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engine just cuts out, cam shaft sensor has been replaced (as

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engine just cuts out, cam shaft sensor has been replaced (as diagnostic test indicates) but car still does the same ?.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Renault
Expert:  Mike replied 3 years ago.

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Expert:  Mike replied 3 years ago.
Hello Gafyn and Welcome..

My name isXXXXX happy to help you .

As you have replaced the cam sensor - really what needs to be done is to have the fault codes read again - and see if that code is still there. Be sure its deleted - the car re run -and then if the fault persists - re read for codes - If its still there / comes back - then assuming there are no faults in the wiring / circuit - connector etc to that sensor, than a recurring cam sensor fault code can mean you have a slack or work timing belt - that will cause the sensor code to flag -

Bear in mind though that a very common issue that causes the cutting out you describe on this model is a fault with the crank sensor . This is a known fault that Renault brought out new upgraded type sensors to cure the fault. You dont mention the year of your Renault - but check the sensor (its located on the top of the gearbox bell housing where it abuts the engine .. New type sensors are blue - older ones are black. ( thats a general rule, though some were not issued the new type - you would have to check with your local Renault dealer parts dept - giving them the VIN of the car )

In any event again, that is a common cause of cut outs - and usually the first thing to replace to cure the fault - whether it shows on diag fault code tests or not - because it oddly, usually doesn't.

So those are the ways forward on this one now to get this cured for you ...

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