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You need to remove the door panel to find the problem,sounds like a lock solinoid is bad.

1986 Renault... | Answered on Jun 08, 2010


What I would do is test the fuel pressure when it does not start or spray some brake cleaner. If it starts with brake cleaner then I would suspect a weak fuel pump. If still no start i would suspect a faulty ignition module if applicabe or a faulty coil.

Now if your saying the battery is loosing power over time and thats why you have to jump start it then I would charge the battery fully. Using a 12v meter hook to the battery. Turn only the headlights on for 3 minutes. This is to remove what we call tghe surface charge. Then turn the lights off. Now looking at the meter you should have 12.5v or more. Then start cranking the engine while still looking at the meter. If it drops to below 10v within seconds then the battery is toast. If it stays up over 12v then do the test again after you drive the vehicle and then allow the car to sit for awhile.. If still good then I would suspect a faulty starter or bad battery cables. To test,, with a jumper cable hooked to battery ground and the other end to the engine try again when its sat for awhile. If it starts with the added ground then clean all cable connections. You may need to replace the ground cable.

1986 Renault... | Answered on Jun 02, 2010


electrical issues most the time ur battery or the connections to it

1986 Renault... | Answered on May 08, 2010


Hi Paul

Sure no problem, only one small thing
Provide your VIN number in other terms vehicle identification number with the VIN I would know exactly which model you have engine installed gearbox installed and certain other factors, you can leave out the last six numbers for they are not necessary and are the serial number of your car look for something starting with VF1.
An adhesive label bearing the car's identity card can be found on the B-pillar or an adhesive label with the VIN can be located at the bottom - left of the windscreen.

It is essential for me to give the correct information!

1986 Renault... | Answered on May 01, 2010


Hi
I would really like to help you but for me to come to any conclusion you're going to have to provide your VIN number in other terms vehicle identification number with the VIN I would know exactly which model you have engine installed gearbox installed and certain other factors, you can leave out the last six numbers for they are not necessary and are the serial number of your car look for something starting with VF1.
An adhesive label bearing the car's identity card can be found on the B-pillar or an adhesive label with the VIN can be located at the bottom - left of the windscreen.

1986 Renault... | Answered on May 01, 2010


The rear callipers contain the hand brake mechanism, they need to be wound back to install the new pads, have a look in your local car part suppliers/accessory shop, the correct tool is about £10 or so. You can wind it back with a screw driver and a "G" clamp, they need to be wound clockwise when you look at the piston through the calliper frame, use a large screwdriver in the notches in the piston to turn it, sometimes the screwdriver needs to be sideways, this will be fiddly as you can usually onlt turn 1/4 of a turn at a time, squeeze the piston back with the clamp after a turn or so and repeat untill the piston is back enough to allow the pads in.

1986 Renault... | Answered on Apr 26, 2010


Yes it is as bad as the belt snapping, if your lucky there will be cutaways in the pistons so the valves may not have touched, its a bit tricky to check until you replace the belt and can check valve clearances and cylnder compressions,
or remove the head and check.
If you replace the belt it is often recommented to replace any bearings and pulleys as well, as a tight bearing may be the initial cause.

1986 Renault... | Answered on Apr 25, 2010


more likely the HT leads ,or a worn distributor cap

1986 Renault... | Answered on Apr 19, 2010


Loose Brake Caliper: The brake pads and calipers are designed to slow the vehicle when applied. The brake caliper holds these brake pads that are applied to the brake rotor . If the caliper is lose because the main caliper mounting bolt(s) are missing it will allow the caliper to ride against the inside of the rim producing a scraping noise. To check for this condition inspect the brake caliper mounting bolts to make sure they are tight and intact. If these mounting bolts are missing replace and tighten with new. Do not drive the vehicle in this condition, brake operation failure can occur. Worn Out Brake Pads or Shoes: The brake pads on your car are designed to slow the vehicle when applied. If the brake pads are completely worn out they will can create a scraping noise when the brakes are applied. This scraping noise is created when the pad is forced against the brake rotor in normal braking operation. To check for this condition inspect the brake pads in question. The brake pads should have composite material between the pad backing plate and the brake rotor, or on the rear of the vehicle brake drum and shoes. If a brake grinding noise is allowed to continue, brake operation failure could occur. The rotor featured below is a perfect example of what can happen if a brake grinding noise is left unattended.
When a scraping brake rotor is neglected, it will cause the brake system to fail due to the separation of the rotor hat (center) from the outer web (braking surface). Additional problems can occur include the brake pad to fall out completely or the brake calipers to blow out a piston. Either condition will cause brake operation failure. Do not drive the vehicle in this condition, brake operation failure will occur. Relocate Brake Rotor Heat/Dust Shield: When this brake rotor is in operation it produces heat and the rotor is subject the road side dust that can inhibit proper brake function. To help protect the brake rotor a shield is fastened to the spindle. If this shield becomes slightly out of alignment it can come in contact with the rotating brake rotor creating a scraping noise. To check for this condition support the car to remove the wheel in question. Next, rotate the brake rotor by hand to recreate the sound. Then inspect the air gap between the brake rotor and shield, reposition as needed and reassemble. Checking Axle Bearing Failure: An axle bearing is designed to support the weight of the vehicle while allowing the wheels to rotate. These bearings are manufactured with high grade steel that resists wear under extreme conditions. When an axle bearing fails it allows metal to contact metal under pressure with a linear motion creating a scraping noise. Once an axle bearing fails it cannot be repair, replacement is required. Remove axle bearing and replace with new and recheck. Some vehicles are equipped with a bearing hub assembly. The bearing below is the style of bearing is replaced by un-bolting the bearing hub assembly and replacing it with new. Other bearing designs include separated bearings that include inner and outer bearings with bearing races, a four piece set. Separated bearings require an inboard seal attached to the bearing hub. This seal rides on the spindle to hold grease inside of the bearing hub, keeping lubrication inside of the bearings.
Check for Tire to Body Contact: The tires on your car are designed to rotate with a minimum clearance between the body and the wheel. If this clearance is minimized by the wrong tire size or suspension modification or failure it can allow the tire to rub against the inner fender wheel which will create a scarping noise. To check for this condition inspect the cleaner between the tire and inner fender well. Check the suspension for spring failure or tire size to make sure the proper tires have been installed. This will help. Thanks please keep updated.please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya

1986 Renault... | Answered on Apr 14, 2010


got some one else to do it for me

1986 Renault... | Answered on Apr 09, 2010


That is your trust bearing in your clutch assembly, its a cheap part but involves basically a clutch change to sort out, you can either live with it till the clutch fails or depending on how long its been since it was last changed, bite the bullet and get a whole new clutch fitted.

1986 Renault... | Answered on Apr 03, 2010


This is probably as a result of either a split vacume pipe or your idle control valve is faulty.

1986 Renault... | Answered on Mar 29, 2010


I presume you have full climate control on that model? If so your heater controller has packed up, you can get replacement units on ebay

1986 Renault... | Answered on Mar 29, 2010


I had the same issue and it turned out to be the pollen filter. It was located in the passenger side footwell secured by a single 6mm bolt. Unscrew the bolt, slide the cover off and pull the filter out. I was feeling cheap so I only cleaned out the filter rather than replace it but after doing this I once again could feel some air coming through all the heather vents.

1986 Renault... | Answered on Mar 26, 2010


it's old,get a new car

1986 Renault... | Answered on Mar 22, 2010


if the fuses are all alright, try to replace the wire that transmits the rotation to the speedometer. It should be in the back of the gauge, and then, the other end of it connected on the gearbox. replacing it it's simple, just unscrew it out and fit a new one in

1986 Renault... | Answered on Mar 21, 2010


hi from uk the stop/handbrake light has two warning functions it will illuminate when hand brake is applied or is left on whilst driving or not fully off position ?? the other function is it is warning you that your brake fluid in the reservoir is low/requires topping up ? if it is low ? this could be due to a fluid leak ?either from pipes or wheel cyl's/calipers ? OR ? just that as your b/pads and shoes wear lower then fluid from reservoir displaces from res to cyl's to compensate for wear so may i suggest you 1st check fluid level+top up if low? then check for leaks as above more important have your brake pads and rear shoes or pads if fitted checked for wear/safety i advise this considering age/milage? of car and if you have no record of being checked/replaced recently? if your brake pads are fitted with low pads wear indicators this will also give warning hope this helps? good luck !

1986 Renault... | Answered on Mar 18, 2010


look on the fuse support holder and they are numbered

1986 Renault... | Answered on Mar 17, 2010

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