Free step-by-step video tutorials for your Renault Clio
How to replace the rear light bulbs
How to change the wiper blades
How to replace the air filter
How to change the coolant
How to renew the coolant pump
How to check the fluid levels
How to replace the headlight bulbs
How to replace the rear shock absorbers
How to replace the front brake pads
How to change a wheel
How to replace the battery (shown below)
How to change the engine oil and filter
How to replace the gearbox oil
How to change the pollen filter
How to renew the alternator
How to replace the starter motor
How to change the oxygen sensor
How to change the timing belt
How to change the spark plugs
How to replace the thermostat
How to change a driveshaft
How to replace the rear bulbs
How to renew the inlet manifold
How to change the auxiliary drivebelt
How to replace the front strut
Does NOT cover 2.0 litre petrol models or the Renaultsport Clio. Does NOT cover the new Clio range introduced January 2013.
Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Renault Clio III, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your car. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Renault Clio can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.
Buyer’s guide: the Renault Clio Mk3 story
First introduced in 2005 (and facelifted in 2009), the Mk3 Clio was awarded 5 stars in the Euro NCAP safety tests. All cars have a minimum of six airbags. Side curtain airbags are fitted to all models apart from the entry-level cars. Anti-lock brakes (ABS) are standard throughout the range, with ESP (electronic stability program) and EBD (electronic brake assist) optional on all models. All models have 3-point seat belts have pretensioners, including the rear seatbelts.
Two petrol engines and one diesel engine are available in the Clio range covered by this manual. The petrol engines are in 1.2 and 1.6-litre sizes. The diesel engine is a 1.5-litre unit. A 2.0-litre engine is also available, but is not covered by this manual. The 1.2-litre is available in standard format or as a turbocharged 'TCe' (Turbo Control efficiency) engine. All petrol engines use a fuel injection system with catalyst monitoring, and diesel engines use a common rail direct injection system. All the engines comply with the Euro V emissions regulations.
The Clio is available as a 3 door or 5 door hatchback and as an Estate model - called a 'Sport Tourer' by Renault. A wide range of fittings and interior trims are fitted depending on the model specification. Cruise control, climate control and keyless entry are available on all but the most basic models. TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) and adaptive Xenon headlights are also available.
Fully independent front suspension is fitted, with the components attached to a subframe assembly. The rear suspension is semi-independent, with torsion beam and trailing arms. Variable electric steering is standard throughout the range. A five-speed manual and electronically-controlled four-speed automatic transmission are available