Fuel injectors of diesel engines on Clio III cars (SB, SR) break down after 100,000 km. Install new parts if you notice excessive smoke, unstable engine operation when warming up, or a sharp increase of rpm. You’ll need to visit a garage for this, as new injectors require adjustment. Another sign of defective fuel injectors is an increase in the motor oil level. Check the oil level and condition regularly, and replace it at scheduled intervals. You can do this yourself with the help of our illustrated PDF manual on Renault Clio repair.
The lower mounts of 1.5- and 1.9-litre engines installed on Clio II cars (BB, CB) are wear parts. Replace them if you hear knocking from under the bonnet when starting and braking. You can do this yourself in your garage.
On Clio II cars (BB, CB) the manual transmission gear lever loses its leak-tightness fast. The defect can be detected by leaks and the smell of oil in the cabin. Installation of a new seal requires demounting of the unit, which is why this job should be performed by specialists. You can replace transmission oil yourself – simply use our step-by-step video tutorial on Renault Clio repair.
The pressure adjusting valve of the automatic transmission hydraulic torque converter can break. In this case the transmission fluid level decreases, causing the car to jerk when shifting gears. This problem needs to be fixed by a professional mechanic.
Steering rods last no longer than 50,000 km. You can notice they’ve worn out if the steering wheel is not responding properly and the vehicle’s roadholding worsens. We recommend you download our video tutorial and install new parts by following the manual on Renault Clio repair and maintenance step by step. Check the wheel alignment angles when you’ve finished working on the car.
A leak can occur in the hydraulic steering booster. Most often this happens in an oil pressure sensor socket. A sign of this is unusual sounds when you turn the steering wheel. Our tip: replace the sensor if it can not be fastened properly. Don’t forget to check the level of oil in the hydraulic steering booster tank regularly.
The mount bearings of the front axle shock struts tend to break down early. You’ll notice knocking sounds when you drive over bumps or irregularities in the road. Watch our video guide on Renault Clio DIY repair and maintenance to find out how to replace the components properly.
Stabilizer links of Clio III cars (SB, SR) have a short working lifespan. Mount new parts if the car rolls severely when turning and braking, or tends to swerve.