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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Ignition systems
The ignition system is divided into two circuits, low tension (primary) and high tension (secondary). The low tension circuit consists of the battery, ignition switch, primary coil windings and th ...

Throttle body - removal and refitting
Note: A tachometer and an exhaust gas analyser will be required to check the idle mixture on completion. A new gasket must be used when refitting the throttle body. 2.0 litre SOHC models 1 Discon ...

Rear suspension and final drive unit assembly (Saloon, Hatchback and Estate models) - removal and refitting
Note: From May 1986, revised final drive unit rear mounting bolts have been used in production. Whenever the earlier type of bolts are removed, they should be discarded and the later type fitted. ...