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Thread: Renault Clio 1.5DCI Glow plug light?

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    Default Renault Clio 1.5DCI Glow plug light?

    I have a Y Reg 2001 Renault Clio 1.5 DCI, just bought it on Friday and after about 12 hours of happy motoring the Glow plug light has come on and is not going off. The car still seems to be running fine with the exception of a little black soot on start up after heavy rainfall and it hasn't started smoothly this morning when starting from cold, turned over for a good couple of seconds before kicking into life, any thoughts?

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    Anyone?!?!?!? Any idea's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by willismaximus View Post
    Anyone?!?!?!? Any idea's?
    Sorry, this is not a fast answer outlet
    You must be in one big rush chasing us for an answer so fast. Please remember that a lot of those on here with technical help are actually at work from 8-6.
    The glow plug light is also the engine management light so the fault could be any one of dozens of possible faults stored in its memory. A diagnostic check with a good scanner will find the problem.
    It could be something simple like a faulty glow plug but equally a sensor.

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    Hey Hometune, thanks for the reply, sorry for chasing but wasn't sure how quickly people got round to answering etc.
    Had the car back to the garage I bought it from this morning and they've checked the Glow plugs all of which look pretty new and are operating the way they're meant too. They think the error code is something to do with an Injector but on re-fitting the glow plugs the light has gone off and the error code wiped so we need to wait for it to come back on again before he can get it checked properly by a Renault specialist and sort it out for me which he seems happy to do but wants to know specifically which injector needs replaced rather than just guessing as i'm guessing it won't be cheap for him.

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    The glowplug warning light (which doubles as the engine management system warning light) on my 2005 Clio 1.5dCi has been coming on imtermittently, sometimes with a noticeable loss of power (even occasionally putting the engine into the gutless 'limp home mode', luckily only for a few seconds at a time) ... From this and other forums, it's clear this is a really common problem. First 2 things to check are the EGR valve (remove and clean, or replace) and the fuel filter: I cleaned the valve (although it didn't really need it) and changed the filter, but the problem persisted. Then I took the car to a local Renault garage (I live in France) who plugged it into the diagnostic machine, and found the fault immediately: there's an electronic sensor underneath/behind the accelerator pedal, which can get bent out of shape/position. The mechanic fettled it back into position, and told me that it's a very familiar fault. Cost: 21 euros; result: the light hasn't come on since, car running fine, and problem solved (fingers crossed!). It looks as if this sensor needs checking before anybody embarks on spending a fortune unnecessarily ... Hope that's useful.

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    Could you give me a little more direction on this sensor behind the accelerator as it would seem that this may be the cause on my clio. I have noticed that the two times the warning light has come on has been under heavy acceleration ie the accelerator pedal was depressed heavily.

    Therefore i assume if this sensor is on or under neath the pedal the wire could be getting caught!!!

    Help appreciated.

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    Look at the pedal with a torch. It is attached to a black plastic box that has the pedal positioner inside it. There is no cable with these systems, its all fly-by-wire. Try and follow the advice in the previous post.

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