Renault Clio: Side Upper Structure

A-pillar: General description

C85

WARNING

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.

DESIGN OF THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENT

Note: For a detailed description of a particular connection, see MR 400, 40A, General Information.

Renault Clio. A-pillar

This is a basic part, its only function is that of an A-pillar.

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.

A-pillar: Description

C85 or S85

Renault Clio. A-pillar

I - COMPOSITION OF THE SPARE PART

Renault Clio. A-pillar

Renault Clio. A-pillar

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.

II - PART IN POSITION

1 - Replacing the lower section of the A-pillar

WARNING

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

Renault Clio. A-pillar

(X1) = 70 mm

Cut (B) in front of the jacking point.

Cut A

Renault Clio. A-pillar

Cut B

Renault Clio. A-pillar

2 - A-pillar replacement

Renault Clio. A-pillar

(X2) = 180 mm

WARNING

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

Cut C

Renault Clio. A-pillar

3 - Complete replacement

Renault Clio. A-pillar

Cut D

Renault Clio. A-pillar

Cut E

Renault Clio. A-pillar

A-pillar reinforcement: 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 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.

Note: For a detailed description of a particular connection, see MR 400, 40A, General Information.

DESIGN OF THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENT

Renault Clio. A-pillar reinforcement

This is a basic part, its only function is that of an A-pillar reinforcement.

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.

A-pillar reinforcement: Description

Renault Clio. A-pillar reinforcement

To replace this part, order the expanding insert (A).

There is only one way of replacing this part:

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.

I - COMPOSITION OF THE SPARE PART

Renault Clio. A-pillar reinforcement

Renault Clio. A-pillar reinforcement

II - PART FITTED

Renault Clio. A-pillar reinforcement

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.

Windscreen pillar lining: 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.

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

DESIGN OF THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENT

Renault Clio. Windscreen pillar lining

This is a basic part, its only function is that of the windscreen pillar lining.

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).

Windscreen pillar lining: Description

B85 or K85

Renault Clio. Windscreen pillar lining

To replace this part, also order the B-pillar insert (A).

There is only one way of replacing this part:

C85 or S85

Renault Clio. Windscreen pillar lining

To replace this part, also order the B-pillar insert (A).

The options for replacing this part are as follows:

I - COMPOSITION OF THE SPARE PART

B85 or K85

Renault Clio. Windscreen pillar lining

C85 or S85

Renault Clio. Windscreen pillar lining

II - PART FITTED

1 - Partial replacement

C85 or S85

Renault Clio. Windscreen pillar lining

Note: The replacement operation presents no particular difficulties.

2 - Complete replacement

B85 or K85

Renault Clio. Windscreen pillar lining

C85 or S85

Renault Clio. Windscreen pillar lining

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).

B-pillar: General description

B85 or K85

WARNING

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.

Note: For a detailed description of a particular connection, see MR 400, 40A, General Information.

IMPORTANT

Before any operation, remove the front seat belts.

I - DESIGN OF THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENT

Renault Clio. B-pillar

The B-pillar is obtained by extension from the front section body side.

II - AREA TO BE CUT FOR PARTIAL REPLACEMENT

Renault Clio. B-pillar

Cutting lines (1) and (2) show the area in which it is possible to carry out a partial replacement.

Make the cutting line (2) on the butt weld.

III - ASSEMBLY METHOD FOR A PARTIAL REPLACEMENT

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

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. B-pillar

Lines (5) and (6) on the diagram show a butt weld by continuous EGW welding.

Weld (6) along the butt weld line.

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.

B-pillar reinforcement: 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.

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

I - DESIGN OF THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENT

B85 or K85

Renault Clio. B-pillar

This is a basic part, its only function is that of a B-pillar reinforcement.

C85 or S85

Renault Clio. B-pillar

The distinctive feature of this part is that it combines three functions:

No cut is permitted on this part.

II - AREA TO BE CUT FOR 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 options are described in the basic instructions for structural bodywork repair (see MR 400).

Renault Clio. B-pillar

Line (2) on the drawing shows a butt weld by continuous EGW welding.

B-pillar reinforcement: Description

B85 or K85

Renault Clio. B-pillar

To replace this part, order B-pillar lining (A).

There is only one way of replacing this part:

C85 or S85

Renault Clio. B-pillar

To replace this part, order the expanding insert (B).

There is only one way of replacing this part:

I - COMPOSITION OF THE SPARE PART

B85 or K85

Renault Clio. B-pillar

C85 or S85

Renault Clio. B-pillar

Renault Clio. B-pillar

II - PART FITTED

Complete replacement

B85 or K85

Renault Clio. B-pillar

For details of body side cuts (see 43A, Side upper structure, Body side, front section: Description, 43A-28).

Renault Clio. B-pillar

Remove the B-pillar reinforcement from inside the vehicle.

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).

C85 or S85

Renault Clio. B-pillar

Remove the B-pillar reinforcement from inside the vehicle.

Note: For more detailed information on welded connections with three thicknesses, see MR 400.

B-pillar lining: General description

B85 or K85

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.

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

DESIGN OF THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENT

Renault Clio. B-pillar lining

This is a basic part, its only function is that of the B-pillar upper lining.

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).

Body side: 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.

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

DESIGN OF THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENT

B85 or K85

Renault Clio. Body side

The two parts must be welded at the joint (1) and butt welded by continuous EGW welding.

C85 or S85

Renault Clio. Body side

The two parts must be welded at the joint (1) and butt welded by continuous EGW welding.

 

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).

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).

The body side is achieved by welding the rear wing and the body side front section.

Body side: Description

B85

Renault Clio. Body side

C85 or S85

Renault Clio. Body side

K85

Renault Clio. Body side

To replace this part, order the body side front section (A) with the rear wing panel (B) or the A-pillar (C) with the rear wing panel (D).

The parts supplied are long enough to cover the parts to be replaced.

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