside) and is only used for unlocking the fuel cap each time I need to refuel. I have read about window switches failing, I can imagine going out and not able to put the window up and if it rains because the switch for rising the window stops working suddenly. So having a spare drivers window switch as part of the first aid kit would be a good start I think. Any other ideas for quick fixes that can be carried in the car? Thank you!