Renault Clio 1149cc four-cylinder
1The right-hand end of the engine is what you need to access. At first glance, there appears to be plenty of room around the engine, although the right-hand mounting assembly is in the way – it’s easy to remove, though.
2The engine’s top cover panel (shielding the high-tension leads) has to be released and removed. Store it safely where it cannot get dropped or trodden on – if you are feeling enthusiastic, now is a good time to clean the cover.
3The air pipe serving the carbon filter assembly needs to be very carefully disconnected at the rear of the engine compartment. While it is detached, ensure that the pipe is safely out of the way of all following operations.
4The alternator drivebelt is removed; very carefully check its condition, watching especially for cracks in the inside of the belt, where they are not easy to see. On reassembly, only reuse the belt if it is in excellent condition.
5The engine mounting assembly is unbolted from the inner wing at its right-hand end, and from the engine at its left-hand end. It is secured by five bolts (16mm spanner size) and is not difficult to take out.
6Detach the aluminium support for the right-hand end of the engine; it doubles as the upper cover for the cambelt. It is secured by four long through-bolts (13mm spanner size).