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If your Renault has broken down or you need an important Renault milestone service or general maintenance in the Edinburgh area it can be quite stressful choosing a mechanic familiar with your Renault model or type of Repairs repair if you haven't had time to build up a relationship with a local garage
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If your Renault needs an urgent repair, a new timing belt , brake pads or just a general service and oil change and you're looking for a garage or mobile mechanic in the Edinburgh area then use our simple form to arrange a quote; Perhaps you need a specialist mechanic or a garage in the Edinburgh area experienced with diagnosing common Renault problems or with the OBD equipment to identify & reset factory service faults and take care of those service warning lights
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Renault Edinburgh Repairs

Renault Repairs Edinburgh

Edinburgh: Renault Parts Fitted

Renault Brakes
Routine Renault servicing, replacement Renault brake pads & discs fitted, Renault hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

Renault Cooling System
Replacement Renault radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your Renault engine at its optimal operating temperature

Renault Performance Spares
OEM Renault parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

Renault Starter Motors
Replacement Renault Starter motors installed

Renault Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the Renault paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your Renault different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

Renault Electrical Components
Renault electrical faults repaired using Renault OEM components - Renault sensors checked e.g. Lambda sensors, air flow meters etc

Renault Body Panels
Replacement Renault panels fitted & sprayed to match - Light Renault Panel damage repairs

Renault Suspension System
Renault replacement shock absorbers & springs fitted for front or rear suspension problems, broken springs. Custom suspension systems installed, lowering springs fitted

Renault Autoelectrics
Renault electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - Renault engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

Renault Clutches
Renault clutch repairs Edinburgh - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new Renault Clutch kit

Renault Fuel Pumps
Often replaced at a milestone service if the fuel pump is operated by the Timing belt

Renault Exhausts
Renault Engine manifolds, Front box, Back box, catalytic converter and exhaust pipes for Renault Exhausts fitted & welded

Renault Timing Belt - Renault Cambelt
Renault Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned Renault service or if the Timing Belt on your Renault has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

Renault Alternators
Replacement Renault alternators fitted

Renault Engines
Renault Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

Renault Tyres
Steel wheels, alloy wheels and tyres repaired and replaced with cheap tyres, run-flat tyres or low profile & performance tyres depending upon your budget and driving requirements. Part-Worn tyres may be available for your Renault model

Renault Oil Change & Filters Replaced
Renault Air filters, pollen filters; oil filter & fuel filter replaced, engine oil changed - Multigrade or Synthetic oils

Renault Gearboxes
Renault Manual & Automatic gearbox servicing & repair - Fitting a new or reconditioned Renault gearbox

Renault EGR Valves
Replacement Renault EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your Renault - The EGR valve helps your Renault burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce Renault engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

Renault Services - Renault Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair Edinburgh

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

Modern Renault braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

Renault brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service

Edinburgh Renault Brake Repairs

Renault disc brakes have a pair of high friction brake pads mounted either side of a brake disc

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Renault rear wheels

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Drum Brakes are an older system than Renault disc brakes and use two half moon shaped brake shoes that move outwards during use to apply a frictional stopping force against the inside of a brake drum

Hydraulic braking pressure forces a brake calliper to press the brake pads against the disc to apply the necessary stopping force

Renault Brake Servicing - Renault Brake Discs and Pads

The brake pads on your Renault should wear first

if the Renault brakes overheat and are allowed to cool with pressure still applied for m the brake pads/shoes then it is possible for the disc to warp.

If the Renault brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

Renault brake discs will wear and need replacing eventually and should be inspected for pitting

Renault Brakes will safely function correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles

Renault Brake Servicing & Inspection Edinburgh

Brake calliper operation

Brake drum condition

Adjust handbrake

Wheel cylinder condition

Hand brake linkage condition

And carry out the following maintenance of your Renault braking system:-

Brake pipe Condition

ABS warning light operation

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

General brake disc condition

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Clean and remove brake dust and loose corrosion and dirt from drums

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Handbrake function and travel

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Renault Steering - Steering System Inspection

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Renault steering system is uneven tyre wear

Common symptoms of Renault steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Renault tends to pull left or right when travelling in a straight line
Modern Power steering and Drive by Wire Systems do not have the same mechanical linkages between the steering column and drive wheels making it difficult to 'feel' how the steering is performing.

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

Renault steering inspections:-

Renault Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Steering Condition

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Renault Services: Brakes Servicing and Repair

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc.

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.

Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service.

Renault Replacement Timing Belt or Cambelt Edinburgh

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

Timing belts must be replaced at a specified manufacturer's interval. The timing belt should also be inspected regularly and replaced immediately if there is any evidence of cracking or fraying cuts or excessive wear

The toothed belt connecting the engine crankshaft to the camshaft is known as the Cambelt or Timing belt

If the timing belt snaps it will most probably cause serious engine damage. The camshaft stops turning with some of the valves left in the open position. In a Free Running Engine there is enough clearance between a fully open valve and the piston head to avoid serious damage. In an Interference Engine there is no clearance and the engine relies upon accurate timing to keep the valves and piston head separated. With a broken timing belt; the inertia helps the crankshaft to rotate freely forcing the pistons to strike the open valves resulting in damaged valves, pistons, and possibly even damage to the cylinder head

Since Renault Timing Belts are hidden inside the engine they tend to be forgotten when purchasing a used Renault

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Renault parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Renault timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

Generally Renault belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Renault that has 40,000 to 80,000 miles then it is important to know if the timing belt has been replaced or needs replacing. Check the Renault Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

The Timing Belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time in relation to the piston. Some vehicles use a cam chain in place of the belt or a timing gear system instead

Renault Clutch Operation

Engaging the clutch forces the clutch against the flywheel transmitting power from the crankshaft to the transmission shaft

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

Disengaging the clutch acts on heavy-duty release springs to isolate the pressure plate so that the disc is no longer pressed against the flywheel

The Renault clutch disc is, not surprisingly, a disc with each side covered in a high friction material. It is designed to engage with the high-friction surfaces of the pressure plate and flywheel. It is also designed to transmit power to theRenault transmission system

The pressure plate comprises heavy-duty release springs, a metal pressure ring acting as a high friction surface to interact with the clutch disc, a thrust ring (or thrust fingers) for the release bearing, and release levers

Renault Clutch failure often occurs when one or more of the high friction surface materials wears out on the disc. Even when the pressure plate is engaged and a clamping force is applied, there is no longer sufficient friction to transmit power without the clutch slipping. Normally the Renault clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Renault Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Renault Clutch kit:-
Renault clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Renault clutch slave cylinder

The centre of the clutch disc has a spline pattern that matches splines on the power input shaft of the transmission system

Renault Engine Efficiency - Fuel Injection

LPG Petrol or Diesel Metering
Fuel Injection systems have replaced carburetors for the accurate mixing and delivering of petrol, lpg or diesel fuel in modern Renault vehicles

Renault Engine Mapping
The Renault ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

Renault Re-Mapping Edinburgh
The Renault ECU can be replaced with a programmable ECU or re-mapped to electronically alter the engine performance characteristics

Renault Fuel Injection
Fuel injection systems mix fuel with just the right amount of air for optimal combustion & energy release in an internal combustion engine

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Renault fuel injection system is controlled by a mini-computer or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that assimilates data from a series of temperature sensors and oxygen or lambda sensors providing feedback to help optimise fuel efficiency and power under a variety of conditions

Edinburgh Maintenance - Renault Oil Change

Moisture Scavengers - Detergents - Acidity Regulators
Moisture scavengers, detergents and acidity regulators prevent all kinds of contaminants degrading and abrading the internal moving surfaces of your Renault engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Renault performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Renault engine increases

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Renault motor is the job of sacrificial anti-oxidants present in the lubricating oil; Anti oxidants are sacrificed to protect your engine and will eventually be depleted making it necessary to change your oil regularly

Oil & Filter Change
A new Renault oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Renault engineer and is minimal compared to the cost of an Engine Rebuild; with regular maintenance and routine servicing working out cheaper than disaster recover when your Renault engine fails

Synthetic Oil Change - Edinburgh
Modern synthetic oils can last longer than old petroleum based multigrades because they are more inert with a laboratory designed molecular structure and fewer natural catalytic impurities that increase oil breakdown compared to the cheaper engine oils

Oil Change Frequency
The mechanics rule of thumb with traditional multigrade engine oils used to be "change the oil every 3000 miles" but many vehicle manufacturers indicate 5000 to 7000 miles. Initially, follow the Renault recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Oil Composition
Engine Lubricating Oil is composed of hundreds of chemicals; some can interact chemically, polymerise, oxidise and break down with the extreme conditions of temperature & shear forces pulling the oil molecules apart in your Renault engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Oil Change Masterclass
Keep a small amount of the engine oil used in your next oil change in a sealed container; then when you check your oil level with the dipstick you can compare the lubricity or lubricating properties of the oil against your fresh oil:- If the oil on the dipstick seems thin compared to your reference oil sample; it may be time to get an oil change to keep your Renault running smoothly

Renault Replacement Exhausts Edinburgh

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

The Renault exhaust system allows poisonous gases from the fuel combustionto vent into the atmoshpere away from the driver and cabin

Explosions from the instantaneous ignition of the compressed fuel and air igniting in the combustion chamber creat a lot of noise that needs to be silenced in the urban environment

Corroded exhaust pipes allow fumes and noise to escape; increasing the risk of poisonous carbon monoxide entering the cabin and significantly increasing noise making detection an easy task

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Renault Models

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Edinburgh Tyre Fitting

Renault Replacement Tyres: Fit new tyres to your Renault

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Renault ABS - Anti-lock Brakes

  • ABS Ecu
  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined
  • ABS Pump
  • ABS Sensor
  • ABS Control Unit
  • ABS Modulator

Renault Aircon (Air Conditioning)

  • Renault AC Fluid Top Up
  • Renault AC Condenser
  • Renault AC Compressor
  • Renault AC Evaporator
  • Renault AC Pump
  • Renault AC Receiver Drier
  • Renault AC Radiator

Renault Filters

  • Renault Fuel Filter
  • Renault Oil Filter
  • Renault Air Filter
  • Renault Cabin Air and Pollen Filter
  • Renault Transmission Filter Kit

Renault Sensors

  • Renault Oxygen Sensor
  • Renault Temperature Sensor
  • Renault Air Flow Mass Meter

Renault Electrical

  • Renault Fog Lights
  • Renault Eibach Pro Kit
  • Renault Starter Motor
  • Renault Bulbs
  • Renault Tail Lights
  • Renault Ignition Coil
  • Renault Lambda Sensor
  • Renault Heater Core
  • Renault Parking Light
  • Renault Electronic Control Unit
  • Renault Headlights
  • Renault Alternator
  • Renault Heater Blower Motor
  • Renault Fuel Pump
  • Renault Antenna
  • Renault Cooling Fan
  • Renault ECU Mapping Remap
  • Renault Water Pump
  • Renault Spark Plugs
  • Renault Spark Plug HT Leads
  • Renault Thermostats
  • Renault Window Motors
  • Renault Oxygen Sensor

Renault Wheel Components

  • Renault Control Arm
  • Renault CV Joint Boot Kit
  • Renault Ball Joints
  • Renault Alloy Wheel Repairs
  • Renault Axle Assembly
  • Renault Tyres

Renault Brake Servicing

  • Renault Brake Slave Cylinder
  • Renault Brake Calipers
  • Renault Brake Drums
  • Renault Brake Master Cylinder
  • Renault Brake Rotor
  • Renault Brake Pads
  • Renault Brake Servo
  • Renault Brake Discs
  • Renault Brake Compensator Valve

Renault Clutch Fitting

  • Renault Clutch Slave Cylinder
  • Renault Clutch Pressure Plate
  • Renault Clutch Kit
  • Renault Clutch Cable
  • Renault Flywheel
  • Renault Clutch Master Cylinder
  • Renault Clutch Pedal
  • Renault Dual Mass Flywheel

Renault Replacement Exhausts

  • Renault Oxygen Sensor
  • Renault Muffler
  • Renault Silencer
  • Renault Exhaust Box
  • Renault Catalytic Converter (Catalyst)
  • Renault Tailpipe
  • Renault Exhaust Manifold
  • Renault Lambda Sensor
  • Renault Exhaust
  • Renault Exhaust Pipes
  • Renault Exhaust System Complete
  • Renault EGR Valve

Renault Engine Repairs

  • Renault Timing Chain Kits
  • Renault Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Renault Timing Belt Kits
  • Renault Fuel Injector
  • Renault Pistons and Cylinder
  • Renault Engine Mounts
  • Renault Distributor Cap & Rotor
  • Renault Ignition Coil

Edinburgh Gasket Fitting

  • Renault Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Renault Valve Cover Gasket

Renault Oil & Hydraulics

  • Renault Oil Cap
  • Renault Fuel Cap
  • Renault Oil Filter
  • Renault Oil and Hydraulic Fluid
  • Renault Oil Sump and Plate
  • Renault Oil Pump

Renault Parts

  • Renault Hood Emblems
  • Renault Struts
  • Renault Radiator
  • Renault Throttle Body & Cable
  • Renault Windscreen Wipers
  • Renault Shock Absorbers
  • Renault Bonnet Latch and Strut
  • Renault Radiator Pipes
  • Renault Power Steering Pump
  • Renault Tie Rods
  • Renault Steering Rack
  • Renault Power Steering Hoses
  • Renault Wiper Blades
  • Renault Serpentine and V Belt

Suspension Renault

  • Tie Rods
  • Sway Bar
  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension
  • Ball Joints
  • Rubber Grommets
  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Rubber Bushes
  • Spring Condition
  • Shock Absorber performance
  • Suspension Strut Pivots
  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of Renault bush wear
  • Idler arm
  • Suspension Struts
  • Struts
  • Renault Timing Belt or Cambelt
  • Control Arms or Blades
  • Renault Additional Suspension Components

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Common Problems

  • Engine Stalls
  • Low Brake Pedal
  • Engine Idle Surge
  • Renault check engine light on
  • Seatbelt Locked
  • Engine Pings or Knocks
  • master cylinder leaking
  • Judder when braking
  • Tyres vibrate
  • Timing Belt Loose
  • Clogged Renault air filter
  • Flywheel Vibrating
  • Fuse keeps blowing
  • Blue Smoke From Exhaust
  • Tyre inside edge wears quickly
  • Automatic Locks Not Working
  • Spongy Brakes
  • Renault Check Engine Light On
  • Clutch slips at high revs
  • Air Conditioning Not Working
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Slipping when cold
  • Renault keeps stalling
  • Renault Radiator fan not working
  • Renault Headlights not working
  • Engine Idles Rough
  • Loud Engine Noise
  • Can't get into gear
  • Coolant Leaking
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Clutch Won't work
  • Brakes Pull To One Side When Braking
  • Dim headlights on engine idle
  • Power steering feels stiff
  • Clutch slips if revved hard
  • Renault Lights not working
  • Leak in coolant system
  • Window stuck
  • White Smoke From Exhaust
  • Engine Temperature Warning Light On
  • Knocking sound
  • My Renault Won't Start
  • Cylinder head leaking
  • No pick up for first gear
  • Clutch pedal on floor
  • Blocked Fuel injectors
  • Heater Not Working
  • Renault Immobiliser
  • Engine Won't Start
  • Noisy Brakes
  • Engine Oil Warning Light On
  • Injection System Warning Light
  • Engine Misfires
  • Engine Overheating
  • My Renault Does Not drive Straight
  • Thrust bearing worn
  • Warning Lights On
  • Fails Emissions Test
  • Tyre outside edge wears quickly
  • Clutch juddering
  • Vacuum Leak
  • Steering Pulls To One Side
  • Front Tyres wearing quickly
  • Battery Keeps going flat
  • Corroded Brake Pipes
  • No Power When Accelerating
  • slave cylinder leaking
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