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I Agree I Have Been In The Motor Trade For More
Years Than I Care To Remember. The New Clio Spare Wheel Installation Is An Abomination.three Puntures Later I Still Have Nightmares Removing The
Spare Wheel....and Watch Your Toes On Release Of Ratchet....even Renault Warn You Of The Danger To Foot Damage!!!.
And As For The Bacofoil Jack ???????????
Otherwise A Great Car ..
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this type spare is a real pain until you get used to it. but big word of warning like a local AA man found out about a year ago. if it feels jammed never go under the car to check as when he did it let off onto his face/head and made a mess of his face. only fell i short distance but i felt for the guy
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Re: Renault - Clio 2006 - Spare Wheel

Originally Posted by jeffrey.ellis View Post
We have just bought a new shaped Clio, the 1.2 16v Authentique. I have to say that it is a very nice car, but for me it has one niggle, namely the spare wheel. Having taken the mat out of the boot I espy a strange looking 'thing' holding in the tyre. Having gained a few years and being feeble in mind and body, and thinking that maybe I ought to have a try at taking the spare out just in case. The arrow says to push the holder forward, easier said than done. When it does come off you then have to turn a plastic piece which will then release a long cable to drop down the wheel. Ok so far. Now do the reverse to get the wheel back. Whether my arms are too short I don't know but for the life of me I cannot extend the cable far enough back to pull the wheel up and lean in the boot at the same time to screw the plastic piece back in.
What was wrong with the old nut in the boot that released the wheel. Maybe age is getting the better of me.
Hi all Bought my Cleo 2007 as a driving school car, should have known better! two gear boxes, new rear sub frame, they even broke the spare wheel release and say they wont fix it, I have to carry spare wheel in the boot now, would I buy a new renault again? no way, hope your listening Renault
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Re: Renault - Clio 2006 - Spare Wheel

I have a new shape Clio (06 plate), this spare wheel contraption has been a nightmare from day one - every mechanic that looks at it can't believe it and has never seen anything like it! Well, last night I was stranded on the motorway with a flat tyre. If it wasnt for this contraption I would be able to change the tyre myself with no problems. Anyway, out comes the AA man, and is another guy shocked at what he finds in the boot of my car! He says he has seen new shaped clios and has never come across this - have renault changed it since 2006??? We couldnt release it at all (after an hour of trying) and in the end it had to be smashed apart to release the wheel. So I now have a wheel in my boot along with various bits of plastic and metal!

Im awaiting a call back from renault to discuss this with them - not sure i'll get very far though!

Anyone dealt with renault on this issue before?
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