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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Hinge and lock check and lubrication (Every 12 000 miles or 12 months)
1 Work around the vehicle, and lubricate the bonnet, door and tailgate hinges with a light machine oil such as Duckhams Home Oil. 2 Lightly lubricate the bonnet release mechanism and exposed secti ...

Battery - removal and refitting
Removal 1 The battery is located in the engine compartment on the left-hand side of the bulkhead. 2 Disconnect the leads at the negative (earth) terminal by unscrewing the retaining nut and remo ...

Rear suspension leaf spring shackle (P100 models) - removal and refitting
Note: All self-locking nuts and spring washers must be renewed on reassembly. Removal 1 Chock the front wheels, jack up the rear of the vehicle and support on axle stands placed under the side me ...