Bodywork and fittings

The body is of welded steel construction available in 3 or 5-door Hatchback, 3 or 5- door Estate, soft-top Cabriolet, or Van configurations.

The body is of monocoque construction and is of energy-absorbing design.

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Pistons/connecting rods - removal and refitting
Removal 1 Remove the sump, as described in Section 8, and the cylinder head, as described in Section 7. 2 Check that the connecting rod and cap have adjacent numbers at their big-end to indicate ...

Rear roadspring (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”). Remove the roadwheel. 2 Support the suspension lower arm by placing a jack beneath the spring sea ...

Crankshaft front oil seal - renewal
1.8 litre (R2A type) 1 Remove the timing belt and the crankshaft sprocket and thrustwasher. 2 Withdraw the oil seal using an oil seal removal tool or by drilling the oil seal outer face and using ...