Re­nault Clio 1149cc four-cylin­der

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Renault Clio 1.2 16v -

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).

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