Spring found near pedals in the footwell

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I bought a C3 last weekend. I got it from a dealership at the other end of the country. Anyway I got home and midway though this week I found a spring next to the pedals. I spoke to my uncle and he mentioned that its probably a pedal return spring. I would like to confirm this. I've attached the image and any help or advice would be gratefully received.
spring from drivers footwell
spring from drivers footwell
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Welcome to the forum mhaines, your spring looks like the one in this picture
C3 Clutch return spring
C3 Clutch return spring
This is the clutch return spring. As you are new to the car you probably didn't notice that the clutch pedal didn't feel right.
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Cheers for the response Arfur. Is this an easy job to get fitted? The part seems intact from the diagram doesn't look too difficult. If the labour costs are great I would like to know so I can inform the garage and get it reimbursed on the warranty. Besides that its a great car the C3.
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Its odd that it fell off, as its under spring tension keeping it in place, so shouldn't just fall off. Its easy to refit, the hardest part is to compress the spring enough to pop it back on. But at this point you may find why it came off in the first place, eg. the mounting spigot has sheared off or something similar.

The spring looks like its in good condition from your picture, so I doubt the spring is faulty.

It should only take five minutes to refit if nothing is broken on the clutch pedal :)
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Citroen C3 Clutch Pedal Spring Fitted Location
Citroen C3 Clutch Pedal Spring Fitted Location
A picture of the clutch pedal spring in its fitted position rather than rolling around in the footwell.
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