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 91 
 on: September 28, 2017, 03:24:39 pm 
Started by SellingMatra - Last post by SellingMatra
Hello Roy,
is a Bagheera S.
In the meantime I replaced it with an other generator and I found the original wires of the car: are 3 red + 1 black.
I set up all but with key turn ON there is not voltage any of this 4 wires and red signal into instrument doesn't light up.

Many thanks for your help !

 92 
 on: September 28, 2017, 02:53:48 pm 
Started by Jon Weywadt - Last post by Jon Weywadt
I am having yet another problem with my 2.2. Angry
I was driving it every week, or so, until 3 weeks ago when it refused to start. Ignition was working and the electric fuel pump was working, but no way it would start. Then when a friend came by we tried again and noticed a bubbling sound from the expansion tank when cranking. Investigating it there was plenty of coolant in the tank.
After many attempts the engine finally started and ran at idle without any further bubbling from the expansion tank. After a while at idle I happened to touch the cooling pipe where the original fuel pump is located and the pipe was cold. So was the thermostat housing.
So I shut the engine off and removed the air vent screw on the cooling hose by the termostat housing. No water came out.
I then removed the cover on the housing and discovered that there was no coolant in the top even though there was coolant in and around the thermostat.
I assembled everything and using my homemade bleed bottle I sucked the air out of the hose from the thermostat housing until water came out. Also from the hose from the radiator until water came out. Once more with the engine at idle the pipe and housing did not get warm.
Conclusion, the water is not circulating to the radiator. Can that be a stuck thermostat?
I have not had it out since I do not have a new gasket, but can it block the flow so the pipes stay cool? The fan belt is ok and the pump is turning. Grin
I want to get a new thermostat to try, but apart from the expensive option from Simons, which car/model use the same thermostat as the Murena?

 93 
 on: September 27, 2017, 02:05:45 pm 
Started by TELBOY - Last post by TELBOY
So lets think about this!!!! Clutch master cylinder repair kit from Simons.....13.9euro +20 euro postage!         Complete NOS clutch master cylinder listed for a Baggy 25 + 4.50 postage (the later version so it fits the baby Murena)...... Absolutly no objection to Simons prices but postage 20euro!!! come on....

 94 
 on: September 27, 2017, 12:04:05 pm 
Started by renaultsan - Last post by renaultsan
Thanks Roy but if you look at the post again,I now have the diagram downloaded from the vault. All I have to do is use google translate for the legend as that is not in English

Terry



Terry
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Hello Terry,

The Haynes manual wiring diagrams are rubbish anyway as most of them are wrong.  Haynes never checked with Renault before publishing the book and Renault had altered a number of things on the car, and many of the original diagrams before they even released the vehicle!  So for instance the Haynes wiring diagram for the heater fan system is totally incorrect and virtually all the vehicles are much different.

Renault send their dealers almost daily updates on everything.  I've never worked for a motor manufacturer that sent out so much update material!! (and I have worked for many manufacturers)

I think I still have your vehicle details, so I will see what I can provide.

Roy
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 95 
 on: September 26, 2017, 03:01:03 pm 
Started by SellingMatra - Last post by roy4matra
Hello,
somebody can help me to understand where this connector rear at alternator will be connected ?
From alternator to ...... ??  Huh

Many thanks in advance

For which Matra is this?  A Bagheera, Rancho or Murena 1.6 or 2.2?

This alternator appears to have had the wiring modified as the blue regulator wire coming out on the right goes into a black sleeve and a red wire comes out of that sleeve and then disappears back into the alternator through one of the vent slots. Why and where is it now connected to?  The engine wiring loom has all the connections for all the engine including the alternator.  So there should be a plug on the wiring loom that fits the alternator regulator.  Does your car not have this plug?

Roy

 96 
 on: September 26, 2017, 02:43:27 pm 
Started by renaultsan - Last post by roy4matra
Until I can find my Haynes manual (put away safe after the flood in August 2016) can anybody send me copies of the wiring diagram please. I have just restarted the restoration on our flooded Espace and the electrics need a searious coat of looking at, I particularly need the main fusebox diagrams.

thanks,

Terry

Hello Terry,

The Haynes manual wiring diagrams are rubbish anyway as most of them are wrong.  Haynes never checked with Renault before publishing the book and Renault had altered a number of things on the car, and many of the original diagrams before they even released the vehicle!  So for instance the Haynes wiring diagram for the heater fan system is totally incorrect and virtually all the vehicles are much different.

Renault send their dealers almost daily updates on everything.  I've never worked for a motor manufacturer that sent out so much update material!! (and I have worked for many manufacturers)

I think I still have your vehicle details, so I will see what I can provide.

Roy

 97 
 on: September 26, 2017, 02:31:29 pm 
Started by variator - Last post by roy4matra
How are the driveshafts removed from a 2.2?

Hello Perry,

You have to remove the trailing arms from the car first.  The long one also has a support bearing in the sump casting, and you will need to slacken off the hook bolts holding the bearing, turn the heads 180 degrees and the bearing will slide out along with the shaft.  The long shaft is not fastened into the diff. but the short one has a spring clip and sometimes that gets seized in or broken and it won't release the drive shaft.  If that happens you will have to remove and strip the differential which means removing the transaxle first (complete with short shaft).  You then have to release the shaft from the inside, for which there is a special technique.  Hopefully the shaft will come out in the first place.

Roy

 98 
 on: September 26, 2017, 02:23:22 pm 
Started by JL - Last post by roy4matra
I need to replace my rear discs on my 2.2 which rotors are compatible, any help please?


As Peter has stated, the 2.2 rear discs are unique, so there are no compatible ones available.  The fact that Simon Auto has no price at the moment and that  it says 'Preisanfrage' which means 'Price enquiry' usually means he is out of stock, and you need to contact him to see if he can help or is having some more made.

Roy

 99 
 on: September 26, 2017, 01:10:22 pm 
Started by TELBOY - Last post by TELBOY
Decided to dismantle clutch master cylinder to replace seals.....cat had other ideas!!!!

 100 
 on: September 24, 2017, 12:47:39 pm 
Started by perry - Last post by roy4matra
Hi guys my 2.2 Murena has leaks on both sump and timing cover, can I do the replacement just by lowering the motor using a trolley jack axle stands and a typical engine hoist?

Hello Perry,

Whilst replacing the sump gasket can be done without removing the engine, it is really not a job for someone inexperienced with these cars and engines.

To change the timing case seal and maybe gaskets (but it is the seal that is generally the cause of the leak) is more than likely not possible as there is so little room to get on the crankshaft pulley bolt, or to remove the pulley, and it really is better to remove the engine completely and do the job properly.

Have you read the details on my FAQ pages?  It is too long to go into everything here, but if you emailed me directly I can help.

Updated:
To add a little more detail here for you and others, JL's itemised description for removing the sump with the engine in situ, is good, and whilst this can be done; when it comes to removing the timing case too then it is not really on.  The problem is that there is so little room between the timing case and the inside of the RH chassis, and the crank pulley and water pump have to come off... and getting a socket on the crank pulley bolt and undoing it, will be extremely difficult if not impossible just on its own!

Changing a water pump in situ is a tricky enough job on its own.  You have to know the procedure to gain enough space to get at all the bolts.  This is an engine and installation that once you know well, you can do various jobs without removing the engine if you really want to, but even though I know it well, have worked on lots of them, and I'm a professional technician with all the right tools, even I would always take the engine out to do the sump gasket and timing case seal.

Oh and one final warning - even if you have a workshop manual, and this originally only covered the 1.6 which is quite different, there are mistakes in it so you can't follow it blindly otherwise you will get in trouble.

Roy

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