2002 renault trafic reviews

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Renault Trafic

Tejay Hucksley, England

Renault Trafic ll29 dci100 2002

I bought this van second hand from my friend who had it from new. I had to replace the turbo pressure sensor and the boost sensor together for £90 total. I had to replace the clutch slave cylinder in the transmission bell-housing, cost Approx £40, and recently I had to replace the MAF sensor due to me damaging it whilst doing an annual clean, when I changed the air filter. It is a brilliant van, which I try to service it every 18months.

The mileage is 117600 and the van drives without fault. There are lots of bad reviews on these vans, but I can only assume they are from people flogging the vans guts out, people saying van wont rev passed 3800rpm well that’s the red line stupid, I never send my van passed 3000rpm. It pulls like a train and I don’t need it to go any more!

I believe the vast majority of owners don’t know a lot about these vans, I would recommend you buy one of these vans from someone who services it themselves and can show receipts to prove you need not bother with main dealers unless you have to. My friend bought a Trafic from main dealer second hand and had bad clutch judder when pulling away. The main dealer said is was characteristic and told him to get used to it.

I decided to investigate and suggested that we have a look at the clutch plate, so started stripping down at 08.00. I took front end off the van and found that the clutch plate was not aligned on the flywheel correctly; I never use an alignment too, l just use my sight and feel around the edges of the plate and the edge of the flywheel for even distance.

There was plenty of meat left on the plate so I didn’t even bother changing the clutch, I just re-aligned it and put back together again. At 18.30 the van was up and running with no clutch judder! I really do believe that if you look after any car/van it will not let you down, although my cam belt did snap, but only because I did not change the timing belt when recommended, I did an extra 24,000 and she finally snapped, oh dear, bent valves, cost me £1900.

I’m only a DIY mechanic at best and with hindsight I should have got a second hand engine and just changed it. Oh well, we all learn the hard way. To summarise: A good van if serviced. It suffers silly sensor problems, but these are easily rectified, for less than £200 for all the sensors; sensors are the biggest gremlin of these vans, lack of power, starting problems, idling issues are in my experience are all sensor related and all can be purchased from motor factors.

I get excellent fuel consumption 645miles on a tank, don’t thrash it, 2000-3000 rpm max, 85mph max. A good van and at least it won’t rust away like a Vito or a Transit.

James, Essex

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