Renault Clio: Centre Lower Structure

Centre floor front side cross member: General description

IMPORTANT

Use a repair bench to ensure the positioning of the points and the geometry of the axle assemblies.

Note: The information contained in the following describes the general repair procedure for all vehicles having the same design for this part.

Before reading this general information, check that there are no special notes associated with this vehicle.

These special notes will be specified if applicable in other parts of this subsection dealing with the part.

Note: For a detailed description of a particular connection, see MR 400.

I - DESIGN OF THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENT

Renault Clio. Centre floor front side cross member

This is a basic part; it only fulfils the function of a centre floor front side cross member.

II - AREA TO BE CUT FOR PARTIAL REPLACEMENT

Renault Clio. Centre floor front side cross member

The line (1) in the drawing shows the area in which it is possible to carry out a partial replacement.

III - ASSEMBLY METHOD FOR A PARTIAL REPLACEMENT

Only the connections which are specific to the partial replacement by cutting are indicated.

WARNING

If the mating faces of the parts to be welded are not accessible, make EGW plug welds to replace the original resistance welds (see MR 400).

If there are other issues regarding access to mating faces, the various replacement options are described in the basic instructions for structural bodywork repair (see MR 400).

Renault Clio. Centre floor front side cross member

Line (3) on the drawing shows a butt weld by continuous EGW welding.

Centre floor front side cross member: Description

Renault Clio. Centre floor front side cross member

The options for replacing this part are as follows:

IMPORTANT

For complete replacement, the straightening bench must be used.

I - COMPOSITION OF THE SPARE PART

Renault Clio. Centre floor front side cross member

Renault Clio. Centre floor front side cross member

II - PART FITTED

1 - Partial replacement of side section

Renault Clio. Centre floor front side cross member

WARNING

The correct position of this cut must be observed, as it is determined according to the cut of the internal reinforcements or the acoustic inserts.

2 - Complete replacement

Renault Clio. Centre floor front side cross member

IMPORTANT

For welded connections in three thicknesses, the spot welds on the part replaced should be made in the same place as for the original joint to retain its mechanical properties.

WARNING

If the spot welds cannot be made as they were originally using an electrical spot welding machine, they should be replaced with plug welds after holes have been drilled in the first panel.

Front cross member under front seat: General description

Note: The information contained in the following describes the general repair procedure for all vehicles having the same design for this part.

Before reading this general information, check that there are no special notes associated with this vehicle.

These special notes will be specified if applicable in other parts of this subsection dealing with the part.

Note: For a detailed description of a particular connection, see MR 400.

DESIGN OF THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENT

Renault Clio. Front cross member under front seat

This is a basic part; its function is to secure the front section of the front seat and to stiffen the bodywork in the event of a side impact.

Front cross member under front seat: Description

Renault Clio. Front cross member under front seat

There is only one way of replacing this part:

I - COMPOSITION OF THE SPARE PART

Renault Clio. Front cross member under front seat

Renault Clio. Front cross member under front seat

II - PART FITTED

Renault Clio. Front cross member under front seat

(X1) = 355 mm

WARNING

If the spot welds cannot be made as they were originally using an electrical spot welding machine, they should be replaced with plug welds after holes have been drilled in the first panel.

Rear cross member under front seat: General description

Note: The information contained in the following describes the general repair procedure for all vehicles having the same design for this part.

Before reading this general information, check that there are no special notes associated with this vehicle.

These special notes will be specified if applicable in other parts of this subsection dealing with the part.

Note: For a detailed description of a particular connection, see MR 400.

DESIGN OF THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENT

Renault Clio. Rear cross member under front seat

This is a basic part. It serves as a mounting for the rear part of the front seat and to rigidify the body in the event of a side impact.

Rear cross member under front seat: Description

Renault Clio. Rear cross member under front seat

There is only one way of replacing this part:

I - COMPOSITION OF THE SPARE PART

Renault Clio. Rear cross member under front seat

Renault Clio. Rear cross member under front seat

II - PART FITTED

Renault Clio. Rear cross member under front seat

(X1) = 355 mm

WARNING If the spot welds cannot be made as they were originally using an electrical spot welding machine, they should be replaced with plug welds after holes have been drilled in the first panel.

Centre floor, side section: General description

WARNING

The information contained in the following describes the general repair procedure for all vehicles having the same design for this part.

Before reading this general information, check that there are no special notes associated with this vehicle.

These special notes will be specified if applicable in other parts of this subsection dealing with the part.

Note: For a detailed description of a particular connection, (see MR 400).

I - DESIGN OF THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENT

Renault Clio. Centre floor, side section

The special feature of this type of part is that it combines the functions of the centre floor side section and the sill panel closure panel and it is made of two different kinds of panel of different thicknesses assembled by laser butt welding.

II - AREA TO BE CUT FOR PARTIAL REPLACEMENT

Renault Clio. Centre floor, side section

These cutting lines show the area in which it is possible to carry out a partial replacement of the centre floor side section.

Cut 1, 2 and 3:

III - ASSEMBLY METHOD FOR A PARTIAL REPLACEMENT

Only the connections which are specific to the partial replacement by cutting are indicated.

WARNING

If the spot welds cannot be made as they were originally using an electrical spot welding machine, they should be replaced with plug welds after holes have been drilled in the first panel.

If there are other issues regarding access to mating faces, the various replacement options are described in the basic instructions for structural bodywork repair (see MR 400, 40A, General Information).

Renault Clio. Centre floor, side section

Line (1) on the diagram shows partial replacement and a weld by joggling with plug welds at regular intervals.

Renault Clio. Centre floor, side section

Lines (1) and (2) on the diagram show the partial rear replacement and a weld by joggling with plug welds at regular intervals.

Renault Clio. Centre floor, side section

Lines (1) and (2) on the diagram show the partial front replacement and a weld by joggling with plug welds at regular intervals.

Centre floor, side section: Description

Renault Clio. Centre floor, side section

B85 or C85

To replace this part, also order the centre part of the front side member (A).

The options for replacing this part are as follows:

K85

To replace this part, also order the separation net piece and the centre part of the front side member (A).

The options for replacing this part are as follows:

I - COMPOSITION OF THE SPARE PART

Renault Clio. Centre floor, side section

II - PART FITTED

1 - Partial replacement of front side section

Note: In the three cases below, the area to be cut is beneath the front cross member under the front seat.

Renault Clio. Centre floor, side section

2 - Partial replacement of rear side section

Renault Clio. Centre floor, side section

3 - Partial replacement of side section

Renault Clio. Centre floor, side section

WARNING

If the mating faces of the parts to be welded are not accessible, make EGW plug welds to replace the original resistance welds (see MR 400).

4 - Detailed view of separation net piece replacement

K85

Renault Clio. Centre floor, side section

Positioning dimensions

Renault Clio. Centre floor, side section

(X1) = 40.76 mm
(X2) = 120.92 mm

III - POSITIONING OF LOCAL ELECTRICAL EARTHS

Renault Clio. Centre floor, side section

WARNING

To avoid damaging the vehicle's electrical and electronic components, disconnect the earths of any wiring near the weld area.

Position the welding machine earth as close as possible to the weld zone (see MR 400).

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