General description

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.

Rust and corrosion protection is applied to all new vehicles and includes zinc phosphate dipping and wax injection of box sections and door interiors.

All body panels are welded, including the front wings, so it is recommended that major body damage repairs are left to your dealer.

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    Boot lid (Saloon models) - removal and refitting
    Removal 1 Open the boot lid, and place protective covers (old rags or cardboard) beneath the corners of the lid, and over the rear wings to prevent damage to the paintwork. 2 Where applicable, di ...

    Oil pump - removal and refitting
    Note: A suitable puller will be required to remove the crankshaft pulley. A new crankshaft pulley bolt, a new lower timing chain cover gasket, and a new oil pump gasket, must be used on refitting. ...

    Air cleaner element renewal (Every 24 000 miles or 2 Years)
    Carburettor and Central Fuel Injection (CFI) models 1 To remove the air cleaner lid undo and remove the retaining screws or bolts on the top face of the lid (see illustrations). 34.1a Removing ...