Bought A Scenic... With Problems..

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Bought A Scenic... With Problems..

Postby ChrisScenic » Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:45 pm

So.. further to my introductory post here: http://www.meganeownersclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=26024

My £160 bargain appears to have a couple of common faults.

So the car is a 2004 1.6 automatic. It has 44000 miles on it and is pretty immaculate.

The first problem is that when it is cold (and sometimes warm), it cuts out. First thing in the morning it sounds clattery and rattles and cuts out a couple of times. Always fires back up straight away.
Am I right in thinking its the dephaser?

Second problem, the front passenger side and rear passenger side windows don't work. No big deal as the air con is amazing, but it would be nice for a through draft sometimes.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: Bought A Scenic... With Problems..

Postby Stranger » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:11 am

1. Certainly sounds a dephaser issue.

2. Search in this forum for electric windows and you'll get plenty of results.
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Re: Bought A Scenic... With Problems..

Postby ChrisScenic » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:29 pm

Thanks for the reply.

Well I thought i'd cracked the cutting out - looks like someone has attempted to change either the coil or the spark plug at some point because one of them wasn't bolted down as they'd managed to snap the head off the bolt that holds it in to the head so the coil wasn't being held on to the spark plug... I've sorted it but its still doing it. :oops:

The windows were sorted by simply unplugging, cleaning and replugging every connector from the switches to the motor. They all now work. :D

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Re: Bought A Scenic... With Problems..

Postby garibaldi92 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:48 pm

Long shot but worth an ask, could you take a pic of the fuse box wires in the harness for me pleaseeee? Tried everywhere to fimd pics but no luck :(
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Re: Bought A Scenic... With Problems..

Postby ChrisScenic » Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:23 pm

Which fuse box?

The one in the glove box or the one in the engine?

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Re: Bought A Scenic... With Problems..

Postby garibaldi92 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:51 am

ChrisScenic wrote:Which fuse box?

The one in the glove box or the one in the engine?

Engine if you can please mate doesn't matter if you can't though :)
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Re: Bought A Scenic... With Problems..

Postby ChrisScenic » Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:51 am

No worries, will try and remember to do it later and put it on here.

If I haven't replied within a couple of days then post aga9to remind me!

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Re: Bought A Scenic... With Problems..

Postby garibaldi92 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:42 pm

Hi mate could you send me the pics please? Possibly the ones with the thick red, white and green/pink please?
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Re: Bought A Scenic... With Problems..

Postby ChrisScenic » Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:56 pm

Hi,

I've got some pictures but I don't seem to be able to upload them on here. I've only got the option to link a URL to them.

If you want to drop me an e-mail to Chris.Casey at Ymail.com (obvs remove the at and replace with an @) then i'll send them on to you.

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Re: Bought A Scenic... With Problems..

Postby Strickland418 » Wed Oct 18, 2023 9:02 am

It's a shame to hear that you bought a Scenic with problems. Unfortunately, these cars are known for having a few common issues, such as transmission problems, electrical problems, and engine problems.

If you're still under warranty, I would recommend taking the car to a Renault dealer to have the problems fixed. However, if you're out of warranty, you may want to consider taking the car to a reputable independent mechanic who specializes in Renault vehicles.

It's also important to keep in mind that the Scenic is a relatively old car at this point, so it's important to be prepared for the possibility of further problems down the road. If you're not comfortable with buy history essays or the risk of repairs, you may want to consider selling the car and buying something else.


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