Was this a Renault garage that checked car ? If not , get a second opinion from another garage who are familar with Renaults to be sure their diagnosis is correct . There are other possible ,less serious causes of this noise , here is an example ,
Renault Laguna 1.8 16v
Sat 6 Jun 2009 20:58 2002 1.8 - engine rattling when idling -
Hi. I have a renault laguna 1.8 16v Dynamique 2002, hatchback and has a rattling sound when idling (like a diesel car). i think that this is probably how they sound, i just bought the car from a local dealer and would not like to think there is a problem already. I am use to driving a 2.5 v6 omega, not these "smaller engined lawnmowers" lol
Edited by Dynamic Dave on 28/06/2009 at 17:24
Sun 28 Jun 2009 15:28 rattley engin whilst idleing - davidmarcdiver
mine sounds the same, been told by renault it's a noisey dephaser , cost from them was $264 approx and they said to do cam belt same time @ £650, they wouldn't state whether the belt actually needed changing.
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