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    Default 04 Clio Sport won't start

    I bought a 04 Clio Sport three days ago and I've already had to call the RACV and now I'm sitting here waiting for a tow truck.

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    It cranks over but won't stops just as it wants to start.
    The RACV bloke thinks it could be theimmobiliser.
    Any suggestions?
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    Crank angle sensor!


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    Either crank angle sensor or immobiliser.
    When you turn the key to "on" does the red light in the centre of the cluster turn off?
    If it stays on that indicates the car is still immobilised.
    Sometimes holding down the door locking button (below the vents) may reset it.
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    Thanks guys, I was hoping for a reply before the tow truck arrived.
    Had it towed to Alpine Affair, so its their prob now.
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    Defs the crank angel sensor. Pity it didn't happen somewhere you could have pulled it out and cleaned it. Easy fix. Done it plenty of times on my Scenic Rx4.

    Silly placement of the sensor above the flywheel is the issue.

    Just need to clean it as soon as you have an issue starting.................did it gradually get harder to start over a few days?
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    Got the car Friday, didn't drive it all weekend, and only drove Monday to get a RWC, then VicRoads, and again that night.
    It started fine all day but after a three minute stop at Knox, it wouldn't start.
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    It was the key.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 63-1092 View Post
    It was the key.
    What was wrong with the key??

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    I have to go see him tomorrow and I'll get the full explanation as I was busy and couldn't speak when he rang.
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    Key antenna wasn't reading the key.
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    and the fix was? New key antenna?
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    I assume so.
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