Renault Clio: Front wing: 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 the following general information, make sure that there are no special notes associated with the vehicle. These special notes are specified if necessary in other parts of the sub-section dealing with the component.

I - DESIGN OF THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENT

Renault Clio. Front wing

This type of front wing has the following characteristics:

II - REMOVAL - REFITTING

Note: In all cases of removal of a component without its replacement with a new one, mark the position of the mountings before removing the mountings to avoid adjustments during refitting.

To remove or replace the front wing, remove:

III - ADJUSTMENT

Note: The front wing is the penultimate removable component to be fitted to the vehicle body in the factory.

For final adjustment, correctly position all the other components including the bumper and the headlights for them to be correctly positioned.

Two main areas of adjustment may be identified:

1 - Adjustment of the rear area:

Renault Clio. Front wing

Renault Clio. Front wing

Adjust the flush fitting and alignment with the front door using mountings (4) and (5).

2 - Adjustment of the front area:

Renault Clio. Front wing

Renault Clio. Front wing

Adjust the alignment of the front wing using mountings (14) and (15).

Front wing: Removal - Refitting

Renault Clio. Front wing

The front wing is a structural bodywork component made of thermoplastic, and can be removed.

REMOVAL

I - REMOVAL PREPARATION OPERATION

II - OPERATION FOR REMOVAL OF PART CONCERNED

Renault Clio. Front wing

REFITTING

I - REFITTING PREPARATIONS OPERATION

Renault Clio. Front wing

II - REFITTING OPERATION FOR PART CONCERNED

Note: Tighten the plastic nuts (A) moderately so as not to damage them.

WARNING

The tightening order must always be observed.

III - FINAL OPERATION.

Front wing: Adjustment

Renault Clio. Front wing

ADJUSTMENT VALUES

ADJUSTMENT

Renault Clio. Front wing

Renault Clio. Front wing

I - ADJUSTMENT WITH BONNET

Note: Adjust the front wing with bonnet during reinstallation of the front wing upper mounting support (see 42A, Front upper structure, Front wing upper mounting support: Removal - Refitting, 42A-14).

II - ADJUSTMENT WITH BUMPER AND FRONT DOOR

Renault Clio. Front wing

Note: Tighten the plastic nuts moderately so as not to damage them.

Renault Clio. Front wing

Renault Clio. Front wing

Renault Clio. Front wing

Renault Clio. Front wing

Renault Clio. Front wing

Front wing: Conversion

EQUIPMENT LEVEL EAG

For standardisation purposes, the Parts Department only supplies front wings that have no holes for attaching the sill panel extender mounting.

When replacing the front wing on a vehicle fitted with sill panel extenders, it is necessary to drill holes in the front wing in order to fit the original mounting.

Note:

Below you will find the necessary operations for making the holes for the original sill panel extender mounting on the front wing.

Two cases are detailed:

I - COMPOSITION OF THE SPARE PART

Renault Clio. Front wing

II - SPECIAL NOTES ON THE CONVERSION

1 - Case no. 1:

Renault Clio. Front wing

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