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Renault Clio Can't go into reverse

2001 Renault Clio Problem

The Problem:

After a long journey from middlesbrough to oxford I could not put my car into reverse to park it. When I tried, it moved slightly but it wouldn't go any further, almost like the handbreak was on. It was also making a sort of cranking/straining noise, as if I were to try push it any further something would snap. After leaving it for two days it worked fine again and I used it on the short journey to and from work all week. On saturday after a 40min journey the problem occured again. I have no idea what it could be as its my first car and I don't know much about them. Does anyone have any idea before I take it to the garage? Im so worried its gonna cost a fortune! :o(

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CarRenault Clio 1.2
Year2001
Ownerrachel85
Posted17/02/2008


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Solution 1

mrfixit | Driver | Since: Feb 2008 Posts: 2 | Fixes: 313 | View Profile/Car
Suggested Solution

possibly a clutch or gear linkage problem but as this seems to happen after covering some distance i would say it is more heat related and you may have a worn gearbox or not enough oil in the box


Posted on Sunday 17th of February 2008
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