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by davelowe
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: what this means?
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Re: what this means?

That is bizarre!

It could be a faulty chip in either your tester or ECU, or 'Park brake switch #2 released circuit failure'.

I've never come across it before. Are there any symptoms?
by davelowe
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: front suspension problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1827

Re: front suspension problems

I deleted your other duplicate post. There is another almost identical problem listed today. Please cross-reference.

Hope you get it sorted!
by davelowe
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Knock From The Front - New Wishbones!
Replies: 22
Views: 12910

Re: Knock From The Front - New Wishbones!

It's a 30 minute job per side (max) for a decent garage to remove each strut. There are only 5 bolts each side from memory (two on the bottom, and three at the top).
by davelowe
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: side lights
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Re: side lights

Disconnect the battery negative lead, remove the rear trim to expose the wiring from the rear clusters (take them off too). Then trace the wiring back to any bolt on the chassis. Check that all the connections are not corroded. Put it all back together (this should not take more than 30 minutes), th...
by davelowe
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Renault Megane 2005 1.4 STARTS THEN CUTS OF
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

Re: Renault Megane 2005 1.4 STARTS THEN CUTS OF

Cleaning the throttle body is definitely the way to proceed. It is the number one problem on the 1.4 engines. I doubt any sensor is to blame as the car does start, it immediately stalls - the starter would crank for ages if not. Your first post, by the way, is the best possible way to describe the p...
by davelowe
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: creaking front suspension
Replies: 6
Views: 4862

Re: creaking front suspension

That's odd. Since you have replaced just about everything, I can only speculate. Brake sticking? Engine mount? Try rocking the engine; and jack up the offending corner and push/pull on the wheel to listen out for noises. Don't lubricate anything made from rubber with mineral based grease. Always use...
by davelowe
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Alternator 1.6 megane ii removal
Replies: 6
Views: 7945

Re: Alternator 1.6 megane ii removal

This is the kind of question which sometimes 'slightly annoys me'. Seriously, what do you think? I would guess that they didn't reduce the bolt count for no reason. By all means fit it and see how you get on - personally, I would be interested to find out. Be aware that if the belt snaps, it might w...
by davelowe
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: timing belt
Replies: 6
Views: 1699

Re: timing belt

Alex's reply might sound a little terse, but it is without doubt, free from any error! Can you isolate from where the sound comes? The reason is that the fault you describe coincides with the work done. The factory manuals are meticulous in their detail - for a reason. It could be a loose lifter, ba...
by davelowe
Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: timing belt
Replies: 6
Views: 1699

Re: timing belt

Diesel or petrol? Your friend might have made a mistake installing the belt. Did he/she check the belt tension using frequency measuring equipment? If not, you could be in trouble. There are so many reasons why you have this problem, I can't list them sensibly. The manuals (in this forum) show in gr...
by davelowe
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Parts and Accessories
Topic: Cigarette Lighter
Replies: 2
Views: 1605

Re: Cigarette Lighter

Agreed. It can't be complicated - 12V and ground. Simple to test with a meter.
by davelowe
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Air con noise
Replies: 5
Views: 2220

Re: Air con noise

I'm not a legal man, but my reading of the act suggests they should make remedy. Perhaps you should consider the option of 'rejecting the car' - this means you hand it back and get your cash to shop around elsewhere. This again is speculation, but if it is an option (that you will have to research),...
by davelowe
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Blower only works on setting 4?
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

Re: Blower only works on setting 4?

I have no clue if this part is suitable since I have no idea what year/marque/chassis code you have (this gives me an idea). Read the manuals, and look at your chassis code (it should be on a plate inside a front door). Common codes are BM0G, CM0G, etc. Obviously, the year of manufacture plays an im...
by davelowe
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: bolts in 03 door
Replies: 1
Views: 625

Re: bolts in 03 door

Ring the dealership. Or, look in the manuals. Better still, buy some M3/4/5/6/8/10/12/16 by 75mm set screws from a hardware shop and see which thread without a problem. You can adjust their lengths by putting a nut on and cutting off the excess length. Removing the bolt will restore the threads wher...
by davelowe
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Blower only works on setting 4?
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

Re: Blower only works on setting 4?

Look here: https://www.meganeownersclub.co.uk/forum ... =2&t=19424

Put this (without quotation marks) into google.co.uk 'blower resistor site: meganeownersclub.co.uk'

That should give you some pointers!
by davelowe
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Air con noise
Replies: 5
Views: 2220

Re: Air con noise

It sounds from what you describe, as though the compressor is knackered. But, this is speculation. I doubt the unit can be repaired if it is at fault. If you bought the car with a warranty, there should be no reason why the garage that sold it should not honour any defect and subsequent repair. Have...

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