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    Tadpole
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    Icon5 Urgent!! For all car mechanics - Regarding Renault Megane... Please help/give advice.

    I am about to go and buy a starter motor for my Renault Megane as mine has died. I've found one at a breakers for 45 which I am happy to pay, but now have the challenge of fitting it...

    My question is: Is it possible to replace the starter motor on a 1997 Renault Megane (1.6) without taking anything else off the engine?

    The reason I ask this is because the starter motor is in possibly the most inconvenient place possible - under the engine, in the centre, about a foot up from the bottom of the engine - i.e. literally in the centre of the engine, but with the only access from below.

    Can I do this job on my own with basic tools and a standard jack?

    Will I require 'specialist' tools?

    Will I need a ramp/lift-thing/inspection bay to do the job properly?

    What do I need to do to replace the starter motor? (At the moment, disconnect the battery, jack the car up, get underneath, find the three (?) bolts holding it in place, undo them, take off old starter motor, put on new one, reconnect everything, start engine with no hassle - is this as simple as it seems?!?!)

    Please help as I need to collect starter motor and have it fitted by 4 this afternoon...

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    One minor problem here. This is a mainly Australian content forum, we never got the Megane on sale here until earlier this year when the Megane II became available. Some of the transverse engined models require the exhaust downpipe to be removed to gain access, but that may not apply to your particular model.

    Probably the best bet would be to ask the breaker a) if they can they fit it for you or b) ask them how they do it.

    Apologies not to be able to provide more info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon
    One minor problem here. This is a mainly Australian content forum, we never got the Megane on sale here until earlier this year when the Megane II became available.
    Mind you, we still have the Megane I 1.6 convertible, which would have a similar powertrain

    daniel the r12 nut works on Renaults at a dealer, he might be able to help.

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    Yeah, yeah, OK. One of those last second replies made just before going to bed, and errors remembered just after being tucked in :-)

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