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#929936 - 20th Feb 2015 8:48pm Renault Clio engine issue
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Hi can anyone recommend a mechanic who could come out and give me a diagnosis on what the problem is with my car. It is making a very loud knocking/banging noise from engine area. Possibly either gearbox or Thrust Bearing? but not sure. It doesn't make the noise when clutch is pressed. Thanks in advance

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#930042 - 21st Feb 2015 1:04pm Re: Renault Clio engine issue [Re: Mike72]
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Petrol or diesel?

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#930045 - 21st Feb 2015 1:40pm Re: Renault Clio engine issue [Re: chris_gilly]
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#930088 - 21st Feb 2015 7:24pm Re: Renault Clio engine issue [Re: Mike72]
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Does it still drive? These have very weak gearbox's so probably going to need it replacing, again it's just a guess, if it was the release bearing(or thrust) it would be making a squeal like a slipping alternator belt.

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#930097 - 21st Feb 2015 7:52pm Re: Renault Clio engine issue [Re: Mike72]
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is the knocking banging noise only when you drive or if the car is stationary. May just be a mounting bolt---- if your lucky.
2 vehicles ive had over years when a banging knocking noise was present

1) snapd front coil spring when driving

2) the drive shaft coupling had gone

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