My girlfriend has a 1999 Renault Clio 16v which has recently had problems starting in the morning. When you turn the key the engine turns over lovely and fast but does not attempt to fire at all. Eventually it will just suddenly burst into life and work fine, the problem normally occurs first thing in the morning when she goes to leave for work and in the evening when she returns home from work.
Asked a couple of people and there thoughts are that the feul pump is not startting up properly when you turn the key on and therefore there is no fuel for it to start with
We have had problems previously with the remote central locking so this is not used at all now, the alarm is never set and she just uses her key. I was thinking that maybe it has something to do with the immobiliser not deactivating properly as I beleive there is something iin the key that it checks when you put the key in the ignition, hoever it is the same with both keys.
I'd really appreciate you input with this as I'd rather not send it to the garage until I have to, I rather do a bit of research first and try and fix it myself !