Specifications

Front suspension Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Independent by MacPherson struts with coil springs and
integral telescopic shock absorbers. Anti-roll bar fitted to all models except pre-1983 1.1 litre versions Rear suspension
Type:
Saloon and Estate models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Independent with coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers and tie-bars
Van models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tubular axle located by semi-elliptic leaf springs and telescopic
shock absorbers
Hub bearing grease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . To Ford specification SAM-1C-9111A Steering
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rack and pinion Steering gear lubricant: Type:
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . To Ford specification SQM-2C9003-AA Semi-fluid grease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . To Ford specification SAM1C-9106-AA Quantity:
Pre-May 1983 models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 cc of semi-fluid grease Post-May 1983 models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 cc of oil, and 70 cc of semi-fluid grease (add grease to the rack ends)
Front wheel alignment
Toe setting:
Pre-May 1983 models:
Checking tolerance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.5 mm toe-in to 5.5 mm toe-out Adjust to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.0 mm toe-in to 3.0 mm toe-out May 1983 models onward:
Checking tolerance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5 mm toe-in to 5.5 mm toe-out Adjust to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.5 mm to 3.5 mm toe-out Roadwheels
Wheel size:
Steel wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13x4.50, 13x5, 14x6 Alloy wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14x5.50, 14x6, 15x6 Tyres
Tyre size:
Saloon and Estate models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 SR 13,155 SR/TR 13, 175/70 SR/HR 13, 175/65 HR 14, 185/60 HR 13, 185/60 HR 14, 195/50 VR 15 Van models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 SR 13, 165 RR 13 Torque wrench settings Nm lbf ft Front suspension
Driveshaft retaining nut (threads lightly greased) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 to 235 151 to 173 Lower arm mounting pivot bolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 to 64 38 to 47 Lower arm balljoint pinch-bolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 to 60 35 to 44 Brake caliper anchor bracket mounting bolts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 to 66 37 to 49
Suspension strut to hub carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 to 90 59 to 66 Tie-bar to lower arm (pre-1983 1.1 litre models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 to 90 55 to 66
Tie-bar to mounting bracket (pre-1983 1.1 litre models) . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 to 55 32 to 41
Anti-roll bar to lower arm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 to 110 66 to 81 Anti-roll bar clamp nuts and bolts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 to 56 33 to 41 Tie-bar to lower arm (1985 RS Turbo models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 to 110 66 to 81
Tie-bar-to-anti-roll bar clamp (1985 RS Turbo models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 to 26 16 to 19
Tie-bar front pivot nut (1985 RS Turbo models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 to 90 52 to 66
Suspension strut top mounting to body (pre-May 1983 models) . . . . . . 20 to 24 15 to 18
Suspension strut-to-body retaining nut (May 1983 models onward) . . . 40 to 52 30 to 38
Suspension strut top mounting piston rod nut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 to 65 38 to 48
Rear suspension (Saloon and Estate models) Lower arm inboard pivot bolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 to 90 52 to 66 Lower arm-to-stub axle carrier through-bolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 to 70 44 to 52
Shock absorber top mounting nut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 to 52 31 to 38 Shock absorber to stub axle carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 to 90 52 to 66 Tie-bar front mounting pivot bolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 to 90 52 to 66 Tie-bar-to-stub axle carrier nut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 to 90 52 to 66 Brake backplate to stub axle carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 to 55 33 to 41 Rear suspension (Van models) Roadspring U-bolt nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 to 45 27 to 33 Roadspring shackle nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 to 50 30 to 37 Roadspring eye bolt nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 to 90 52 to 66 Shock absorber top mounting bracket to body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 to 25 15 to 18
Shock absorber to top mounting bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 to 50 30 to 37
Brake backplate to stub axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 to 55 33 to 41 Steering
Steering gear to bulkhead bolts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 to 50 33 to 37 Tie-rod outer balljoint to steering arm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 to 30 18 to 22 Tie-rod outer balljoint-to-tie-rod locknut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 to 68 42 to 50 Steering column shaft coupling pinch-bolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 to 56 33 to 41 Steering wheel nut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 to 34 20 to 25 Rack slipper cover plate bolts (pre-May 1983 models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 to 9 5 to 7
Pinion bearing cover plate bolts (pre-May 1983 models) . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 to 24 13 to 18
Rack slipper plug (post-May 1983 models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 to 5 3 to 4
Tie-rod inner balljoint to rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 to 90 50 to 66 Roadwheels
Roadwheel bolts (all models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 to 100 52 to 74

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