Rear suspension lower arm (Saloon and Estate models) - removal and refitting

Removal
1 Raise the rear of the car and support it on stands (see “Jacking and Vehicle Support”).

2 On cars equipped with the anti-lock braking system, refer to Chapter 9 and remove the load apportioning valve adjusting bracket from the lower arm.

3 If an anti-roll bar is fitted, disconnect the shackles from the lower arm by levering them apart with a screwdriver (see illustration 13.3).

4 Support the lower arm using a jack located beneath the roadspring.

5 Undo the nut and remove the arm inboard pivot bolt.

6 Undo the nut, remove the outboard pivot through-bolt then lower the jack and remove the spring and insulator pad.

7 Withdraw the lower arm from the car.

Refitting
8 Refitting is the reverse sequence to removal, bearing in mind the following points: a) If applicable the plastic sleeved end of the coil spring must be at the upper end when fitted.

b) Tighten all nuts and bolts to the specified torque with the car standing on its roadwheels.

c) On cars equipped with the anti-lock braking system, refit the load apportioning valve adjusting bracket as described in Chapter 9.

    See also:

    Specifications
    System type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pressurised, pump-assisted thermo-syphon with front mounted radiator and electric cooling fan Pr ...

    Windscreen/tailgate wiper blades and arms - removal and refitting
    Removal 1 Pull the wiper arm away from the glass until the arm locks. 2 Depress the small clip on the blade and slide the blade out of the hooked part of the arm (see illustration). 17.2 Disco ...

    Method of engine removal
    Warning: Vehicles equipped with air conditioning: Components of the air conditioning system may obstruct work being undertaken on the engine, and it is not always possible to unbolt and move the ...