My 200 will not start

Discussion in 'Engine, Gearbox, Exhaust and Air Intake' started by lordpercy, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. lordpercy

    lordpercy Paid Member

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    Location:
    North West
    Car:
    Renaultsport Clio 200
    When trying to start, it makes a clicking noise, the info screen says ‘steeeing not locked’

    The AA managed to get the car started my linking out Negative on the Battery to the engine block metal work, so he suspects the engine earth may have failed..

    Can someone explain where the earthing Point for a 200 would be located? It won’t start since I have got it home.

    Thanks
     

  2. G8RSH

    G8RSH Winner - POTM April 2018 Paid Member

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    479
    Location:
    Devon
    Car:
    FF GW 200
    The negative from the battery is located above the acoustic valve on the right hand side of the bay.


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  3. lordpercy

    lordpercy Paid Member

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    50
    Location:
    North West
    Car:
    Renaultsport Clio 200
    This one?

    I’ve cleaned that up, is there another earth strap that connects to the engine/ gearbox?

     

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  4. link

    link Gold Member

    Messages:
    350
    Location:
    Hyrule
    Car:
    Clio 197 RB
    Here's all the connections on the engine loom, check the two big earth cables which go the battery at either end first...

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    Looks like one end bolts to the gearbox (MH)
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2018
  5. lordpercy

    lordpercy Paid Member

    Messages:
    50
    Location:
    North West
    Car:
    Renaultsport Clio 200
    Wow, that’s for that!

    I stripped it down earlier, and found both earthing points. Going to clean them up and try firing the car up again.
     

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  6. Liam Gunby

    Liam Gunby

    Messages:
    89
    Location:
    Nr Loughborough
    Car:
    clio 197 2008
    Have you bump started the car?
    Im currently in exactly the same situation with my 197.
    I have bought a new starter motor because it bump started and ran fine then, until i turned it off then wouldn't work again with same error 'steering not locked'

    If you have any other GEN on it let me know please because if its not the starter motor i am stumped.
     
  7. lordpercy

    lordpercy Paid Member

    Messages:
    50
    Location:
    North West
    Car:
    Renaultsport Clio 200
    Liam, it was the battery! I put a new one in on Saturday, cleaned up the earths etc and its been fine since.

     
  8. Liam Gunby

    Liam Gunby

    Messages:
    89
    Location:
    Nr Loughborough
    Car:
    clio 197 2008
    Did you volt check the battery before you got a new one?? Because I did this and it was reading 12.5v. :/
     
  9. Northloopcup

    Northloopcup Gold Member

    Messages:
    552
    Car:
    AG 200 FF
    You can have 800v, but if it ain’t got the amps it won’t do fuck all mate. Voltage just pushes the amps in simple terms, so if it has no amps, you have no current flow.
     
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  10. Liam Gunby

    Liam Gunby

    Messages:
    89
    Location:
    Nr Loughborough
    Car:
    clio 197 2008
    I dont like wiggly amp things. Try to stay away from electrons haha. I did get a shock from the starter when I moved the heat shield so I know theres some form of power to the starter....
     
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  11. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

    Messages:
    546
    Location:
    near mansfield, notts
    Car:
    Renault Clio RS200 CUP/fiat ducato campervan
    You simply didn’t unless it was static built up on your clothes
     
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  12. Liam Gunby

    Liam Gunby

    Messages:
    89
    Location:
    Nr Loughborough
    Car:
    clio 197 2008
    not me personally got a shock but i moved the heat shield and it sparked alot. i did forget to remove the battery connection tho.
     
  13. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

    Messages:
    546
    Location:
    near mansfield, notts
    Car:
    Renault Clio RS200 CUP/fiat ducato campervan
    Haha yeah that will do it, just whip the earth off the battery next time
     

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