• Tiny
  • roseanne.1
  • 2000 Renault Clio
  • FWD
  • manual

My car will start up when cold, but once I've been for a run in will not fire up again until its cooled down! (A problem when filling up petrol etc!) What could be the cause?

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Saturday, August 13th, 2011 AT 12:53 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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Next time it refuses to start don't wait for it to make up its mind-do below immediately to determine if its fuel or spark problem

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if so, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, cap and rotor, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing

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Saturday, August 13th, 2011 AT 7:48 PM

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