Suspension and steering

The independent front suspension is of the MacPherson strut type, incorporating coil springs and integral telescopic shock absorbers. Lateral location of each strut assembly is by a forged or pressed steel lower suspension arm containing rubber inner mounting bushes and incorporating a balljoint at their outer ends.

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Tailboard (P100 models) - removal and refitting
Removal 1 Lower the tailboard to the open position. 2 Detach the rear lamp wiring cover on one side of the vehicle by removing the two securing screws (see illustration). 24.2 Rear lamp wiring ...

Cleaning
WASHING THE EXTERIOR Wash your vehicle regularly with cool or lukewarm water and a neutral Ph shampoo, such as Motorcraft Detail Wash (ZC-3-A), which is available from your dealer. Never use st ...

Auxiliary drivebelt check (Every 12 000 miles (20 000 km) or 12 months)
1 Refer to the Specifications at the beginning of this Chapter and check the tension of each drivebelt at the point stated. Check the full length of each drivebelt for cracks and deterioration. It ...