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Re: Clio 04 bulge in footwell
Does anyone know if this is normal, could it jeopardize the structural integrity of the foot well?
Well, it is 'normal' in the sense that if a non-load bearing part of the car is used as a point to lift it, then it will be damaged.
Personally, I doubt if the structural integrity has been compromised, as its the parts of the car outside the wheels which act as a crumple zone, the chassis part acts as a safety cell and resists these external forces.
If it were me, I'd check that no pipes or cables were located in close proximity, and gently use a blunt weight (i.e. sledgehammer) to persuade it back into shape - keeping the carpet in place, to avoid damaging the paint on the floor.
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